Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday Art

Hi everyone.  Happy Wednesday. 

This month is winding down quickly, isn't it?  Being away for more of less a couple of weeks really makes it feel like I didn't have much of a September, but I actually did, just not at home.

One thing I want to share today is another page for Neet's Fur and/or Feather challenge at Art Journal Journey. You still have a few days to join in if you're interested.

Once again (like with a page I shared last week)  I was playing around with a traditional image and a modern colorful background. My background is another gelli print.

I think the background reproduces the feel of the savannah where leopards live. They have so much they need to constantly be aware of just to keep themselves alive. All those dots could be pairs of eyes from other animals living on the savannah also.

The first thing I added to my page was this white die cut shape. No it isn't white any longer since I used a brown marker along the edges and also inked it with grey and brown ink.  You can see it is rectangular with some notched out triangles on each side. 

Then I layered some tropical images that I cut out of a booklet of images from Africa. I added the leopard and the baobab  trees as well as a couple of small bits of designed paper. The quote comes from the same image collection, and then, since there are so many dots on my background, I added some blue little bubble charms on my background "rectangle".

Nothing to fancy but there is my page. This is one of my favorite pages of the month.

As I'm having an art WEdnesday, I also want to share a tag for Pinky's Book/ Book Pages challenge at Tag Tuesday

I painted my tag with some acrylic paints. I  added a small rectangular white and yellow sticker just before I stamped some background images. I also added some bits from an old dictionary page. The tag is finished off with some pine stickers as well as a sticker quote.

And that's my tag.

I'm keeping today's post short. I hope your week is going well. 



Iris Flavia said...

I like them both equally!
Clever with the background of the first and wise quote.
I have some fur tomorrow, too, kinda ;-)
Have a nice day, hugs

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful artwork! I hope you're enjoying the slightly cooler weather. (I am!)

Angie's Recipes said...

Both are very beautiful and I love both quotes.

kathyinozarks said...

Goo9d morning, lovely art Erika, love the textures in the first one especially this month has gone way too fast for me-so much to do before winter happy mid week hugs Kathy

Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful tag and words Erika. Thanks for dropping by my blog today.


Jeanie said...

I like both your tag and page but especially the tag. There's something about pine cones I just love. Texture? Color? Past associations? Who knows. But it made me smile.

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely eye candy today and I really like the tag. That would make a different holiday tag. Enjoy your day

Divers and Sundry said...

I like your description of the leopard page. They have to be super aware! I also like your cone tag. It's perfect for fall.

pinky said...

Brilliant journal page Erika. So much to catch the eye there. I love how you used the print on your tag! The pine cones are just perfect and the painted green background really keeps it all looking earthy. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday!

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Erika, I love your journal page. The trees look really dimensional. Another lovely page for Neet#s challenge. And the tag is gorgeous, thanks so much! Hugs, Valerie

Neet said...

Such a strong posting of this powerful animal - he certainly looks as if he is stalking something, there is intent in the shape of his body to me.
Love the way you have included the old and new together - the dots certainly do make one think of pairs of eyes peering out through the undergrowth and watching his every move.
A super piece Erika - thanks for joining in again.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sandra Wright. said...

I especially like your tag, not just for the book page, but for the fir cones,I love them, many happy memories of collecting them with my children, many moons ago, when they decorated them for christmas.
They used to fascinated at hearing them crack as they gradually opened up indoors in the warm.
Thank you for stirring such happy memories and for entering our challenge at Tag Tuesday

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hey there, I'm finally able to sit long enough to comment, hoping it lasts! LOVE the page, great quote too. Gorgeous tag as well. Hope you have a good weekend, xoxo

Michele said...

both your art pieces are so very beautiful! thanks for linking to tag tuesday! xo

WendyK said...

Fabulous tag and book page. Love the composition on both of them. Have a great week, hugs Wendy