Hello friends,

Happy Sunday!  Hope your weekend has been good so far.  Today I am sharing another fabric-based journal page inspired by the VINTAGE theme over on Art Journal Journey where this month’s lovely host is Wendy K.

This is another fabric I pulled out during the week and it has the same vintage style and colours as another fabric I used back at the beginning of the month.  From memory the fabrics are from the same collection, and they all have Normal Rockwell images on them.  This one has some pretty large framed images so to make it fit on my page I had to cut it down.  Then I used other pieces to cover the left hand page.  I really wanted to make sure the screwdriver was visible but I left off the saw!

I also added the vintage telephone from a different fabric on top of this one.  Then I made some tags from an amazon box and wrote out some of the things I did with my Dad or skills I learned from him when I was a kid.  Then I attached the tags with some metal brads in silver, gold, and bronze.  I could probably fill a page or more with things I learned from my dad but these were the main ones I remember from that time.

My Dad taught me how to fish and bought me my own fishing rod; how to play football and how to knit!  He only knew how to do knit stitches but that was all I needed to get going.  We used to walk for miles in the countryside, watching birds and looking in nests.  I used to help him in the garden, planting veggies and eating rhubarb dipped in a bag of sugar or small snowball turnips like apples.  I also loved to help him with any DIY projects and he used to bring home fossilised creatures for me to collect.  He dug them out of the earth himself and they were usually small things like insects and molluscs but one time he brought home pieces of a sea snake one section at a time  – that was so exciting waiting to get the next piece to assemble!

So that’s my page for today, challenge details are below.  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, gel medium, glue, black pen, Pitt artist pens, amazon box, brads


Art Journal Journey – Vintage – September Challenge


Blog Along with Effy – Day 26
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 – A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Sept 19th – Talk Like A Pirate – The RRRs of Recycling
Sept 20th – She Is an old soul with a vintage heart
Sept 21st – T Stands For Tweed, Model Kitty, and Decaf
Sept 22nd – I was ready for the roaring 20s
Sept 23rd – Hang the moon garland
Sept 24th – The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
Sept 25th – Everything is Groovy Baby Yeah
Sept 26th – 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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Erika N
September 27, 2021 12:11 am

This page is not only wonderful by itself but also a great tribute to your dad too. I love the framed image of the girl and her dad. Thanks so much for sharing with us Elle. happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Wendy K
September 26, 2021 10:57 am

Another fabulous vintage fabric page, love it. I used to help my dad as well, I was really good at pulling up the spring onion plants and putting them through the fence to our neighbours chickens. I obviously thought they were grass. Thank you for another great entry to Art Journal Journey.

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