Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Art Journal Journey - Flora Fauna

Hi Everyone! A new challenge has started at Art Journal Journey. Jo from Let's Art Journal has challenged us to use Flora & Fauna on our pages. As it's a new month, I have my May art journal calendar to share with you today...only a day late!

I created a background with my small round Gel Press plate, PaperArtsy paint and masks. The butterflies were stencilled, using the waste from a Sizzix die cut. I used PaperArtsy stamps for the title, then finished with some doodled flowers, marks and splatters.

We've had some good news, my husband has a new job, after being made redundant at the end of March! It's such a relief, and we booked ourselves a holiday to celebrate.

 Wishing you a happy new month! 

Alison xox


  1. Lovely calender spread Alison - love the colours and anything burterfly is always wonderful. Every time you mention using the mini gel plates I keep thinking I must rry mine which still aren't out of the packet since buying them around November. I will - I must!!!
    Oh - thats great news hearing about your hubbies new job - what a relief!
    Happy May to you - and the weekend is suppose to be sunnier and warmer too :)
    Gill xx

  2. What a great way to make calendar. Very inspiring!

  3. Beautiful calendar pages,alison,love your blue butterflys and the orange color behind.
    your pages is so fresh und full of summer.
    happy nice day ,dear alison.

    hugs jenny

  4. What amazing calender pages! I love the Gelli plate background and your butterflies look so pretty in the contrasting blue 😀. I'm so pleased for you and your husband, his new job must be such a relief and how exciting to be going on holiday to celebrate - perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Art Journal Journey with your beautiful butterfly pages! J 😊 x

  5. I love your fabulous pages - so bright, happy and fabulous for May! And it fits Jo's theme so well ! Thank you very much for joining the new theme so early! It would fit the new theme at Try It On Tuesday as well, maybe you want to link to TIOT as well, would be nice!
    I am super glad to hear this good news! Big congrats ! That sounds fantastic and well done to celebrate with a holiday now!

    Hugs, HAPPY MAY dear Alison and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and your fabulous hosting of AJJ
    in April!

  6. Congrats that your husband has a new job! I know you were worried, and that kind of thing does weigh upon us, doesn't it? I hope your holiday is something you both enjoy.:) Loving the blue butterflies today. It is such a perfect page for a May calendar. Hugs-Erika

  7. I am so pleased he has a job! enjoy your holiday to celebrate!! Gorgeous page.

  8. First of all your good news was wonderful to read about. Congratulations to your husband and i hope you enjoy the holiday.
    Your journal spread looks fabulous, beautiful butterflies.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Beautiful pages-congrats on your hubbys new job and enjoy your holiday
    Carol x

  10. OMGosh. I completely forgot to share my calendar pages on my blog. I'm so glad you shared yours, although yours puts mine to shame. And being able to share them with Art Journal Journey is the perfect addition, too.

    SO glad to read about your husband. I can tell you are excited and we expect some G rated photos of where you go to celebrate (grin).

  11. Congrats to Hubby on the job front & good news about that holiday, a well deserved de-stress is on the horizon!
    Fabulous diary page, love the idea of using the Butterflies for your daily blurbs..
    Hugs Tracey xx

  12. The bright bold colours are fab... just love those butterflies as the days. Fantastic news about the job - congrats! - and the holiday too!
    Alison x


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