Thursday, 3 September 2015

Ice cream and Gelatos

A couple of weekends ago we enjoyed a visit to the beach with Daisy and her Mummy and Daddy. This time our destination was Stoke's Bay and Pebble Beach. We had beautiful weather and Daisy loved picking up pebbles and putting them in her little bucket
 The view across the bay is to our beloved Isle of Wight.
The light on the sea was really magical. My daughter and I sat and chatted on the beach mat and smiled watching Daisy pottering around with her Daddy and Granddad. She kept bringing things up to show us.

Her little red bucket and spade was bought last year on the Isle of Wight when we were all on holiday there.

Such a busy little soul.

We decided an ice cream was in order and en route we watched the kites flying.
Daisy is not yet a huge fan of ice cream but she likes the cone part so she had a non ice cream ice cream ;0) 

The following week a package arrived which I had considered buying for a long time...yes Gelatos. These are big in the mixed media world and I have considered buying them for months. I found a good offer and bought this set of bright colours.
I scribbled some onto my art journal pages and then got rubbing and misting with water.

I added some white paint to soft gel to try to get the same shimmer on the waves we had seen at the beach. I rubbed this onto my pages with a palette knife,
I also made some drips to represent our ice creams melting in the sunshine
I die cut lots of shells and edged them with gold using a marker. I also die cut some Memory Box crabs in gold card.
Here are my finished pages. I added the red kite to represent the kites we saw and Daisy's red bucket. 
I wrote my words with a micron pen.

Here are some close ups.

I would like to enter my art journal pages into the following challenges;

Pixie's Snippet Playground week 192 here I used some tiny snippets of card to die cut my leaves and gold crab

Love to create anything mixed media #18

Anything but a card celebration mine is a celebration of summer

That Craft Place Mixed media, anything goes

The craft barn animals mine are crabs

Simon says stamp Wednesday make it colourful

Frilly and Funkie a touch of gold

Creative Inspirations warm colours

Papertake Weekly anything goes

Rubber Dance celebration use any previous colour board I have chose the June board

September has now arrived and I have noticed the trees are beginning to look very autumnal. Today is my non work day and I have some crafting planned as well as some other bits and bobs. I have started working on some autumnal pieces including something for a GD post coming up next week which has been such fun to make. Watch this space.

Can I give a very warm welcome to my newest followers. It's great to see you here. Thanks to everyone for all your kind visits and comments you take the time to leave and enjoy the end of the week. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,



  1. Oh how Dayle and I loved seeing Daisy enjoy the seaside. She's just a darling little girl. No longer a baby! Time flies! I'm glad you're getting new followers. I haven't had a new one in FOREVER. It seems my follower counter is broken. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Awe lovely to see Daisy playing on the beach, she needs some ice cream training though! ;)
    I love your new 'toys' and your beautiful moment, the red kites just jump out!
    Have a wonderful weekend, hope you're healing,
    V x

  3. More lovely photos of another fun filled family day and another beautiful journal page to remember it by! I love the way all your techniques have such meaning, reminding you of something special in the day and the finished result is so sunny (unlike our weather at the moment)!!
    It is surprising how quickly the season has changed and there is a definite Autumnal feel to the air and the nights are starting to draw in rather sharpish! It was my little man's first day at high schoool today - I think I was more nervous than him - but he seemed to enjoy it, especially the dinner!?!
    We are on the slippery slope towards Winter now and my mood has already started to wain - here's hoping we get some late sunshine! Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Looks like another memorable day Jane and the waves on your journal pages are so clever. A super design. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie x

  5. What fabulous photos of little Daisy! She looks such a poppet Jane :)

    LOVE your journal pages - totally summed up so much of a memorable day by the sea.


    Di xx

  6. Wonderful spread Jane! Loved all of your photos - Daisy is a doll!
    Sandy xx

  7. Hi Jane,

    What a marvelous post, that Daisy is so precious and your pictures delightful!
    You've really captured the essence of childhood here.
    Beautiful and colorful AJ pages!!

    Have a fantastic week-end!

  8. Amazing creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week in our challenge of Warm Colours! xxx

  9. Thank you for sharing your creative process - love work and your photos are adorable!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  10. It looks like a wonderful day. I'm glad you get to enjoy so many good days like this. Maybe some day Daisy will help you make your memento cards?

  11. Awww what beautiful pics! Gorgeous artwork too. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create for our 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' Challenge
    Claire xx

  12. Aw, miss Daisy is so adorable. I still like markers. I was helping at our church's children's day out with crafts. There were markers I'd love to have. Do I really need them? Not really! I usually go for ones that are archival safe for photos and ones that will write on photos. By the sea card is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is fabulous and wonderful to see what inspired you to create it. Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  14. Fabulous journal pages Jane ! What a great way to remember your day ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  15. A fabulous page and reminder of a lovely day out with your granddaughter.

  16. Oh, these gelatos look like so much fun...But we have to do something about little Daisy and those cones. She'll learn to love ice cream one of these days! ;o)

  17. Hello Jane and sweet Daisy,

    It seems that you had the best ever time at the beach! That little bucket filled with all things very important - love it! And your moment captures it all beautifully, those pages will be treasured over the years...

    Have a wonderful day, sunshine from here!


  18. ...and it was me, Mi = Mia :)

  19. Hi Jane, You've captured summer and the seaside wonderfully. I can't believe how grown up Daisy is getting.
    Here's to many more family days & ice cream cones!!
    Anne D.T. xx

  20. A wonderful spread!!! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance September Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

  21. Awww, she's so cute!!! Sounds like a lovely, lovely day.
    Thank you for joining our challenge - nice use of our June colour scheme.

  22. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our 1 year anniversary challenge! ♥


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