Tuesday 28 January 2020

366 Somethings Week Four

Hi Everyone!

Here are my collaged record cards for week four of the 366 Somethings Challenge. My pile of scraps is gradually decreasing, and I'm still using the original book page for my found text :-)

Wishing you all a happy and creative week,

Alison xox

Tuesday 21 January 2020

366 Somethings 2020 - Week Three

Hello Everyone!

Here are my collaged record cards for week three of 366 Somethings 2020.

This week more items from my box of scraps got used, as well as teabags of course. I tried paper weaving on day 20, inspired by Valerie/Bastelmania, and added marks, scribbles and splatters to all.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day,

Alison xox

Monday 20 January 2020

AJJ - Something New

Hi Everyone!

Last week Valerie of Bastelmania shared some fabulous paper weaving art on her blog HERE, which inspired me to give it a try in my art journal and my daily collages. I will share my week of collages tomorrow, but for now, here is my journal page with torn and messy paper weaving, a teabag, and splatters.

Thanks for the inspiration Valerie! I'm linking my page to Jo's Something New theme at Art Journal Journey.

Happy new week everyone,

Alison xox

Tuesday 14 January 2020

365 Somethings 2020 Week 2

Hi Everyone!

So far so good, and I'm keeping up with my daily quick collages. It's a great way to use up those scraps and teabags I've accumulated, and I'm having so much fun!

I'm still cutting phrases from the original book page that I ripped out, and there's plenty left. My hubby can't understand why I'm using record cards with lines instead of plain card. I keep telling him that it adds interest. Lol! I didn't go to art school by the way.

Wishing you all a creative day, and thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Monday 13 January 2020

AJJ - Something New

Hi Everyone!

I have a page to share for Jo's Something New theme at Art Journal Journey today. It's all about a new year walk with our daughter, and I used 3 photos that I printed using my new polaroid phone printer. It produces little 3x2inch photos that are a great size for art journaling.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day,

Alison xox

Tuesday 7 January 2020

365 Somethings 2020

Or as it's a leap year, 366 Somethings!

I decided to kick start my 2020 creativity by joining the daily art challenge again. I did it in 2018 with round teabag art, but for 2020, I've chosen to make collages on 6x4" index cards.

Here are my week one collages.

Most of the collages have pieces of gel prints on them, some have teabags, and they all have words cut from a single book page. I also used pieces of crackers left over from Christmas. Day one's collage has a metal piece that my daughter was throwing out, not sure if it's an earring or what?! :D

Creative wishes,

Alison xox

Thursday 2 January 2020

Happy New Year

Happy 2020 Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and that the new year will be a happy, creative and healthy one for you all.

Here's my January 2020 calendar, all ready to record my daily thoughts and activities. As you can see, I filled in day one before it was light enough to take the photograph. There's also a little whoopsie where I managed to forget that I needed 31 circles!

For the background, I used lots of different monoprints, tearing and adhering to create a colourful collage.

I stencilled the journalling circles using Midnight Fresco Finish acrylic, stamped the date, and hand-wrote the title. I painted the little flourishes, and used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the numbers and dots, and to journal. I've only just noticed that my calendar appears to be filled with balloons and streamers, perfect for the new year celebrations.

Finally, here's my December calendar, all filled in...

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox