Well, fall is finally truly descending upon us here in my parts. I finally put the flannel sheets on the bed, and the heat is officially on to try and keep warm. Time for soups, stews, and warm drinks!
Halloween will soon be upon us so I made a Halloween themed page in my Dylusions Creative Dyary Journal and as luck would have it, it fits several challenges this week:) Here is the background I painted using black gesso and white acrylic paint along with the Tim Holtz Mosaic stencil and Wendy Vecchi Brick Wall stencil:
The tag was sprayed with a pearlescent purple spray ink (Inkadinkado). I splattered on some black ink. I then added the ATC print from one I designed for ARTchix Studio. The bat sticker, black enamel dot, and ribbon is from Michaels. The sentiment sticker is Tim Holtz. Black Soot Distress ink was sponged along the tag edges before gluing to the page.
Linking to these challenges:
the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Halloween)
the Simon Monday Challenge (Spooky)
Try It On Tuesday (Witches, Wizards, Halloween)
Tag Tuesday (Anything Goes)
For Art Journal Journey with guest host Eileen this month and the theme of "Dreams or Wishes" I have this journal page to share:
This page is on the watercolor paper in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. I used Dioxazine Purple paint along with Dina Wakley's Lapis paint with a wet brush. The page was spattered with Marabu Black Art Spray. I've had that hand image in my stash for a LONG time and decided I needed to use it when I saw it again. I also grabbed some scraps, the word, and loose black thread lying about and glued it all to the page after stapling the paper layers together with the Tim Holtz Mini Stapler.
And for T Stands For Tuesday I'll share some photos of a recent lunch I went to with friend Lynn, her baby son Warren, her mother, and my future DIL Kyra. On Kyra's recommendation we met at a place called The Vegan Butcher.
Anyone can sign/draw on the large blackboard (this is only part of it).
One of the toys/games on a table.And yes, our son had one of these when he was little:):) I think it was called "Rock em, Sock em Robots".
And as for our lunch choices:
The name of the restaurant is a bit deceiving because it is NOT completely vegan although all items have vegan/plant based options which is what we all chose . I had the plant based Chips Burger and let me say that I could have even fooled my picky hubby into thinking this was a real beef burger! We all enjoyed our lunch very much. And since I forgot to get any drinks in the above pics, I realized this next one will be my ticket to the T party...
See it? Way in the back top left is Warren's milk bottle:):) These are the truffle fries. We also had the lemon fries and shared. They both were SO good! And this was definitely a splurge for me because I so rarely eat fries, and very little bread. I'd definitely go again.
Here is another day of challenge art for the Gelli Plate Challenge that was on Instagram last month. This day's challenge was to use felt tip markers:
These were done on index cards. For info on the techniques I used for this challenge I have links in my previous post.
Joining in at Paint Party Friday this week too!
Have a great week, and stay warm! Next week I will be taking another short blogging break but will be around to visit before then. See you soon...
" Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."