Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Grad Day Jewellery

Morning Everyone!

The day is nearly here! After four years of hard work and partying, my daughter Beth's Grad Day is tomorrow. It's going to be rather posh, the ceremony is in The Royal Albert Hall no less. I have my outfit ready (dress and jacket - I'm calling it my Teresa May outfit!), and yesterday I put together some jewellery using the beads that I bought at the Knit & Stitch Show last week.


My dress has a red, orange and black design, hence the bead colours. I made two earring designs, and I think I'll wear the shorter orange and red ones, as they show up better against my fiery red, newly dyed hair.


The large beads are agate, the black are onyx, and the rest are glass. 

I'm off to make some more preparations now. Have a lovely day!

Alison x


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Inspired by Karin

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

I was inspired by Karin's techniques over at Birgit's Crew Member Wednesday Challenge, and created a double page spread in my 7x5" art journal. 


I used Carabelle Studio stamps and stencils, and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.


Also, I thought I'd share my purchases from the Knit and Stitch Show last Thursday. I had a wonderful afternoon and evening with my hooking friends Jan, Gabby, Sandra and Linda, topped off with beer and curry at Victoria station's Wetherspoons.


A closer look at the agate and glass beads I bought. I'm intending to make myself some jewellery to wear at my daughter Beth's graduation this week.


Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Alison x




Saturday, 14 October 2017

Wanderlust week 21 - Work Big

Hello Everyone!

For week 21 of Wanderlust, Kasia invited us to work big. She suggested that we use inspiration from one of our own art journal pages, and create something big. My canvas isn't huge, about 14x12", but I took inspiration from this page in my 7x5" art journal.


I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend,

Alison x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A Little Piece Of My Soul

Morning Everyone!

The sun is shining, and I'm looking forward to a day out at The Knit & Stitch Show at the Alexandra Palace in London this afternoon with some of my hooking pals. I was up bright and early, and created a quick page in my 7x5" art journal too.


I scraped a bit of white gesso on my page, collaged some torn pieces of painty scrape paper, then added some marks and writing. It was a great start to my day!


Hope you all have a fabulous day, whatever you do!

Alison x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Our Beautiful Souls

Hello Everyone!

Here's a little page I made yesterday in my 7x5" art journal. The red and blue areas are pieces of painty kitchen towel, and I used the dropper of my black Bombay Ink to sketch the flower. I made a butterfly using eyes cut from a magazine.


I found this quote online... 'If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies. How different our ideal of beauty would be.'


Alison x




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Soul Food

A Jackson Pollock moment is good for the soul! Linking this page to Art Journal Journey's 'Landscapes of the Soul' challenge.


I'll be leaving this one to dry naturally overnight! Maybe longer!

Have a happy day,

Alison x