Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Flora, Fauna & Teabags

Hi Everyone!

Hope you've all been enjoying the sunshine lately! We've been making the most of it, and getting the garden into better shape than it's been for a good while. I'm not usually much of a gardener, but I'm enjoying the challenge.

First of all, let me show you my teabags for Week 19 of IHanna's 365 Somethings Challenge. This set were Gelli Plate printed, then the Paperdolls were collaged with stamped butterfly wings, black circles and a word sticker.

Next, I have a journal page to share for Jo's Flora & Fauna Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

I started with some collaged pieces of Gelli Plate prints, then scraped a little white thick gesso over. Then I added DecoArt Media Acrylic in Turquoise, then stencilled with Prussian Blue and Titanium White. I added my butterfly girl teabag on a circle of music sheet, and some stamped and painted butterflies (Crafty Individuals), then finished with a phrase sticker and some white paint splatters.

As it's Elizabeth's Tuesday T-Day, here is my cup of Peppermint & Liquorice tea, standing on my untidy computer desk.

I'm off to pull up a few more weeds now,

Alison xox


  1. Lol ...I'm not much of a gardener either and your gardening experience sounds like mine, I spent most of yesterday weeding and tidying our garden borders 😁. Your winged paper doll teabags are adorable and I love the one you used on your page too! As you know blue is my favourite colour so this page is perfect with the touches of orange, pretty flowers and beautiful butterflies! It's lovely to see you at Art Journal Journey again and wishing you a very Happy T Day too! J 😊 x

  2. I am always impressed with the newest way you create your weekly teabags for 365 somethings. It always amazes me at the clever new ways you come up with to decorate these beauties. The tiny paper dolls are the perfect size for these, aren't they?

    Then I noticed you carried the concept to your journal page, too. Beautiful butterflies add so much interest to this page, as do the flowers. They are the perfect addition to Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey, and I'm thrilled you added the link, too.

    I admit I've never heard of peppermint & liquorice tea before, but I love liquorice, so I know I would like this. Thanks for sharing your teabags, your art journal page, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday. I don't envy you the weed pulling, though!

  3. Beautiful tea bags, great how you always think of something new. Wonderful journal page, too. Happy T Day Alison! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Not familiar with 365 Somethings but I sure like your winged paper dolls. I like them on both the teabags and the journal page. I think I'll skip pulling weeks and go to my knitting group this morning instead. I like to LOOK at gardens as long as someone else creates them.

  5. Wonderful creations Ali. Enjoy your gardening! I think I will have another cuppa and think about mine ;)
    Hugs Flo x

  6. What a beautiful page! I love the blue and orange and the flowers and butterflies are so nice!

  7. Oooo, such fun Alison! The tea bags are beautiful, as are your pages. They have a gorgeous batik look to them. I'm intrigued by your tea. It's an interesting combination that I'd love to try some time.

  8. I am loving your art pages especially the second one-I love the blues-but I love both.
    Watch your back gardening-I get in trouble if I am out working too long-but it is always very rewarading
    Happy T Day kathy

  9. your vintage teabag art is just delightful and whimsical Alison! And your journal page is just FAB-love the blue and orange together! Wishing you happy T day!

  10. Your selection of decorated tea bags look fantastic, I love how you used the vintage figures and gave them wings.
    Its a wonderful journal page as well a gorgeous stenciled background.
    Your liquorice tea sounds lovely.
    After being away we will have to give the garden some attention as well, I hope our good weather lasts.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Fabulous tea bag art! i am doing the 365 day challenge also, but only posting intermittently on Instagram. your geli printing is beautiful. happy T day!


  12. Love your paper doll art, Alison.

    I can't even tell that your computer desk is untidy because you (wisely) zoomed in close. In the one I shared for today's T-party, I only noticed the used toothpick and my daily pill box later - lol. Pretty tea cup.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  13. I like all the dollies with the butterfly wings. I have had peppermint tea and licorice tea, but not blended together. Happy T Day

  14. Your tea bags are simply delightful! I love the gelli plate background and the paperdolls. These make an amazing journal page! Gorgeous!
    Happy Tea Day,

  15. i wrote a comment yesterday, but when pressing publish it obviously vanished in the nirvana...
    i love your Journal page, the Colors and stencils, and the tea bags are just Darling!
    happy belated t-day:)

  16. I love both creations, wonderful!!!
    Really beautiful... and a great use of your tea-bags and scraps of gel prints! :)
    Hugs Coco xx

  17. Have fun in the garden - I am like you not usually much of a gardener but since I have this garden for 7 years now I have learned to love the work outside and that every plant is a personality...and that makes gardening a kind of nice hobby now for me as well.I am really impressed with this week's teabags Alison - simply fantastic even though they are each week simply fantastic -lol!But these are GORGEOUS! And those genius page?! I am in awe of it - and you make me so so happy to link it to Jo's lovely theme!
    I so like this peppermint-licorice tea ever since a U.K.blog friend sent it to me,here they don't sell this flavour. I am just now in LOVE with a Lavendar Verbena Rose tea... I try out nearly every sort of tea I can find at our local stores.And there are so many delicious variations! Tea is just WONDERFUL!
    Happy rest of your week and good weather for working in and enjoying the garden!
    Hugs, Susi

  18. What a cool way to use those little TH people. Those teabags looks great and what a nice addition to your journal page. Hope it was a great T day-I am late to finish up the show this week. :) Hugs-Erika

  19. Oh how lovely, I like it so much. All the nice stencil motifs, stamps and the circle with the sweet girl are so perfect put together, also the combination of colors. Well done.
    Dear greetings

  20. oohh alison,iam in awe of your wonderful blue page,love all stamps and stenciled,and the little butterfly girl is so cute.
    your gelli teabags georgus, i love the garden too,so beautiful plants grow there,oh yes and peppermint tea is so yummy,i love black tea with lemon.
    have a nice evening,dear alison.

    hugs jenny

  21. I'm failing miserably with this catch up stuff but it's always a delight to see those transformed Teabags (again on my shopping list.) Your journal page is super too.
    Peppermint and Liquorice Tea sounds very refreshing.
    I know it's Thursday and not Tuesday but least it still has a T in the day hee hee..
    Hugs Tracey xx

  22. Wonderful teabags and beautiful journal page, hope you’re having a fabulous holiday.
    xxx Hazel.

  23. Fabulous journal page and as ever your tea bag art has got a starring role! We are on our way to a weeding session at our caravan....if it stops raining! Hugs,Chris xx


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