Friday 21 September 2018

Socks and Golden Hours

Happy Friday Everyone!

PaperArtsy have a great Challenge topic on their blog at the moment which is 'Re-Inkers'. I decided to try the drop & spritz technique, inspired by Autumn's tutorial for the challenge.


My page was also inspired by Southern Gal's Designs video, where she used collage and inks on an art journal page.

I have a few distress ink re-inkers, which haven't been opened in a while. I used Salty Ocean, Stormy Skies, and Vintage Photo. The Stormy Skies bottle still had the plastic seal on! I also used PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamps, and there's some tea splotches on my page too.


I'd also like to share with you some socks that I just finished crocheting for myself. I really love the Autumny colours. I used King Cole Zig Zag yarn if you're interested, and a pattern by Rohn Strong.


That's all for now. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Alison xox


19 comments:

  1. Those socks are COLORFUL, but the pattern is out of this world.

    I don't have any oxide reinkers, but I have lots of other kinds. I'll have to check their blog out to learn about this technique. I wonder if it's my favorite where I add rubbing alcohol to Staz-on.

    Your page is beautiful. I love how you created an amazing abstract background and kept the foreground realistic. Very nicely done, dear Alison.

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  2. Wow, I love you journal page! The colours and textures are amazing - so beautiful πŸ˜€. Your colourful autumnal socks made me smile, I could do with them as my tootsies are cold this morning...lol πŸ˜‰. Off to put some socks on now but they won't be as lovely as yours ...lol πŸ˜‰. Happy Friday! J 😊 x

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  3. Nice socks. I finished a pair recently (knitted) also. And I like the collaged background with that cool bird image. I have that stamp also. Isn't it great? happy weekend (or almost) hugs-Erika

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  4. Wonderful journal page Alison. Have a great weekend, Valerie

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  5. Fabulous journal page love the bird and great socks-off to check out the technique
    Carol x

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  6. loving the page, and the socks look cosy; just in time for autumn!

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  7. Your page looks fantastic Tracy, great colours and textures.
    The socks look so cosy, just right for cooler days.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. So you love crochet, Alison? Wow! I did not know it. Lovely socks, my friend. And a GORGEOUS page!!!!!!! Hugs, my talented lady.

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  9. I searched for these socks hee hee.. Still looking just as toasty, love those Autumnal colours.
    Your page is fab, lots of collage and inky drips. Ashamed to say I have bottle with the seal untouched too.
    Happy Monday Hugs Tracey xx

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  10. Fabulous grungy page Alison - lovely texture to.
    Cool socks! - love the colours and pattern - you are so clever :)
    Hope all ok with you.
    Gill xx

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  11. I love your fantastic grungy page ! Superb! Happy new week!Hugs, Susi

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  12. A wonderful page, Alison!!! Autumn's post was a good one!!! I need to have a play with the technique in my art journal!! LOVE the socks!!!

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  13. A beautiful journal page and I love your fabulous socks.
    xxx Hazel.

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  14. This is marvellous, what a wonderful surface, and adding the bird and the words is the perfect finish. I think he is singing to the music.

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    1. Also meant to say I am fascinated by the crocheted socks and they look great.

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  15. wow,this is amazing,iam in awe of your autumn page,love the black bird and all the texture,bravo!!
    happy weekend,dear alison.


    hugs jenny

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  16. Great layout, love the grunge and the wonderful colours x.

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  17. Oh, big deep sigh of pleasure - this page has completely won my heart. Colours, layers, textures, that fabulous ESN bird... who could ask for anything more?! Fab socks too!
    Alison x

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  18. Love the effect of the dropping and spritzing and of course Sarah's blackbird is perfect here! I adore those socks - I still can't crochet! Hugs, Chrisx

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