Hello friends and happy Sunday!  Miss P seems to be doing very well and has demanded that I open the door and let her out in the rain.  Silly cat, but normal behaviour for her so I’m happy about that.  Her meds wear off tonight so we will know more tomorrow.   Meanwhile I wanted to share a page I started yesterday and finished today, inspired by Type and I guess I had cats on my mind as I made a little story about a cat and took a break from typewriters!  Type is of course, the August challenge over on Art Journal Journey and chosen by this month’s host, the lovely Neet.

Here’s how it started off…


These are all leftover letters cut from various alphabet dies.  I tend to cut too many and so I keep the leftovers in little envelopes for later use but sometimes I forget about them and cut even more!  So I decided to use up some of them by sticking them all down on my journal page. They are made of an assortment of substrates including watercolour paper, cardstock and Felix cat food boxes (those are the kraft coloured letters).  That was where I left it yesterday and so looking at it today I wasn’t sure what to do with it.  I quite liked it just the way it was with white and kraft, but today I decided to colour some of the letters using metallic Distress Crayons, and then some with Vintage Photo.


In order to add something else on top, I thought I would use this amazon box to cut out some tags using a TH tag die.


I cut a couple of different sizes and kept going till I had used the whole piece of amazon box card.
Now what to put on the tags?  I had been browsing through an old book that I use for this purpose, and as I was cutting out various phrases, a little story started to come together. To make it easier to read the text, here is a photo of all the tags together before I glued them into place on the journal. I outlined the words with a black pencil and later on with a white pen. Considering what book I was using, it was quite fun to create a totally different story about a cat and since today is Sunday, why not have it take place on a Sunday!


I edged the tags with Vintage Photo Archival and added string to each of them.  To finish off the page I ended it with Vintage Photo Distress crayon.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
watercolour paper, my usual journal, leftover die cut letters, distress crayons, archival ink, amazon box, tag die, string, found words, collage medium, black pencil, white pen,

 

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Jo - Let's Art Journal
August 23, 2021 1:50 pm

Wow, such stunning pages! I love the background that you created, the textures and colours look perfect with those tags ?. Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs Jo x

pearshapedchris
August 22, 2021 1:11 pm

This absolutely wonderful Elle! I love the way you used the leftover letters and the tags with that lovely story really do make a great page! Thanks for sharing at AJJ. I am way behind with anything computer so I am here for catch up. Pleased to hear that Miss P has picked up! Hugs, Chrisx

Nancy Williams
August 17, 2021 12:40 pm

Brilliant design on the base page – great idea to use leftover letters! I will be saving mine from now on. I love the tags too – always wonderful to reuse cardboard – something I try to do often. Very cool texture and look, Elle.

Erika N
Erika N
August 16, 2021 12:59 pm

That is a super background Elle. Wow, you have so many ideas this month. I like seeing them all, and they are inspiring me. I think I would have been better with the word text or the word type, even though in some definitions they are the same thing. Thanks for sharing this fantastic piece with us for Neet’s challenge. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
August 16, 2021 12:05 am

I get so many ideas when I visit your blog. I love the idea of using the leftover letters, all so very different. I was amazed when you lightly colored the page, then even more surprised by the story you told of Lucky the cat using recycled materials. This is a fun and different entry for Neet’s theme at Art Journal Journey. BTW, so glad Miss P is doing better.

Neet Hickson
August 15, 2021 8:06 pm

Well Elle, what can I say about this Journal page(s). I loved it in its infancy, like you I thought it was great with just the lettering on it with some in Kraft but then you went a stage further and gave some of the letters a touch of colour.
Not to end there you made tags – and added a story. Love it!
Thank you so much for a fabulous entry for my theme at Art Journal Journey again.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps Glad miss P is seeming much better – fingers crossed for another day.

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