Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Fisher's Farm

I'm still playing catch up with some post sharing some of my Daisy Days I enjoyed before I went on holiday. Today I would like to share with you a super day out I had with my DD and Daisy a few weeks back. We went to Fisher's Farm in West Sussex. If you have children or grandchildren it is a super day out. We were concerned that there might not be enough to interest and entertain Daisy as she is only 19 months but she had a ball. The only thing I would suggest is perhaps to take a picnic. We found the restaurant a little disjointed to say the least.

Daisy absolutely adores all animals and to see her face and to hear her literally squeal when she saw the baby animals at the farm made my heart sing. When I watch her I am seeing the world through new eyes again. My favourite farm animals are pigs and I was thrilled to see there were some Gloucester Old Spot piglets...squeal (from Nanna this time)
and lambs too.
There were also small furry babies

There are plenty of play facilities even for toddlers and she went up and down the slide, and played on the swings endlessly.

I wanted to use my day out as inspiration for a some new art journal pages. I also wanted to enter some fun challenges. Scrap around the World have a great mood board to work with and PaperArtsy are working with stencils.

I also wanted to use this sweet photo of my darling Daisy in Jane's Journal...her joy and delight was palpable.

 So down in my studio this is what I created. I found an old atlas and tore out the pages where Fisher's Farm is situated.

 I stuck these into my journal and added some texture using paste through a couple of stencils
 I added some lace and tissue tape too. I made up some paint sprays by adding Fresco paints to water. I chose real "ice cream" colours as these colours always make me think of hot summer days and dripping ice cream (don't question the workings of my would never survive in there..LOLOL)

 I let the colour run down the pages... Mmmmm melting cholcoate ice cream.
 I love the way it formed drips.
 I also added my pink and cream paint sprays to represent vanilla and strawberry ice cream
This was the base I used for my pages. I didn't take any more photos as I just got carried away with the Moment but this is my final piece.
The butterfly, grunge border and long grass stamps are Visible Image. I used red archival ink for the butterflies and then I outlined them with a black Micron pen. I added lots of doodling again.
In the borders I created I added some more words. I wrote "Daisy Days" with a black Micron pen.
I love the way you can still see the map through the layers of paint and the way the lace has soaked up the paints.
and one final shot.
I would like to enter my pages into the following great challenges;

Scrap Around the World June challenge Below is the fab mood board we were asked to work with,

 I was thrilled last month that the very first time I entered this worldwide challenge I was one of the honourable mentions with my darling buds of  May Journal pages.  This month the board suggested ice cream and happy summer days to me. I was inspired by the pastel colours and the lines...this is how I got doodling my border around my pages. There is lots of texture in the board too so I added the lace on my piece and the stencilled texture paste. The words happiness also make me thing of my family and the happy times we share. My Journal is made by Dylusions with 8x5" pages.

PaperArtsy stencils I love using stencils with my mixed media work.

Frilly and Funkie It's summer

Love to Create anything goes mixed media

Simon says stamp Mondays stamp and mist I misted my background with paints and then stamped on top

Papertake weekly trio-tastic 3 of anything

The Artistic Stamper summer is on its way

Noor! UK here comes summer

Simon Says Stamp work it Wednesdays  refreshment My refreshment is ice cream...mmmm

Creative Inspirations your favourite crafting item at the moment this has to be my Dylusions Art Journal

Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes

I had great fun with these pages. It was a super girlie day out. We had a wonderful family day last Sunday and yes I will share some photos from that day soon. We were so lucky with the weather as it turned out so hot and sunny and yet that night the heaven's opened, which my garden liked. I have a rare crafty day at home tomorrow so I hope to get ahead with the projects I'm working on and also do a little gardening. I hope you are all enjoy the last full week of June and the first week of summer. Thanks for stopping by.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. oh wow Jane, this is amazing, I love it! Can you tell me what texture paste you use? I really need to give this try. I love what you have done but all that talk of icecream is so unfair while I'm doing slimming world LOL
    thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this week, you really have been an inspiration and I can't wait to give this a try. your photo's are lovely too.
    hugs Suzanne (DT)

  2. Awe Daisy is a bunny lover...brilliant !! I do love piglets too, they are hilarious . :)
    Gorgeous page Jane and yes so like the colours of ice cream, my Hb loves chocolate best and yes he always has drips! I'm a vanilla girl myself and am quite good at avoiding drips! ;)
    Such a lovely reminder of your girlie day out!
    Have a lovely evening my friend and enjoy your day tomorrow!
    V x

  3. awww - I love all the pictures but that one you used in your journal is super special - brilliant make jane - love it - hugs rachel x

  4. Oh goodie.. I love it when we get to see Daisy! The farm you went to is so nice and clean and such a great thing for children to see! Your art pages are fabulous! You're making such wonderful and memorable things for your family for the future. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Another beautiful journal page, Jane! Love all the techniques you use to create such a vintage looking finish, straight from the pages of an antique children's book or something! Your hand written title gives such a presonal touch (and is awesome by the way!) and will be appreciated for generations to come!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful time at Fisher's Farm and you can truly see the joy in little Daisy's expressions! Hugs, Lisa x

  6. Beautiful Art Journal page ! I love especially your drawing ;) Thank you so much for joining us at SATW xx

  7. Really gorgeous pages. Love all that interest in the early layers. Its come out beautifully.

  8. Love all your shots of your day out, who doesn't just adore baby animals!! Great page, wow! Love your ice cream colours, the chocolate drips are genius! Love your doodle edging and the bright butterflies, so much to oogle at!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'It's Summer' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  9. What a fun day out... and great journal page. I can't pick just one fave. photo but I really like the pigs.(-:
    Happy late June creating, Jane.
    Anne D.T xx Happy Friday!

  10. Ohhh my gosh...I'm gonna join right in with the squealing choir as I could hardly contain my excitement and joy at your pictures. So much cuteness in animal and people form and just reading the delight in your words as you described the day was so tremendous. You've created the most fabulous and memorable journal page. LOVE IT!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing that Jane.
    hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  11. Oh! What a lovely pages!! Great stenciling and beautiful work. xx

  12. Beautiful art journal spread! Thank you so much for joining us at SATW this month!

  13. Dear Jane
    It is always a pleasure to admire your pictures, your art and see how your mind works.
    Congrats on winning the honorable mention the first time around!!

  14. Beautiful art journal, I love this !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)
    Lydie Denis.

  15. Such a beautiful page!! I love the background, map print and wonderful border. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  16. Beautiful Daisy days in photos and journal, oh my she is growing up so quickly love her xx

  17. A super creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  18. Gorgeous page, beautiful background. Thanks so much for joining us at SATW this month.

  19. Your art journal pages are adorable! Love the theme as well as the fantastic work you did! Love this! All the best from SATW! :)

  20. Fabulous work with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations. Agnieszka DT

  21. Fabulous page and what a fun way to capture the little one and her visit to see the farm animals. Love the colours, the stenciling and the fabulous hand journaling. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  22. Gorgeous page, love the dripping icecream and that was such a great idea with the map! Most of all I enjoyed sharing in your wonderful day out with your girls. What a treasure daisy is!

    Lucy x

  23. Oh so cute!!! And I LOVE that journalling Jane! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  24. wow this si such a gorgeous page, fabulous texture and drippage.


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