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

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Abstract Journal Page

Hello Folks!

I've used a few pieces of Gelli Plate prints again on this page for my Recycle and Collage Challenge at Art Journal Journey. I also added some of the hand-cut oval masks I had used when mono-printing. If you look closely, you can see that I used some of my paper round sheets for the masks. I finished off with a few marks, using my new Marvy journaling pens from Ally Pally. 

Happy weekend,

Alison xox

Friday, 13 April 2018

Bits and Bobs Page

Happy Friday Everyone!

I have created another page for my Recycle and Collage Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

I used lots of bits and bobs on this page, a teabag, mini playing card, scraps of gelli prints, packaging and magazine page, and I used multiple staples to attach everything. It's all mounted onto one of my old paper round sheets from when I used to deliver papers in Downe Village (home of Charles Darwin no less). I used a fan brush to add splatters, and also some of the marks around the edge.

Here's a closer look at the teabag collage...

I'd already made the following 7 teabag collages for week 15 of the 365 Somethings Challenge on Instagram, and couldn't resist making one more.

Update on the sweater quote about female artists from my page a couple of days ago, it was from a fashion page in a magazine, and coincidentally, on the following page was an article on Frida Kahlo!!!

Have a creative day,

Alison xox

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

AJJ - Recycle & Collage

Hi Everyone!

Having spent the morning getting a quote for solar panels for our roof, something we've wanted to do for a while, I found time this afternoon to cut up a magazine and make this page for my Recycle & Collage challenge at Art Journal Journey.

Just noticed that the woman's sweater says 'why have there been no great female artists?'! Off to find the page I cut it from to see what that's all about!

Hope you're all having a good day!

We put a deposit down on the solar panels BTW.

Alison xox

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Ally Pally Craft Show April 2018, and Collage at Art Journal Journey

Hi Everyone!

It's been a busy few days. I've been adding lots of new shawls to my Etsy Shop CraftytrogsYarnArt for a start. Then on Saturday I went up to London, to the Alexandra Palace Craft Show. It may be the last time I'll go, as it was my favourite shop PaperArtsy's last time there. Such a pity, as it's a lovely opportunity to meet up with other PA fans who are good friends of mine.

Here are my purchases. Not a lot, but I stocked up on journaling pens, succumbed to one of Seth Apter's pots of Baked Texture EPs (Patina Oxide if you're interested), a couple of bargain wooden box sets, paints, re-inker, and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.

I met the lovely Tracy Evans, who I've known in Blogland forever. She was demonstrating on the Aall and Create stand with her new stamps, and doing some impromptu make & takes. She very kindly gave me a few rusty nails, pictured above, and here is my version of her lovely artwork. I just adore her stamps, and this combination of Dina Wakley paint colours, Cheddar, Fuchsia and Turquoise!

And, I finally found time yesterday to create another page in my art journal for my Recycle & Collage challenge over at Art Journal Journey.

Hope you're all having a great week,

Alison xox