Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Flora, Fauna & Teabags

Hi Everyone!

Hope you've all been enjoying the sunshine lately! We've been making the most of it, and getting the garden into better shape than it's been for a good while. I'm not usually much of a gardener, but I'm enjoying the challenge.

First of all, let me show you my teabags for Week 19 of IHanna's 365 Somethings Challenge. This set were Gelli Plate printed, then the Paperdolls were collaged with stamped butterfly wings, black circles and a word sticker.


Next, I have a journal page to share for Jo's Flora & Fauna Challenge at Art Journal Journey.


I started with some collaged pieces of Gelli Plate prints, then scraped a little white thick gesso over. Then I added DecoArt Media Acrylic in Turquoise, then stencilled with Prussian Blue and Titanium White. I added my butterfly girl teabag on a circle of music sheet, and some stamped and painted butterflies (Crafty Individuals), then finished with a phrase sticker and some white paint splatters.


As it's Elizabeth's Tuesday T-Day, here is my cup of Peppermint & Liquorice tea, standing on my untidy computer desk.


I'm off to pull up a few more weeds now,

Alison xox

Friday, 11 May 2018

Queen Bee

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you're all having a good one! It's our 27th Wedding Anniversary today. We're not doing anything special, but we did toast ourselves with a glass of Pinot Grigio with our salad lunch.

Whilst Hubby's out in the garden clearing and repairing the shed, I created another page for Jo's Flora & Fauna Challenge at Art Journal Journey. I used PaperArtsy Masks and Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, and Dina Wakley Stamps and Scribble Sticks.


I'm off to make a cuppa and offer some help in the garden.

Ta ta for now,

Alison xox

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Flora

Hi Everyone! I created another page for Jo's Flora & Fauna Challenge at Art Journal Journey, using only Flora this time, in the shape of one of my button crochet flower teabags. 


The leaves and quote are from a Carabelle Studio stamp set by Birgit Koopsen. I collaged my teabag onto a gelli-printed coffee filter paper and some Tim Holtz printed tissue. I finished with splatters and a scribbly edging.


Happy Thursday,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

365 Somethings 2018 - Week 18 and AJJ - Flora & Fauna

Hi Everyone! We've just had the most glorious May Bank Holiday here in the UK! We spent it outside, gardening, walking and lunching with friends, and lunching with my parents in our garden. We also met our friends' sweet new Cavalier King Charles puppy Luna. She's so sweet!!! They now have two Cavaliers and a Springer, so I definitely got my dog fix! :-)


I managed to fit in creating my Week 18 set of 365 Somethings. I combined two hobbies in one, and crocheted some tiny button flowers to attached to some stamped teabags.


I got carried away with these flowers, and have a few left over. They will probably appear on a journal page, or they may become brooches. Aren't they so adorable?!


I also made an art journal page for Jo's Flora & Fauna challenge at Art Journal Journey. I spotted a photo of some Irish mountains and sheep in a newspaper, and they were perfect for my page, with added collage circles, paint and stencilled flowers.


I'm off to make some soup now, as I'm trying out the 5/2 diet for the first time, and today will hopefully be a light day. I need to lose the few pounds I gained over the Winter. 

Hope you all have a lovely, creative day!

Alison xox

Thursday, 3 May 2018

AJJ - Grow

Hello Folks. I created another page today for Jo's Flora & Fauna challenge at Art Journal Journey.


This page had everything thrown at it! Collage, stamping, stencilling with Grunge Paste, teabags, metallic paint, Infusions, and splatters.


Hope you're all having a lovely day! I'm off to vote in the local elections. I often feel that it's a waste of time, as the same party always get elected unfortunately, but as the women's vote was so hard won, I always go anyway.

Alison xox


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Art Journal Journey - Flora Fauna

Hi Everyone! A new challenge has started at Art Journal Journey. Jo from Let's Art Journal has challenged us to use Flora & Fauna on our pages. As it's a new month, I have my May art journal calendar to share with you today...only a day late!


I created a background with my small round Gel Press plate, PaperArtsy paint and masks. The butterflies were stencilled, using the waste from a Sizzix die cut. I used PaperArtsy stamps for the title, then finished with some doodled flowers, marks and splatters.

We've had some good news, my husband has a new job, after being made redundant at the end of March! It's such a relief, and we booked ourselves a holiday to celebrate.

 Wishing you a happy new month! 

Alison xox

Monday, 30 April 2018

A Final Collage Page & Week 17's Teabag Art

Hi Everyone! We have Winter here again in Kent today, with wind and rain, and only 5 degs C! Perfect weather for creating, so I've a final page to share for my Recycle & Collage challenge at Art Journal Journey. I've used up lots of the scraps that were lying on my desk, and added a paragraph from a page of Tolkien's The Return of The King.


And I also used up some scraps on this week's 365 Something's teabag art. I added stamping with Dina Wakley stamps, paint marks, book text (from The Return Of The King again), and finished with some gold pen splatters.


Thanks for visiting, hope it's warmer where you are!

Alison xox