Thursday, 8 February 2018

Artmarks Day Five and S is for Sheep

Hello Folks!

I have another Artmarks page to share with you today. The Day 5 word is 'Commit'. Mmm...have to think about what I'm committing to. Doing this challenge every day is a commitment definitely.

I used a cork and white paint to make some sheep bodies on the teabags, then added features with pens. I like to think they have some personality. The sheep at the bottom is thinking 'Does my butt look big in this?!'

I thought I'd also share a picture of my tortoises, Josie and Olive. I did some investigation, and I believe they are both females now.

And lastly, I've finally got around to putting a link to my Etsy shop, Craftytrog's Yarn Art, in my sidebar. At the moment, I just have crochet items listed, but I'm planning to add some arty bits too.

Here's a couple of triangle scarves I recently made, that will be added shortly.

That's all for now. 

Alison x


  1. Your sheep made me laugh. They (and you) are SO clever. I really enjoyed them. Now THESE are the teabags I'm used to. Still loving your teabag art, and loving that you shared this with us today at Art Journal Journey.

    You have been very busy. Both tortoises are female? Could there be a male in the offing? After all, it IS nearly Valentine's Day (grin).

    You must make art and crochet 23 hours a day. Do you ever sleep? These are lovely.

  2. What a fun and fantastic page, love those sheep. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Gorgeous tortoises! I'll be looking forward to updates :) (and maybe a video?) I consider care of them to be a commitment.

  4. Fabulous page and love the brilliant sheep on the teabags-beautiful scarves too
    Carol x

  5. The sheep are utterly delightful. That's a nice little border too.
    Crochet scarves are gorgeous and look so warm and cosy.

  6. Your page is fantastic and the sheep, looks real fun. I loved the words you added.
    Yvonne x

  7. I adore your lovely sheep on the teabags - what a fantastic page - so glad we have it in the animal collection over at AJJ Alsion! And the mark making challenge is for sure pure commitment - you are right . Brings so much I think!
    Your two tortoise ladies are adorable!
    Thank you for showing them and congrats on the shop - your scarves are unique and very fashionable! Good luck with the shop Alison!
    oxo Susi

  8. What a clever and creative idea to use corks to stamp the sheeps, and those on teabags! I like the whole page and your sheeps has definitely much personality!
    Lovely photo of the tortoises! Two females - two girlfriends.
    Your crocheted triangle scarves look beautiful!
    Thank you for linking your wonderful entry to my animals at AJJ!
    Rike x

  9. Those are super cute sheep. I love your idea to make them Alison. Nice page and it did make me smile this morning. And I didn't know you had tortoises. They are cool. I have a friend who has one too and it wanders around the house. I don't know much about tortoises so it is cool to see them. happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

  10. Wow, your teabag stamped sheep are adorable! I laughed when I read your comment about does my bum look big in this 😉. I loved seeing your tortoises too and I can see how they inspired your wonderful page earlier this week! So glad you added the link to your Etsy shop and your crochet items are amazing, I love to wear triangular scarves and they look so soft and cosy - beautiful 😁. Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend! J 😊

  11. I love your artwork and your scarves. Such fun! Your tortoises are absolutely adorable. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  12. I spot square teabags!!! Love this page Alison it reminds me of handmade patchwork quilt, fabulous style just like your crochet work, i'm rubbish with wool & knitting :D How sweet are your tortoise... Thank you for sharing a pic with us all.
    Warmest of wishes Tracey xx

  13. Love your sheep! So clever of you! Your totoises look like my GD's, They had to be separated though as the bigger one was quite aggresive! Chrisx


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