Monday, January 16, 2017

I'm Late for T Today

Happy T day to all the ladies at the T Gang. And no, I am not late, am I? 
Its back to work after a really nice long weekend. I had one day out and 2 days just hanging home and that  was just perfect! Lots of time for art, reading and even a bit of experimental baking.
My page for Art Journal Journey stars the  White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, and he is running late for tea.  Since the theme this month is "Every Journal Page Tells a Story", I thought I needed to do a T day themed page. 
I had been in Barnes and Nobel Christmas shopping, and they have these wonderful bags with great literary designs on them. One side of my bag was the White Rabbit.  I used that image as well as some of the story quote from the bag as the base design on my page. I drew, painted and cut out the tea cup which I added. I also stamped some images and then added a few final details to finish off my page.
Oh yes, and my right top corner is not as out of whack as the photo looks. Its just my slightly warped corner on my page.
And since my age edges are not square, I am also linking up to Try It on Tuesday. The new challenge there is anything but square.
I also wanted to show you this photo.
The hubby picked up a box of Trader Joe's instant coco packages at Christmas time. I'd never tried it, but boy is it good. It is very rich and chocolaty, and with a squirt of some left over holiday whipped cream, it is a wonder evening treat. Especially on a cold night when I throw one of those fake Duraflame logs into the fireplace to get a little light and atmosphere while I watch TV.
Stop by   Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog    to see what the T gang is up to.
And hope everyone has a great  T day!


Linda Kunsman said...

Love your Alice in Wonderland piece Erika! And you are definitely on trend with living a hygge life with that warming photo of the fireplace and cocoa. Happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I hate to tell you Erika, but the "A" is enclosed in a square. Yep, it's hard not to be square at times (Grin). I really like your Alice in Wonderland entry. It is perfect for AJJ and T this week.

I have never tried instant cocoa mix before, and we have NO Trader Joe's around here, so probably never will. But it certainly looks quite delicious, especially with whipped cream. Thanks for sharing your Alice's rabbit and tea, as well as your hot chocolate with us for T this Tuesday.

Sadie´sGedankenfülle said...

Hello Erika
What a great page, when does the Easter bunny come?
Did I miss something?

Nice day from the snow-blown Austria.

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a fun journal page with the rabbit, and great idea to link to us at TIOT, too, as well as AJJ. Have a happy T day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic page you made with the shopping-bag-motif and your self designed cup turned out just cooooool!
Great pic of that yummie cocoa - this looks heart warming and soul feeding for me!
Happy T-Day and happy Art Journal Journey Erika!

oxo Susi

johanna said...

the rabbit on your beautiful page seems to have one of your yummy hot chocolates, too! would be perfect at this time of the year!
happy t-day!

chrissie said...

Happy T Day

Fantastic page and anything Alice is always a great I think.

Love the rich looking drink--bet it was yummy.

Love Chrissie xx

Lisca Meijer said...

I love Alice in Wonderland so I also love your journal page. Lovely!
My mouth is watering at the sight of your coco. (I'm on a diet so I can't have one at the mo).
Must admit I have never heard of a fake log.(more sustainable?) We only have wooden ones. And boy, are we getting through them! It is cold here and I need the fire on all day. THe house cools down considerably over night, so my hubby's first job (even before I get up) is to stoke a good fire to warm up the place a bit.Once it's up and running it's wonderful.
Have a good week,

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh your White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland is delightful - I love your art work! Now I'm intrigued to know what image is on the other side of the bag :-). Your cup of hot chocolate looks so yummy and your adorable owl has a whipped cream hairdo - so funny! Happy T Day! J :-)
p.s. Hope you enjoyed the game, so please they got through to the Semis - Go Pats!

Karla B said...

Nah! You aren't late but I am. Erika, I love your page for AJJ. Alice facinates me. It was the first book I got in my life.Oh that cozy!Gorgeous post my friend!Happy T Day! J :-)

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic page with the white rabbit, children always seem to love the story of Alice . I am so pleased you will be joining us at TioT's as well.
The hot drink beside your fire looks delicious with the cream topping.
Happy T day
Yvonne xx.

jinxxxygirl said...

Erika what a bright and cheerful ArtJournal page! Love Alice in Wonderland.. Love the little chandelier in the upper righthand corner... and that hot chocolate with whipped cream by the fire would hit the spot.. I'm partial to marshmallow whip on top of my hot chocolate.. have you ever tried that? YUM! Happy happy t day!!! Hugs! deb

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

You're definitely not late, Erika. Not only is your T Party post right on time, but you've even completed the Try It On Tuesday challenge for today! I just read about it and might give it a try. How clever to have scalloped edges that certainly aren't square. I love the White Rabbit - your tag, the character and the phrase!

Your fireplace and hot chocolate make me feel all toasty warm. Happy T Day! HUgs, Eileen

Krisha said...

Love, love, love your AJJ page!!
I must stop by Trader Joes and pick up some of that mix, I rarely drink hot chocolate, but the GDs like to have it when they sleep over. Now, that mug, I would definitely buy.....that is so cute.
Happy T-day

Divers and Sundry said...

We don't have a Trader Joe's here, and we don't have any whipped cream in the house.... Now I'm thinking I need to add whipped cream to my grocery list. :) Your fireplace scene looks so cozy! Happy T Tuesday!

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for tempting us with that yummy cuppa cocoa in front of the beautiful blazing fire ... perfect for a dreary rainy Virginia day.
Your Alice page is fun and whimsical with the party cup.
Glad you had some time to recharge for the school week.
Happy T Day Erika!
Thank you also for your cool them at AJJ this month!

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi Erika, I could have sworn that I had left you a comment this morning but it seems to have got lost in the ether. So here is another one (I can vaguely remember what i wrote)
I commented on your art journal page, how much I liked that because I am a fan of Alice in Wonderland.
The coacoa looks yummy, I would love some myself but we are on a diet so I have to restrain myself.
I have never heard of a Duraflame log. From its name I assume it lasts longer than a normal log. Does it give just as much warmth or is it just for show? Perhaps you have central heating and don't really need the warmth.
Btw I like you owl mug.
Happy T-Day
Have a good week,

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love seeing your Alice page! So jealous of you having real fire light! Happy T day! Chris

CJ Kennedy said...

Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories. Charming page you created. Your owl mug would fit right in. REally made me smile. Stay warm. And if you turn your pajamas inside out, maybe you'll get a snow day tomorrow. That was the ritual my girlies followed when they were in school. (-;

Carol said...

Hey Erika!!! Love the art today!!! I'm also still in love with the Owl cup ♥♥♥♥
And the chocolate sounds so yummy!!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely page with us at Try it on Tuesdays as well dear Erika!.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a beautiful page you have created Erika! Perfect take on our theme! Thanks for sharing it with us over at TioT this time. Hugs!

Jeanie said...

First of all, I really love this! The Alice graphics are terrific and I love the colors you chose and text. Nice connection too! And thanks for the TJ cocoa recommendation. I'll be doing a road trip there in a few weeks and I'll put it on my list. Nothing like cocoa in the winter!

Thanks for cruising by the Gypsy! I feel like I'm running to stay in place and having some upcoming travel too but I'll do my best to visit or catch up!

Margik said...

What a creative page Erika, I really love it! Fab images and colors.
Mar x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Erika, love your White rabbit journal page with the colourful hot drink - nearly as good to look at as yours by the fireside in that fabulous owl mug.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Marjut said...

Wonderful page. Thank you for joining us at TioT.