Friday, 14 May 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 19 - Favourite Colour

 Hi Everyone!

Here's my page for this week's art journal challenge from Raspberry Blue Sky. The theme is your favourite colour, and most of you probably know that mine is blue. I used my pebble stamps with various blue PaperArtsy Fresco acrylics. The die-cut shapes are by Carabelle Studio.

As I have used my own arty language, my signature techniques of collage (book pages & teabags), scraping paint (blue of course!), my own hand-writing, my own stamps, and of course some scribbles and splatters, I'm linking this to Elle's Language theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

100 Days of Stamp Carving - The Final Few - Days 92-100

 Hi Everyone!

The 100 Days Project has come to an end for this year, and I have my final hand-carved stamps to show you today.










You might notice that on days 93 and 94 I actually carved 2 stamps, so the total was really 102. I may have done this on other days too 😁

I took some photos of all of my stamps. I couldn't get them into just one photo very easily, so there are 4.

Here are the eraser stamps...


The circle stamps...

The pink Tosnail rubber, Essdee Super Carve, and lino...


Thanks to all of you that joined me on this carving journey, your lovely comments and encouragement meant so much to me.

I'm off to eat a lovely dinner now, cooked by my darling hubby. It's our 30th wedding anniversary today, so we'll be having a glass of bubbly with it 😍

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Thursday, 6 May 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 18 - Feathers

 Hi Everyone!

This week Raspberry Blue Sky chose Feathers as the theme for 52 Week Art Journal. I carved a feather stamp specially for the page, so you'll get a little preview of it here today. And I made up a quote to tie up with Elle's Language theme at Art Journal Journey.

Hope you're having a good week,

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Art Journal Calendar - May 2021

 Hello All!

We've had a mixed bag of weather here today. Fortunately, it was fine until late afternoon. I went walking with Hubby on the golf course first thing, and then with my Mum and Dad and our River Walkers group later in the morning. I love the river walk, especially now with all the river birds having their chicks. Here are the Egyptian Geese and Coot families. Aren't they adorable?!


Back to the title of my post. Here is my May art journal calendar spread. I'm linking it to Elle's Language theme at Art Journal Journey. I think the theme of my spread could be the language of colour, as I do love my brights. I've also used PaperArtsy script stamps on the tickets, and scribble journaled around the edge of my spread. Or maybe it's the language of those two birds, chatting away at the bottom of the page.


I used my Gelli Plate with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paints to make the colourful background, and the tickets were sprayed with pink Dylusions ink.

I used some Dina Wakley stamps, and also one of my hand-carved stamps. It's our birthdays and anniversary month in May, so I used a couple of Dina's bird stamps for us lovebirds 😍 It'll be our 30th anniversary next week.

Before I go, here is my April spread with those Easter eggs all filled out with daily walks and lots of arty time.

Thanks for visiting me today,

Alison xox





Tuesday, 4 May 2021

100 Days of Stamp Carving - Days 85-91

 Hi Everyone! Happy Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you!

Here are some more of my hand-carved stamps for The 100 Day Project challenge. I can't believe it's nearly over! I decided I needed a series of pebble stamps. There's another leaf/petal also, you can't have too many of those.

I hope you like them.







Here are the pebbles altogether, balanced on top of each other.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Thursday, 29 April 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 17 - Rainbow

 It's week 17 of Raspberry Blue Sky's art journal challenge, and Rainbow is the theme for this week. 

I started with some collaged book and music papers, then added some brightly coloured handmade collage paper circles, and some of my handmade washi tape. I scraped some white gesso over the page, then used black India ink to write the song words, scribble around the circles, then add some inky splatters.

I'm linking up to Try it on Tuesday's Inspired by a song challenge, 'Sing A Rainbow' by Peggy Lee, and also Art Journal Journey's Inspired By theme.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Alison xox

Sunday, 25 April 2021

100 Days of Stamp Carving - 78-84, and a Surprise for Sheila

 Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with my next instalment of my hand-carved stamps. It's getting close to the end now, less than 20 to go!







Some more mark-making stamps, another leaf and face, and a stylised tulip to add to the collection. I love them all!

I also recently carved a stamp for my lovely blog friend Sheila of Orange Esmeralda, who expressed an interest in one of my stamps. I carved another design on the reverse of the stamp. Since I used an eraser, there was plenty of thickness to do this. 

I can show them to you now, since the package arrived safely with Sheila yesterday.


I didn't want Sheila's Teddy friends to miss out, so I crocheted them all a little flower brooch.

And I made a special card to send to Sheila too, using some of my hand-made washi tapes.

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend,

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox