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

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Scrappy September Days 11 and 12

 Hello All.

I have two more pages to share today from the Scrappy September Scavenger Challenge.

Day 11 - Black & White, Bookmark, Drawing of a building, Star

Bonus Item - Your Country's Flag

I had to employ some drawing skills for this one, sketching a house, and drawing the Union Jack, my country's flag. The bookmark came with a V&A(Victoria & Albert) Museum magazine, lots of vintage things to see there in that lovely old building, and the flag must be pretty vintage??? So I'm linking up to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey.


Day 12 - Lavender/Purple, Paper napkin, An old handkerchief, Leaf

Bonus Item - Food packaging


These prompts seem to be getting trickier, but it's fun to search for things to use, and sometimes I have to improvise a little πŸ˜„

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Alison

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Art Journal Journey - Vintage

Hello All.

Another challenge I've been doing in September is GelliArts' ABC Printing Challenge. Yesterday the prompt was 'J' for Journal Page. 

I picked 3 primary colours of acrylic paint, and brayered them in a pattern on my Gelli Plate. I used bubble wrap to add some texture, then using the plate like a stamp, I printed onto a page in my art journal.


I brayered on some Prussian Blue acrylic around the edges, and on a few random parts of the page. Then I added the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, and a Dina Wakley tissue quote. I used some red and yellow paint to blend in the quote, then finished by printing some aquamarine circles with a lid.

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

Hope you have a great weekend,

Alison

Friday, 10 September 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal - Week 36 - Wonderful World

 Hello Everyone.

Here's my page for this week's 52 Weeks Art Journal Challenge. The theme is Wonderful World.

I made a collage page of images I cut out from a catalogue of guided walking holidays. I love that image in the bottom left, it just sums the title up I think.


Thanks for dropping by,

Alison

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Scrappy September - Days 6 - 9

Hello All.

I have a few more Scrappy September pages to share with you.

Day 6 - Orange, Notecard, Image from a cookbook, Square

Bonus Item - An old key

I'm entering this page for Try It On Tuesday's Book Page Challenge, with my page from a cookbook.



Day 7 - Aquamarine, Fabric, Clothing Tag, Circle

Bonus Item - An item that came in the mail today


Day 8 - Black, Wrapping Paper, Inspirational Quote, Heart

Bonus Item - Ribbon


Day 9 - Orange, Junk Mail, A paint sample card, Triangle

Bonus Item - Doilies


Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Monday, 6 September 2021

Scrappy September - Days 3-5

 Hi Everyone.

Here are some more pages for the Scrappy September Scavenger Instagram Challenge.

Day 3 - Teal, Dictionary Page, A note from a friend, Paisley.

Bonus Item - Your favourite colour.


Day 4 - Gold, Old book page, Junk mail window envelope, Bird.

Bonus Item - A picture of today's favourite moment.


Day 5 - Sky Blue, Graph Paper, An image of a bicycle, triangle.

Bonus Item - Something crocheted.


I'm linking the Day 5 page above to More Mixed Media's Anything Goes Challenge with optional Brown.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Sunday, 5 September 2021

52 Weeks Art Journal Week 35 - Pattern or Play

 Hello All.

I had a good old play for week 35 of Raspberry Blue Sky's 52 Weeks Art Journal Challenge. There's some pattern in my page too, made with Crafter's Workshop stencils. And there's collage and teabags under all that paint.


I'm linking my mixed media page to Creative Artiste's Challenge No.75, where 'Anything Goes'.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Scrappy September Challenge

 Hello Everyone.

I'm joining in with a new Instagram challenge for September called Scrappy September Scavenger. Each day of September we are given a list of 1 colour, 2 items, 1 shape, plus a bonus item to find and use on an art journal page.

Day 1 - Pink, Coffee Dyed Paper, A Piece of Junk Mail, Diamond. 

Bonus item - A Picture of a Bird.


Day 2 - Grey, Cook Book Page, An Old Calendar Page, Circle.

Bonus item - A Shopping List.


I'm linking my Day 2 page to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey. I love that Paper Doll lady and little boy, you might remember that I used the larger version on a page a couple of days ago 😊

I hope you're having a good weekend.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison

Friday, 3 September 2021

September 2021 Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All.

Here's my art journal calendar for this month. I've kept it quite simple, using some pages from a cookbook as my background, and a page of squares from Tim Holtz's Retro patterned paper pad for my journaling. I used one of my own hand-carved stamps around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, and Darkroom Door's Alpha stamps for the title. I inked the edges of the squares and the pages with Walnut Stain DI.


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

Here's my August spread all filled in...


Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend,

Alison

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Artful August - Day 30 Nature and Day 31 Layers

 Hi Everyone.

Here are my final two pages for Rachel Greig's Artful August. 

Day 30 - Nature. This one took about 30 minutes in the end, although it doesn't look like it πŸ˜†


I really love that quote that I found online.


Day 31 - Layers. All sorts of layers, and Tim Holtz PaperDolls and word sticker. And this was a 15 minute page...just!


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


Thanks for all your lovely comments on this challenge. Watch this space for the September ones, I found three! πŸ˜‚

Alison


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Artful August Day 28 - Fabric and Day 29 - Love

 Hello All.

Here's my Day 28 Fabric themed page for Rachel Greig's Artful August.


This page came together in 10 minutes! I put that lovely vintage chap on my page, so I'm linking up to Wendy's Vintage theme at Art Journal Journey.


And here's my Day 29 Love page. This one took 15 minutes.


Happy September!

Alison