Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Artful August Day 27 - Animal

 Hello All.

Here's my Animal page for Day 27 of Rachel Greig's Artful August Challenge. 

This is also my page for Week 34 of Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal Challenge, with the theme 'Vacation'. Anything that involves hiking in the countryside, with lots of animals and birds to spot, is my kind of holiday.


I love sheep, so I decided to create some using my favourite technique with a wine cork and white paint. Just 7 cork marks, then details added with a black pen. 

The hills are made with some green/turquoise monoprints, and the sun with a yellow/orange monoprint. The sky was painted with turquoise acrylic, then 'clouds' printed with white acrylic and bubble wrap.

I used a black Stabilo All pencil to ground the sheep, and finished with a cut up Tim Holtz phrase sticker. I love that quote...I love to wander, and so do sheep!

By the way, I allowed myself 30 minutes for this page, if you're wondering 😁


I'm linking up with Neet's Type theme again at Art Journal Journey for one last time.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Monday, 30 August 2021

Artful August Day 26 - Collage

 Hello Everyone.

Here's my 'Collage' page for Day 26 of Rachel Greig's Artful August Challenge.


A few different types of collage papers with different textures, a hand-sketched little plant, some Tim Holtz phrase stickers, and white and neon pink ink splashes. Another 15 minute page.


I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Artful August Day 25 - Home

 Hello All.

Here's my 'Home' page for Rachel Greig's Artful August challenge Day 25.


If you don't know the Paul Young song, then you'll be wondering what this has to do with 'Home'. It was originally recorded by Marvin Gaye the year I was born, 1962. But Paul Young recorded it in 1983 when I was 21, and it was a favourite song of mine back then. I sketched my favourite type of hat, big and floppy, onto a monoprint, cut it out and glued it onto a collaged and roughly painted page. Then I wrote the song title with a black Stabilo All pencil that I dipped into water.

I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Wishing you all a happy weekend,

Alison

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Artful August Day 24 - Triangles

 Hello All.

Here's my Triangles page for Day 24 of Rachel Greig's Artful August challenge.


A 20 minute page today, I started by gluing down some torn triangle collage, then stamped the Darkroom Door houses with their triangular roofs. After I grounded them with the numbers, I had the idea to create the number triangles. I stamped the quote, added a little scribble writing, and decided it need some blue drips. I finished with neon pink and white ink splashes.


With all those different types of triangles, I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Friday, 27 August 2021

Artful August Day 23 - Butterflies

 Hello All.

Here's my Butterflies page for Rachel Greig's Artful August Day 23.


Believe it or not, this page only took 10 minutes! I had the collage and butterfly sheets nearby, so it was just a matter of cutting out the butterflies and glue sticking everything down onto my security envelope page. I finished with some black dotty marks and a cut up phrase sticker.


 I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Artful August Day 22 - Marks

 Hello All.

Here's my Day 22 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August Challenge, with the prompt 'Marks'.


Some collage, paint, stamping with my hand-carved stamps and paint, some scribbled writing, a word sticker, and red paint splashes.

A few different types of marks, definitely my type of page, and I'm linking to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Artful August Day 20 - Pattern

 Hello All.

Here's my Day 20 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August Challenge. The prompt is Pattern.


A 15 minutes page with collaged gel printed squares, black paint stencilling, some pieces of collage fodder, a Tim Holtz word sticker, and white and neon pink ink splatters. I had a bit of time left, so I used the pink ink to colour the flowers, and a little green paint for the leaves. That little piece of tea-dyed fabric was stamped with one of my hand-carved stamps.


I have a pile of brown packing paper that I saved, and whenever I have some leftover black paint, I tear off a piece and paint some marks on it. It makes fabulous collage fodder.

I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks so much for visiting. I really appreciate the lovely comments you leave too 😘

Alison

Monday, 23 August 2021

Artful August Day 19 - Bird

 Hi Everyone.

Here's my Day 19 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August. The prompt is Bird.


Some different types of collage, and stamping with my own hand-carved stamps. Another quick 15 minutes page, although I confess the dotty outline was added after.


I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for popping by,

Alison

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Artful August Day 18 - Words

 Hello All.

Here's my Day 18 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August. The prompt is Words.


Another 15 minutes page, with collage, paint, a few red paint brush marks, and some words stamped in paint with my own hand-carved stamps.

I'm linking up to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks so much for visiting,

Alison

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Artful August Day 17 - Silhouette

 Hi Everyone.

Here's my day 17 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August. Silhouette is the prompt.


A quick 15 minutes page with collage paint, stencilling, and a Tim Holtz phrase sticker. I'm linking up to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Friday, 20 August 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - 33/52 - Embrace The Moment

 Hello All.

Here's my week 33 page for Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal Challenge.


This page started off with some leftover blue paint on it, and I added some pieces of collage. I schmooshed on some paint, and used a PaperArtsy stencil and a wet cloth to remove some of it. I stencilled the birds with the PaperArtsy stencil, then added flowers, foliage and the figure with Dina Wakley stamps and paint, and wrote the quote with a paint pen. I added some white pen outlines, then white, black and gold splatter.


I've used a few different types of media on this page, so I'm linking it to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting, and for all your lovely comments on my art this week,

Alison

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Artful August Day 16 - Torn

 Hello Everyone.

Here's my page for Rachel Greig's Artful August Day 16, with the prompt 'Torn'.


I've got some different types of gel prints on this page, and my stamped and torn word, so I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey. Used the neon pink acrylic ink again for some bright splashes.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison 

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Artful August Day 15 - Food

 Hello Lovelies.

Here's my Day 15 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August, with the prompt Food. I went a couple of minutes over the 15 on this page, as I decided to add the words.


So what have I got for Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey today? Well, there are a few different types of collage, magazine page, dress pattern instructions, teabag papers, patterned paper, and corrugated card. And there are two types of paint, acrylic and watercolour.



Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Artful August Day 14 - Small

 Hello All.

Here's my day 14 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August, with the prompt Small. Another 15 minute page.


I'm linking this page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey, there are a few different types of media on this page, ink, pencil, paint and collage.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Monday, 16 August 2021

Artful August Day 13 - Rainbow

 Hello All.

Here's my day 13 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August, with the theme Rainbow. I think this was just a 10 minute page.


There's some 'type' on the collage in the background, and some asemic writing, a different type of text, so I'm linking to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey. There's also different types of colours, cool and warm.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Artful August Day 12 - Squares

 Hello Everyone.

Here's my day 12 page for Rachel Greig's Artful August, with the prompt Squares.


A few different types of squares here for Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey, including one of my hand-carved stamps. 

This was another 15 minute page. 'Do be do' πŸ˜„


Thanks for dropping by,

Alison

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Artful August Day 11 - Flowers

 Hello All. 

Here is my Day Eleven 15 minute page for Artful August, with the prompt Flowers.


Some different types of flowers, and types of text, so I'm linking up to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Friday, 13 August 2021

Artful August Day 10 - Lines

 Hello Lovelies.

Here's my Day 10 page for Artful August with the prompt 'Lines'.


There are a few different types of media, collage, ink, pencil and paint, plus the 'type' on the found text, so it's another page I can link to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison

Thursday, 12 August 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Weeks 31 & 32

 Hello Everyone. I have two pages to share today for Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal challenge. I completely forgot to share last week's page. 

Week 31 - Creative Chaos. I was crafting via Messenger video with my mate Nicky aka Minxy, and I decided to use my handmade prompt cards for my page to get an unplanned result. Nicky consulted Alexa, who picked '7' as the number of cards to use. And the last prompt was 'use a stamp', so Nicky told me to use a Dina Wakley face or figure. It turned out to be great creative chaos. 


Week 32 - Collage. It was my Thursday crafting date with Nicky via Messenger video again, and this time we both made a page using my prompt cards. Alexa gave us 8 as the number of prompts to use this time. Luckily the first prompt was to use magazine images of a man and woman, so I was able to link to the collage theme. Coffee was one of the prompts, I hadn't used that in a while. I finished with some found text, which fitted quite nicely with the images. The man is off to play golf with his chums, and his wife doesn't appear displeased with that fact! I wonder what she has planned πŸ˜‚



I'm linking this page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey. I used two types of recycle items to print with, bubblewrap and corrugated card.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Artful August - Day 9 - Water

 Hello All.

Here's my water themed page for Artful August. I used watercolour paints.



I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey. I used different types of marks and shapes on my page.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Monday, 9 August 2021

Artful August - Day 7 - Tree

 Hello All.

Here's my 15 minute page for Day 7's Tree theme.


I used Dina Wakley tree and text stamps on my page, with circles and marks in my favourite paint colours. The found text was very serendipitous. It was on the first scrap of book page I picked up!


A few different types of text here, perfect for Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Artful August - Day 6 - Texture

 Hi Everyone!

Here's a 15 minute page with lots of types of texture for day 6 of Artful August.


There's corrugated card, painted fabric, textured handmade papers, and a splattering of chunky white embossing powder.

I'm linking up with Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Happy Sunday!

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Artful August - Day 5 - Face

 Hello All. 

This page ended up going over the 15 minutes, as I tried to make it look better. I'm still not really happy with it, but thats my opinion. What do you think? I think the faces are scary, but that's ok I guess. I like the book text and the neon pink tadpole drips.


I'm linking this page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Happy Saturday! 

Thanks for visiting.

Alison

Friday, 6 August 2021

Artful August - Day 4 - Circles

 Hello All. Here's my Circles page for Rachel Greig's Artful August.


Stamped circles, stencilled circles and collaged circles, plus some metal cogs. 

There's some alphabet stamping and phrase stickers to qualify my page for Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey. The page base is also from a music book cover, so you can just see the text through all the layers.

Happy Friday to you all, hope you have a grand weekend!

Alison

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Artful August Day 3 - Hearts

 Hello everyone!

Here's my day 3 15 minute page for Rachel Greig's challenge.


I used up a few collage scraps that were lying around on my desk, and did some stamping with a couple of my hand-carved heart stamps. Finished with some word stickers, and white and neon pink ink splashes.


I'm linking my page to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

August Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All.

I have my August calendar spread to share with you today.


I began by covering my pages with torn collage papers, which were then covered with a layer of teabag papers. I did some stencilling with black acrylic, then stamped a PaperArtsy alphabet and numbers border.


I cut 31 journaling squares from a monoprint I made recently, glued them in place, then outlined them with a white Sharpie pen. I stamped the title with another PaperArtsy alphabet set, added some white pen highlights, and finished with white pen splatters.


I'm linking my spread to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Before I go, here's my July spread with its summer flowers all filled in with not very exciting things, apart from a lovely visit to RHS Wisley with a friend last week, and a trip to the seaside to see my SIL and family at the weekend.


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Artful August Day Two

 Hello all.

Rachel Greig's Day 2 prompt for Artful August is 'Dots'. 


I began my 15 minute page with a torn out book page. I used bubble wrap and turquoise acrylic paint to print the first layer of dots, then various stencils and black and white acrylic. I layered up some brown paper collage fodder with a piece of handmade paper that had glitter dots on it, then added a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and word stickers. I finished with some white paint splatters. Phew!!! It's a good job I have lots of stuff within easy reach on my desk.


I'm linking up again to Neet's Type theme at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison