Monday, 5 February 2018

Art Journal Journey - Animals From A to Z

Hello again!

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on my recent posts. I will be popping over to see what you're up to very shortly.

Today I made another page for Rae Missigman's February Artmarks Challenge. The day 2 word was Decide. What did I decide? Mainly I decided to get out for more walks in spite of the horrid Winter weather, because I feel so much better and positive and happy after some exercise. 


The focal on this page is a ticket from Knole House, which is a local National Trust property we visited recently. The design is a copy of a ticket by Vita sackville-West, who lived at Knole as a young girl, and gave guided tours of the Showrooms. I believe the cheetah was part of the family crest.



Happy Monday Everyone!

Alison x

13 comments:

  1. To decide to get out for more walks would be a good decision also for me! This is an exciting ticket with this cheetah and you made a gorgeous background and frame around!
    Thank you very much for linking this beautiful page to Art Journal Journey!
    Rike x

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  2. I fear it's too cold here to get out and walk. We have weather advisories because the wind chill is -5 F (-20.6 C) right now. But once it warms, I will do more walking.

    This is a fabulous cheetah. I love all the doodles, the bright sunny colors, and the way you framed the page. It's a fantastic entry for Rike's theme at Art Journal Journey, Thanks for sharing it there.

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  3. You made the best decision of the word challenge for sure!
    Love your page and how interesting that Vita Sackville-West was a guide in Knole House. Knole House in Kent looks just beautiful - I recently saw it on television -- and found it very impressive.
    Happy new week - and great that you have a C linked with this beautiful Cheetah page! JUST super! Thank you Alison!
    We are happy to see this at Art Journal Journey!
    oxo Susi

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  4. Lovely page! Great use of the ticket and the bright red and patterns are beautiful 😁. I hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a Happy Monday! J 😊

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  5. wow !!! it's beautiful and so lovely,i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.

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  6. Haha! When in doubt go for a walk, couldn't agree more.
    This is great, I like all the red and black dots and the dotty hearts. It's a super surround for the cheetah.

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  7. A great way to use your ticket and a fabulous background.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. I admire your determination to walk in this cold weather. I like walking but not when it's cold.

    I've read some about Vita Sackville-West, and it must be exciting to be able to tour her birthplace. I googled the house to learn more, and it's _huge_!

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  9. Its a fabulous page and a great way to use the entrance ticket.
    I'll pass on the walk, even though its good for us. Its freezing cold here and snow is forecast tomorrow,
    Yvonne x

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  10. Fabulous page and background-we always try and get out for a walk even if it is to the local shops and back
    Carol x

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  11. The Knole House looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love your page design! Using the ticket in your page is a great way to look back and enjoy a fond memory.

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  12. wow- I love how the ticket is the focal point and yet that marvelous backdrop just pops too-well done!

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  13. Cool page Alison. Great addition of all those repeating elements. I love the whole page! Hugs-Erika

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