Monday, 19 December 2011

And We Will Always Love Art

Hello All,

An Art Journal page from me today, ..... Its a while since I have done any crafting, I have loads of cards I need to make so when I am feeling well enough I should really be getting on with them .... I am still fitting through the hatch to my loft LOL ... not sure How long for, and when I got up there I just felt like playing, and this was the result.

The background I did a while ago, using water colour paint .... I think I have used a few kanban stamps in the background too. The heart is a Kanban die cut, which I have coloured to match ... I am getting braver with the whole art journaling thing now, so most of the lettering is my own handwriting ... The " ART " has been done using stickers, as are the little flower details.

The Story behind it is ... I baby sit for a friend every Sunday, and her little girl who is now 9 and I do some sort of crafting, we have done card making, made books, painting, cross stitch, anything you can think of we have tried together .... when I had my miscarriage in April, she made me a little book, and all through the book there was secret messages of " I Love You" ..... then on the final page of the book, in big lettering she wrote " And We Will Always Love Art! " which really made me smile, and I have quoted many times since, so I just HAD to do a page about it !! ....... she is so delighted that we are having a girl (if the scans are to be trusted, I am hearing of lots of stories where they have not been accurate!) as and I quote ..... "We can put its hair in bunches and teach it art" ......

As always thanks for looking, and for listening to my ramblings.
Hugs Juls


  1. this is truly a work of art! super beautiful Juls!

  2. It is absolutely gorgeous and the story behind is so precious, made me smile!

  3. Ofcourse we will always love art ... and love your art !!! It's great Juls !!!!


  4. aw Juls what a lovely post and story. I think this page is just gorgeous. I'm not surprised that phrase has stuck in your head.

  5. It's lovely, something i'd love to try but wouldn't know where to start. How lovely will be to have a daughter you can pass all your crafting wisdom and tools onto :) x.

  6. Just been having a catch up Julia and see you have done some beautiful work recently, nice to know you are feeling up to a bit of crafting again.

    Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and thank you for your blogland friendship in 2011, I really do appreciate it.

    B x

  7. Hi Juls, this is a fabulous page and I love your little story - yes we will always love art.
    A little girl, how adorable, just perfect for all things pink. Hope you feel ok over Christmas and enjoy yourself, next year will be completely different.
    Sorry I haven't been around - work has taken over my life but I am off till the beginning of January now, so time to visit people and time to craft.
    Have fun.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. This is a lovely story my friend, adorable !
    Your creation is so nice, love your art, i'm a fan !
    Hugs and kisses Juls !

  9. Hiya Juls...

    Gorgeous page & love the quote!!

    hugs and xxx

  10. What a lovely page Juls. The colours are so pretty. Love all the little details.

    When Catriona was expecting Poppy the most they would say was that the baby was likely to be a girl. But when she was expecting Oliver they said the baby was definitely a boy. As long as it's healthy I'm sure you won't mind what you have.

    Take care and I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

    Kat xx

  11. Love seeing your art journal again, that inspired me to dig my out and playing with paint and ink again!

  12. so stunning the pretty pink colours and flowers and the wording is brilliant ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. A lovely memory and a great way to hold onto it.

  14. Awww.. your friend's little girl sounds charming - what fabulous quotes she comes out with.
    A perfect page for a lovely memory.
    Caroline xxx

  15. What a gorgeous card Juls.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Gorgeous and what a lovely story. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.xxxx

  17. This is gorgeous Juls and I love the story behind it :o) Lisa x

  18. I love the story behind this, Juls, so sweet and precious. TFS, it's beautiful.

  19. Hi Juls, this is so lovely, a gorgeous design and pretty colours. Sounds like you've a craft buddy for life in your friends little girl. :o)

    Donna x

  20. could we get some photos of your expanding bump please Juls, aaawwwww you poor little lamb I wihs there was something I could suggest to make you feel a little better...your journal page is stunning
    Mina xxx
    I hope your and your loved ones have the best Christmas ever...have fun

  21. Gorgeous art journal page, Juls! Especially LOVE the story behind it! Hugs!

  22. Juls this is absolutely wow!!!! Gorgeous colours .. colours that make me happy and feel so much warmth and love!


  23. Boys do art too Juls. Great journal and a lovely idea. Have a cracking Christmas and all the best for big changes next year!
    Hugs Erika. x

  24. This is gorgeous sweetie I'm loving the colour & the whole design. Loved the story of the little girl you babysit for how totally sweet of must of brought a tear to your eye hun..........
    I'm so sorry I'm behind on my commenting hun I'm chasing my tail a bit.
    Incase I dont get another chance before sunday I hope you have a fabulous christmas hun & all the very best for the new year ahead, may all your dreams come true sweetie, I really hope they do.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  25. Hi Juls, what a lovely story and a gorgeous art page. The colours are just beautiful. I love the 'put it's hair in bunches' quote! Don't kids say the most wonderful things!

    Ooooh, I do hope they are right and you are having a girl (nothing against boys - we need both to keep going!) but girls have a special place in my heart since we were blessed with one ourselves. The only thing is, be prepared that she won't like bunches and hair fiddling - mine doesn't!!!!

    Best wishes for you and your family for Christmas and thanks for being a bloggy friend.


  26. Absolutely stunning sweetie, such a beautiful page and fab combination of colours! Merry Christmas hun, hope you have a fab time :) Donna ♥ x

  27. Its just gorgeous Juls, beautiful colours. What a sweetheart that little girl is!! Happy Christmas Juls. Hugs

  28. Oh that is lovely and so very special! You have a good Christmas and Here's to a wonderful 2012! Kim

  29. Oh Juls this is an amazing page!!

    I love it!!

    I also love the story behind it.

    Your little crafting pal sounds a such a delightful and thoughtful little girl.

    Love Jules xx

  30. That's a wonderful page, love the colors.
    Wish you a great weekend and a Happy New Year. :)