Sunday, 22 April 2018

A Bit of Art Journaling and Teabag Art

Hi Everyone! I'm back! That head cold knocked me sideways! It's left me with a bit of a cough, but I'm much better.

I felt well enough yesterday, to decorate some teabags for week 16 of ihanna's 365 Somethings challenge. I used a small round Gel Press plate, with punched shapes and the waste, sequin waste and some old Claudine Hellmuth paints that hadn't solidified (I've had them years!!) I had fun building the layers, then used a journaling pen to outline the leaves.

Next I made a page in my journal for my Recycle & Collage challenge at Art Journal Journey. I'd been stamping my little round gelli plate off on this page to build up a background. I'd also decorated some other teabags to use. I was using an old envelope as under paper, and this came in handy for the collage strips and circles. I finished with some marks, journaling, and a phrase that appeared in my head. 

I'm hoping to finally enjoy the sunshine this afternoon, before it goes away.

Happy Sunday,

Alison xox


  1. Once again, I am in awe of those gorgeous teabags. You don't seem to be slowing down on those and I am truly impressed with the clever ideas you come up with each week. They are super again this week.

    I also adore the journal page you created for your theme this month at Art Journal Journey. The used teabags, the used envelope, and your doodles all add up to a fabulous entry, dear.

  2. glad you're feeling a bit better, a cold is worse in hot weather I always think. Love this page and your tea bags look fabulous on it.

  3. Recycle collage is wonderful, i love it!!!
    happy sunday evening

  4. Those teabags are amazing dear Alison and your page is fantastic! I thought of you and am glad to hear you feel better meanwhile!
    Take good care of you!
    Hugs, Susi

  5. Your collage looks awesome, I love the colour you used for the page and the tea bags.
    Glad you are feeling a bit better.
    Yvonne xx

  6. So sorry to hear you've not been well, but relieved that you're on the mend. I love your bold and bright teabags, and the collaged page is so lovely.
    Alison x

  7. Glad your feeling a little better now Alison, hopefully you have seen the worst of it and it's taken the exit closing the door firmly behind itself. Love those decorated teabags and your journal page with the small round Gelli Circle stamp offs, it's a super invention that wee one is!!
    Enjoy the rest of your evening.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  8. Very pretty Alison and love your colour combo. Claudine's paints were the best, the only paints that don't seem to go off.

  9. beautiful page,alison,love the white circles and the leaves on your teabags,the blue colors remind me of the blue ocean,very wonderful.
    happy week,dear alison.

    hugs jenny

  10. beautiful journal page and use of the teabags!

  11. Sorry you’ve been poorly Alison, glad you’re feeling better. I love everything about your journal page - it’s beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Glad to hear you are feeling better! I'm in awe of your teabag designs and the page you created is fabulous too 😀. I hope you enjoyed the sunshine this weekend and managed to potter in your garden. Enjoy your week! J 😊 x


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