Monday, 12 March 2018

Hearts and Spring and Other Things!

Hello Folks. My art journal was feeling a bit neglected, so I'm back today with a page for Rosie's Spring Challenge at Art Journal Journey

I also have some Gelli Plate prints to share. Today, Birgit asked us to use 'Hearts'. I used stencils and also some paper heart masks I cut out.

As I passed my tortoises, I couldn't resist taking a photo of them queuing for a dip in the pool!

And finally, here are the beautiful flowers I received from my darling son yesterday. My backpacking daughter didn't neglect me, I had a lovely long video chat with her. 

Hope you all had a great weekend,

Alison x


  1. I love your tortoises. What fun pets! You need a youtube channel for videos of their activities. I know I'd subscribe :) That's a beautiful bouquet!

  2. Wonderful page Alsion - so full of life and artsy yumminess and your heart gelli printed papers are AWESOME! A wonderful bouquet from your son - he seems to be a thoughtful young man - congrats on having such a nice son and lovely daughter dear Alison! THANK YOU VERY MUCH for yet another HAPPY AND BEAUTIFUL page linked to the Spring theme over at Art Journal Journey !
    AND WOW!!!! You have tortoises ♥♥♥♥
    those are one of my absolutely favourite animals -- I would so love to have a pair of them but my hubby always says they should live free...but I think I will have some in this life! I swear!
    Hope you will show me some photos of them from time to time, that would me make happy!
    Good start into the new week !
    oxo Susi

  3. great gelli pages and love the page you created in your journal. Glad you got to speak to Beth yesterday.

  4. A wonderful colourful page Alison. I loved seeing the photo of you tortoises waiting for their turn for the water.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Love the bright coloured page and great background prints-cute tortoises we used to have one of the hardy ones in the 70's when pet shops used to have a window full of them-used to live in a cold frame in the garden with an upturned bin full of straw for a bed -had him for years--a great climber he was too!!!
    Carol x

  6. Your vibrant Spring art is such a delight!! Fab gel print papers. And the turtles-so cute! How sweet of your son to give you that beautiful bouquet, and a video chat is the next best thing to being together.

  7. Those are gorgeous flowers. You lucky Mom. Nice that your daughter checked in also. Where is she hiking? I think you might have said Nepal? Loving all the art today too. Your spring journal page is so cheerful. We have a huge snowstorm coming in tomorrow so flowers in art is all I will be seeing for a bit. :) Hugs-Erika

  8. wow,your spring page is wonderful,love the abstract flowers and vibrant colors.
    the turtles are cute,this is one of my favorit animals.
    the buqet are beautiful,love your post today,dear alison.
    happy new week .

    hugs jenny

  9. I can tell you LOVE flowers. First, the spring flowers you created in your journal are lovely. They make me have hope that spring is not just a memory or wishful thinking.

    Second, the flowers you received are wonderful. Lucky you!

    LOVED the gelli prints, too. I am a big fan of hearts, and use them a lot in my art. Enjoyed seeing the turtles in their habitat, too.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous art journal page with us at Art Journal Journey today, Alison.

  10. What a beautiful journal page! The colours make me so happy and I love all the patterns and texture that you created 😁. Those Gelli plate prints are wonderful and that's such a beautiful bouquet of flowers from your son. So nice to have a long video chat with Beth too. Thanks for your kind wishes on my blog and have a wonderful week! J 😊 x

  11. What a fabulous bright journal page! I love your heart prints too! How funny your tortoises look! Yes I had flowers too but events of the last week have kept me away from the computer a bit and when I did get there I totally forgot...does that make me a very bad mother?!! Hugs,Chrisx


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