WIP: It's all coming 'round (F* yes, we can!)

When going out for a day at the beach, the pens come out and play too 😊 These two pretties are from @woodshedpenco  . . . #FPN #fountainpennetwork #fpgeeks #supportsmallbusiness #fountainpen #penaddict #stationeryaddict #papsweden #stalogy #enjoylit
This past weekend was an amazingly hot one. We needed to get out of the house and we went to the beach for a nice walk. We wound up in Katwijk aan Zee where on Sunday the parking is free. Needless to say we were not the only people with this idea! So after a bit of driving to get a parking spot, we had some nice fresh fried Kibbelingen and off to walk to Noordwijk, which is about 45 minutes of leisurely walking. There we sat ourselves down, had a beer (or two) and a Fentimans Rose Lemonade (which is AMZINGLY GOOD - T-Stands for Tuesday girls, have you tried this beverage?!)  and out came our "toys" aka pocket notebooks and fountain pens for a little play session. The above pens are made by Woodshed pen Co, the Creme Brulee I did a post on a little while ago and behold the "mojito"! A thing of beauty!! I just love that minty sea green material. See a fun video of it HERE. After a shared Pizza and dessert, we had our evening walk back to the car. My calves still hurts from all the walking, but it was an amazing day!

Some fun things you can do with stamp and die sets (these are from @stamplorations ) and old 365 #mindfulness calender from @flow_magazine - cut the images out in shapes for buntings or textures for in your artjournal like I have done 😊 . . . #craft
My work in progress for this week is this die cutting project I am doing. Which is incidentally also a question raised at the WOYWW #421 post of today over at Julia's Blog - what is your fave cutting appliance? Mine would be my under used Cuttlebug! I have a flow magazine 365 perpetual mindfulness calendar. But after having it for 5 years, I am perpetually done with it! And of course I could just not throw it away, how mindful would that be? LOL, so I took a little round stamp and die which I bought from SPAMPlorations and put it to good use. I cut out a whole bunch of different images with this fun stamp & die and worked on an art journal page.

Fuck yes, I can - art journal
Here you see the journal page in progress. It has a circular theme to it with coordinating stencils (the crafter's workshop and carabelle studio) and stamping in the molding paste. I'm sorta sad I didn't do a process video for this one because the end result looks TOTALLY different from what you see here now. So I am glad remembered to show at least one work in progress picture here.

Fuck yes, I can - art journal
This is what the background looks like with added color and texture. It's always amazing to see how much color can transform a look of things. I used dylusions paints, caran dáche oil pastels, some Dina Wakley Scribble sticks here and there, dylusions and stampotique texture stamps and black fine liner paint (those handy dandy little squeeze bottles from Dina Wakley) for the circular outlines. I was contemplating on what to put on the pages or just leave it like this. But I had something that would fit just right...

Fuck yes, I can - art journal
This little well dressed lady is cut out from a vintage fashion mag and I just loved the way she looked here. Grey tones on a colorful background, it just fit. Of course, she needed to say something. And the look she has, tell me this...

Fuck yes, I can - art journal
The sentiment is contracted from two different stamps from VLVS, Fuck Head and Yes I can. With a black border around it I called this one done :)

I would like to enter this journal page to the following challenges: 
And seeing I used a STAMPlorations product I am entering the never ending anything goes challenge as well :) 

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June is 'Flock of birds' with this juicy mood board

I am sure that we ladies are in it together (as a flock of birds) saying "fuck yes, WE can!"

Also wanted to mention that Dina Wakley and Ranger Ink have launched a new monthly challenge which is called "show us your MEdia" which invite artists to show their art work over at their social media with #showusyourMEdia. How I incorporate ME in my media? Well I always try to show ME in the work I am doing, a little quirkiness and humor, are always things I try to add. This spread being no exception. I don't really write in art journals but I do like to incorporate text stamps to phrase a particular sentiment I might be feeling at that point. Or to vocalize a tone the work I have done is saying. Thank for this fun new challenge Dina Wakley and team!

And with that mouthful I am wrapping things up today. 
Have a great day and see you again soon :)


  1. I love your wonderful artwork on your art journal.

    Thank you so much for joining at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY and I say also thanks for linking to TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  2. Wow I would have never guessed that the first photo of the journal page and the end result were the same piece. Very pretty. Love the bright colors and the vintage woman and the sentiment. Have a great week and happy WOYWW. Dorlene #38

  3. Love your use of the black and hite image over the colourful background. Happy WOYWW Sarah #28

  4. What a wonderful post Cheetarah - I am happy to see this amazing spread - you really have to make progress videos in future.. your art is stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey as well as at Try It On Tuesday- your paticipation is much appreciated!
    Great to see you at TSFT as well! Super! I would like to taste fresh fried Kibbelingen and this special lemonade or a yummie beer - just now - we have a heat wave just now as well in Austria. The fountain pens are looking gorgeous!
    Happy rest of the week to you!
    oxo Susi

  5. Your artwork is wonderful, Cheetarah! I'm so glad you joined us for T and shared it with us.

    Happy T-Day! Eileen

  6. I'm so happy for you that you had such a great day out walking! It has been too hot here in the UK for any of that! I love your vintage lady page LO as well, such a great design. And my favourite cutting tools are my fabric scissors - everyone in my house knows not to touch them, lol!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

  7. Hi Cheetarah,
    Welcome to WOYWW! I love your journal pages. Oh, I've bought myself a wonderful fountain pen but the nib is too big for me. I definitely like an ultra fine nib.
    Thanks for visiting me already!
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (2)

  8. Love the colorful background with the vintage picture. It's perfect!

    Have a great day!
    Diane F #27

  9. Hi there, love the journals. Such vibrant colours, they are beautiful. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #9 XxXy

  10. Thanks bunches for sharing your stunning spread with us at TioT this time! It's a masterpiece!

  11. Super journal pages especially using the images from your calendar. Love all the circles too. Thanks for the visit BJ#5

  12. Great journal pages and I love those circles. The 50's image is fab, what wonderful style in those days.
    Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by my desk,
    Diana #23

  13. Love your art pages...the colours and texture are beautiful... Love the 50's image...perfect Have a great week ahead May #21

  14. Great journal pages and the images just work so well. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great crafty belated woyww, Angela x22x

  15. What fabulous pages, Cheetarah! Love the great textures, circles and fab image. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Mar x

  16. I have never tried that lemonade but it looks just the drink for a hot day! The colours and textures on your journal page are wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  17. Cheetarah, Loving your album.

    Glad you had a nice time.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #15

  18. Oh it's lovely to go for a long walk along the beach on a hot day. (even uitwaaien!) We never used to go to Katwijk much as we lived in Rotterdam. For us it was either Scheveningen or Hoek van Holland. (and anything in between).
    Oh gosh, I have that edition of Flow magazine too with the Mindfulness calendar. I never did anything with the Little cards.
    OK I have never Heard of Rose lemonade. Does it taste of rose? I used to drink Roosvicee siroop when I was Young. Now I still drink squash, but prefer flavours like pink grapefruit etc
    I love your journal page. Sure it turned out totally different. But that's art for you!
    Happy belated T-Day,

  19. Love you page. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  20. wow what wonderful pages,great colour and texture and such pretty designs what agreat idea to recycl ethe calander ...i love the circles.Sorry I didn't get to visit last week ..been out of action,I am not taking part today but getting time to visit some desks and catch up . I'm away next week too but will be back in action soon I hope. Crafty hugs Andrea x

  21. You really know how to play with texture! Love these. :) Erika

  22. Beautiful Art Journal spread. Loved seeing your journey! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. Good Luck! :-)

  23. Love all the texture you added to this page. It gives it a grungy feel and that is offset with your very retro lady - unique. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  24. Ha ha! There's no messing with that lady! Fabulous journal page. Love your layers and love seeing the build up. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils x


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