Friday 14 January 2022

A Dragonfly Journal Page


Good Friday Morning Ladies, 

Oh YAY, It's Friday !! How are you celebrating ?? Swear Word(Housework), Baking, Fish & Chips?  Paul's parent's always have Fish on Friday, we have all treated Friday as a special or fun day,  Paul would often finish early on Friday's and be home in time to collect the Children from School,  after we would walk round to the little village sweet shop where they got to choose a 50p Mix of sweets. they loved that they got to spend quality fun time with Paul over the weekend.   

I had a lovely afternoon in my Craft Room yesterday,  I had decided on making another journal page or two, I wanted to Gesso a page in one of my journals to strengthen it, after a root about I found it but sadly it had made it's own Sculpture.....

So I decided to have a go at making my own Gesso to tide me over until I can get some.  It actually worked really well, I even had a go a thickening it to use it as Embossing Paste, which also worked really well.  I will tell you how i made it on  tomorrow's Blog post .

Now I have decided to continue the 'Wings ' Challenge theme for another week, there are so many different ways to represent wings we will have no shortage of ideas I'm sure.  I can't wait to see your creations! 

Brenda, I hope you are feeling better and gaining strength as the week goes on my lovely 😘 XXX 

Lynda, I was so happy to read that you had a go at making a card, don't be too hard on yourself, maybe have a go at making one of your amazing Mixed Media Backgrounds, where there are no rights and wrongs !! I look forward to seeing what you create. ❤ XXX

Ladies I hope you all have an amazing weekend,  

Sending my love and hugs to you all,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    It's still so dark here that anyone would think it's the middle of the night.

    Another week and we're going into the middle of the first month of the year.
    It will be my usual Friday 'Challenge' my 'swear' word day and of course my Mr Tesco delivery. I also need to do something about getting my Journal page sent off.

    The CAFE is OPEN and of course it's nice and warm for anyone who pops through the door.
    HUGS are on their wayto you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.Have a good week-end.xxxx

  2. Morning everyone,
    a lovely page of wings Sandra. I'm looking forward to see your journal pages ladies.
    So frustrating to find you Gesso harden. Thanks to Lilian I managed to get a bit of life in some of my pastes but also throw away many of them plus pens that had dried up πŸ˜• sad to have to do. Teach me not to buy to many in one go if not using right away.
    Little bit of swear words to do and then some packing for our holiday. Driving to Heathrow tomorrow and taking the test at a hotel with the answers in three hours so hoping we all be good to travel.
    Only got about 4 hours sleep but will try to stay awake today.
    Glad to see you tried to do some crafting Lynda, even if it went in the bin, you tried 😊
    Lilian ,wish you better and a gentle hug just for you.
    Another cold but beautiful day, have a good day everyone. Warm hugs to you all ,Maria xx

  3. Great journal page I think it’ll be fun looking back at our art work in a few months time to see what we have achieved
    I am so pleased you had a go at crafting LYNDA OK it ended up in the bin - we’ve all been there but hopefully you enjoyed “playing”
    I hadn’t realised you were going away MARIA Fingers crossed that all of your tests come back fine Enjoy your holiday
    I have been enjoying playing with DO blends (a journal page) with unusual colours that I would never have thought of putting together eg Tattered Rose,Pumice Stone and Ground Espresso
    Just tested negative so I am out tonight helping daughter teach a Salsa class
    Take care everyone xxx

    1. Won’t be out tonight Daughter has just tested positive

    2. Hope your daughter be okay and OH is fine, hugs xx

  4. Hi everyone
    Love your page, and the colours you’ve used 😊Glad you had a good time in your craft room, and very productive making your own Gesso and texture paste 😊 I keep having a little play and have about 3 pages on the go at the moment, but I can’t seem to finish them! Hopefully over the weekend I’ll get chance to sit down and complete them 😊
    Maria, have a lovely holiday. Didn’t realise either that you’re going away xx
    Karen, sorry to hear about your Daughter, hope she doesn’t get it too bad xx
    Enjoy the rest of the day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx