Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Art Journal Journey - Words To Live By

Hi Everyone!

I just got back from having a filling at the dentist, mouth a bit numb still, so I dived straight into my art journal and created another page for Halle's Words to Live by theme at Art Journal Journey.

A page that already had some leftover paint on, some torn gelli-printed book page, and I found this great quote on Pinterest, 'You are confined only by the walls you build yourself', that I hand-wrote on some teabags.

Wishing you all a creative day,

Alison xox

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Art Journal Calendar June 2019

Hi Everyone!

We just returned from a fabulous fortnight's holiday in Chamonix, France. We stayed in a lovely chalet style hotel, with an amazing view of Mont Blanc from our room, although it's a little hard to see in this photo sadly. You can clearly see Le Glacier de Bossons though (above the hotel in the middle of the photo). We walked up to see it one day.

We enjoyed lots of hikes up in the mountains. Here's a sneaky photo that hubby took of me on Le Petit Balcon Sud.

And a photo of hubby overlooking La Mer De Glace. The glacier is receding fast recently.

And here's an obligatory selfie somewhere in the mountains.

My June art journal spread was inspired by our adventures in the mountains, and I found some great quotes on Pinterest to add, making my page qualify for Halle's 'Words To Live By' theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used some torn gelli-printed pieces of book page to collage the mountains, trying to show the amazing range of colours that can be seen. The quotes read... 'Life will test you, but remember this, when you walk up a mountain your legs get stronger.' and 'The mountains are calling and I must go.'

Thankfully, I made notes whilst we were away, on our daily activities, so now I can start filling in those mountains :-)

Wishing you all a very happy weekend,

Alison xox

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Tree Top Bird

Hi Everyone!

I recently watched a brilliant YouTube video by the talented Giovanna on the GelliArts channel, where she used acrylic inks and re-inkers on her Gelli Plate. 

So yesterday, I tried the technique out myself, and today I was inspired to make this art journal page for Erika's In The Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey, using pieces of my prints and Dina Wakley stencils.

Hope you're having a happy & creative day,

Alison xox


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

PaperArtsy Topic 8 - Put a Brush on it

Evening Friends! Tonight I'm thrilled to be back on the PaperArtsy Blog with a project for their fabulous Put a Brush on it challenge.

Here's a wee peek at my artwork, you can see my full project and tutorial HERE.

Many thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Fly a Kite

Hi Everyone!

Can you guess what film I saw recently? I didn't think it was as good as the original, but there were some good effects. It inspired an art journal page for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey though :-)

Whilst I'm here, I have a couple of crochet projects that I recently completed, a bright and funky top for my daughter. She'll be home to claim it on my birthday this Friday.

and a commissioned blanket for my nephew. (Demelza Blanket designed by Catherine Bligh)

Hope you're having a lovely sunshiny week,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Starry Starry Night

Hello Folks! I've made another page for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey. Lots of teabag texture again!

After gluing down multiple teabag papers, I used a Prima stencil to add gold acrylic paint stars, then I used a palette knife to apply Seaglass Fresco Acrylic around the three rectangle teabags to highlight them. I also scribbled in the wet paint with the pointy end of my knife. I doodled some stars, stamped and adhered the words, outlined a few of the gold stencilled stars, then flicked gold paint pen all over the page.

I'm also linking my page to Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge 49.

Happy Tuesday!

Alison xox

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Butterflies are Flowers

Hello Friends.

I have another page to share with you, that I made for Erika's In the Air/Sky theme at Art Journal Journey.

Lots of teabag texture, three net teapig bags with butterflies, and a butterfly girl on a sparrow's back. A larger butterfly girl, then scrapes of Seaglass Fresco Finish acrylic, and a blotchy hand-written quote by Robert Frost.

Hope you're having a good week,

Alison xox