Tuesday 25 February 2020

366 Somethings - Week Eight

Hello lovely followers! I'm back today with my week eight collaged index cards for the 366 Somethings Challenge on Instagram.

Once again, lots of circles and a few teabags feature. And I'll definitely have to find another book page for my found text this coming week.

Thanks for viewing,

Alison xox

Monday 24 February 2020

Birthday Weekend

Happy new week everyone! 

It's been a busy weekend for us, our son turned 28 on Friday, and he and our daughter were both home for some birthday celebrations. We started on his actual birthday with a trip up to London to see a stand up comedy show in Covent Garden. We ate before at a wonderful vegan restaurant called Chloe, then enjoyed lots of laughs at the show. On Saturday, we had a great pub lunch out with all the grandparents. Then yesterday, we went down to Brighton, where our son took part in the half marathon there. It was very wet and windy, but he was thrilled to attain his personal best time of 1 hour, 49 minutes & 37 seconds. Here's a post race photo of Gordon with his medal, and his very proud mum, with the famous Brighton Pier in the background.

And before I go, here's the birthday card I made for Gordon.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Tuesday 18 February 2020

366 Somethings - Week Seven

Hello lovely followers! I'm here today with my week seven collaged index cards for the 366 Somethings challenge. 

I must say I'm finding it such a joy to create these little collages every day, and I think my collages are getting more free and easy as the days go on :-)

On today's collage above, I used some of the lovely scraps from my cut out hearts on yesterday's art journal page. So fun! I'm STILL using the original book page for my found text too ;-)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Alison xox

Monday 17 February 2020

Be Still My Beating Heart

Morning my lovelies! I have another art journal page to share today, for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Heart theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used a canvas page in my Dina Wakley art journal. I scraped on some white acrylic, then added the green colour with Faber-Castell markers, blending them with a wet paintbrush. 

Then I added some marks with Posca paint pens. I handcut some different sized hearts from gel prints, outlined with scribbly black lines, and journaled in the centre with a black Posca pen then a white gel pen. 

The shadow around the large heart was made using a black Posca paint pen, then blended out with a wet paintbrush. I finished with some splatters and multiple date stamping.

Wishing you all a happy and creative week,

Alison xox

Tuesday 11 February 2020

366 Somethings - Week Six

Here are my index card collages for Week Six of 366 Somethings. I'm getting through those scraps and the odd teabag, and still using the original book page for my found text. Might have to find another soon though.

I decided today to start adding the date as well as the number of my collage, so I know where I'm at more easily. You might spot that today's collage features scraps from yesterday's art journal page. I keep everything! Lol!

Happy Tuesday,

Alison xox

Monday 10 February 2020

Where There Is Love...

Happy new week!

I was glad to get back to my art journal today. It's been a bit neglected lately, due to all sorts of things. I created a page for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Heart theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used a canvas page in my Dina Wakley journal, using DW acrylic paints also. I added doodled collage hearts & circles, and some marks and hearts made with paintbrushes and black & turquoise DW acrylic. I finished with black posca paint pen splatters, and a DW stamped quote.

I hope you all have a creative Monday,

Alison xox

Friday 7 February 2020

366 Somethings - Collage Art - Week Five

Hello Everyone.

I'm a bit late in sharing my Week Five Collages for 366 Somethings. I've had a horrible sickness bug this week, that just wiped me out, but it seems to be on the way out thankfully.

Here are my collages...

And, if you wondered, I'm still using the original book page for my found text.

Hope you're all well, and have had a good week. I'll be around to visit some blogs today.

Alison xox

Monday 3 February 2020

AJJ - Hearts

Hello Everyone!

I know I'm not alone in keeping all the little scraps! Today I decided to used the gel print scraps that I cut hearts from for my calendar yesterday, and use them on a page for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Heart theme at Art Journal Journey.

Some of the Tim Holtz phrase stickers didn't show up very well on my nearly full art journal, so hopefully you can read them slightly better on this photo.

If not, the stickers read... 

Lesson 175
A corner of your heart
A memory to hold
with all my heart

Hope You're all having a creative start to the week too,

Alison xox

Sunday 2 February 2020

February 2020 Art Journal Calendar

Hi Everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. It's been quite a busy one here. A nice woodland walk to have a cuppa with some friends on Saturday, then cleaning out my guinea piggies. Church this morning, then time for some art this afternoon. 

I finally got time to make my February art journal calendar spread, and I'm linking it to Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Hearts theme at Art Journal Journey.

I collaged some torn book and music pages, then scraped some gesso over the top.

The hearts were all hand cut from gel prints. I used my glass dip pen and Bombay India ink to write the title, and also a Mr Darcy quote from the film Pride and Prejudice, not actually in Jane Austen's novel.

And finally, here's my January calendar all filled out. It hasn't been a great month, lots of ailments, including a stye which still hasn't cleared up after 3 1/2 weeks! Hopefully February will be better.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox