Monday 20 August 2018

365 Teabag Somethings - Week 33

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing my Week 33 teabag art for the 365 Somethings Challenge.

These ones were fairly simple, stamping with Dina Wakley stamps and Fresco Acrylic Paint, outlined with a fine black Posca paint pen, then finished with a Tim Holtz rub on. I really love the blue and brown combination.

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Alison xox

Sunday 19 August 2018

Time Alone

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Although I love to spend time with family and friends, one thing I also enjoy is a bit of time alone for reflection, making art, reading, and sitting in the garden watching the birds. So here is an abstract page I created for Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings Challenge at Art Journal Journey. I used PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paints, tea stained book page, and Seth Apter stencils for the words. 

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Thursday 16 August 2018

Book Love

Hi Everyone! 

I love reading a good novel, usually a bit of a romance, historical mostly. Although my bedside pile currently consists of a few of Kate Moreton's. I also like a good mystery once in a while, and Tolkein is a favourite too. Reading is a blessing I cherish. So here's another page for Elizabeth's challenge at Art Journal Journey.

On my hunt through magazines for images of books, it was mostly cookery books that I found, and one on cricket! Lol! Not my usual reads! I did find a Mr. Darcy quote from Pride & Prejudice though, which is a definite favourite.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Monday 13 August 2018

365 Somethings - Week 32

Happy Monday Everyone!

Here are my latest collection of decorated teabags for IHanna's 365 Somethings Challenge.

I began with adding blue acrylic paint with my fingertip, then I used a Carabelle Studio background stamp with black archival ink. I stamped with white paint and Stampendous stamps, then finished with a word sticker mounted onto burlap. 

Wishing you all a creative day,

Alison xox

Sunday 12 August 2018

I Love Colour!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I adore colour, and use lots of it in my art, it's such a blessing and inspiration to me, so here's an art journal page I created for Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

It was a page that already had some leftover paint colour on it, so I added more with stamps, bubble wrap and a stencil, then stamped the Dina Wakley figure, and used black paint through a fine nozzle to write my title. I finished with some white marks and black splatters.

Wishing you all a great week ahead,

Alison xox

Saturday 11 August 2018

Tea and Friendship

Morning Everyone! We had a deluge of rain yesterday, which has cooled things down thankfully, but today has started with sunshine and a cloudless sky, it's beautiful!

At my crochet group yesterday, we were celebrating the birthday of our dear friend Jan, and here is the card I made for her. She loves tea, and also sings, so I used some teabags, music sheet, and found some old tea and friendship stamps by Lindy's Stamp Gang. The base is a gelli-print.

Happy Saturday!

Alison xox

Friday 10 August 2018

Our Green and Pleasant Land

Happy Friday Everyone!

Our garden and local fields haven't been very green lately with the heatwave, but I've been busy watering plants to keep our garden as green as possible, and it made me appreciate our little bit of paradise.

So here is the second page I created at my friend Hazel's house, with my lovely garden in mind, and I'm linking it to Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

It was another page created using my art prompts. I used some funky tree stamps by Dina Wakley to represent my garden love. The red splatters look like cherries on the trees, although we only have conifers in our garden. Hazel thought the blue splodges looked like her pond, although we only have a little stone birdbath at home.

Wishing you all a happy weekend,

Alison xxx

Thursday 9 August 2018

Art Journal Journey - Count Your Blessings

Hi Everyone! I have another page to share with Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings Challenge at Art Journal Journey

I'm blessed to have my good friend Hazel of Hazel's Creative Moments living nearby, and we regularly get together for a day of crafting. I also get my doggy fix with Hazel's gorgeous two black cocker spaniels Josh and Murphy. 

I took my art prompt cards over to Hazel's house on Tuesday, and we had fun creating a couple of pages with them. This was my first page.

I was fortunate to win a set of Tim Holtz's Sealife stamps from Autumn of Sew Paper Paint, and used these on my page.

I'll be back tomorrow with the second page I created at Hazel's house.

Alison xox

Tuesday 7 August 2018

365 Somethings Week 31

Hi Everyone!

I'm going to quickly show you my slightly late 365 Somethings teabag art for week 31, as it's so hot sitting at this flipping laptop!

A scrap of book paper, some black acrylic paint, a scrap of teabag paper adhered over that, then some white paint pen marks and a little red paint pen heart added. Inspired by some art on Pinterest.

I'm off to find some cool evening air in the garden!

Alison xox

Sunday 5 August 2018

I Love Us!

Hi Everyone! I couldn't resist using those fabulous PaperArtsy Challenge colours of Claret, Mint, Sage & Gold again. And I made a 'no time limit' (wink) art journal spread for Elizabeth's 'Count Your Blessings' Challenge at Art Journal Journey

This page celebrates the blessing of having my wonderful soulmate husband to share my life with. He's a keeper, currently making our dinner while I create art!

Time to open a cold beer! Hope you've had a good weekend.

Alison xox

Saturday 4 August 2018

PaperArtsy Challenge - Topic 13 - Mint, Sage, Claret, Gold - Art Prompt Cards

Hello Folks! I'm sharing a tutorial over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight, for some art journaling prompt cards with the colour theme of 'Mint, Sage, Claret & Gold'. Here's a peek at my project, and I hope you'll pop over to see my tutorial HERE.

I look forward to seeing you join in with the challenge.

Alison xox

5 Minute Art Journaling - Day 7

Hi Everyone! It's the 7th and final day of SouthernGal's 5 Minute Journaling Challenge on Instagram. I'm definitely getting the hang of this, and it's a great way to fit in some creativity, even when it's too hot, or you're busy.

I got some paint out ready, and chose a great colour combo that PaperArtsy have as their current challenge. Claret, Sage, Mint & Gold. Although I forgot to use mint, and I have turquoise scraps, so it probably won't count. I'm going to enter my page for Try It On Tuesday's Book Paper Challenge though.

I applied the base of sage paint with an old credit card, and used the corner to scribble in it. Such fun! And I used a small round paint brush to create the flower petals and marks, another of my favourite techniques.

This speedy challenge has been such a blessing in the heat this week, so I'm linking to Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings Challenge over at Art Journal Journey too. And Moo Mania & Moo are asking for Sheet Music, so I'm linking there too!

Hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend,

Alison xox

Friday 3 August 2018

Art Journal Journey - Count Your Blessings

Hello Folks!

I count Creativity as one of my greatest blessings in life, so I'm linking today's 5 minute spread to Elizabeth's Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

Here's my Day 6 spread after 5 minutes...

Then I couldn't resist adding some extra outlines and doodles, as I would normally do, when time is not limited.

I found another great Tim Holtz quote sticker, which was appropriate to SouthernGal's 5 minute art challenge.

It's nearly 90 degs where we live in the UK today, so I'm hiding indoors in my cool art room. Hope you're keeping cool, happy and comfortable wherever you are in the world.

Alison xox

Thursday 2 August 2018

5 Minute Art Journaling - Day Five

Hi Everyone! Crikey, is it day 5 already?! Here's today's 5 minute spread.

I had some paint and collage, and a sticker picked out ready, set off the timer, and voila! So fun and freeing, and I really love this page!

Hope you all have a wonderful day,

Alison xox

Wednesday 1 August 2018

August Art Journal Calendar & 5 Minute Journaling

Happy August Everyone!

Here's my new art journal calendar pages for the month ahead. I decided to go abstract, with PaperArtsy Fresco acrylic, mark-making tools, and I used a PaperArtsy stencil to create the little journaling blocks. The title was hand-written.

And, here is my 5 minute art journal page for SouthernGal's challenge. I did get some paint on my palette and found some mark-making tools, before I started the timer, and today I had seconds to spare, so I managed to add a dotty border and splatters with a paint pen.

I spotted this quote and thought it quite appropriate.

I'll be back tomorrow with another quick page.

Have a great evening,

Alison xox