Thursday, 15 November 2018

Be Brave, Stay Strong!

Good morning everyone! 

I needed to make some art today, to let some feelings out. I've been having some health problems, and today I'm hoping to find out what's wrong. Hopefully it's something minor that's easily treated. It's scary not knowing, as I'm sure you can imagine. Anyway, enough of the doom and gloom, I rather like this page that emerged.


I hope that it's modern enough to enter Erika's Vintage or Modern Challenge at Art Journal Journey.


To anyone else in the same position as me, be brave and stay strong, and trust in God to get you through whatever the outcome.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

AJJ - Vintage or Modern

Hello Everyone! I'm happy to report that my dentist appointment went well, and I came home and created a page for Erika's Vintage or Modern Challenge at Art Journal Journey. It's halfway through November and my first page for the challenge! Life has been getting in the way somewhat!


I started off with a modern background, using scraps of underpaper, some of my favourite Dina Wakley paint colours, Cheddar, Ruby & Turquoise, and a bit of DecoArt Crackle Paste that didn't show up very well. I also used my plastic cross-stitch aida to add paint. I found a vintage image with an amusing quote - 'What do you think I do all day? Sit around the house?' Of course not! - hahaha!


I hope you've all had a lovely creative day!

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

365 Somethings Week 45 & A Journal Page

Good Evening Everyone! I'm here tonight with my 365 Somethings Week 45 Teabag Art. These were inspired by the beautiful Autumn trees, which still have leaves on them mid-November.


I painted my teabags with Cheddar and Ruby Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic, then stencilled leaf patterns with Gilt DW Acrylic. I stamped the PaperArtsy leaves onto gessoed music page, cut them out and glued them to the teabags. I wrote 'leaf' a few times with a black gel pen, then inked the edges with black archival ink.


I decorated another teabag, and used it on a journal page. I haven't had a lot of time for art journaling lately, it felt good to make this page.


Music page, tea-dyed gauze, corrugated card, my teabag art, and a Tim Holtz phrase sticker, and I couldn't resist a few watery paint splashes.


I have the dentist in the morning, but I hope to make some more art tomorrow. I've missed it!

Wishing you all a great evening,

Alison xox

Monday, 5 November 2018

365 Somethings - Remembrance Teabag Art

Hi Everyone! As you can see, Remembrance is still on my mind. I'm taking my crocheted poppy brooches down to the Royal British Legion stand this afternoon, as they having been selling well.

For my 365 Somethings' Week 44 Teabag Art, I put together some tiny collages, painting poppies on the punched circles, and stamping some relevant words. I also added some splashes of red acrylic paint to represent the French poppy fields.


Here's a closer look...


Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Thankful For Their Sacrifice

Hello Everyone!

Tonight, I have my November Art Journal Calendar spread to share with you.


I and my crochet friends have been busy crocheting poppy brooches for the Royal British Legion to sell for Remembrance, and yesterday I was volunteering on their stand outside a local supermarket. I was amazed at everyone's generosity, young and old alike, and although it was a tiring 4 hours, I was happy to help the RBL in my small way.


I'm thankful for the sacrifice of men and women of the armed forces, and I'm therefore linking my pages to Try It On Tuesday's Thankful Challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

31 Products Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's the final day of the 31 Products Challenge, and I have a journal page to share, with photos of the different steps.

Days 27 & 28 - I sprinkled some PaperArtsy Infusions onto a gessoed page, then used a palette knife to apply PaperArtsy Metallic Glaze all over. Then I wiped it away through a Prima stencil.


Day 29 - I coloured the wiped away areas with a brown Derwent Inktense Pencil, and activated with water.


Day 30 - I added some die-cut Gelli Plate prints.


Day 31 - I drew a flower, using Lumiere Light Body Metallic Acrylic in pearl turquoise. The bottle has a fine tip applicator. Before the paint dried, I pushed a button into the flower centre.


That's it for the challenge, which was great fun! To finish my page, I added a quote and some black Bombay Ink splatters and drips.


I'm entering my page in Try It On Tuesday's Thankful Challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Thankful

Hi Everyone! Today, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer over at Try It On Tuesday, for their Thankful Challenge.


I created an art journal page for the challenge.


I started with some collaged book paper scraps, then painted over these with a thin layer of gesso. I used DecoArt Acrylic sprays with a heart stencil, then added scribbled outlines with black Bombay India Ink. I stencilled some more with contrasting turquoise and gold metallic paint, did some doodling, hand-wrote the sentiment, then finished with some painty splatters.


Thanks for visiting! I hope you'll also pop over to TIOT's Blog, to see what their amazing team have created, and don't forget to join in with the challenge.

Alison xox