Happy Bank Holiday Monday! I hope it’s been a good one for you. Today I am sharing my last project for August and it’s another art journal page that I have been working on, on and off, all weekend, in between cleaning out the pantry cupboards and doing a bit of cardboard recycling. At least I had helpers!
This page was inspired by the Tags and Pockets Challenge at Art Journal Journey as I had started thinking about tags + pockets, and came up with the start of an idea. A Vintage Journey also has a Tag You’re It Challenge this month, and I have already entered both challenges with a different page, but this one was my original idea for something with tags. It just took a little longer to come together (what with all the cleaning and recycling) so I’m glad I managed to find time to finish it today. At the same time I had noted last week that Funkie Junkie had an It’s a Wrap Challenge where you could use gift wrap and of course I was going to use some of that for sure when I started doing the collage!
Click on the thumbnails for a closer look…
After sorting through my saved paper stash, I ended up with these three papers. The bottom one is one I bought from IKEA and the top two came from a friend who always finds the best papers to wrap her presents with and of course, I have to save it all. The one with the white and lime flowers is a few years old and quite creased as I think it took a beating coming through international post, but I held on to it all the same, so now it can be useful now. 🙂
And now it’s after 9pm and dark outside and I am just getting this post finished finally. The kitchen is still in a bit of a mess but I can see light at the end of the tunnel or maybe in the back of the cupboard lol. I might do a bit more in there before I fall asleep. I’m quite pleased with how much I got done this weekend and even managed to squeeze in some art. 🙂 After writing the title of this post “I will never leave” it occurred to me that it could be interpreted in a different, more sinister way than I intended. It was intended to be a romantic story of this couple who meet secretly out in a beautiful, green nature setting, that is so beautiful that she doesn’t want to leave.
But what if it wasn’t?
Romantic or Sinister? Let me know in the comments what you think. As always, thanks for reading!
OK here are the challenges I am entering:-
My art journal
Collage materials – gift wrap, book pages, other paper scraps
Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, alcohol ink
Butterfly stamp, Versafine ink
Matte Gel Medium
From stash: anything and everything else!