Tuesday 24 June 2014

art journalling (WOYWW)

Well, as my entry to WOYWW this week, I have two shots of my desk to show you.  This first one is when it was tidy and covered in the crafting goodies that Tim gave me for our wedding anniversary - you can see some new stamps, new stencils, a little bottle of liquid pearls, some pens and some grunge paste.
The second shot is from when I had been playing with lots of those items in making some pages for my art journal!  There is stuff everywhere (stamps, paints, distress paints, inks, pens, stencils - you name it and it is on there somewhere!) and hiding in the middle is my trusty mug of tea, almost empty now.
Here is the wedding anniversary page that I generated using acrylic paints applied with a spatula, stencilling (again with the acrylic paints), pen work, stamping, liquid pearls and a small photo from our wedding.
This next page is the 'Family' page generated with acrylic paints, masking, stencilling, stamping, pens, a making memories 'tie' and a photo of the three of us taken last summer.
Finally I made the 'Who am I?' page using dylusion spray inks, water through a stencil, masking, stencilling, stamping, and hand drawing/writing.  I think it is fair to say I have found my mojo again! That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone,


Annie said...

I'm just doing a quick visit round my favourite Wednesday blogs before I plough into my huge work load for today.
Love the new LOs.
Annie x # 33

Claire said...

Ooh, what a wonderful stash of crafty goodies - you lucky lady! Hope you got him an equally impressive pressie :)
Happy WOYWW x
no. 19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Anniversary! You've got some lovely, happy photos there...bet you've enjoyed journalling those :-)
Hugs, LLJ 16 xx
PS You've got him well trained, buying you craft stuff as a prezzy!! Way to go, girl :-)

Gillian Pearce said...

Glad to hear you've found your mojo again Caro. I'm not surprised though. Your desk and surroundings look very enticing!
Have a lovely week
Gillian #66

Helen said...

What great pages, and happy anniversary - nice choice of presents!! Helen 5

Anne said...

Such a busy desk Caro. Like your layouts and all your new goodies.Belated Anniversary greetings. Happy WOYWW Anne x #38

PS Auntie says hello to you. Sadly her sight is getting worse and unfortunately she fights against some things that would make life easier for her. We are persuading her slowly!

Jackie said...

What a great anniversary gift you got from Tim!
Lucky girl, and congratulations
Jackie 47

Robyn said...

Wow! great anni gift! How thoughtful!
Please check out my new blog Poetry Journal Monthly

thanks for visiting!
Robyn 10

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely lot of new stash there Caro and great fun playing can see the den below that Jo was talking about on her blog.. and those loom bracelets are called friendship bracelets over here, and see children making them at church.. also they make them at the nursing home I go too and was given one (purple and black) by one of the ladies in the craft group, happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #14

Mrs.D said...

Hi Caro, What a lovely hubby you have who gives you craft stuff for your anniversary, need I say more.
And absolutely super craft goodies they are too, I love the flower stamps. What are the 'Artistline' things on the right hand side, they look like a selection of sink plungers? Quite sure they are not, but can't identify what they might be.
The Wedding anniversary pages look good too.
You've been busy and happy lady, bless you
Chris #25

Eliza said...

Such a brilliant stash of goodies and you are going to have a blast playing with them. Love the layouts, excellent creations especially love the 'who am I' one. Belated WOYWW greetings.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 74

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

Lots of nice goodies. I saw the Dina Wakely bird stamp used on a card and love it! Nice set of stencils there too.

Your journal pages are wonderful. I really love all three of them. The photo of you, your husband and son is adorable!!

Thank you for visiting me already!
Hugs, Kay (17)

glitterandglue said...

Wow, Caro. What a wonderful man your hubby is - how precious that he gave you those gorgeous craft goodies for your anniversary - he really knows you!! I like the pages you have done - but especially the "who am I?". Like the words you have added.
Thanks for visiting - the sunrise was actually taken on midsummer day - it just wasn't a spectacular sunrise here on the North wales coast - unlike at Stonehenge!!
Margaret #20

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Caro, happy anniversary. How does he know what to buy, I want a man like him Lol!, my one wouldn't have a clue but it's not really his fault as he has no idea how much stuff I actually have never mind what I've got.
Hope you enjoy using the new stash.
Happy crafting, Angela x #43

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Caro Happy WOYWW - slowly getting to snoop a few more desks. Great stash from you dearest and you've had a wonderful time playing well done, great pages. Cheers and have a great weekend RobynO#29

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that Tim, he really knows what a great present is doesn't he? I love that you've immediately broken into it all and made the most of them..beautiful pages. Absolutely love the photo of the three of you..smiley and family..perfick. Congratulations on your 13th Wedding Anniversary!

Unknown said...

Those goodies look so intriguing and you art journal pages look cool too xx