Thursday 7 March 2019

Learn To Be Silent

So, this is my third entry into the 5th Anniversary "A Vintage Journey" challenge.
The reason that I have kept playing was because I wanted to produce a piece that had some white space.
All too often I throw everything at my pages and don't know when to stop.
So when Jennie and Alison produced adorable pieces that had lots of breathing space , I needed to try.
I tried on my second entry but it didn't work out like that.

So, here is another part of the journey of my life, and a photo of my lovely Auntie Kit, out on a bike ride and enjoying a picnic. The photo looks very serene, so, I chose one  of Alison's quotes and also stencilled some words.
I have stencilled, and stamped and used crackle paint, also infusions , distress inks and gold paint.
The book print is a die cut that I had leftover from something else.
I found it hard to get a balance and I found it hard to stop!
But, happy and thankful for the inspiration from the design team.


  1. This is absolutely beautiful, Hazel! X

  2. You did it and so beautifully Hazel. This spread has a wonderful light and airy feel to it and is so pleasing to the eyes. I love it xxx

  3. Ooh this us just stunning Hazel and definitely right up my street being a big fan of white space. Love the pretty stencilled daisies. Xx

  4. Simply stunning pages Hazel and well done for sticking with it too x I adore the feminine palette and beauiful images of your aunt/stamped details. Alison's words are perfect x So inspiring xx It's great to have you hop on board with us once again at A Vintage Journey for our celebration x

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  5. Congratulations on achieveing what you wanted and for sticking with it hazel x Yur pages are delightful with lots to view and the white space is effective x Another fabulous piece that yu have shared with us over at AVJ for our 5th Birthday Celebration x

    Best wishes
    Annie CG x

  6. Hazel, I've enjoyed seeing each of your entries at A Vintage Journey, and I had to come say congratulations on achieving your goal. These pages are stunning and you have effectively used that white space along with just the perfect amount of gorgeous color. I think the quote fits this like a glove! REALLY, REALLY love this! I'm so happy you are celebrating with us at A Vintage Journey! We appreciate seeing your lovely artwork there on a consistent basis! Hugs!

  7. How strange - I definitely saw this page, and could have sworn I commented, but there you go. I love the white space giving this page such an ethereal atmosphere, and the delicate collaging is delightful. I'm so happy that Jennie and I provided some of the inspiration, and I'm even more happy to see one of my all-time favourite quotes (and one I try to live by) on there.
    Alison x

  8. What lovely pages here Hazel - love the soft colors, stenciling and beautiful layers! thanks for joining us again at A Vintage Journey! xx