Sunday 25 September 2022

Ugly Art Club Challenge

 Hello All.

I'm still making junk journal pages using The Ugly Art Club's 5 minute Challenge prompts, but I haven't been timing my art this week. They are fairly quick pages, but taking more than 5 minutes. I don't like to leave them looking ugly either.

Here are this week's pages...

Day 4 - Blackout

Day 5 - Pink

Day 6 - Fungi

Day 7 - Botanical

Day 8 - Ruffle

Day 9 - Creepy

Day 10 - Stitch. I'm sharing this page with Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey. It took me way over the 5 minutes!

Thanks for visiting. I'm hoping to visit a few of your blogs today. I don't know where this last week went!



Wednesday 14 September 2022

More 'Ugly' Art

 Hello All.

I have some more pages to share for The Ugly Art Club '5' Min Challenge. My pages are taking around 10 minutes, but it doesn't matter because at least I'm showing up.

Day 2 - Drip.

Day 3 - Splatter.

The beautiful fox qualifies this page for Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey.

I have a 'funny' story about a fox. A couple of days ago I took Elliott my guinea out into the garden, popped him into his run, and was standing by him briefly. I turned a few minutes later to see a huge fox just sitting calmly behind me eyeing Elliott up! He soon scarpered once he was rumbled. Lol! Naughty Mr Fox. 

Hope you're all having a good week.

Thanks for visiting.


Saturday 10 September 2022

The Ugly Art Club 5 Minute Challenge

 Hi Everyone.

It's been a sad few days here in the UK, and my thoughts and prayers are with the royal family after the passing of our wonderful queen. 

I've had a few days away from my art room, reading and walking mostly, and now I'm ready to tackle another Instagram challenge. This one ran a couple of weeks ago, but I wasn't ready to join in then. It's a 5 minute art challenge, and I have enough pages left in my junk journal to complete it. I did have to add a tip-in of a folded paper bag though, and that is where my first page is.

Day 1's prompt is 'Tape'. I found some tape in a recent Daphne's Diary magazine. It had birds on it, which works perfectly for Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey. My page took around 5 minutes, I didn't time it, but it was definitely less than 10.

Hope you're having a good weekend.


Monday 5 September 2022

September Art Journal Calendar

 Hello Everyone!

A few days late, but here is my calendar spread for the month ahead.

I started with a background of book pages, teabags and white acrylic paint. Then I stencilled the That's Crafty angel wings with turquoise acrylic. I outlined them with a brown Stabilo All pencil. I used the brown pencil to stencil the (PaperArtsy) title, then outlined with a black gel pen.

I'm linking my spread to Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey.

Here's my August calendar all filled in.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you have a great September.


Sunday 4 September 2022

Letters, Beach & Waving

 Hello All.

I have my final pages to share for Elle's EOTCJournalAugust challenge.

Day 29 - Letters.

I went with letters of the alphabet for my page. It kind of looks to me like the bird is called Bob :D

I'm linking this page to Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey.

Days 30 & 31 - Beach & Waving.

I thought I'd combine these two prompts into one page. I gessoed the page, then painted the beach scene with watercolours. adding extra layers of colour to create depth.

Is the person in the sea waving to his friend to come and join him, or is he in trouble?

Thanks to Elle for setting the prompts for this challenge. It was fun.


Friday 2 September 2022

Nomad and Rain/Bow

 Hi Everyone.

Here are another couple of pages for Elle's EOTCJournalAugust challenge.

Day 27 - Nomad.

Collage, sketches with blue Stabilo All pencil, and the bird is my hand-carved stamp. I'm linking this page to Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey.

Day 28 - Rain/Bow. 

Just a bit of collage fodder, stencilling, magazine words, and a watercolour rainbow. Finished with some white ink splashes.

Thanks for dropping by today,


Thursday 1 September 2022

Green/Blue and a Forest

 Hello All.

It was a busy Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, and I am slowly catching up with Elle's prompts for her EOTCJournalAugust challenge.

Day 25 - Green or Blue. I couldn't decide, so I used both colours.

The stencilled birds were outlined with a blue Stabilo All pencil, then I used a waterbrush to activate the ink and watercolour the birds. 

I'm linking this page to Neet's Fur or Feathers theme at Art Journal Journey.

Day 26 - Forest. I found a photo on Pinterest, and tried to re-create it with paint. Then I found a quote. and wrote it with a white Posca paint pen.

Thanks for visiting me today, have a great September.