Hello everyone,

Hope your week was good, I spent most of it working in the garden while the weather was good and then also a couple of hours yesterday while it was raining.  I was again out there today but am now completely exhausted and will need to take some time off.  Before I went out this morning, I managed to complete this page and while dinner is cooking I thought I would try and get this post up:

It is another journal spread using fabric from my stash, this one even has the name of the fabric and the designer on the bottom left corner – Dysfunctional Family by Michael Miller.

I thought it was great for another page in the Vintage theme on Art Journal Journey this month as this is a 1950s family doing typical things with non typical comments.

It started off as two pieces of fabric that I tried to fit across my journal pages.  As you can see there is a little bit sticking over the side on the right but I really didn’t want to chop off the bucket so I’m leaving it there and it can fold in and out.

I took the main background colours of yellow, red and purple from the fabric and painted in the white areas in my journal with neocolour IIs.

The speech bubbles on the fabric are funny, so I thought I would add some additional snark with some Tim Holtz snarky chat stickers.

As I was working on it, I kept thinking “sorry not sorry” as I read through all the speech bubbles so I decided to write it on my pages.

The one with the sewing machine is my favourite lol


And that’s the finished spread with optional fold out bucket lol.


Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
watercolour paper, my usual journal, fabric, gel medium, Tim Holtz snarky stickers, black pen, white pen, neocolor IIs,


Art Journal Journey Vintage – September Challenge
Blog Along with Effy – Day 10
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th –  A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – WOYWW Desk, Garden, Kitties, Kitchen and Blog Along One Week In
Sept 9th – August Reading List
Sept 10th – this post

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.
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Wendy K
September 12, 2021 2:13 pm

What fabulous fabric for your journal page, made me smile. If My husband is driving, I do keep saying are we there yet, just like my kids use to say.

Sue Blott
Sue Blott
September 12, 2021 3:25 am

Love this! It made me smile. I especially love how you included the bucket as a fold over option. Perfect! Great material!

Erika N
September 11, 2021 1:24 pm

Your fabric stash is still amazing me Elle. This one is also fantastic. I’m doing a bit of blogging and then hitting my garden today also. Like you, art will have to wait for another day, most likely. This is a fun fabric and I love what you did with the sorry/not sorry idea. The sarcasm is fabulous, and really does put a spin on that time period when the image was suppose to be that everyone was so happy. Hope you are having a great weekend other than being tired from gardening too. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
September 11, 2021 12:34 pm

This is a fun piece. It makes for great conversation, too. It definitely has snark. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey using Wendy’s theme.

September 11, 2021 9:18 am

Oh my! That’s hilarious! I love your additions.

Angela F
Angela F
September 11, 2021 6:26 am

Love it! I really need to journal more myself and I love the way you used that fabric piece.

September 10, 2021 11:49 pm

This is awesome, so clever and funny, I love the colours

September 10, 2021 9:01 pm

OH Goodness!! That fabric has me giggling!!
Great journal pages! ???

September 10, 2021 8:36 pm

My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations. LOL I like that and the sewing machine one. La la la ! These are very creative and I enjoyed looking at them and laughing at the sayings. Actually I was raised during that era too.

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