Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday Art and Troll #4

Hi everyone. Happy end of another work week.

Today I have some art to share as well as one more troll from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

My first page is from my owl book, and I will be linking it up to 2 challenges. First of all I am linking to More Mixed Media. This month it is anything goes with optional orange. 

I am also linking up to Tracey's My Favorite Color is October over at Art Journal Journey.

I stenciled the background bars directly onto the grey chipboard without doing anything else to the background. Then I added some die cut pieces, slightly modified. The 2 clouds were painted acetate, left over from a page I made back in August.  I added the paper leaves, an owl sticker,a small pumpkin embellishment, and finally I stamped the quote.

I'm sticking with the owl theme in my tag for the latest challenge at Tag Tuesday. This time Pinky is hosting and her theme is purple and orange.

I love that Lynne Perrella woman with her owl. She is stamped on a purple inked background. I also stamped a few other items onto the background, and added some ephemera, including the row of orange plastic dots to make my tag fit this latest challenge.  The field trip sticker I added is a very washed out orange.  I this piece is orange and purple enough, but I did make a very orange and purple Halloween tag I'll share next week.

Today I have troll number 4 to share with you.  After walking even deeper into the forest at the Maine Botanical Gardens, following the map, we came across Soren, the troll for the branches of the tree. (This troll also works with my tag's stamp today.)

Don't you just love his hair? 

It was a lot of fun finding these trolls. Plus it was great to walk in the forest on some beautiful trails. 

I'll share the last troll with you on Sunday, since tomorrow I have already pre-scheduled my monthly book post.

Have a wonderful start to your weekend.


Angie's Recipes said...

It is excellent! I wish I could do half as good as you. That's a happy troll.

R's Rue said...

Perfect for fall. Happy Friday.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

For me, you could continue with your owl theme forever! Owls have featured in human culture, myth and legend in so many ways, sometimes on the side of good, but often on the side of evil. The fact that they are mostly nocturnal probably had much to do with that. Soon the northern owls will be moving south and I will look forward to seeing them.

Barbara said...

Unbelievable sculpture! It looks fragile, but has surely stood a test of time.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous journal pages, the first one is my absolute ever ever favourite, great! Such lovely colours and design! And thanks so much for linking to MMM! And thanks for the beautiful tag for Pinky's challenge at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. You are really on a roll! Have you ever read the book 'The owl Service', by Alan Garner? It's a kid's book, but I loved it. And another happy Troll today, he reminds me of the neighbour who lives upstairs, he has similar glasses and haircut! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie!

Iris Flavia said...

Such happy colors in first pic! - Just like my sweater :-)

And this cute troll and his etiquettes - looking forward and am sad it will be the last troll!

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Friday, I am loving your art pages and I love this troll-yes I love his hair

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the orange brick in your art.

I do love his hair lol He makes me smile :)

CJ Kennedy said...

The owls make a great theme. Soren looks like he enjoys yoga. Enjoy the sunshine today

Lowcarb team member said...

Great art and I love your first journal page, the colours are amazing.
What a wonderful troll this is ... so happy.

Have a great weekend.

All the best Jan

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Another wonderful owl journal page, Erika. There is so much going on with this page. I especially love the abstract flower and the gear. Your use of both green and orange makes this a wonderful transition from summer to autumn. We can never have too many owls. I'm loving this journal and it's also perfect for Tracey's theme at AJJ.

That's a great tag. I like the L.P. stamp. It goes well with your owl journal page and the troll because of the hair. It is fun and quirky.

Soren may be my favorite troll yet. I love how he appears to be kicking his leg in the air, just like any branch would behave. These photos are fantastic and give a good idea of the troll in its landscape, too. Thanks for taking me with you again today, dear.

craftytrog said...

Another gorgeous owl page Erika! And a wonderful tag too!
I love that happy troll, he's fabulous.
Happy weekend!

Neet said...

I wish I could get my legs as high as the troll has - although in private I must add. He is wonderful - I just love the faces of these woodland creatures - thank you so much for sharing.
Your journal page is delightful as ever and what a pretty owl we have on it today - Love autumn when we can use all those lush colours.
Lovely Lynne Perrella woman, the hair is super and I do like the expressive eyes she has.
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs, Neet xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Another fantastic owl page - I love the bright colours. I have that LP set out on my desk at the moment - love the tag! Sorren looks to be a happy troll to meet on your walk. Hugs, Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your background mesmerizes me Erica it's like retro paper I remember in my from my Grandmothers parlour room when I was a child amazing. Lovely how you brought all those stamped, painted and pasted elements together another beauty for my AJJ theme I love it.
How I love Troll #4 like a playful child kicking their leg high in the air and yes that hair is totally amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs Tracey xx

Elkes Lebensglück said...

What a wonderful fabulous journal page !!!
The troll is so cute with the hair !!!
Have a happy week, hugs Elke

Jeanie said...

Soren is quite remarkable! I love your owl book. Love it, love it, love it!

pinky said...

Wow I bet that looks amazing in real life Erika! Loving your gorgeous tag too!! Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at Tag Tuesday!