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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

It's Always Summer

A journal spread to join in with Yvonne's theme of A World of Fantasy over at Art Journal Journey.
I don't know about you, but most of my memories from childhood are of warm summer days, making daisy chains and watching butterflies.   Of course it's not true, we would have had rain, sleet, cold and miserable days, but they don't seem to feature in my little world!

So my pages features the fantasy of these days with blue skies, flowers and butterflies.

My image, butterflies and flowers were torn from napkins which came in some happy mail from Yvonne, so a good opportunity to use them on my summer sky background.

This page also fits our current challenge at Try it on Tuesday which is Childhood and you can find all the details for this here.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

19 comments:

Janette said...

Oh its gorgeous, that little cutie is just perfect and love the use of the napkins, I keep promising myself to do this, one of these days maybe..xx

brenda said...

Yep, I also remember those sunny days Avril, is it just because we was children or were the summers always like the unusual one we've just had I wonder. It's a great card and the image is such fun, got into napkin art after watching a show demo last year and really enjoy doing it.

B x

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, so absolutely adorable!! She's so sweet!! I love the summery scene you've created with the pretty butterflies fluttering about!! This is beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Amanda said...

Great page, lovely image to use
Love
Amanda x

froebelsternchen said...

This is so beautiful Avril and great that you remember just the good things! What a lovely image and so beautiful used! A gorgeous entry for Yvonne's theme!
Thank you very much for joining us over at Art Journal Journey! Happy rest of the week for you! Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

I love this gorgeous journal page Avril and yes quite agree that the summer days of childhood were always, warm and sunny. It is a really happy page to see and I'm sure she is in her own fantasy world storing her own memories.
Thank you for adding this to Art Journal Journey, it fits the theme perfectly.
Yvonne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Avril, my memories are of the same as yours, we lived in a small country town with a huge lake within short walking distance and spent each day there as a child...fun times.

Leanne Harris said...

A super journal page Avril - I don't know about you but I felt a bit like that with my watering can some days through this hot summer!!!! A cute page, lots of love xxxx

Linda said...

I remember those long, hot summer days too ..... and this is just perfect. A cute little journal page to hold all those memories xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a simply stunning journal page. I love the fact that only good things, warm sunny weather, and butterflies and flowers live in your childhood. Seem like it must have been a happy one, even if a little rain fell now and then. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. I simply LOVE your childhood fantasy.

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page! I love how you used the napkin images - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

Lenie said...

This is such a sweet and lovely page!
I also remember long hot summerdays and there was always snow in winter. But not in reality. Let's remember good things!

sally said...

Our minds are very good at remembering the good times, I can honestly say that rainy days only really existed in the winter months for me growing up in Libya or when we came to visit my grandparents in the summer! This spread certainly brought back memories of happy childhood!

Sally xx

Mrs A. said...

I have the same childhood memories too. Plus waiting the ice cream van to stop in our street. Spearmint lollies were my favourite. Your journal page is lovely and bright with all those gorgeous butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

Paper Profusion said...

Awww - she is a little sweetheart! This is very pretty! Yes, have similar summer memories. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Avril I love your page, so beautiful and she is so sweet ...

Hugs
Anke

Caty said...

What lovely page Avril !! It´s really wonderful, I love this little child and the beautiful butterflies around her.Great!
Very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful page with that sweet little Girl dear Avril. The flowers and butterflies make a lovely background.
Hope you feel fine.
Big Hugs
Sabine

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant page - so fun of fun! I know what you mean about weather in your childhood - I'd swear I spent my whole childhood in either in red shorts or a green seersucker dress but of course they were probably in different years!! Hugs, Chrisx