Friday, 30 March 2018

Spring and other things

My last piece for AJJ 'Spring' theme   this month  hosted by Rosie
Once again I used a mix of various types of crayons (wax crayons, oil pastels, Neocolours) and a white Posca pen.

The bulbs - especially the Daffodils and Crocuses are flowering more and  it is starting to feel more Springlike - even though snow may be possible in some some parts of UK over Easter apparently.

And it was nice seeing a large Bee enjoying the flowers too

I've been busy making a few Easter cards and other Greeting cards is a few of them.

As usual I have several things on the go at once - and I've not forgotten about the fauxleather for the traveller's notebook which hopefully I will show soon when its finished...

I recycled some cheese cracker boxes and started to make into Junk journal type of thing to try out some different glues - including Berol Marvin medium which I've never used as it had got tucked over the back of a cupboard and forgotten.

Then trying out glues to make 'book cloth' for a cover of a mini book

 And I found some MDF blanks and some ornate foam(?) embellishments that I've had for several years which need to be used - so I painted the heart shaped box first with gesso then painted that and the heart shaped daisy wreath with Paperartsy chalk paints.

 and this is the next batch of the MDF/chipboard pieces to work on

All for now.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Friday, Have a great weekend
and  a Happy Easter to all that celebrate.
Gill x


  1. You have been BUSY my friend. I love seeing all the projects you've been working on. The book making has caught your fancy I see-I agree it is a fun thing to do! And love the AJJ piece too and the Easter cards. This could be a very long comment. Hope all is well and the art making fun continues. Hugs-Erika

  2. You have been so creative and busy! I am in awe of your page and the cards and your great book binding experiments! Your garden already looks so pretty ! WOW!
    Happy Easter dear Gill and thanks a bunch for joining Art Journal Journey again!
    It's always a pleasure for me to see your art there!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. I so enjoyed your post today and wow, you have been busy! It's so nice to see the spring flowers and happy bees, isn't it 😀. I've been pottering in the garden the last few days in the sunshine and admiring the daffodils too. Your page is so beautiful and I love the detail you added with the white Posca pen 😁. Your cards are amazing too, those Easter bunnies look so cute! Such lovely book binding and a great way to try out your glues, and I love your MDF heart with the pretty flower wreath - wonderful 😁. Hope all is ok with you too, me and hubby are much better now after having the flu and my dad is doing well, thank you! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter! J 😊 x

  4. Gosh Gill, so many fabulous projects and cards. The daffodils on the first page look beautiful and I loved seeing the photos of the flowers in your garden.
    It looks like you are going to have fun with your future projects, look forward to seeing them.
    Happy Easter wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Wow, Gill! I salute you for being so creative and prolific, and love seeing all of your current projects - finished and in progress. You inspire me.
    Wishing you and those you love a Happy Easter!!

  6. I can't believe how busy you are, Gill. You put me to shame. I was impressed with your journal page, and also the "doodles." My friend who visited was telling me Posca pens were the best for any lettering. I think yours looks fantastic. I'm so grateful you shared this page with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Of course, I was also impressed with your cards (another reason I don't make them) and your recycled and book binding experiments. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  7. you have been busy - Happy Easter for you and your family hope you have great days

  8. Your spring page is wonderful! I like the white dots they seem to be lights like those in Las Vegas :)
    The photos of your flowers are beautiful!
    And you have been sooo busy to make all that pretty cards, that gorgeous book cover and this cute heart with the Paperartsy chalk paints!
    And some new projects waiting for you ...!
    I wish you and Dave a Happy Easter and sunny days!
    Rike xx

  9. A fab selection of projects Gill!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter week.
    Looking forward to your collage pages ;-)
    Alison xx

  10. Gosh Gill, you have been a busy Bee.
    Your daffodil and butterfly are both definitely up for Spring, the butterfly especially looks a bit frisky. I'm impressed with how you've used the White Posca pen, I never seem to get it white enough, must try harder (or get a new pen). I like the word "Spring" very Spring-like and love your Easter cards, my favourite is the first with the bunny and all the chicklets, so sweet.
    Cheesecracker boxes and MDF 3D things - a dark art to me, and I am really going to enjoy watching you turn them into art/journal objects (but only if you want to).


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