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


  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.

  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 πŸ˜‰. Off to put some socks on now but they won't be as lovely as yours πŸ˜‰. Happy Friday! J 😊 x

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

  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!!!

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

  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.

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

  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

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

  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

  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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