Wednesday 31 July 2019

Garden Party Challenge 3

Happy Wednesday Everyone.

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current Garden Party Challenge on Instagram. Here are the prompts for Challenge 3...

And here's my card...

The image is one of my favourites from Paperbag Studios.

There's a bit of splattering going on, so I'm linking up to Try It On Tuesday's Splatters & Splodges Challenge again.

Wishing you a happy & creative evening,

Alison xox

Monday 29 July 2019

AJJ - We're All Going Around In Circles

Hi Everyone!

I'm squeezing in another page for Chris' We're All/Going theme at Art Journal Journey.

I prepped a canvas page in my Dina Wakley journal with a book page, some Seaglass Fresco Acrylic and bubble wrap printing with London Bus Fresco Acrylic. Then I grabbed some Gel Plate prints, cutting out circles, adhering, and adding scribble writing with my glass dip pen and india ink. I painted red hearts, outlined with black pen, and finished with splatters of ink.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Sunday 28 July 2019

We're All Splashing The Paint Around

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I haven't been crafting much lately, and there's a good reason. A new little guinea pig came into animal rescue a week or so ago, 3 months old Elliott.

I decided to bring Elliott home, and try to bond him with my Angus, to give him a bit of company. When I saw them sharing the wooden bridge shelter in the garden run, my heart just melted! I'm so happy :-)

I did manage to create a page last week for Try It On Tuesday's Splatters & Splodges challenge, and I'm also linking up to Chris' We're All/Going theme at Art Journal Journey. I used some prompt cards.

Wishing you all a great week ahead.

Alison xox

Friday 19 July 2019

AJJ - We're All...Loving Teabag Texture

Happy Friday Everyone!

Thank you all for your kind thoughts in comments on my last post. Stupid consultant's right hand doesn't know what his left hand is doing, and basically he didn't look at my records before writing! Grrrrrrr!

Anyway, I'm feeling better today, and I created another page for Chris' 'We're All/Going' theme at Art Journal Journey. It's titled 'We're all loving teabag texture', and of course there's lots of lovely used teabag papers involved.

Hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend,

Alison xox

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Garden Party Challenge No. 2

Hi Everyone

Garden Party Challenge no. 2 is now up on Instagram, and here are the prompts...

And here's what I came up with...

I made two cards, here's the other one...

I used collaged papers for the background and flowers, and cut butterflies from a patterned paper sheet.

Hope you're having a better day than I am...I had a rather disappointing and frustrating letter from my consultant.

Alison xox

Saturday 13 July 2019

AJJ - We're All Going Primary!

Happy weekend Everyone!

As promised yesterday, here's the page I made for Kim Dellow's Colour Challenge, to use primary colours.

There's a book page base with white gesso, then I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to create an abstract design. I'm linking up to Chris' We're All/Going theme at Art Journal Journey too.

Have a creative day,

Alison xox

Friday 12 July 2019

AJJ - We're All Going...For A Ride

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here's another page for Chris' We're All/Going theme at Art Journal Journey, with some more of my Hubby's train tickets.

My arty friend Kim Dellow, who regularly inspires us with her fabulous YouTube videos, has challenged us to use primary colours HERE. I used them in the background for the above page, but I also made another page with them playing a starring role, and I'll share that with you tomorrow.

Alison xox

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Instagram Garden Party Challenge No. 1

Hi Everyone! 

I found a new challenge on Instagram, called The Garden Party Challenge, and run by Isa and Sylvie. It's a fortnightly challenge with 5 prompts to use.

For Challenge 1, the list was, a square card, insects, pink colour, script, and stitching.

I made this card for my best friend Karen's birthday, which just happens to be today.

Happy birthday dear Karen! We celebrated with a visit to National Trust property Ightham Mote in Kent. Karen took a few photos, but she hasn't shared them with me yet. I used a stamp set by Innovative Stamp Creations, and one of my previously created gel prints.

Happy Wednesday,

Alison xox

Tuesday 9 July 2019

AJJ - We're All...Day Trippers

Hi Everyone! I made another art journal page for Chris' We're All/Going theme at Art Journal Journey.

Hubby and I went to see the film 'Yesterday', yesterday, in fact. We loved it, well who doesn't love The Beatles' music?! Anyway, today Hubby took the train up to York, where he works away a few days every week, and before he went, he popped a load of his used train tickets on my craft desk. One just had to feature on my journal page today, and I decided to use the lyrics from The Beatles' Day Tripper.

Just remembered the Beatles song I was trying to think of! Lol! Another ticket page coming soon. I bet you can guess which song!

Hope you've had a creative day too,

Alison xox

Sunday 7 July 2019

AJJ - We're All...Trying To Be Creative Every Day

Hello dear friends!

I think we'd all love to be creative every day, if only there were enough time.

After reading Elizabeth's comment on my post yesterday, I decided to use half the amount of random prompts to create another page for Chris' 'We're All/Going' theme at Art Journal Journey. Yesterday I used 12 prompts, so today I used 6. Maybe I'll try 3 tomorrow :-)

1. Add some paint dots. (Turquoise Fresco acrylic)
2. Make marks with the end of a paintbrush. (Black dots & large crosses)
3. Scribble some circles. (I used Dina Wakley pink Scribble Stick)
4. Make marks around border with a pen or pencil. (Black Posca Paint Pen crosses)
5. Draw a flower with non-dominant hand. (Black Posca Paint Pen)
6. Paint some marks with bright colours. (Orange DecoArt acrylic & Cerise Fresco acrylic)

Wishing you all a creative and happy Sunday.

Alison xox

Saturday 6 July 2019

AJJ - We're All... Being Random

Hi Everyone. Not much has happened in the craft room this week. I did paint a little dinosaur card for my friend's grandson who is 5 years old today. 

On a gel plate print, I sketched the dinosaur from a picture, then painted it black and added white and orange details. Then I added a hand-written message with my Posca paint pens. Hopefully he'll like it, he's dinosaur mad, and knows all their names!

Today, I decided it's been too long since I art journalled, so I got out my pack of art prompt cards, and here's what happened...

These are the prompts I used...

1. Cut a picture or face from a magazine and adhere.
2. Add white circles or marks.
3. Trace your hand.
4. Draw a quick self-portrait.
5. Use a stencil.
6. Scribble randomly on page.
7. Apply paint with a lid.
8. Use watercolour paint.
9. Add some doodling.
10. Use metallic paint to make marks.
11. Add paint fingerprints. 
12. Do some scribble journalling.

Alison xox

Monday 1 July 2019

We're All...Art Journalling

Happy July Everyone!

I've got my July art journal calendar spread to share with you tonight, but first here's my June one, with its mountains all filled in...

and now here's my July spread...

A background of teabag texture, hand-cut journalling circles, and some stencilled folk saying 'We're all art journalling', for Chris' 'We're All/Going' theme at Art Journal Journey. I actually stencilled around some Tim Holtz paper doll people.

Hope you all have a great week,

Alison xox