Hope our day is going well!
If you are wondering what all those abbreviations in the title mean, I can translate them for you: Try it on Tuesday, Tag Tuesday and a Joint Venture for Art Journal Journey!
Today a new challenge is starting at Try it on Tuesday with the theme
'Sewing and Buttons'.
You have 2 weeks to join in, and all formats are allowed. You can see lots of lovely examples on our blog. I made a felt elephant, all stitched by hand, with real buttons etc. I know it's not perfect, sewing elephants is something I haven't tried before, but I suppose there is a first time for everything! I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, flowers.
At Tag Tuesday the theme is Music. I wanted to use my Mozart stamp, but he seems to have gone on holiday. I found a nice image by Gecko Galz, which I mounted with pink and blue matting. The butterfly has been crackled and distressed. The quote reads, 'A world without music is like a bird with broken wings, a nest without eggs or a butterfly which has forgotten how to fly'. I only wrote the first part along the side of the tag, and the rest is on the back.
Now to the joint venture for Art Journal Journey, the sea. 2 weeks back I looked after my little friend Sally while her Grandma was at the doc's. She helped me make this page. The brush wipe page with added Gelato colours was from me, and Sally, who has just turned 9, drew the octopus by herself, and painted it. The choice of pink metallic paint was all her idea, too. I drew the outlining when it was dry, and wrote the text. Sally had fun punching out butterflies, and added them to the page so it wasn't so boring. She punched lots of other butterflies, birds etc and took a big bag full back home with her. I think she has talent!
I tried reversing the colours, and like this version even better:
My resident jay was hungry today, and spent a lot of time attacking the fat balls:
Looks like he's saying 'Yummy!'
And Lilly and Lucky have the last word again:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!