Monday, 19 July 2021

A moment for Jane's Journal

Hello it's time for my fortnightly blogged Visible Image design team post. Today I am sharing a "Moment" I have made for one of my physical journals "Jane's Journal". These are art journals which document many  of my life events and I haven't made one for a long time. In April I celebrated my 60th birthday. I had thought it would be very low key with just my Hb and I going to RHS Wisley Gardens in Surrey. It was at the very beginning of life and places opening  up a little more after the 2nd Lockdown. Little did I know when we arrived at Wisley that not only would my daughter (who I had not seen for over 5 months) appear bearing birthday cupcakes but my son too, and they had been hatching this plan for months. It was just the best and most carefully orchestrated surprise and I was blown away (and yes I did shed a few tears of sheer joy!)

It really was the best of times and I needed to document it in my art forever.  The cherry blossom was in full bloom and the sun shone on us. 

The magnolia was stunning and there was blossom everywhere. Both my children are avid gardeners and it was such a pleasure to walk around, admire Mother Nature in all her glory and chat.

I decided to choose the photo for my Moment which was taken when I first saw my children and we went inside the grounds. There is one with me
but I wanted to use this one below,  with my 3 most important people.
I cropped it down a little and then printed it out on my home computer.
The VI products I used for my page were;
Ink swirls stencil
and 4 very apt stamp sets.
plus the memories sentiment from Express yourself
Here's what I got up to.
I added a light spray of distress ink to a sheet of water colour card
I then added some stenciling using the fab Ink swirls stencil and kitsch flamingo and worn lipstick distress oxide inks.
I added it fairly randomly all over the page.
Next I stamped my son and daughter definitions stamps  into the top right and bottom left of the page.
I made a frame for my photo using alcohol inks and Yupo.
I die cut a rectangle from the Yupo and stuck my photo underneath.
I stamped the  gorgeous memories sentiment from Express yourself under where the photo would be.

 You can see this in the final photos. Then I added some more stamping to the edges of my page and behind the frame using the Where flowers bloom set. 
I purposely stamped using Versafine Clair ink so that the stencil showed through the stamping. If you don't like this effect you would need to use Archival or another oil based ink which is more opaque. Or you could use a pure dye based ink like regular distress for the stenciling.
I also stamped and cut out a couple of the smaller flowers from  Where flowers bloom  using a scrap of card coloured using Brushos.
Then it was time to assemble my page.
Here it is;
with a couple of close ups;

and one final shot.
We have not been together with our children like this on a day out since they young and still lived at home. It really was a very special day and it lives on in Jane's Journal. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. A lovely reminder of a special day! :)
    Happy new week my dear,
    V x


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