Hi Friends,

Happy St Andrew’s Day!  (St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland).  I really should have done something a bit Scottish for today’s page but the best I can do is this…

I was wondering if I could possibly do something quickly and get one last page done for November, but what to do that was going to be quick and not take up too much of my time away from Miss Lily?

Today’s Art . . .

Today’s art is made up of things that were already made so all I had to do was glue them in place for the most part.
The background was already done and it is a combination of pastel and gesso which I have been experimenting with lately.  So no need to make a background!  Then I stamped all over the background and added some paint splatters (also quick to do.)  I had this green leaf diecut already cut and coloured so it only had to be glued in place.  And then we come to the birds and the butterflies…

…yes they are both collaged from these napkins.  I did this weeks ago and still hadn’t decided what to do with them so I decided to use a few of the collaged pieces on my page, so I cut them up and stuck them on.

I ripped up this old piece of Distress Oxided paper from about four years ago but the colours were perfect!  See what happens if you hold on to stuff long enough?  hahaha

I finished off the page with some asemic writing, some black dot doodling, and a Tim Holtz sticker cut in half and with a thread nest underneath,  If you can’t read the sticker, it says -what seems ordinary is often the extraordinary.

This was of course made for Bleubeard and Elizabeth on Art Journal Journey this month.  Thanks for the great theme ideas this month, I’m sorry I wasn’t able to join in as much as I had planned but sick kitties are keeping me busy and out of the craft room  (which is currently out of bounds to all kitties because of potential accidents!)

Now I must get back to clean up and medications!  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!

my handmade journal, watercolour paper, napkin collage fodder, glue, poscas, matte medium, tim hotlz stickers, thread, DO paper scraps,


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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
December 1, 2022 6:59 am

You put collage fodder to good use. I especially LOVE the napkins and the old papers you saved. It’s true! They match perfectly. Thanks for ending this month with such a creative and clever entry using Bleubeard’s and my theme at Art Journal Journey, dear Elle. It was collage fodder at its finest.

I hope Miss Lily is better very soon.

Erika N
November 30, 2022 11:48 pm

This is a fantastic page, even if it is a quick one. I like what you did with those napkins. This page feels like spring, and I love the colors. Glad you were able to squeeze in 1 last page. Thanks for joining us for Bleubeard’s and Elizabeth’s challenge. And have great start to December. Hope the kitties are all doing better…hugs-Erika

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