Sunday, 20 August 2017

Everything Art Live Adventure Art Journaling

Hello Everyone!

Last night, Everything Art's Kasia Avery hosted a live art journaling session on Facebook. At the beginning of the play, she asked us to message different prompts to use during our play session. I suggested tearing circles out of a magazine to adhere to the page. Kasia used 20 of the prompts in total, and this is how my page turned out. I love it!!!


As I have some words on it, I'm linking my page to Art Journal Journey's Poetry in Motion Challenge.

I had a lovely day today, catching up with lots of friends at the Stamperama stamp show, now I'm off to get some supper, and watch the 2015 film of Far From The Madding Crowd, which is one of my favourite books!

Wishing you all a happy Sunday Evening,

Alison x


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Messy Journaling

Hello Everyone!

Today, I got stuck into the paint with my fingers to create a page. I picked out three colours of Dylusions paint plus white, and some paint and gel pens. And this was the result...


I wrote...Let yourself go, Make messy art, Use your fingers! Even the flowers were made with my fingerprints.


I'm going to the Stamperama Show in Stevenage tomorrow, and looking forward to catching up with my arty crafty friends.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Alison x

Friday, 18 August 2017

Country View Challenges - Blue and Green

Hello Everyone!

I found a bit of time to do some art journaling yesterday, a little bit of collaged gelli-printed tissue,  some doodled vines, and a Picasso quote I found online. 



I'm off to my lovely crochet group this morning, for a bit of hooking and chatting, 

wishing you all a happy Friday,

Alison x



Thursday, 17 August 2017

Crafty Play Day

Hello Everyone!

This week I've been catching up with friends. Yesterday, was spent at a local National Trust garden with my best pal, her son, and little King Charles spaniel. We went for a lovely walk, had lunch in the tearoom, and admired the beautiful flowers in the gardens. The sun was shining and we had a lovely time.

On Tuesday, my friend Hazel came for lunch and crafty play. I cooked a yummy spicy sweet potato and bean stew, from a recipe on Tesco's website. And I also spent the day making bright masterboards, using Dylusion's paint and PaperArtsy stamps.


I needed a card for a friend who was having some surgery yesterday, so I used one of the backgrounds and PaperArtsy Lin Brown stamps to make this...


I'm hoping to get some art journaling in before the weekend, so watch this space.

Hope you're all having an artful day,

Alison x




Tuesday, 15 August 2017

LOVE Art Journal Page

Morning Everyone! 

Although the Art Marks Challenge is now finished, I decided to carry on filling up my little 7x5 inch journal with art.

Here is an abstract page I made yesterday, using my favourite Dina Wakley paint colours of Turquoise and Lime, with a bit of Ruby for contrast. The 'Love' stamp was a Craft Stamper mag freebie.



Hope you all have a wonderful, arty day,

Alison x

Monday, 14 August 2017

Rae Missigman's Artmarks 30 Day Summer Challenge 2017 - Final Day 30

Hi Everyone!

It's the final day of Rae Missigman's wonderful Art Marks Challenge. Well, technically, it was yesterday, but I had a horrible headache all day, and was unable to use my computer as my daughter was watching Game of Thrones on it!

Day 30's theme is 'Closed' so I added an index card flap to my page. Here it is in the closed position...


And, here it is open...


I collaged masking tape, a teabag and some paper scraps for texture, covered with white gesso, then used PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, Red Bombay India Ink, and Dina Wakley Media Acrylics in Lime and Turquoise, then added marks and writing. The index card was edged and attached with washi tape.


The head is still a bit sore, I think it may be a viral one, so I'm off to make porridge and relax my eyes a bit.

Wishing you all a wonderful week of artfulness,

Alison x


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Rae Missigman's Artmarks 30 Day Summer Challenge 2017 - Day 29

Hello Everyone!

Here's my Day 29 Art Marks page. The theme was Stitched. I cheated and drew faux stitches, but did layer my collaged circles onto black thread. I used Dina Wakley Lime and Turquoise paint, and red Bombay India Ink.


I also wrote some affirmation quotes around the edges of my page, so I'm linking up to Art Journal Journey's Poetry in Motion challenge again.

Have an artful weekend,

Alison x