The harbourside is such a vibrant area and the sunshine had brought everyone outside to revel in it.
We strolled along in the sunshine taking in the atmosphere.
The harbourside area has been regenerated and has an incredible number of water side bars and restaurants.
We were spoilt for choice but eventually settled on one and enjoyed a delicious meal...with my drink of choice for the sunshine...Pimm's of course.
As we walked back to the hotel I spotted this group of houses below, all painted in different colours. I decided that when I got home I would use that as inspiration to make an art piece as a memory of a wonderful sunny weekend trip with my darling Hb.
The party in the evening was such fun and I saw my brother and his family, precious time together, which is always so special.
I bought a lovely scrapbook/journal from Paperchase at Victoria station last week and I plan to put bits and pieces in there of special memories. I have put my tag I made after my Old Girls meeting on the first page. It will be the "physical" Jane's Journal and I will stick little momentos and inspiration pieces I make for fun inside. I has a Kraft pages inside and ties with a bow.
When I got home on Sunday we decided just to have a restful afternoon in the garden. Whilst my Hb enjoyed reading in the garden I headed to my studio and created this little piece
To create my piece I used the wrinkle free technique as the background. The Distress inks I chose were colours that came to mind when I thought about wandering along the banks of the harbour.....Squeezed Lemonade for the sunshine, Salty Ocean for the blue sky and Peacock Feathers for the blue/green of the water.
I stamped an image from one of my TH stamp sets to represent the old houses meeting the modern buildings. I coloured them with DIs adding a little pop of pink, just like the house I saw. I then fussy cut them out.
The backing paper is an old Magnolia one which I added DIs to. I thought my die cut looked very beach, almost like shell where I had added distress crackle. The deep blue gingham ribbon added to the nautical theme.
And here is my completed piece.... the little pink heart brad on the anchor adds one last pop of pink to remember those houses by.
Now this is not a tag or a card. It is created on a piece of card and not directly in my journal..I wondered what I could call it. When I asked my Hb he gave me a great name.....A Moment. I really like the idea of adding "Moments" to a physical Jane's Journal. They will be put into my Journal and I will add some writing so that I have some memories captured by my artwork. Just by looking at my Moment I can transport myself back to that glorious sunny May afternoon strolling hand in hand with my soul mate. This piece is all about him.........happy days.
I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges;
Vintage stamping Ribbons and bows
A Vintage JourneyAll about him
Penny Black and More anything goes
Stamping sensations anything goes
Craft Hoarders Metal/glass I have used a metal charm and a heart brad.
Loves Rubberstamps Fun with your name. Mine is J for Journey A for anchor N for nautical theme and E for enjoy (part of my stamped sentiment)
Rhedd and Rosie No flowers/floral
Die cut Divas add an embellishment mine are a nautical ribbon and a charm
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Vacation/travel
Our creative corner Love those leftovers My lattice is left over from my May TH tag project, the charm was left over from my summer jewellery projects, the nautical paper was left over from a project about 3 years ago (!!) the clock die had been cut but not inked after another project and the ribbon had been sitting as a little end piece in my stash box. I do love using up my stash of leftovers when I can.
Whimsy stamps use 2 or more die cuts
Divas by Design anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations nautical
Thanks for visiting and for leaving such kind comments. I shall be making some more "Moments" during the year when I get the time and I will enjoy sharing them with you.
We will be enjoying another bank holiday weekend here in the UK. The weather is looking a little unsettled but I am sure there will be a chance to still enjoy the great outside.
Bye for now,