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 and I am also sharing the page with Country View Challenges whose theme is Leaves Begin To Fall. Challenge details at the bottom of the post.
This is another fabric I pulled out during the week of reorganising the stash! It started out the same way as the others by sticking it to the page with gel medium and leaving it to dry overnight.
Then when everything was dry I started to add detail to it with Pitt pens. I liked the fabric the way it was with the black and white but I just felt like I wanted to add some colour. So I added pinky/purples for flowers and I added multiple greens and orange/browns for the turning leaves that are just staring to turn in my garden at the moment.
Since it was inspired by my garden, I wrote September in the Garden down the left hand side of the page in black pen, over a neocolor II coloured panel.
I like this quote because it makes me think of other things that flutter around and look for nests and since there are both birds and butterflies on the page I thought it would fit nicely. There are also parts of music printed on the background of the fabric!
Summer doesn’t seem so far away considering we had 27C the other week but now the temperature has dropped 10 degrees and it definitely feels more like Autumn all of a sudden. The quote is written on a leftover piece of gel-printed card with some textured card behind it.
So that’s my page for today, the challenge details are below. Meanwhile, it is probably not a great surprise that I have cat fabrics! During my rummaging in the spare room last week, I came across quite a few of them…
And still more of them…
And look, I even have some with tea cups on them! I thought I would share this one especially for T day – T stands for tea cup fabric!
But I guess my biggest crafty news is that I have finally finished my cross stitch cat cushion and made it into an actual cushion. I will have a full post on this later on but here it is finally finished and dedicated to my sweet boy Wombat who I miss very much. For various reasons it took me so long to finish this cushion that I didn’t get to use it while he was around, but now I can look at it and remember him.
Happy T Day! Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, gel medium, glue, white pen, black pen, Pitt artist pens, neocolor IIs, leftover gel print, textured card scraps,
Art Journal Journey – Vintage – September ChallengeCountry View Challenges – The Leaves Begin to Fall – September Challenge – I coloured my leaves in Autumnal colours just like they are now as they begin to fall
Altered Book Lover – T Stands for – Tea cup fabric.
Blog Along with Effy – Day 28
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 – Things I learned from my Dad
Sept 27th – Vintage Dressforms
Sept 28th – 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.