Thursday, September 1, 2022

September 1

Hi everyone. Happy September to you. 2023 is going by so fast, isn't it? I can't believe it is already September. Here in New Hampshire September is usually such a great month though, with cooler nights and not so many bugs either. 

It is also time to start a new challenge at Art Journal Journey. First let me once again thank Chris for a great challenge last month, and also  to say thank you to everyone who joined us in August.

For September we have a new host and new theme. I want to welcome the talented Neet, who you might know as Hickydorums as our new host. Her theme this month is
 Fur and/or Feathers.

My first page is all about fur. Let me introduce Lady Gaga the cat. I named her Lady Gaga because like the famous performer known for some fabulous stunts and costumes, this cat likes to have her fur dyed, This time she added spots she could look more like a  snow leopard. 

My page was made by inking my background, stenciling on the numbers with a Sharpie and the flowers with some grey paint and a Sharpie, and then adding a piece of printed acetate. Lady Gaga the cat is made with a Dylusions stamp. I gave her a gold paper crown that I added a couple of little "jewels" too. Then I finished my page by adding the gold paper daisy trim and stamping the quote.

The quote is easier to read on the actual page as the images from the printed acetate  show up better in the photo than they do when looking at the actual page.

Just a reminder about the "dreaded rules" at Art Journal Journey. We accept art journaling pages of any kind and any size, but no cards, tags, ATCs, etc. Your journal page can be made from paper, cloth, digital, or other journaling format you may use.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the fur and feather pieces this month!



Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love Lady Gaga and her snow leopard suit. This is a great first entry for Neet's theme at Art Journal Journey. I hope we get to see more of Lady Gaga in the future, because she is a real cutie. That is a great background, too \, Erika.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun and fabulous page, love that gorgeous cat! And your quote about cats is so true! Hugs, Valerie

Angie's Recipes said...

This is such a cute page! Happy September to you, Erika!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Fur is fine, Erika, but feathers rule! I will look forward to your treatment of feathers! Hugs - David

WendyK said...

Love your colourful background with a Dylusions cat for Neets theme. Hugs Wendy

Iris Flavia said...

A Cat-Queen - Freddie Mercury would especially love this!
Aren´t cats still Gods? ;-)

Neet said...

Ha ha, I recognise that cat and know it only too well but not under the name of Lady Gaga. What a brilliant interpretation to use the famous singer/actress to portray your cat. I love how she wanted to be a snow leopard today - and wear a crown.
Gorgeous background and what a fabulous quote that is - so true. My little cat was a real princess, and she certainly lived up to being one,
Thanks for a fabulous page to kick off my theme at AJJ.
Hugs, Neet cx

The Padre said...

Happy September My Friend - Enjoy The Upcoming Weekend - Sending Positive Vibes


craftytrog said...

A fabulous page Erika, I love the cat and quote!
Happy September,

pearshapedcrafting said...

First of all I must say that I love that quote - it really does sum up cats so well. As for Lady Gaga - she's a real glamour puss! A trulybgreatvsart for Neet's AJJ theme, hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

That's 'a truly great start'!!!x

R's Rue said...

Fabulous. Happy September.

Christine said...

Cute page and theme!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lady Gaga the cat looks great, a fabulous page.

Happy September wishes, this year is flying by.

All the best Jan

Caty said...

Wowwww <Lady Gaga is really Wonderful Erika ! No doubt, she is the Queen!
Your background is super beautiful, the gold flowers and crow are lovely.
Yes, cats are always the king/queen of our house and our soul ♥
Have a great Friday,
Big hugss Caty

Divers and Sundry said...

The perfect name for her :) What fun!

nwilliams6 said...

She is a beauty with those spots and sweet face. The crown is fabulous, Erika. Fun page for this month' theme. Hugz

Empire of the Cat said...

Love Lady Gaga kitty and her snow leopard outfit, Happy September journalling Erika!

Marjut said...

Funny cat page, i like it