Thursday, 22 October 2020

Mixed Media Mini Classes

Hi everyone!

As you might know, I recently joined in with Willowing's Tamara Laporte's Lifebook taster sessions. Each of the tutors involved had a free gift for us, and Tiare Smith's freebie was a set of 3 mini mixed media classes.  Here are the pages I made.

Day One - Flower with Gelatos

Day Two - Simple half portrait with acrylic paint.

Day Three - Big blooms with Faber-Castell brush markers.

As there are lots of scribbly lines, I'm linking up to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

I hope you're all having a happy and creative week!

Alison xox

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

366 Somethings - Week 42

Hello Everyone! I don't know where the week's gone. I did manage to see some friends last week, meeting up for woodland walks, which was lovely. The hardest thing for me is not being able to see people, especially my lovely children. Thank goodness for facetime!

Here are my latest index card collages...

I had some watercolour paints out on my desk, and I used them on the last two cards, 293 & 294. I think they are my favourites this week, closely followed by the first one 288. The text on the last 2 was from Far From The Madding Crowd too, a favourite novel of mine. Have you got a favourite card this week?

Thank you so much for visiting,

keep safe and well,

Alison xox


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

366 Somethings - Week 41

 Hi Everyone! Hope you're all keeping safe and well. We both got our flu vaccinations on Sunday. My arm is still sore, but I'm relieved to have got it sorted.

I have another week of collaged index cards to share with you today. Here they are...

I think the first and last ones are my favourites this week. What do you think? The text on the last one is from one of my favourite books, The Return Of The King. Don't worry, I have another copy ;-)

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Another Life Book Taster Session.

 This one was from Amanda Trought. We made a double page spread with collage, paint, water soluble crayons, stencilling, and lots of paint pen marks.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Friday, 9 October 2020

Lifebook Taster - Alena Hennessy

 Happy Friday Everyone!

Here's a page I made following Alena Hennessy's Lifebook Taster Session. I used acrylic inks for the background, and paint pens for the marks and writing. I'm linking this page to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

I have a couple of other Lifebook pieces to share. This one was from Juno Biagioni's session, using a mono-printing technique.

And this one was from Dena Ann Adams session. A study of daisies.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

366 Somethings - Week 40

 Hello Everyone!

I suddenly realised I hadn't posted my ICADs for the past week. I can't blame it on any social distractions. Lol! I very rarely have those these days. So here are my 'Somethings' for week 40...

Do you have a favourite this week? I love that 'Lame Duck' on 277. It was Alison Bomber that pointed out the connection. The words I chose were completely random, as was the collage.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xx

Monday, 5 October 2020

Lifebook Taster Sessions

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a watercolour page to share with you, from Susan Nethercote's Lifebook taster session. The class was called Watercolour Winddown. I enjoyed the freedom of this class, and I'm starting to get my head around watercolour.

A few wiggly lines means I can link this page to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox