Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW 188

Hello, fellow desk hoppers! It's time for our weekly round up of crafty spaces - hosted by the delectable Julia at the Stamping-Ground.  I am most excited, as she is planning another WOYWW crop for 1st June (check here for initial details) Make a note of the date!

Today is the day after Craft Club so there are pictures from a proper desk again.  The theme was set as "Scrapbooking Christmas" but as (a) I don't scrapbook and (b) didn't have any decent pictures from Christmas to use, even in a journal instead, I just went with my art journal!!



I have just about finished up the old book, so it was time to spray some ink (Dylusions ink of course) at my new Dylusion journal. Oh my, is this book good!! Lovely thick pages that ink doesn't immediately soak through (I have got some bleed through but not much yet)

Not only is the journal new but so is the hollyhocks stencil I've used on one of the pages (new to me, anyhow) It is one of Donna Downey's and I already love it!!! All I did at club, was to outline it in white pen (I took the 3 white pens I own, and used them all! The one that worked best here was one designed for work on fabric.

I had also sprayed the first page with greens and yellow, and done some stencilling here too, but all I added was some solid leaves - didn't have the right things with me to add to this one!











And I was also working on one of the last pages in my other book, with Fresco paint - I just added the stamping at club - the new Jo Firth-Young stamp set that arrived on Tuesday - so it needed inking..... me likey this set, a lot!

This is longer than it should be for a WOYWW post, so I'll leave it here, and let you get hopping round the world. See you soon!






67 comments:

Neet said...

Glad you don't scrap Helen as it means we get to see these delectable pages in your journals. I am not a pink person but I love that page. Is it more cerise would you say (which is maybe why I like it so much).
Have a great week - love, Neet 11 xx

Neet said...

Glad you don't scrap Helen as it means we get to see these delectable pages in your journals. I am not a pink person but I love that page. Is it more cerise would you say (which is maybe why I like it so much).
Have a great week - love, Neet 11 xx

jill said...

lovely pages in your journal , the colours are bright & funky, I'm a fan of the Dylusions sprays & use them a lot. Jill #10

Claire said...

oooh! pretty pages! i especially like the green, jungly one :)
Happy WOYWW and have a great week :o)
no. 10

Tertia said...

Lookslike you had a lot of fun at the club. Love the colours of the pages.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia #17

inkypinkycraft said...

Some fab pages..the stencil looks great and so do the new stamps! No desk just saying Hi! Trace x

okienurse said...

love your awesome bright journal pages. Very nice! Hope you have a great week! Vickie #31

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pages are looking rather colour full & gorgeous as is your stencilling. You'll be pleased to know, though you may have seen I've given in an ordered one of those Dylusions journals, and the inks.....needs must and all that! Hope to see you in June then!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It looks like you have really gotten into art journals this year and it shows. These are lovely pages. Those mists look like they are fabulous.

Redanne said...

Your pages are beautiful Helen, love that first one especially, such gorgeous colours. I need one of those journals, knew they were good but you have convinced me now...... Jo's new stamps do look very nice too. Hugs, Anne x #47

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love the journal page! It looks like it's stitched!!! I like the cover too! A blessed new year! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Annie said...

What beautiful cheery pages to brighten up this gloomy Wednesday.
Hugs,
A x #41
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Angela Coles said...

beautiful art

Tuire Flemming said...

Beautiful pages! Hmmm... I think I need some more Dylusion inks ;)
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire xx

Ann B said...

Wow! Great pages, love the pink one. You can never have to many white pens. Bought a new one myself yesterday so now I have 5 - not quite as many as you but I'm getting there.
AnnB
51

Lynn Holland said...

I love the last page. You are very good with colours Helen.
Lynn - 64

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love your colorful pages!!! They're so pretty!

Jeannie #60

BJ said...

Super pages Helen, love the Hollyhocks and the green/orange page, BJ#52

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah hi there Helen well journalling is something I have not put my hand to but still love the effect. I know or am sure it must be very therapeutic..Thanks for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #6

JoZart said...

Love your pages Helen and aren't those Dylusion Inks mouthwatering!?! The hollyhock stencil is a must have, I'll look out for it.
Love Jo x

Lori said...

I absolutely LOVE Dyan Reavely and Donna Downey. Great job on the journal pages. I bought one of Dyan's new art journals, but have not started in it yet. In fact, I think I have a Donna Downey journal too that hasn't been started. Too funny!!

I am a friend of Sandee. Hope you get a chance to check out my blog.
Lori #81

Cardarian said...

Oh you have done such a lovely job on those pages - the Dylusions are just such fantastic colors! Some new ones are coming out soon I hear!! Also I like your Paperartsy journal - I have been watching their videos and will soon be using those techniques!
Hope to see you at the crop!
Thank you for sharing,
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Glenda said...

Beautiful journal pages! Love all the wonderful colors!
Glenda #78

Eliza said...

Your pages are awesome and me likey the set too.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza #8

Shoshi said...

Wow, Helen, your pages are stunning! I especially love the hollyhocks one. What a gorgeous stencil, and such colours! I haven't used my Dylusions inks for a while - must get them out again soon.

Thank you for your lovely comment about my Zentangles - I am so enjoying making up my new album which will be much easier to use for reference than my old one. It's fun drawing each card and trying to make them as decorative as possible.

Hope it has inspired you to take up tangling again! I've been enjoying it so much while languishing on the recliner - so nice to have found something I can do when I'm not up to sitting at my desk.

The craft show is on 24th. I missed the last one, and can't wait to go to a show again! I adore shows!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #77

MrsC.x said...

gorgeous pages
Happy woyww TFS Mrs.C.xx #28
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh man Helen I love that green page. I am so drawn to the stencil (thanks for popping it to give me the info!) Have fun creating today - I know I just love my weekly visits to your space.

Happy WOYWW

MA (4)

butlersabroad said...

Lovely journal pages, that first one is incredibly bright! Congrats on winning Caz's candy and thanks for the birthday wishes.

Hugs
Brenda 94

Lindsay Weirich said...

love the journal pages and I am so jealous that you get to crop with fellow WOWERS! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay # 92

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. I always enjoy seeing your pages and the fantastic bright colours. Wish I could craft with others. Ali x #40

tuesday afternoon said...

These pages are amazing, makes me want to leave the computer and ink up some pages in my own. Fabulous!
Sue V

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, does that colour pop off the screen!! I love it, it's just what we need to brighten up these dull dismal days. Although its been sunny today, doesn't half make you feel better :)
Please feel free to recycle your sign! I feel the need to add to it though... *grin* so glad you're coming down our way again!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Zeffy said...

Hi Helen ,some interestimg pages there....a quick question...why do you prefer the floor? does your back not get sore??? Ecxuse me for being so curious,but I have been wondering for a while now....xx
Zeffy#72

Krisha said...

Your journal pages always facinate and inspire me. Love all the colors
Krisha #110

Caro said...

What fantastic pages in your journal. I love the bold bright colours and the effects you manage to get. I really must be more experimental with my crafting. Thanks for sharing. Caro #46

Carmen said...

I know what's going on my Ally Pally shopping list. Those ink colours are amazing - I so need to get me some, can't wait to have a stash spend.

Loving the look of your new journal already :-)

Lori said...

Wow, these are fab pages, Helen! I love the colors and design on the first page!

MiniOwner said...

Your art journal is beautiful! Those colours are delicious. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @53)

Virginia said...

Fabulous pages Helen, loving how bright and vivid they are!

My name is Cindy said...

Great new makes (particularly liking that hollyhock stencil - I've seen it somewhere else this week and it caught my eye then). Don't you just hate these dark grey days? Thanks for popping by, Cindy #54

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I just take my journal when my ladies group does something I don't have the stuff for/don't want to do. Its just nice to art with other people some times, even if your not doing the same thing. Love your journal pages!

sandee said...

I love all your journal pages, the colors are all so pretty, but I love that hollyhock stencil the most!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Alexandra said...

I love all of the bright colors you're using! The third page is definitely my favorite. Well done! :)

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous pages Helen. It makes me want to have a go!! x Jo

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first visit to your blog and I love your journal pages. A lot of people seem to be doing journals so it may be something I will have to think about.
Ria

Li'l Pidge said...

Fabulous joural pages, did I see you won some candy too? (I think it was your name....congrats).

Thanks for visiting my desk already

kyla #18

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your journal pages! Three white pens - a girl after my own heart! So far have resisted that journal but feel myself weakening! Chris#87 ps the film was very long but the time passed quite quickly!

lisa said...

You made great use of the time, Helen, these pages are amazing. I love the green one with the overhanging leaves. It's funny isn't it, I scrapbook and you don't, you journal and although I'd love to I struggled with the bit I tried. We need to swap notes....at the crop maybe.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW.
Hugs Lisax #59

Morti said...

Hi Helen - Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by my blog. Love the work you've done on your art journals - I can see why you've fallen love with the hollyhock stencil!

Have a good year......

Morti said...

Hi Helen - Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by my blog. Love the work you've done on your art journals - I can see why you've fallen love with the hollyhock stencil!

Have a good year......

Ali H said...

Love what you have done in your journal - had one for Christmas but to tell the truth I am a bit scared of the size of the pages !
And love the new Jofi stamp too !
Thanks for stopping by ! Ali #4

fairy thoughts said...

hi Helen lovely work as usual i love the bright colours on the green page.... stunning all round, you have been busy, I wish i had more time to play with inks and sprays, maybe soon
thanks for sharing
janet #23

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen--I don't think I have scrapbooked for four or five years! Yet I have all these supplies--so when I got hooked on art journaling, I was so happy that it's an anything-goes kind of place where I can use pretty supplies, or a piece of oatmeal packaging! No rules! Your work is so beautiful today though...I LOVE seeing your art journal pages, as always. Even though I don't live on your side of the ocean, I'm excited about the crop too! I need to be skyped in for a bit so I can say hi to everyone that day! Hugs dearest! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

Apryl said...

Your journal art is really beautiful!

Apryl H #9

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely journal pages and i think my favourite is the green one, which is odd because I don't do a lot of green anything but with those bursts of lettering in orange it really pops!! Annette #37

April Story said...

Your journals are lovely - they are works of art themselves.
April #136

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your journal pages are stunning, Helen! Thanks for coming by the Playhouse! Have a wonderful week if I don't see you before!! Darnell #30

Amy E said...

Wow Helen, your pages are gorgeous!! Love all the color combinations!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Amy E. #20
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Di said...

Fab work there Helen, and such vibrant colours. I can't make 1st June, sob, sob :(

Belated Happy WOYWW, I got sidetracked yesterday, hugs, Di xx #32

Buttons said...

I know exactly what you mean about Christmas photos - it seems to take so long doing everything else the camera gets forgotten! Only my sister is organised enough to take snaps (could be something to do with it being a new camera!) Anyway, LOVE your journalling. Beautifully put together and glorious colours. Thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny #35

Andrea said...

fab page lobve the colours a treat for the eyes ..i lov them your stencils are great thanks for visiting and have a great week hugs andrea #67

KatzElbows said...

Your pages are scrumptious. Fab colours and composition. A real treat for the eyes, and you so much for visiting me; I hope you still like the skull after I've glittered it!

Cheers,
Rachel

MaggieC said...

I agree with Neet, my eye was immediately drawn to the pinky one, although I loved all the others too. The blue one is very restful. Do you do all this on the floor? I could not craft on the floor, there is too much stuff dumped there. Thanks for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #32

Elizabeth said...

Hello Helen, lots of beautiful and colourful pages, especially the green one - wow! I have still to embrace art journaling - scrapping being my thing - but that doesn't stop me admiring others. Thanks for sharing - as always I enjoyed reading your post. Elizabeth x #69

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you on your candy win over at Caz's!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

wonderful journal pages--my fav is the jungle leave page.. thanks for sharing your peek of desk..

Happy WoYWW!
Michele #127

Tamika said...

Very pretty art work! #108