Sunday, 17 October 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 41 - Vintage

 Hello All. I hope you're having a good weekend.

Today I'm sharing my latest page for Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal challenge. This week (no.41) the theme was Vintage.


I used the October prompts from the Take5Art challenge on Instagram. They were Muted Colours, Crayons, Book Pages, Plants, Something see-through. You can see through the piece of teabag paper and the security envelope window. I used my Stabilo Woodys crayons for the colours.


I'm linking my page to Tracey's My Favourite Colour Is October theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Alison

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Life Book, the Final Few

 Hello All.

Here are my final three pieces for the Life Book Taster course.

Stephanie Lee - The Shape Of Patterns. We glued down collage, sketched the flying bird shapes, then painted around them. In hindsight, some words and splatters would have made this a bit more interesting.


Leaca Young - Creative Intentions. Leaca showed us how she creates little watercolour botanical, then we layered them together with some collage papers, sari ribbon, and words.


Effy Wild - Journal Jam. We started an art journal page with a few prompts, then went with the flow. 

I'm linking this page to Tracey's My Favourite Colour is October theme at Art Journal Journey.


Thanks for visiting me today.

Alison


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

More LifeBook Art

 Hello Everyone!

Here are a couple more pieces from the LifeBook Taster Sessions.

Kassi Martin - A fun collage of torn strips of some of my gel prints, with added yarn, and some doodled birds and flowers.


Shemi Dixon - Collage, scrunched tissue, stencils & texture paste, acrylic paint, pieces of sari ribbon, and buttons. A whole heap of fun! I finished with some touches of gold metallic paint. Definitely a favourite!



I'm linking the above piece to Tracey's My Favourite Colour is October theme at Art Journal Journey

Thanks for visiting me today,

Alison


Monday, 11 October 2021

A Mixed Bag of LifeBook Art

 Hello All. 

The thing that I love about the LifeBook course is the different types of art that is on offer. Here are 3 totally different styles, with different mediums.

Tiare Smith - Colourful Posca paint pen flowers on a black background. Tiare used blackboard paint, but I only had black gesso, which worked perfectly.

The quote reads...'May you always be the one who notices the little things that make this life pour through, and may they always remind you there is more to life, and there is more to you.'


Jenny Manno - We masked off the circles and some strips at the bottom, then used water soluble crayons and white gesso to activate them. Then we took the masks off and used watercolour paint, then added white gel pen writing and soft black pencil outlines and marks. Interesting techniques.


Rachel Kentish - Mindful Watercolours. The little packs of cards are colour coded prompts for colour, shape, and line & pattern. I picked out monochromatic colour, but I used the circles and line patterns that Rachel used. We added small circles of metallic watercolour (I used gold), smudged soft black pencil outlines, and white paint pen dots.



Thanks so much for coming to see my art. There'll be some more tomorrow, as I catch up with the many lessons.

Alison

Sunday, 10 October 2021

More Life Book Art

 Happy Sunday Everyone!

Here are a few more pieces of Life Book art.

Holly McLaughlin - Mindful Art. I'm not really into meditation in art, but I did enjoy creating this abstract piece, and adding all of the marks.


Emma Petitt - This class blew me away. Using a magazine image for reference, we painted in the shading first in a very abstract way, then added the facial outlines and details. I love how this turned out, and I'll try this technique again. I had to add some splashes of paint, just to make it my own πŸ˜‰


Dyan Reaveley - Art Journaling with Prompts. On top of a simple painted background (I used a Gelli Plate to create mine), we cut some small phrases from magazines, then wrote in some thoughts relating to them. To hide the journaling a little, I created a flap, and added some of my hand-carved stamp creatures. I'm linking this page to Tracey's My Favourite Colour Is October theme at Art Journal Journey.


Thanks for dropping by today,

Alison

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Life Book 2022 Taster Sessions - Laura Dame

Hello All.

Here's another of my Life Book pieces.

Laura Dame - Collage, texture paste, acrylic paint washes and drips, and marks with oil pastels. Loved this class! 




I'm linking this spread to Tracey's My Favourite Colour Is October theme at Art Journal Journey.

Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Alison


Thursday, 7 October 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 40 - Sunday Morning

Hello All.

Here's my Sunday Morning page for week 40 of Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal challenge.

My Sunday mornings involve an early walk, then after breakfast it's our church zoom service. The church has opened up again, but fortunately they are still showing it online for us vulnerable folks.


My page started with some torn collage fodder, then I used oil pastel pencils to sketch Autumn trees and leaves for our walk, and a cross to symbolise church. I wrote the title with black and white ink, then finished with black and white ink splatters.

I'm linking my page to Tracey's October Colours theme at Art Journal Journey

Some of you asked about the hedgehogs on my last art journal page. They were indeed the stamps that I carved myself. 

Thanks for visiting today,

Alison

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

LifeBook 2022 Taster Sessions - A few More Pieces

 Hello Everyone.

Here are a few more pieces from Tamara Laporte's LifeBook Taster Sessions.

A Quirky Lady with Toni Burt. Graphite pencil sketch with watercolour paint.


Altered playing cards with Shay Michelle. Collage and inspirational quotes with Tim Holtz phrase stickers.


Creating perfectly imperfect flowers with Francisca Nunes. Using dead flowers as inspiration, and using water soluble pencils, charcoal, and black ink. I added washes of diluted coffee, and some splashes of coffee and ink.


We ripped up the pages to create collage fodder.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 39 - A Chance For Discovery

 Hello All.

Here is my week 39 page for Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal Instagram challenge. 

I love this time of year, discovering the delights of Autumn. 

I'm linking my page to Tracey's October Colours theme at art Journal Journey.


Thanks for dropping by!

Alison

Sunday, 3 October 2021

October 2021 Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All.

Here is my October calendar spread, with some lovely Autumn colours for Tracey's 'My Favourite Colour Is October' theme at Art Journal Journey.


I used a brayer to apply the acrylic paint, yellows, reds and oranges and some luscious metallic gold.


I used one of my leaf stamps to stamp a border with red acrylic, then added punched blue gel printed journaling squares. Well sometimes we get blue skies in October?! I used Darkroom Door alphabet stamps for the title, and added black pen outlines and numbers. I finished with red and gold paint splashes.


Here's my September spread, all filled in with lots of walking and arty time.


Have a great October!

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Saturday, 2 October 2021

More LifeBook Taster Classes

 Hello Everyone! I hope you're all having a good weekend. It hasn't stopped raining here today, and we got very wet walking down for our annual flu jabs.

I have some more LifeBook art to share with you today.

A colourful watercolour cow with Cinnamon Cooney. I used Cinnamon's template and traced the cow onto my paper, then went over it with a black waterproof ink pen. Then I went mad with the watercolour paint. Of course I had to add some of my signature paint splashes.


Kim Dellow had us making lots of marks and doodles on two pages with paint, pencils and pens. We had to keep to one colour on the sheets. Then we made templates to place over the pages to find a cohesive design, and cut out a postcard, bookmark and heart. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo before I cut my pages up.


Melanie Rivers' class 'Between The Boundaries' showed us how to create a face with a white side and black side. I really enjoyed this one!


And finally for today, Iris Fritschi-Cussons showed us how to create some worry stones with polymer clay, acrylic paint, and paint pens. I love how these turned out.


I hope to be back tomorrow with my October calendar pages. It was dark by the time I finished them today, and to be honest today's heavy rain has made it so dark all flipping day!

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Life Book 2022 Taster Sessions

 Hello All.

Tamara Laporte's Life Book Taster Sessions began on Monday, with an abundance of wonderful tutors and classes. I'm already behind, but here's what I've created so far.

This was my piece for Tam's warm-up lesson...


Tam's 'Rainbow of Joy' lesson on Day One...


And Eulalia Mejia's 'Art For My Heart' lesson on Day Two...


Thank you so much for dropping by today,

Alison

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 38 - Dreamweaver

 Hello Everyone.

Today I have just one page to share with you, you'll be pleased to hear. It's my 'Dreamweaver' page for week 38 of Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal challenge.


My page already had some leftover paint brayered onto it. I added some woven collage fodder, then the butterfly lady and some Tim Holtz phrase stickers. I did some pencil outlining, then finished with the stencilled gold stars.


I'm linking this page to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Monday, 27 September 2021

Scrappy September Scavenger - Days 22-26

 Hello All.

Here are a few more of my Scrappy September pages.

Day 22 - Purple, Kid's book page, Paper doilies, Spiral.

Bonus Item - Fake flowers.


Day 23 - Navy blue, Music sheet, Image of your favourite animal, Star.

Bonus Item - A paw print.

I'm entering this page for Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey.


Day 24 - Ruby red, Menu, Floral Washi tape, Book.

Bonus Item - Yarn.


Day 25 - Dark green, Index card, Ink doodle, Flower.

Bonus Item - Snack packaging.


Day 26 - Yellow, Puzzle book page, Game card, Mug.

Bonus Item - Something embroidered.


Thanks for visiting me today.

Alison

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Scrappy September Scavenger Day 21

 Hi Everyone!

Here's today's Scrappy September page.

Day 21 - Cream(colour), Game card, Puzzle piece, Hexagon.

Bonus Item - Movie theatre ticket stub.

Today I gave the bonus item a miss, although I've probably got a rubber stamp of a ticket somewhere amongst my stash, but I couldn't lay my hands on a real one. I haven't been to the cinema since before the virus.


I'm linking up to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Monday, 20 September 2021

Scrappy September Scavenger

 Hello All.

Here are a few more Scrappy September pages.

Day 17 - Red, A playing card, A vintage bank note, Clover.

Bonus Item - Something knitted. 

I had to get my needles out 😁 I found the clover on our morning walk, and the bank note online.


Day 18 - Baby blue, Wallpaper, Book page in another language, Butterfly.

Bonus Item - Buttons.

A few items from my stash, and I drew and cut out the butterfly.


Day 19 - Dark purple, Tissue paper, Something you painted, Leaf.

Bonus Item - Lace.

I used my new Arteza watercolour paints to paint the leaves.


Day 20 - Green, Tea stained paper, Receipt, Butterfly.

Bonus Item - Dried flower.

The receipt I painted with watercolours, and heated to turn parts of it black. Receipt paper is so cool! The flower was Queen Anne's Lace that I dried last year, and I was happy to use one of the teabags I've emptied. I painted the ribbon with watercolour too, and then scrunched it before drying. Does my page look a little bit vintage for Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey? I hope so.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Have We All Had This Dream?!

 Hello All.

Here's today's Scrappy September Scavenger page.

Day 16 - Light green, Postcard, A piece of plaid fabric, Zig zag.

Bonus Item - A family portrait.


I used DecoArt Green Gold fluid acrylic for the background, a Crafty Individuals stamp for the postcard, a Carabelle Studio stamp for the zig zags, and a Dymo printer for the words.


I'm linking my page to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Scrappy September Scavenger 13 - 15

 Hello Everyone.

I have 3 more pages to share today, for the Scrappy September Scavenger Challenge on Instagram.

Day 13 - Tan, Vellum, A bird sticker, Paisley

Bonus Item - A hand print

Used some items here that I've had in my stash a very long time! Vellum, stickers and Scrabble tiles. That's one of the great things about this challenge :-) 


Day 14 - Red, Square, Comic book page, Puzzle piece

Bonus Item - Old leaf

I found the cartoons in a newspaper destined for the guinea pig cage :D The puzzle pieces are a vintage style stamp from a PaperArtsy set, as is the crossword stamp. I found the dried leaves on some neglected houseplants. I had to iron them a bit flatter. Lol!

I'm linking up to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey, and Country View Craft's The Leaves Begin To Fall Challenge.


Day 15 - White, Window envelope, Avocado dyed paper, Flower

Bonus Item - Embroidery thread

Luckily Hubby likes avocado, and there was an empty half and a stone handy, so I boiled them for about 90 minutes, then dyed some book and music pages. I'll be doing this again! I used embroidery thread to stitch the crosses onto the dyed book page scrap.

Halfway point of the challenge 😊😊😊


Thanks so much for visiting, and for all your lovely comments.

Alison