Friday 28 June 2019


Hello everyone. Here's another page for Halle's 'Words to live by' theme at Art Journal Journey.

It started with some teabag texture, then Grunge Paste through a PaperArtsy stencil. I scraped on some Seaglass Fresco Finish Acrylic, drew circles with black Bombay India Ink, holding up the page to get drips. I added a butterfly lady, some writing, hearts and splatters.

Happy Friday to you all,

Alison xox

Thursday 27 June 2019

I Am The Fire

Hi Everyone. For some reason I had the lyrics 'I am fire' in my head when I started this latest art journal page. When I searched the internet, I discovered Halestorm's 'I am the Fire'. Now I'm listening to a playlist! :-)

This lady on collage on hessian is for Halle's 'Words to Live by' theme at Art Journal Journey.

Have a happy day,

Alison xx

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Not A Material Girl!

Morning All!

I had a rainbow of leftover paint brayered on a page in my Dina Wakley art journal, and Southern Gals Designs Tiffany inspired me to create a sketchy face with a Stabilo all surface pencil. I also wanted to join in with Halle's 'Words to Live By' theme at Art journal Journey, so I found a great quote I had saved in my 'Words' folder on Pinterest. Then I realised it might work for the 'Material Girl' theme at Try It On Tuesday, although not a material girl!

The quote reads 'Some women want diamonds... Other just want a hammock, a campfire, and some peace and quiet.' As I'm a crochet addict, I added 'and a hook and some yarn!'

Hoping the sun will be shining soon, as I'm off to hang some washing out.

Have a happy and creative day,

Alison xox

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Art Journal Journey - Words To Live By

Hi Everyone!

I just got back from having a filling at the dentist, mouth a bit numb still, so I dived straight into my art journal and created another page for Halle's Words to Live by theme at Art Journal Journey.

A page that already had some leftover paint on, some torn gelli-printed book page, and I found this great quote on Pinterest, 'You are confined only by the walls you build yourself', that I hand-wrote on some teabags.

Wishing you all a creative day,

Alison xox

Saturday 15 June 2019

Art Journal Calendar June 2019

Hi Everyone!

We just returned from a fabulous fortnight's holiday in Chamonix, France. We stayed in a lovely chalet style hotel, with an amazing view of Mont Blanc from our room, although it's a little hard to see in this photo sadly. You can clearly see Le Glacier de Bossons though (above the hotel in the middle of the photo). We walked up to see it one day.

We enjoyed lots of hikes up in the mountains. Here's a sneaky photo that hubby took of me on Le Petit Balcon Sud.

And a photo of hubby overlooking La Mer De Glace. The glacier is receding fast recently.

And here's an obligatory selfie somewhere in the mountains.

My June art journal spread was inspired by our adventures in the mountains, and I found some great quotes on Pinterest to add, making my page qualify for Halle's 'Words To Live By' theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used some torn gelli-printed pieces of book page to collage the mountains, trying to show the amazing range of colours that can be seen. The quotes read... 'Life will test you, but remember this, when you walk up a mountain your legs get stronger.' and 'The mountains are calling and I must go.'

Thankfully, I made notes whilst we were away, on our daily activities, so now I can start filling in those mountains :-)

Wishing you all a very happy weekend,

Alison xox