Wednesday, 2 March 2016


I love all things moon related. The latest dictionary letter over at the Craft Barn alphabet challenge is L and as I searched through my antique dictionary I came across the word lunar. Perfect!
I love a full moon and I hoped to take a photo of one on Monday 22nd Feb, but sadly the sky was very overcast that night.
So I decided to dig out some lovely moon photos I took in September. You may have seen these but here goes. They were taken on holiday in Rhodes.

I love the texture on these photos. When I see a full moon here in the UK I often see a "face" on it and I made a few moons with faces for Christmas cards last year.
I had one of them left over, it was a face I didn't like but it had some great textures so I decided to paint it over with Picket Fence crackle paint.

I love those crackles
I have also decided to make some single pages in my art journal....It will fill it up far too quickly if I keep making double pages every time. I added some scrunched up tissue wrap and some texture paste stars through my TH stencil.
I wanted a deep blue starry night sky to put my moon in so I dribbled and dabbed my paints onto my page adding lots of spritzes of water.
I painted some of my stars silver. Sorry about this awful photo, the under cupboard light in my kitchen is not brilliant. It's too cold in my studio to work so I have been working on the kitchen breakfast bar.

I wanted to use a moon quote so I used the Moon one below. This has actually been attributed to several people so I can't be definite who is the owner!

Shoot for the moon, if you miss it you will still land among the stars

Once my night sky background was make it was time to put my creative hat on. This is what I came up with.

 Here is a close up of my moon and the lunar dictionary  definition. I add even more texture with frantage and surrounded the moon with my Noor star die which I also dipped into paint. The little stars are a Lavinia stamp. I used gold acrylic paint. 

I still wanted to keep a touch of the whimsical with my lunar page so I added a Lavinia fairy stamp and die cut a star for her to hold which was sprinkled with gold glamour dust.

I would like to enter my mixed media piece into the following challenges.

The Craft Barn letter L. Mine is L for lunar.                                                                                          
Our creative corner 1/3 previous challenge mine is words, words, words chosen by Candice
Rhedd's Creative Spirit March
Simon says stamp Wednesday  1/5 touchy feely
Whimsy Stamps 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday take a leap into the unknown it's the first time I have used picket fence crackle paste and I was not sure if it would ruin my didn't. I loved the effect.
Creative Inspirations 1/3 pretty projects

Thanks for popping by today and welcome to March.  Spring really is just around the corner now.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Such a magical post Jane. I love your accent of the dictionary word and your sweet fairy.
    Julie x

  2. Lovely Jane, I love the blues and that quote! I always love the way you interpret these ideas.
    Not sure about Spring though today, we woke up to snow! :( it has gone now thankfully!
    Enjoy your evening,
    V x

  3. This is wonderful! I love the blues and all the texture. The stars are everywhere but yet so cohesive and love the fairy....Reminds me of the old 1903 film A Trip to the Moon by George Melies

  4. this is so beautiful Jane - and i adore the saying - oh so very true xx

  5. Wow! What a gorgeous piece of creativity. Just love everything about it.

  6. At first I thought the beginning of your moon was a pie it looked so good. Love your creation! Bad me - the first thing I thought of was "shoot for the moon and if you don't land on your ass at least you have gotten up off the ground"
    I know I am so bad!
    sandy xx

    1. That's how it would work for me! LoL. You're so funny.

  7. An amazing page! You chose a great word and depicted a scene beautifully. I love your sweet fairy. Your moon photos are wonderful.

  8. Good job on that collage.. I also love the moon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Beautiful page Jane! Your night sky background is so dreamy and the texture on your moon is awesome!! I am really impressed with your pics of the moon, I have never been able to get anything so incredible, well done! hugs :)

  10. Oh my gosh, Jane! This is unbelievable! The moon melts my crafty heart and this stunning background and fairy are pure magic! Hugs, Autumn

  11. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Jane!!
    I would frame it if I were you!

  12. A great pretty project! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  13. This is really lovely! Great design. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  14. A beautiful card Jane, a lovely design with super colours and textures, a fabulous Lavinia stamp with gorgeous and gorgeous details, especially the fabulous sentiment!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  15. Lunar is a great word for the Craft Barn challenge, and one I would never have considered. The moon is strangely gorgeous, and I like how you reused one you didn't like originally. Great way to recycle.

  16. Great word, loving all the texture on your moon - could be made of cream cheese!

  17. Love your take on the moon!Thanks for sharing this with us Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck(DT).

  18. I love the texture and the colours on this - it's very atmospheric.

  19. awesome glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  20. Wow, so much depth, texture and atmosphere in your page. You have the perfect way of knowing how to add lots of interest and never go too far. It's a skill in still working on!!! Lou x

  21. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful Jane!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge!
    Jane x

  22. A great choice of word and I love all the texture and colour on your page.


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