Saturday, 1 October 2022

There once was....

.........a blog called Empire Of The Cat, owned by Elle, today she is our new host at Art Journal Journey with her fabulous theme of - Tell Me A Story.

First of all a big 'Thank you' to Neet, for hosting last month.

I love traditional stories and Hans Christian Anderson's stories were always a favourite when I was a child. I was old enough(just) to go an see the film of his life. One of the songs I remember the star Danny Kaye singing was the Ugly Duckling.

I assembled some papers I wanted to use but the only duckling I could find was more like a growing cygnet than a baby so I had to go to the Internet for that.

I used my Kraft journal and added some texture paste mixed with white paint through a stencil.

Papers were arranged on the page and I popped in an AAll and Create die cut. 

The main image is from a Ciaobella Christmas set. I added more texture paste/paint over the edge of the frame on the left.

The words are from the Ugly Duckling song and were made on Printshop.

There are so many traditional stories and I look forward to seeing your choice!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Wednesday, 28 September 2022

So Wise!

 Hi everyone, another scheduled post with my latest entry for Neet's 'Fur and/or Feathers' at Art Journal Journey.

I've used another deconstructed card. I created a background with lots of neutral papers and then added the Crafty Individuals owl at an angle. The leaf came from one of the pieces of paper. 

I didn't manage to write posts for as many pages as I'd made and not sure whether I will manage to write one using my tablet so please accept my apologies Neet. 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Out of the darkness

 Hi everyone, this was a very quick page for Neets AJJ  'Fur and/or Feathers theme.

I had dome some stencil cleaning onto a page so I dded some stamping using one of the oldest AAll and create stamps designed by Abs.

The cat is by Lavinia stamps

Thanks for looking, Chris

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Sing little bird

Another scheduled post! 

Hi everyone this page for Neet's Fur and/or Feathers at Art Journal Journey has more feathers and none more lovely than this cute Aall and Create bird by Bipasha

I added paint to my page with baby wipe then stencilled and stamped onto it.

I stamped the bird and then stamped and fussy cut the main image as the background made it look a bit dull.

The word is from some Aall and Create washi tape

Thanks for looking, Chris

Saturday, 10 September 2022

A New Day...

 Hi everyone I have a page for Neets AJJ theme - Fur and/or Feathers

I've used another Katzelkraft stamp with a dotty stencil background to which I added a Carabelle Studio big stamp.

It's my latest entry to Neet's Fur and/or Feathers at Art Journal Journey. 

Thanks for looking, Chris

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

T Stands For....Taking To The Road

Hi everyone, I've been racing around so much that I forgot all about my calendar journal -I do write down what we do in my planner but hadn't got round to completing my page - lots of fussy cutting!

What's this I hear you say (well, maybe?)

My calendar has only one week stuck down....I am taking the rest with me to fill in while we are driving around in France.

The owls are Katzelkraft stamps and I love them. With all that's going on in the UK politics wise I thought a group of owls deserved they correct group name....although one owl is making his own political statement!

I'm joining in at Art Journal Journey and Neet's 'Fur and/or Feathers

Here is August filled in.

We haven't had much time for outings but we did get together with one of my sons and grandchildren at RHS Bridgewater - we had a lovely walk and chat in the sun!

Finally near the exit is this seat decorated by local schools
Sorry for the rushed visit!
For my T Stands For Tuesday pics this week and my chance to join Bleubeard and Elizabeth at The Altered Book Lover for a drink I have a photo of a decadent hot chocolate that hubby had at Fletcher Moss a while ago 

We shared some Date and walnut cake and I had an Americano.
Sorry if I have posted this before - no time to check!

I'll be scheduling some posts and taking lots of photos!  
See you soon

Thanks for looking, Chris

Busy doing nothing at Try It On Tuesday.

 Hi everyone, have you ever thought what animal you would like to be? I have and it's definitely a cat!

Our new theme at Try It On Tuesday is 'Animals - Real or Imaginary'.

The Design Team have a whole range of animal art to inspire you - please take a look here.

I covered my landscape page with a range of coloured papers and stamped tissue paper. 
The cats had been on a card that I wasn't so happy with, so the background was made with them in mind.
The quote 'Forecast for today:unproductive with a chance of a nap' seems to have been written with cats in mind!

I hope you can join us at TIOT this month, as usual the theme runs for two weeks.

Thanks for looking, Chris