Wednesday, 25 April 2018

WOYWW 464 - more stencils??!

Once again, we find ourselves at Wednesday.  Julia is gathering the troops as ever at The Stamping Ground 
We are approaching the 9th anniversary and our annual ATC swap, not that I've done anything about that yet!  Perhaps I'll get time at the weekend, the weather is forecast damp so I'll probably be at home.

Anyway, desk time...
 I was watching You Tube on Saturday morning in bed before I went to Kew Gardens (amazing photos here if you're interested!)
and saw some gorgeous stencils which then fell into my shopping basket (along with some Dina Wakley collage tissue sheets that I've had my eye on for a while) 
They arrived in time to star on this week's desk, how kind was that!

 this week's theme for the Facebook France Papillon challenge is "friends" and I am workingat this at present.

base layer was paint brayered on a sheet of 12x12 tissue and glued to the journal and trimmed. I used about 6 or 7 different colours, blues and greens and some yellow.

the hearts are all stamps - the little white ones in paint, are France's own design, and the others are Dina Wakley and I used archival ink in Cobalt and Thistle (love that colour!)

We've had some amazing sunsets the last few nights (well not tonight - writing this Tuesday - it's been dull and grey and turning a bit drizzly) this was from a few nights ago.

Looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to this week - Happy WOYWW !


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just stopped by to tell you what a great eye you have for those stencils. Not playing this week at WOYWW, but still wanted to tell you how much I liked what you bought this week. I'm really in awe of all these.

BEAUTIFUL sunset, too.

Neet said...

What fabulous sunsets you have been having, wish we had some up north but it has been pretty miserable these last few days.
Love the stencils that "fell" into your basket and the journal pages are fabulous that you have been doing of late.
Enjoy your new stencils - I will enjoy seeing them used.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, I knew you would have some great new stash to share. Love the look of the latest layers on your France Papillon page. I haven't tried out my Thistle pad yet, but the Acorn is amazing. Have a great week. Sarah #?

Annie said...

Lovely new stash and your pages are really pretty. The sky pic is was so lovely to enjoy a few sunny days but I’ve put my sandals away for now because it was cold and very wet here yesterday.
Annie x

brenda said...

Just popping in to say hello Helen and pleased to see you are still getting inky. Shame about the last fifteen minutes, but pretty good otherwise.

B x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The Kew pics are fantastic - how are you getting on with your new lens? I particularly loved the tulips, one of my fav flowers. That new stash looks interesting, I haven't yet succumbed to buying something after watching a youtube video but there's time yet!!
Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

Christine said...

I have so enjoyed your Kew photos, loving that place without even visiting!
Great new stencils ..... I do so understand about things falling into baskets... I shall be grocery shopping later with himself and biscuits tend to fall into baskets when he's around!!!
have a good week
Christine #07

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, wish I'd not seen your stencils Lol! Love the journal pages. I have the stamp that matches with the heart paper, love it. Who needs numbers anyway! Have a great crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela xXx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

More lovely stencils and I like the look of those tissue sheets. Will look forward to seeing what you do with those.

Fiona #11

Caz said...

Love the stencils; the journal page is coming along well-will look out for the finished photo..... and that's a gorgeous sunset!
Caz #17

Carmen Wing said...

Loving that colour on your journal pages - what a great name for it. I'm looking forward to getting painty again when this animation unit is out of the way.

Love that sunset - gorgeous.

Have a lovely week Helen,

Carmen x #13

Twiglet said...

Glorious sunset Helen. It's bright and breezy and has dried my washing but still a bit chilly. Your little page is a delight - I have no idea how you do it - very clever. x Jo

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a great bundle of stencils Helen, a genius invention and so good for us crafters with limited space as we can have so many of them and they take up so little space. Your Journal page is coming along very very nicely, I too love the Thistle archival and i'm not a purple person but it does have an air of romance about it.
Thank you for sharing WOYWW and i'll try and catch those Kew photo's later.
Creative wishes for the coming week Tracey #10

StampinCarol said...

You sure seem to find some great looking stencils! And your page is pretty cool! We're having some very warm and sunny weather (highs in the low to mid 90*F) so our air conditioner is starting to run to keep the house a bit cooler. Love your sunset! Hope you get some sunny days!
Carol N #18

Angie said...

I've been on a stencil hunt lately. I want to use them more in my creative adventures. Those are awesome and I love that they found their way into your basket! Thanks for stopping by!
Angie #21

Kim said...

I always love seeing the new stash on your bank account doesn't, but I do! You will love the Dina Wakley collage tissue. I hope they will sell just a packet of the blank pages, I've already stamped most of mine for journaling.

Happy WOYWW!
-K #29

My name is Cindy said...

MMM lovely stash as always. Great page, great sunset. Happy Wednesday, Cindy #15

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Lovely photos from Kew.

You'll have fun with your new stash. Love the journal page with the hearts.

Beautiful ssunset.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #22

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen,great stash you bought love the stencils. Loved all the Kew photos, that's a place on our must visit list.Have a great week,hugs Shaz xxx

Lindart said...

Great journal page - I've never seen the Dina Wakley tissue paper, is that what you used? Great new toys on your desk, I love the stencil with the hearts! Thanks for your visit, have a great week! Lindart #27

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, ooh I love the colors in both the page and the sunset :) ~Stacy #26

okienurse said...

love all those stencils and the pages you are working on! I am a bit late getting around do to confusion as to what day it was! Get photos from Kew. Have a great week. Vickie #30

pearshapedcrafting said...

Looks good - can't say anything about having more goodies to play with and the start of the page looks great! Off to see Kew now!! Hugs, Chrisx

Kelly said...

I love when things fall into my cart - saves me the time to hunt for something. If it falls in, then I know I must need the item(s). If I have to hunt, then probably not something I need. Love the base journal page spread. pretty colors. I think I need archival inks in other colors. Hugs and Creative Blessings! Kelly #27

Kyla said...

ooh stencil envy :-)

Love your Kew photos (and replacement bus updates!!).
Thanks for visiting my desk already

Lindart said...

Hi Helen, I loved that stencil so much (the one with the hearts) that I immediately found it and bought it, along with another one. You are so inspirational! Lindart #27