Tuesday, 11 August 2020

366 Somethings - Week 32

Hi Everyone!

It's been too hot to do much these last few days! We've been going out for our usual 6am walks when it's lovely, then spending the rest of the day indoors with the curtains shut to keep out the sun. Is it an age thing? I just can't cope with high temperatures anymore. 

I've just about managed to create my daily collaged index cards, and here's my latest week's worth.








Crazy 219 is my favourite this week. Someone commented on Instagram that the colourful scrap in the middle looks like a pair of funky shoes. Do you have a favourite?

Thanks for visiting,

Hugs, Alison xox

Thursday, 6 August 2020

366 Somethings - Week 31

Hey Everyone!

It's always interesting for me to look back on a week's ICADs, and to see how different they all are. Anyway, I digress, here are my latest little collages.








Hmmm...which is my favourite this week? I always love an inky mess, so I think 212 has it. But also those mountain ranges on 215 and the pebble people on 214, that I cut from a health brochure. How about you?

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Live Life Gently

Hi Everyone!

I made another page for my Pockets and Tags theme at Art Journal Journey.


My substrate is a gel print I made recently with some heart-shaped leaves I found on one of my walks. You can just about make them out if you look carefully. I added some torn pieces of painty paper and a teabag packet, popped a shipping tag and teabag tag in the pocket, then used Dina Wakley's Sunburst stencil with Primary Cyan paint. I scribbled some black pen journaling, attached a little heart-shaped leaf to the pocket, then added my hand-written words 'Live Life Gently'. I finished with some black paint splashes.

I hope you're all having a good week,

Alison xx

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Art Journal Calendar - August 2020

Hi Everyone!

I'm a day late with my August art journal calendar spread, in fact I only found time to create it today. As you can see, I've already filled out 2 days.


I used a 5x3" Gelli Plate with Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic and home-made mark-making tools, to make a bright background. The little tags were cut from a previously made gel print, then the details were made with a fine black Posca paint pen. I used PaperArtsy stencils for the title.

I'm linking my spread to my theme Pockets and Tags at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xx

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Art Journal Journey - Pockets and Tags

Hi Everyone!

I'm excited to tell you that I'm hosting over at Art Journal Journey for the month of August, with the theme of Pockets and Tags

Here's my page for the theme.


I used teabags for my pockets, snipping off the tops, emptying out the tea leaves, and inserting a tiny tag into them.


I decorated the fronts of the teabags with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint and a PaperArtsy stencil by Sara Naumann, then added a Tim Holtz rub on.


I love these nature themed rub ons.


And here are the little tags. I decorated them with some collage scraps, a mini Prima lace stamp, and some Tim Holtz phrase stickers.


I'm looking forward to seeing your Pocket and Tag themed art journal pages over at Art Journal Journey this month.

Alison xox

Thursday, 30 July 2020

AJJ - When It's Hot

Hi Everyone! I have another page to share for Erika's When It's Hot theme at Art Journal Journey. For some reason, new Blogger's linking isn't working, so here's the link to the challenge (hopefully!): https://art-journal-journey.blogspot.com/2020/07/when-its-hot.html

I don't know about you, but when it's hot I don't particularly want to move or do anything, although the lady on my page looks like she is dancing, or maybe she's lying flat out on the ground!


Thanks for popping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

366 Somethings - Week 30

Hi Everyone. I'm back today with my collaged ICADs for Week 29 of the 366 Somethings Challenge. They are also nos. 52-58/61 of Daisy Yellow's ICAD 2020.








208 is my favourite this week. The black blob on the left started off as a flower, but then I let it drip, adding more ink to create more drips. Do you have a favourite?

Thanks so much for visiting, and thanks for your concern about my back, it's a lot better, but I'm being careful now. No heavy lifting of tortoise boxes!

Alison xox