Monday, 23 May 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - Days 94-100

 Woohoo! I made it to the end!

Here are my final 7 watercolours, all birds as I so enjoyed painting these.

Day 94 

Day 95

Day 96

Day 97

Day 98

Day 99

Day 100

Thanks for following me on my watercolour journey, I've had a lot of fun, and I've appreciated all your encouraging comments.

Alison

Monday, 16 May 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - Days 87-93

 Hello All.

May is a crazy month here, so many birthdays! My husband turned 60 today. He's working from home, but we'll cook a special dinner tonight. This weekend we are hosting our families for a joint celebration, as it's my 60th next week.

I'm just about finding time for my 100 days of watercolour for The 100 Day Project.

Here are some more birds.

Day 87

Day 88

Day 89

Day 90

Day 91

Day 92

Day 93

I'm hoping to find some art journaling time soon, maybe next week. 

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

A Few Cards

 Hi All.

Here are a few cards I made recently, for birthdays.

My daughter asked me to make a couple, one for her boyfriend. I used a PaperArtsy stamp.

And one for his nephew, who will be 3. I painted a watercolour dinosaur for him.

This is the card we gave to daughter's boyfriend. Another PaperArtsy stamp set, and some of my handmade washi tapes.

Our mum's birthday fall on the same day, and I made a couple of very similar cards for them, using some of my gelprints, and an Elusive Image flower stamp. Just before I sent them, I added a tiny orange adhesive gem to the flower centre.



I hope you're all having a good week.

Today is our wedding anniversary, 31 years, too many to give each other cards anymore. πŸ˜† Hubby said my flowers were stuck in the basket, I'll believe that when it happens! πŸ˜‚ We did go out for a country walk and a pub lunch though, to celebrate. 😍

Alison



Monday, 9 May 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - 80-86

 Hi Everyone!

It's getting late, so here's a quickie post of my latest 7 watercolours for The 100 Day Project. Hope you like 😊

Day 80

Day 81

Day 82 - Time for some quirky birds

Day 83

Day 84

Day 85

Day 86

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

Have a great week!

Alison

Thursday, 5 May 2022

May Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All.

I have my May art journal calendar to share with you today. 

As usual, I like to use the new Art Journal Journey theme, and this month Matilde has given us the theme 'Birds'.

I used a few stencils, for the title, in the background & for the journaling circles, mainly PaperArtsy ones, so I'm also linking up to Try It On Tuesday's 'Use a stencil' challenge.

I used acrylics to paint the birds on white tissue, then glued them to my pages.


Here's my completed April calendar.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Wishing you all a happy May.

Alison

Monday, 2 May 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - 73-79

 Hello All.

It's been our May Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK today. We went for a lovely afternoon walk with our friends and their little spaniel, to see the bluebells in our local woods. They are at their peak now, and simply stunning carpets of blue. As usual, I forgot to take any photos!

I have another week of watercolour art to share with you today, for The 100 Day Project. 

Day 73 - I used a PaperArtsy stencil on this one, with some gold watercolour dots. 

Day 74 - I love the earthy colours and simple botanical doodle on this one.

Day 75 - Another favourite.

Day 76 - The first of a few butterflies. I wish you could see the shimmer on these.

Day 77

Day 78

Day 79

Thanks for all your lovely comments, and for coming to visit me today.

Hugs,

Alison

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Enormous Panties

 Can you guess what film my latest journal page for Art Journal Journey is inspired by?

It's the fabulous Bridget Jones' Diary, one of my favourite books and films. I just love that scene where Daniel Cleaver discovers Bridget's wearing enormous pants, or 'panties' for those across the Pond 😁

I used magazine images, sheets of note paper, and some 7 Gypsies patterned paper. I thought that model looked uncannily like Renee Zellwegger, although a bit slimmer than her Bridget Jones character.

I think this may be my final page for my Play it again, Sam theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks to everyone who joined in, I know it was a tricky theme for some. I really enjoyed seeing your pages 😊

Hugs,

Alison