Monday, 20 July 2015

Happiness is..... a slide and strawberries

Welcome to my 3rd Guest designer post for Tracy over at Noor UK.  Please pop over there too to see some gorgeous designs and products.

We spend some lovely moments with our darling granddaughter Daisy and I love to record these as mixed media "Moments" in my physical Jane's Journal.

On a recent visit we went to her nursery bar b q and on the way home we visited the swing park. Daisy's favourite activity is going down the slide and she can spend ages going up and down and up and down...squealing with delight as she does so.

I really love buying Daisy clothes and this dress is one of my favourites this summer. I love the rather retro feel and the stripes remind me of ice lollies!
After visiting the swing park Daisy helped me pick strawberries at her house and I shared this photo with you before but I thought  I would use it to make my Moment.
She is also a dab hand at helping, if you can call it that, with watering the garden.
So the first thing I wanted to reproduced was the stripes on her dress. I chose some Paperartsy fresco paints.

I wanted some summery texture so I pushed grunge paste through the Flower Power stencil Tracy sent me from the new release. I also added some tissue and some butterfly edge die cuts.
I added some Gesso to tone down the print above.
I then watered down my Fresco paints slightly and made my bold panels of colours, just like Daisy's dress.
Next I decided to wipe back the blue panels slightly and then stamp the Joy Old butterfly postcard stamp with
archival to give it a slightly worn look. (Sadly Tracy says this stamp is now discontinued). I also stamped a great Paperartsy sentiment and added some leaves
I then chose some pieces from the Flower Power Paper Art set.

And here is my finished piece which you can also see over on the Noor UK blog here. Please pop over at have a look, there are some lovely inspirational pieces over there.

I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges;

Scrap across the world  July mood board

I was inspired by the gorgeous vibrant colours of the board and also the step make me think of the lines in Daisy's dress. I also wanted to use a butterfly and flowers. My Moment measures 10 x 8"

Die cut Divas summer and patriotism I think my Moment epitomises an English summer day...strawberries....mmm
Art Journal post and postage
Bunny Zoe summer breeze
Mixed Media World stencils
Simon Says stamp Monday I scream, the letter I is for ................ mine is for Inky Play and also Ice lolly as I think my background looks like one ;0)
Stamp and create patterns
Our Creative Corner mexico moods I love the bright vibrant colours of the inspiration photos and used these as well as the steps and the stripes on the wall by the chair
Little Claire's in bloom
That Craft Place words

Thanks for visiting today. I have the day from work off after our family wedding in Bristol so I can relax, have a sort out and find some time for some crafting.
We enjoyed the weekend so much, my neice looked stunning and her and her now dear husband organised the most amazing day for us to all enjoy.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

These products (other than the stamp) are available in Tracy's shop


  1. Love your colourful journal page, and of course Daisy is the star there and in the gorgeous photos, she is a sweetie! Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

  2. Awe you got the colours of Daisy's dress spot on Jane and yes it reminds me of ice lollies too!
    So glad you had a lovely day at the wedding and have a day off to relax today too, hope you're weather is better than ours at the moment! They promise better later!
    Have a lovely week my friend,
    V x

  3. What a fantastic layout with your beautiful sweet little Daisy in her wonderful dress! Awesome!
    Thank you for sharing this treausure with us over at Art Journal Journey!
    Have a happy new week!

  4. Lovely pictures of your dear "Daisy Jane"! That smile is just the most intoxicating sunshine! I was all smiles just seeing her smile! Love the design of your memory journal, great colors and words! Daisy looks so cute watering the you can't get enough of her! I see my two little ones tomorrow for an overnight. xoxoRobin

  5. fantastic work,your sweetie little daisy in her wonderful dress is a star,so cute.

    greetings jenny

  6. Hello dear Jane,
    What a beautiful and sweet moment!
    Thank You for sharing!

  7. Such a lovely post! I loved the pictures of your little Daisy, especially the joyous one of her laughing on the slide....such a wonderfully happy moment. And your paper crafted Moment is beautiful, I love how you were inspired by Daisy's pretty striped dress, and love all the textures you incorporated.
    Wishing you a happy new week.
    Helen xox

  8. Oh to be almost 2 in the summer. 0-: Daisy looks adorable and love your Moment.
    Happy new week, Jane. (Enjoyed seeing your daughter's garden, again.)
    Anne D.T. xx

  9. Awe this is stunning! I love your background you did an amazing job! The photos are adorable thanks for sharing them! All the best from SATW! :)

  10. Beautiful page with wonderful ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Such an adorable and colourful creation. Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at SATW this month.

  12. Love the colors in your layout. And Daisy is one adorable little girl.

  13. Just gorgeous Jane! I love how you pulled the pattern from Daisy's dress, and it sort of does look like an ice lolly! Love the trail of leaves with the dove, and your white highlights really add great contrast!! Stunning Jane! hugs :)

  14. Such a pretty page! Love your background work! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around the World!

  15. What a joyful time hanging out with your granddaughter! And what a fun age! Have a great week!
    Jane T

  16. Oh that darling Daisy! She is so adorable! Love the colorful dress. We're in Tulsa, Oklahoma and heading to the Lake of the Ozarks tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  17. Great to see the close up photographs of this memorable journal page. Lots of fab techniques and I especially love how you pulled the colours of Daisy's dress into your design.
    Julie x

  18. Hello from AJJ.
    Your Daisy certainly IS a darling girl.
    What a joy to get to see the world through her young eyes.
    You've created a lovely piece made especially precious with Daisy included.

  19. A lovely page and what a gorgeous grandaughter you have

  20. gorgeous photo and wow love how your mind works the stripes worked perfectly to match her dress great art work
    hugs Kate xx

  21. Beautiful. Love your flower stencil and rainbow colors. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Around The World.

  22. Thanks for sharing the moments, here Jane. Such sweet summery inspiration from an even sweeter little Daisy! Looks like you have another gardening helper now. That is, if Billy doesn't mind sharing the duties! :o)

  23. What a beautiful creation and thank you for the tutorial! Thank you for joining our mood board at SATW!!!!!

  24. This looks fantastic, I love how all the elements of your page come together. Thanks for joining the Diecut Divas Summer and Patriotism Challenge. Cathie DT

  25. Such a beautiful creation! Love the fabulous colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  26. WONDERFUL work!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  27. Great multi-media page and what a sweet little girl!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  28. So gorgeous Jane. Thank you for sharing it at in the Summer Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter)

  29. This is a lovely moment and I agree, the colours of the dress are spot-on. It does scream 'ice lolly' a rocket lolly or similar. Lovely to see sweet Daisy, she is growing fast, as always. Bx


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