Hello everyone,

Happy Saturday!  I got up early this morning so I could finish this page, having left it to dry overnight.  It is of course another art journal page inspired by the VINTAGE theme over on Art Journal Journey where this month’s lovely host is Wendy K.

I’m glad you like the fabric pages because this is another one!  I pulled this fabric out with the others and didn’t notice till yesterday that it had fallen down the back of the table, so it was missed the first time around and I forgot all about it till last night when I spotted it lying on the floor behind the table.  It speaks volumes that I did not see this big bolt of fabric, doesn’t it?  You are probably now wondering just what kind of craft explosion happened in that room that this could be hidden on the floor for a week lol.

So now that it was discovered again, I wanted to use it so I cut a piece off to cover a double page spread in my journal. This is the same 12.5 x 9.5 inch journal that I made.  I like it, it’s a handy size. I pasted the fabric in place using some watered down gel medium and left it to dry overnight.

This morning, to get the ball rolling, I drew around the edges with a black pencil, to frame the page and give it more definition.

This fabric makes me laugh, they are all like Stepford Wives, so perfect and so happy in their domestic and baking chores.  So I decided to change it up a bit with my journalling.

In the above photo, it says:  “first I take the pills, then I do the things”, and ” why am I holding this spoon and pointing at a kettle?”  and “I once baked a cake… it was this big!” and I also added my title A WOMAN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE and a little “sigh” for the woman whisking the cake mix.

For the woman on the right side, I added “how long do I have to keep this fake smile on my face?”

And for the dishevelled baker icing the cake, I added “I wish I was on a beach with lots of wine.”  I thought I would add a dose of reality to this one, so I messed up her hair and covered her in pink and brown icing.

I also fussy cut some bits and pieces from the leftover fabric, a stand mixer, glasses, a cup and saucer, canisters, scales etc and glued them all randomly and chaotically around her, with splashes of icing everywhere and spilt coffee running off the table and on to the floor. She’s working in chaos, she’s covered in icing, her hair’s a mess, and she wishes she was on a beach with lots of wine – that’s the little reality corner in this scene lol.

Hope you enjoyed this one!  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my usual journal, watercolour paper, fabric, glue, gel medium, paint marker, black pencil, Pitt artist pen, poloychromos pencils,


Art Journal Journey – Vintage – September Challenge
Blog Along with Effy – Day 18
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 – Sorry Not Sorry
Sept 11th – A Peek Inside The Fabric Stash
Sept 12th – Garden Catch-Up, Bees, Cats, Cat Mint
Sept 13th – Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Sept 14th – T Stands for Banana Bread
Sept 15th – WOYWW Arts & Crafts Storage
Sept 16th – The Cat Sat on Andy Warhol’s Mat
Sept 17th – Needles and Ribbons and Packets of Pins
Sept 18th – 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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September 20, 2021 9:18 am

Another fabulous vintage style fabric page, I loved the worded speech bubbles additions you made. Thank you for another super inspiration for Wendy’s AJJ theme.

Wendy K
September 19, 2021 10:02 pm

Another fabulous fabric for the vintage theme, where do you find them. This one is funny, and just right for Art Journal Journey, thank you for sharing with us again.

September 19, 2021 3:08 pm

Elle, I LOVE this page, you are so creative, its amazing, and you are giving me ideas now too!

September 19, 2021 12:31 pm

I did not see the other fabric spread, will check it out now! This is bloody brilliant! What an idea, to use fabric in this way! I love the text you’ve included…and the fussycut pieces add more depth in a sense. Thanks for sharing

Lisa Andruszkow
September 19, 2021 12:45 am

LOL I love the commentary!!
It’s awesome!!

Erika N
September 18, 2021 2:13 pm

Ha -ha! I was smiling with those one. The fabric is once again great, and your quotes are really the best Elle. What a fun page. Happy Saturday to you, and glad you got up early to finish this page for us. Hugs-Erika

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