Saturday 28 December 2013

Finn Journal Pages

I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas. We have. Becca came out of hospital a couple of weeks ago after her op which seems to have been very successful. We were so happy to see her home and to know that she finally can eat normally again.
We had a family meal (9 of us) at our house on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then went to our son's on Boxing Day. There were lots of presents round the tress and we all enjoyed opening our gifts together and sharing our excitement. What a lovely time we have had.

I still have some seasonal things to finish and show but for now here are more pages I am adding to my Finnabair Journal as I want to get all three grandchildren in it, this is the youngest.
I am creating all these pages as a double page spread.
These have a gesso base on coloured/patterned cardstock.
After adding torn card and trims I added more gesso through stencils.
Added more bits and pieces, gesso and then the photo and sprays.
Then came embellishments, some stamping, dripped tea, doodling and metallic wax.
Love these photos, they say so such about this special little girl.

Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x


TAM said...

Wow Brenda this is just fabulous, your grand daughter is a little cutie.
Glad to hear your daughter is out of hospital and a good Christmas was had by all

froebelsternchen said...

Amazing pages Brenda!

Happy New Year to you!

Redanne said...

That really is wonderful news about Becca and your granddaughter is a beautiful little girl. Love your pages, the colours are wonderful and those tea stains look amazing. Hope you have a great New Year. Hugs, Anne x

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely stunning, well done! Glad you had a great Christmas, and wish you a wonderful 2014! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Wow, Brenda! You outdid yourself with these! They're really gorgeous! TFS

PetraB said...

Wonderful pages, your grandchildren are adorable.

Margreet said...

What a good new about glad for her....your pages are the pic of that sweet little girl....wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2014!
xxx Margreet

Von said...

Stunning Brenda :) and so happy to hear you ALL had a wonderful time
Von ♥

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous photos, Brenda and love allthe gorgeous layers and colours! Love the gorgeous way these pages let those beautiful pictures sing! Hugs x trace x

Jane said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas Brenda and what better present could you have than your Becca restored to good health. These scapjournal pages are so that's not something I have tried...hmmm....I wonder if I could try something with Daisy Jane??! Wishing you the best of everything in 2014 and here's to more blogging friendship, love Jane xx

Cocofolies said...

Wow, wow, wow... LOVE these two pages Brenda, they are so BEAUTIFUL!!!! Just perfect! and the photos are very cute too! Hope you will share much joy and love with your three grandchildren and all your family in 2014! Hugs, Coco xx

Annie said...

Hi Brenda :-) love your journal pages with wonderful layers and embellishments. Your grand daughter is a real cutie. You certainly had a busy time and it sounds wonderful. I did not know your daughter was unwell and I send my best wishes to her.

Sending you my best wishes for a very Happy New Year and I look forward to viewing your stunning creations in 2014

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Jenny Marples said...

So glad Becca was home and you had a fabulous family Christmas Brenda.
Looks like you completely absorbed your Finnabair workshop techniques as you have captured the style perfectly. LOVE the whole design, the colours, the stencilling, the embellies, well, everything! Can't wait to see more. Jenny xxx

Deborah said...

Wow, Brenda - your pages are just stunning. You have the finnabair look just right with a twist of your own style. Happy (almost) New Year!

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely pages, Brenda, and what a sweetie. Glad your Christmas went well, as did ours. The only glitch here was the weather...all the ice and snow. It's starting to melt and I now have internet again...yaay!
Joyce xx

Daniele said...

what scrummy pages, love all that texture and paint

Sandy said...

What a wonderful time you had during Christmas Brenda. So much love and so many smiles. Your layout is fabulous. What a great memory album full of pictures and beautiful art!
Happy New Year Brenda!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous layout, and such good news about Becca. Happy New Year to you all!

Marjie Kemper said...

Yes! That's the update I was hoping to find on Becca. Such WONDERFUL news!! I love your Finn inspired pages, too. Such a gorgeous spread.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Finn inspired journal pages Brenda - I just can't stop looking at them! Everytime I find something different. Just fabulous! and what gorgeous photos of your grandaughter.

So glad you had a wonderful family time at Christmas. Best wishes for the New Year to you all x

Mrs.B said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas.
Gorgeous journal pages Brenda, love all the embellishments, and such beautiful pictures.
Have a great New Year.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Surely your best Christmas ever having Becca home, with your family and able to celebrate Christmas.
Your other grandchild is so adorable, wonderful photographs.

Lucy Edmondson said...

How beautiful, Brenda. Thank you so much for the exquisite card,

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pages Brenda ! Glad you had a lovely Christmas. Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Your Christmas sounds magical Brenda and so glad Becca is on the mend and home!! As to your journal spread, it definitely is magical too!! The photos of your grandy are adorable, what a gorgeous looking little girl with a bright sparkle to her eyes (so like her Granny's)! I love the background and layers, the ink splats and embellies in perfect composition, a truly fantastic spread, LOVE it big time!!!

Wishing you all the best for 2014 and I so look forward to seeing the next steps on your creative journey!!

Zoechaos said...

Happy Christmas and wishes for 2014. Great page, love all those greens xoxo Zoe

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! You have a beautiful granddaughter.
Alison xxx

Gina said...

Such gorgeous textures and bits and pieces on these lay outs...and equally gorgeous photos :D Looking forward to more of your fabulous creations in 2014 :D XXX

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous pages, Brenda - with such lovely colours and textures framing the wonderful photos.

I'm so delighted to hear about Becca - and how fab to celebrate with a family Christmas round the table!
Alison xx

Terry said...

What a little cupcake she is! Stunning pages and what fantastic layers! So happy, as you know, to hear about Becca and her returning to normal! That alone was a great Christmas gift! Hugs!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fabulous pages. X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, fantastic pages.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful pages, the pictures of your grandchildren are lovely
Sounds like you had a really special time

Jools x