Monday 31 July 2023

Butterflies and Bees for AJJ

 Hello All.

I have a final page to share for my Come Fly With Me theme at Art Journal Journey

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in with the challenge with such wonderful art! It's been great to host the challenge this month, thanks to the AJJ team for inviting me back.

This was actually one of my ICADs that I decided to turn into a junk journal page. I painted the lavender with watercolour, added butterflies and bees cut from a magazine. 

To make my page I glued the index card to a dictionary page, then added the bee facts that were cut from the magazine. If you look carefully at the edges of the dictionary page (top left & right), you'll spot that I used the page with the butterfly defination on it.

Thanks for dropping by.

I hope you have a great new week.

Alison xox

Sunday 30 July 2023

ICAD Week 8

Hi Everyone.

Here's my second Sunday post with my week 8 ICADs for Daisy Yellow Art's Index Card A Day challenge.

Day 50 - Note to self.

 Day 51 - Topiary.

Day 52 - Weather vane.

Day 53 - Museum.

Day 54 - Yahtzee.

Day 55 - Lemon or lime.

Day 56 - Winter.

There's only a few more days to go, I'll miss this challenge.

Thanks for visiting,


365 Somethings 204-211

 Hello All.

Here are another couple of collage sets for the 365 Somethings challenge.

Days 204-207

Days 208-211

I recently created some flower & leaves collage fodder on tissue, using a rigger brush and watered down black acrylic paint, and I used some of these on the first set of collages above.

I'll be back later with my latest set of ICADs.

Have a lovely Sunday.


Friday 28 July 2023

AJJ - Come Fly With Me

 Hello All.

Here's a Junk Journal page for my Come Fly With Me theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used an image of a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker. We have one that is regularly visiting our bird feeder along with mum and dad.

Thank you all for your wonderful entries for the challenge, I'm trying to get around to visit you all.

Have a great weekend.


Monday 24 July 2023

ICAD Week 7

 Hi Everyone.

Here are my Icads for week 7 of Daisy Yellow Art's Index Card A Day challenge.

Day 43 - Patina. I used bead gel to create the texture.

Day 44 - Wabi-Sabi. Had to look this one up. Embracing imperfection and the simple things in life, from what I could gather.

Day 45 Repeat. I love dots :-)

Day 46 - Millefleur. I watercolour painted lots of flowers.

Day 47 - Vermillion. Did some torn paper-weaving and used Cadmium Red acrylic for my background.

Day 48 - Raindrops. Inspired by a saying here in the UK. We get a lot of rain!

Day 49 - Focus.

We're getting close to the finishing post. There are some tricky prompts in week 8, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

Thanks for visiting me.

Alison xox

Sunday 23 July 2023

365 Somethings Day 196-203

 Hello All.

Here are 2 more sets of collages for the 365 Somethings challenge.

Days 196-199

Days 200-203

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday.

Thanks for visiting me.

Alison xox

Friday 21 July 2023

Trust Your Wings

Hello Everyone!

I created another junk journal page for my Come Fly With Me theme at Art Journal Journey. 

I used stamps by Andy Skinner for my butterfly girl.

Thanks for dropping by.

Have yourselves a wonderful weekend.


Friday 14 July 2023

ICAD Week 6

 Hi Everyone.

I have my week 6 ICADs to share with you today.

Day 36 - Imaginary.

Day 37 - Metallic. I used shimmery and gold watercolour paints.

 Day 38 - Zodiac. I'm not into zodiacs, but gave it a go. They're not quite twins, but close enough :-)

Day 39 - Levels.

Day 40 - Chandelier. I used some transfers for this.

Day 41 - Float or Buoy. Really pleased how my watercolour painting turned out. Forgot to add a shadow, but maybe it's behind :D

Day 42 - Trivia. Newspaper crosswords came in handy for this one.

Do you have a favourite?

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Thursday 13 July 2023

365 Somethings Days 188-195

 Hello All.

I created another two sets of mini collages for days 188-195 of the 365 Somethings Challenge.

Days 188-191

Days 192-195

I think set 2 are my favourites this week, with the navy dots stencilled tissue. I must do some more of that :-)

Have you got a favourite? Did you recognise the text on both sets, from Far From The Madding Crowd? It's one of my favourite Hardy books.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox