Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Two Lines?

Hello Folks! Here's another page for my Recycle & Collage challenge at Art Journal Journey. And there's white space again! Not being musical, I don't understand the phrase about two lines on the music paper, but I like the text on my page.

I layered up some scraps of recycled envelope, gelli printed greaseproof paper, and music sheet, with a teabag. Then I added doodles, journaling, and bubblewrap printing with acrylic paint. I finished with white paint pen splatters. The teabag had three little punched leaf sprigs inserted inside. You may be able to see these better in my close up below.

Wishing you a creative day,

Alison xx

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Gelli Print Cards - Part One

Hi Everyone! I've made a bunch of cards recently with the Gelli Prints I accumulated doing Birgit's March challenge. I thought I'd share a few of them with you today.

There are some more, but I'll put them into another post.

Whilst I have your attention, I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with Blogger Email Notification. I have stopped receiving emails for new posts from the blogs I follow. So if I haven't visited you lately, that's one of the reasons why.

Happy Tuesday,

Alison xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Teabags and Envelopes

Hello Folks! 

Today I used some recycled envelopes and gelli printed teabags in my art journal, for my Recycle and Collage challenge at Art Journal Journey

I tore strips of differently patterned envelopes, and cut my gelli printed teabags into quarters. I collaged them onto my page, scraped some DecoArt Crackle Paste over, then added stamping with a Visible Image stamp and jet black archival. I finished with some splatters of Claudine Hellmuth's Classic Teal acrylic and a little journaling. I really love my new Marvy Reminesce gel pens! I was so tempted to add orange drips, but I held back! Lol!

Hope you've had a creative day too,

Alison xox

Sunday, 22 April 2018

A Bit of Art Journaling and Teabag Art

Hi Everyone! I'm back! That head cold knocked me sideways! It's left me with a bit of a cough, but I'm much better.

I felt well enough yesterday, to decorate some teabags for week 16 of ihanna's 365 Somethings challenge. I used a small round Gel Press plate, with punched shapes and the waste, sequin waste and some old Claudine Hellmuth paints that hadn't solidified (I've had them years!!) I had fun building the layers, then used a journaling pen to outline the leaves.

Next I made a page in my journal for my Recycle & Collage challenge at Art Journal Journey. I'd been stamping my little round gelli plate off on this page to build up a background. I'd also decorated some other teabags to use. I was using an old envelope as under paper, and this came in handy for the collage strips and circles. I finished with some marks, journaling, and a phrase that appeared in my head. 

I'm hoping to finally enjoy the sunshine this afternoon, before it goes away.

Happy Sunday,

Alison xox

Tuesday, 17 April 2018


Hello Folks. 

I started feeling a bit under the weather this morning. Dear Hubby has passed his cold onto me, so generous! I thought I wouldn't get this page finished today, but paracetamol has done its work, and here is another page for my Recycle & Collage Challenge at Art Journal Journey. It also fits with Try It On Tuesday's new Nature's Beauty challenge. I used Gelli Prints, ladies cut from a clothing catalogue, and some doodles.

Hope you're well, and having a creative day,

Alison xox

Monday, 16 April 2018

Beautiful Chaos

Hello Folks. Here's another page for my Recycle & Collage Challenge at Art Journal Journey

I started with torn Gelli Prints, then added some paint, stenciling, collage circles, paper lace and marks. I used a blue Scribble Stick to outline the collage circles. Acrylic paint drips were added, then the quote and Paper Doll. I finished with some pencil shading and splatters. Chaos indeed!

Happy Tuesday,

Alison xoc

Sunday, 15 April 2018

AJJ - Recycle & Collage

Hi Everyone!

Wow! I can't believe how April is flying and we're already halfway through my Recycle & Collage Challenge at Art Journal Journey! Already 75 entries! Thanks to everyone who has taken part!

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Here's another page I made for the challenge...

It's getting really difficult to use the left-hand pages in my journal, I had to remove the last signature! Anyway, on this page I scraped on a couple of DecoArt Media paint colours, then used a baby wipe to remove some colour through sequin waste. I adhered pieces of music sheet, a gelli-printed teabag, and some paper lace. I added drips, marks, scribble journaling, and splatters, then because it was on my desk, I sprinkled on some Seth Apter Patina Baked Texture and heat set it.

Hope you're all having a lovely, creative Sunday!

Alison xox