Hello friends,

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 ChallengesThe 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 LoverT 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.

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October 3, 2021 4:12 pm

What lovely page Elle. You do have quite a lot of cat themed fabric…and why not???Your cross stitched cushion looks amazing. Hugs,Chrisx

September 30, 2021 5:21 pm

Great fabric journal. I love all your cat fabric too. I am selling all of my quilting fabric. My website will be up again any day.

Nancy Williams
September 29, 2021 12:11 pm

Elle, love your fabric journal page. Your additions are beautiful and work so well with the pattern. Love the colors and the words. Makes me what to try this! I actually did buy some fabric to try a journal page one time, but then I just sat there with it not knowing what the next step should be…my Grandson sat with me. He finally cut his into a million pieces and glued it to some paper. He loved his. I just sat and watched the joy on his face.

Your cat pillow is beautiful. So sweet to have it dedicated to your lovely kitty you miss.

You do have quite a collection of fabrics! I love them all.

Happy T-day!

Sharon Madson
Sharon Madson
September 29, 2021 1:07 am

Great post! Love your vintage fabric page. Fabulous work. Love the tea cup fabric, too. Happy T Day!

Kate Yetter
September 28, 2021 11:51 pm

Lovely fabric journal page. I haven’t tried this but this is a great idea to use up scraps.
So many fabulous fabrics in your stash. I LOVE the teacups! I am not into cats but I really like the cat print with the Asian symbols.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate Yetter

Carola Bartz
September 28, 2021 9:31 pm

I love the art journal page, it is gorgeous. Question: when you glue down the fabric with gel medium, do you also spread a layer of gel medium on top of the fabric? It would give the fabric more tooth to work on, wouldn’t it? I wonder if otherwise the pens would “bleed” into the fabric. The cat cushion is so sweet, the cat was a cutie. I understand that you miss him.

C. J.
September 28, 2021 9:26 pm

Beautiful fabric page, lettering and quote. The cat fabrics made me smile as did the beautiful cross-stitch Wombat cushion. I thought it was done in needlepoint. I love the teacup fabric. I’ve been looking for teacup curtains (I don’t sew) and I want to get teacup drawer and cabinet handles to give the kitchen a quick makeover. Happy T Day

Jo - Let's Art Journal
September 28, 2021 7:51 pm

Wow, what a stunning page! I love your fabric design and the way you added the flowers – amazing as always ?. So many beautiful fabrics and your tapestry cushion is perfect too. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
September 28, 2021 7:27 pm

I always love it when someone uses fabric in their journals. Your page is so different from beginning to end, I didn’t even recognize that it was the same fabric. It’s so well done, and a great entry for Wendy’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

How clever that you used that amazing tea cup fabric for your T post this week, Elle. It’s lovely fabric and I know you are going to enjoy using it, along with the darling cat fabric.

Thanks for sharing your lovely journal page and your fabric with us for T this Tuesday.

Divers and Sundry
September 28, 2021 3:13 pm

The quote strikes me. Your cat cushion is a real treasure. Happy T Tuesday

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