Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We could be friends

If you are seeing this comment, it means my power supply or cable has not been fixed or replaced.  I have internet, or at least I suspect I have, but I have no way to turn on my computer.  Thanks to my foodie friend Sally, I used her computer to post this and visit a few people Monday while I was there.  I'll be by to visit everyone else once I am up and running again.  Once I'm back online, this comment will go away. 

I thought I would share another Art Journal Journey entry today using Jo's theme which is Texture.

It's fairly obvious where I got the title for today's post.

Yes, "We could be friends." This is some velum type deli paper which is heavier than you buy in the stores.

This is a hodge-podge of disparate scraps and leftovers from my stash.  Note I used some of CJ's watercolors she sent me to fill in certain areas and to outline what I'm calling the focal image.  And since Try it on Tuesday's latest challenge is Scraps, I knew I had to join these lovely ladies, too.

I added bits of texture, including burlap/hessian 

and old wallpaper.
I even have a couple of gifted die cuts in the mix, as well as a tiny bit of green Christmas gift wrap.

On the right side of the spread, I have added an unused piece of cardstock I colored for a swap.  I added the two stenciled "A's," too.

Not sure how these got out of order, but you can really see the new watercolors I used.

For a bit of texture, I colored, then added the strip of paper removed from paper to be used in an ink jet daisy wheel printer.  In some spots on the page, I added water soluble crayons, too.

I used three different security envelope designs, too.

I actually created the background several months ago.  All I had to do was add the texture and the focal image, along with watercolors in time to finish the spread for today.

I think I explained everything as I shared each photo.  This is one way I have found to reduce my scraps and still get texture on the page.

I've actually just started working in this altered book and yet, it's already getting hard to close.  Wait a few more weeks and it will be half open, I suspect.

I'm really grateful you stopped by today. I hope to also see you at Try it on Tuesday and Art Journal Journey.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you are still 'without', I was surprised to see you posting. Lovely, textured pages. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Glad you have a friend to help you out, but the title is wrong then, you are friends, right ;-)
Oh, do you remember the times we had no computer, no internet.
We had a bike. Skates, a skateboard (those tiny plastic ones). You could rent ice-skates and we did that.
I sometimes wonder what was better. Have bloody knees from falling or crying over lost internet (I do that, too!).
Hope you have it all back soon!!

CJ Kennedy said...

Pretty page. I like the old-fashioned women in their bathing costumes. Ah, me still trying to hold on to Summer. It's good that Sally let you use her computer. Hope you get your computer back soon.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, great page for the theme scraps Hugs Kathy

DVArtist said...

I really like this one. The texture is wonderful. Thank goodness for Sally helping you out with the PC. Hang in there my friend.

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous pages! There is so much texture that I don't know where to look first ... I'm loving the design and different media that you used - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey! Hope that you get online again soon and wishing you a great day! Hugs, Jo x

da tabbies o trout towne said...

great job on this Elizabeth !! the colors all blend well, I particularly like the backdrop behind the friends !!

wavez two ewe bleu & squiggles ~~~~~~ =^..^= ♥♥☺☺

Divers and Sundry said...

Those hats! The world needs more hats :) I like the texture in this one :)

I hope you're back online soon. This is a wonderful reason to schedule posts ;)

Mae Travels said...

Looks as if your computer is still on the blink... I hope you manage to find a way to fix it soon! And I hope you are keeping yourself entertained while off the grid.

be well... mae at said...

Lot's of great scraps with color and design galore ~ I hope your online again soon ~ What a sweet friend you have to enjoy food and internet with :)

My name is Erika. said...

I really like all these layered scraps. They do make super texture. And this is also perfect for Try It on Tuesday. Thanks! I'm not sure if you want me to link you up as it is asking for email and won't let me switch out mine. I will link you up if you don't mind my email there. Hope you're back soon. Hugs-Erika

Jeanie said...

I'm so sorry your computer is still acting up. I'm glad you were able to post this -- I really love the spread.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page for both AJJ and TioT's challenge themes, I like the variety of scraps you were able to use on the pages. Its the sort of page that I wish computers had the means to reach out and touch.
I hope your internet gets sorted for you soon. Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

nanskidrewski said...

Good luck with your computer. Great pages!~

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous pages! Love all those scraps but I bet like mine your scrap pile isn't shrinking much! Hugs, Chrisx Chrisx

WendyK said...

Great textured page, my scrap pile doesn’t seem to get any smaller, must try harder.

Neet said...

How annoying/frustrating/(and a million other words to describe how you must be feeling). You have had such bad luck of late with the computer - thank goodness for your friend and her computer helping out.
Lovely page and I adore those two women. They are so just right for this page with it's many textures and patterns.
I do hope this state of affairs does not last long for you. Sending gentle hugs - and tickles for your two boys.
Hugs, Neet xx

Helen said...

LOVE the composition and all that yummy texture of your art journal spread! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Helen

Joan said...

Fabulous pages and you have certainly made good use of scraps, love your two "friends"

Thanks for joining in Try It On Tuesday Challenge