Tuesday, 30 April 2013

WOYWW - Will It Ever Feel Like Spring ?

So we have had a few sunny days but we have not made it out of coats & jumpers yet - it feels like it will never be warm !
And also it poured here for most of Sunday !
I hate it when we have rain here in Wales at the weekend & my parents in England have a lovely day - I get so grumpy !
And of course it rains here endlessly so I am often grumpy !!

So here is my grumpy journal page - gloomy colours & grumpy comments - thought it might get it out of my system !!
I have watched people doing masking with stamping but not really tried it myself - so I printed out the words - then cut the letters out & used it as a stencil.

Then used the cut out letters to mask & stamp over - I liked the effect & would try it again but I used repositionable spray & when I lifted the letter they stuck & torn the page !

As this was a grungy sort of page it didn't really matter - but for something which would need to look nicer, I'll have to find something else to stick the mask down with !
All suggestions welcome !!

And I also ventured down to The Range to seek out the new Home to  Nest range - I had seen it advertised & with various family birthdays & Father's Day combingk up I am looking forward to making some nice cards !
Mum & Dad both love their garden & the wild birds so the designs in this pack should be perfect !

Have a great crafty week ! Ali x


  1. I LOVE your art journal!

    Create With Joy - 11 and 12

  2. Love your page!
    Have a great Wednesday.
    Hugs Marleen #6

  3. Cool pages! Lots of fussy work to make your own masks too! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #5

  4. Love your grumpy page, says what I think about winter too and we've only just starting it where I live
    Bridget #9

  5. Hi Ali
    Your winter art journal page is great. Grumpy is just about how we are all feeling! Your new stash looks good too.
    have a happy week
    Lynda x #26

  6. Have fun using all the new stash & love your winter journal page Happy woyww Jill #24

  7. I am SO with you on the Endless Winter and absolutely love your journal page. Great job!
    Sara j #23

  8. I LOVE your art pages!! best way to banish those those winter blues - make wonderful art!! just gorgeous :)
    happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
    no. 1 again - how did that happen??

  9. Oooh what a lovely journal page - it doesn't seem grumpy at all! How annoying about the glue though - I tend to hold mine down with my finger but that's not always that easy is it. Sunshine Girl 31.

  10. Love the page! I agree with the endless winter gripe though, still have the heating on at times... ridiculous!! I haven't cut paper stencils so can't help... sorry. Have a good week Helen 3

  11. Hi Ali
    wow your journal pages look fantastic I love what you have done with the words they are blended in so well and make the pages pop.
    Try using repositionable tape pens for holding the letters down it lifts off easier.
    Happy WOYWW #204 and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #44

  12. I use tiny blobs of "blue tack" to stick thinks like those letters down that I wan to be able to remove easily. Sending you some of our Sunshine. We are having windfree beautiful Autumn days. You would LOVE them. #55

  13. Live how you did that journal page it looks great hope it made you feel better!!!!!
    I put fire on at the weekend and there's a ground frost this morning !!!
    Jackie 7

  14. Good morning, just popping in to say Hi.
    Loving your world this morning; your page is fabulous. Grumpy is good some days. And hopefully the weather will soon settle!

    Hope you have a fun week.
    Neil # 22

  15. Love your journal pages! Endless winter seems right on track. Normally here in Oklahoma it is in the 60-70 range daily but we had a freeze on Saturday and was told to expect one on Thursday. I want it to warm up so I can put the plants out and spend time outside! bah humbug...grumpy is right! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #41

  16. love the journal pages and if this is grumpy its fab i love the colours ,I hope the sun shines for you soon have a fab week Andrea#73

  17. well grumpy suits your art anyway - the page is fab. I do know what you mean.. a small injection of dry and warm at the same time wouldn't go amiss, huh! Love the stencil letters - you're very patient!

  18. In answer to your question ....NO
    The only reasons I know its spring are the buds and daffs.Up here in Scotland it is as bad ....with the very odd nice dat to foolyou before winter returns.
    Your journal page is gorgeous ...I LOVE how you created it and the final result says so much . xx68

  19. well those goodies are lovely and I am amazed by those pages - fabulous! happy woyww jenx

  20. That's a fabulous journal page, I agree with the sentiment, I'm forever cold.

    Waving hi from the bears who forgot to check what number we are!

  21. Ah, yes, the interminable winter ... I'm happy to say that it's not so bad here, we are getting sunny spells interspersed with rain. Angie lives on the east side of Scotland so she is still suffering, so I'll try to shove a bit of sun to both of you :) Love your journal page even if it is grumpy - you did a great job with the lettering :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #92

  22. Love your 'endless winter' page spread!!!
    Happy WOYWW :)
    Jana 108

  23. Looking at your page and mine this week makes me giggle! It's been spring since March here in Egypt! Swap? lol
    It's okay Ali, Spring isn't going anywhere. Promise. :)

    Happy WOYWW to you. xx
    Roudi #115

  24. I hear you, it snowed here yesterday, talk about depressing! In Saskatchewan you never know what to expect. love your journal page! Kim #112

  25. Hi Ali,
    Sending you some California sun shine!! Your journal turned out fantastic,
    Krisha #36

  26. I just love the way your journal page turned out. Fantastic work. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#70)

  27. Love the Endless Winter page! Wonderful colours completely capture the feel. Thank you for sharing! Happy WOYWW xx Sand #139

  28. Beautiful layout. Quite agree with the weather making you grumpy, I suffer SAD and hate this weather, feels like it's still last winter cos we didn't get a summer ;-(

  29. I like the journal page. Trust today was good in your bit of Wales. We were on Anglesey sitting in glorious hot sunshine....
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #85

  30. The limited palette on your page really captures the winter feeling. Have you tried sticking down a mask with masking tape? I find that has less chance of pulling off paint or sticking too much to the paper.

  31. Lovely grump!
    I've always wanted to visit Wales, so this is a nice virtual trip.
    thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place.
    robyn 98

  32. WOW Ali your journal pages are out of this world, brilliant. Love the colours and you have captured the endlessness perfectly. Your stencil technique is excellent too, super job. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#48

    PS I'm one of those annoying people who lives in the East but my Mum is in Wales so I know what you mean about the different climate. Sometimes it is the other way round though and she is on the phone saying how beautiful it is and I am in the pouring rain!

  33. Your brilliant pages really do seem to give off a 'it's cold outside' feel! Luckily, it's sunny here today...
    Have a great crafty week
    HapPy WoYwW!?!

    ((Lyn)) #142

  34. Love these pages! Shows the sentiments exactly! Nice to make handmade stencils! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day for WOYWW! Nice to see yours!

  35. Your journal pages look great. I haven't tried much masking. What about repositionable tape? This winter weather definitely needs to go. It's affecting my weather here in the South in Georgia. :-( Thanks for popping by. Brigita #130

  36. Oh, my, Ali, your grumpy winter journal pages look anything BUT grumpy! Those trees and the coloring are really stunning the way they ended up. I haven't read what you actually said about nasty old winter, but from a distance, it made me smile all over my face!!

    Thanks for stopping by the Playhouse on the WOYWW hop! Have a wonderful rest of the week and I pray it stops raining for you!! Darnell #60

  37. Your post made me smile! First I was getting all anxious - bundling up papers and getting rid of them? Without palpitations? Does this woman need an intervention? Then I saw you'd been shopping again. Relief!! The tape that Sue Wilson uses (it's re-usable) doesn't seem to stick. Or not more than you want it to. I think it's by Scotch (looked at mine - no clues there!!) Happy WOYWW Cindy #59