My shining star

My shining star

Saturday, 4 April 2015

My favourite poem!

Hello Lovelies! Its been a great day! So spring like! I hope its been like that for you too! We started the day in the garden and then did a great Easter Egg hunt in the village and finished off at the park. A lovely day in the sunshine!

Today I'd like to share my next journal page with you - this is in response to the prompt for Journal Heart 15 which this week is Your Favourite Poem. I used my what I like to think of as my family poem - my dad always used to quote this one - and still does every now and then. Its Leisure by W.H. Davies.


I used aquatints to make the page background - I applied the colours, added water then applied some salt - unfortunately I didn't have any coarse salt so the effect wasn't brilliant. Then I used some  stencils - a TH lace stencil, two sheena douglass stencils and a Dina Wakley stencil - all with black soot distress ink. I also added some ryn stamps and some dylusions edge stamps.





I would like to enter my journal page into the craftstamper take-it-make-it-challenge-april..

I have got some more London pictures to share with you now. When we got to the Tower of London we discovered there are many Shaun the Sheeps in different guises all around the capital - we followed one of the trails (there are 4) and also found some other sheep. Shaun the sheep has always been very dear to us - it was almost like having Shaun back with us - it certainly felt very special. Here are our favourites of the ones we found.





Hope you have a fun Saturday night! I'm off up into the attic again tonight - I really missed being creative whilst in London and am really enjoying getting back to my crafty space!!!

Take care and have a good Easter Sunday!

Hugs

Rachel xx


21 comments:

  1. Fantastic background, great choice of poem too. I've yet to take the plunge with aqua tints but love what you have produced with them x

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  2. Loving your journal pages Rachel...we learnt this poem at school and it's been bugging me for weeks thinking what it was! Gorgeous photos of the girls with all those Shaun the sheeps, very poignant for you all I'm sure. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Carol x

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  3. Beautiful journal page Rachel - love all those vibrant colours. Love the pics of the girls with the Shaun's ... glad they felt so special to you! Have a good Easter too!
    Helen x

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  4. Wow Rachel, what a great background and I share your love of that poem. I love the Shaun sheep too, they are certainly beautifully decorated - fabulous. So pleased you are having a lovely Easter too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Your pages are gorgeous Rachel, a beautiful poem and the colours are wonderful.
    Beautiful photos of your girls with Shaun the sheep, it sounds like a very special time for you all.
    Sending you hugs, Sue xx

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  6. A gorgeous journal page Rachel, a lovely bright background and wonderful poem.
    More great photographs of your trip, you certainly managed to squeeze a lot in.
    I hope you enjoy your crafty evening.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. Happy Easter to you and the girls Rachel I'm so glad you all had a wonderful time in London and love the photo's of Shaun the sheep..gorgeous journal page too..I can remember learning that poem :) huggles Sue xxx

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  8. Wonderful way to share your favorite poem and such adorable pictures! Sending you and yours Easter blessings!

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  9. I just love your background. I like the words of that poem too. Have a super Easter Sunday. Hugs to you and the Girls Mrs A.

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  10. Good morning dear Rachel and a very happy Easter to you and your girls. You have been very busy over here..lots of gorgeous art work and those cakes are brilliant your girls made. The trip to London looked such fun and the Shaun the sheep really made me smile. Your journal pages here are wonderful, such vibrant colours and the poem is very apt. Take care and as always thanks for your kind sweet words you take the time to leave. Huge hugs xx

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  11. A beautiful journal page and great poem and pics. Vee xx

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  12. Oh wow Rachel, I love your pages, so colourful and a great poem too. Great use of all the different stencils. Super pics of the girls with Shaun, it was good that you found something that was special to you all so far from home. Have a wonderful Easter, I hope the weather stays good for you.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  13. Beautiful Rachel so full of colour, love the poem.
    Piccies are wonderful

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  14. Oh Rachel, I love the background and poem on your journal pages. The girls looked like they had a fabulous time in London.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. A wonderfully colourful page with great stencilling too. Nxxx

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  16. Fabulous journal page Rachel ! Love the colours of your background and what a great poem. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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  17. A wonderful journal page, love the scenic style stencils and lovely poem. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
    Yvonne

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  18. Fabulous journal pages love the poem and bright colours -brilliant pics looks like you all had a good time
    carol x

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  19. Fab journal pages ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..good luck! Linda xx

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  20. Stunning background to your journal pages. I feel happy just looking at them with the bright colours and feel good factor! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x

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