Tuesday, 6 February 2018

T is for Tortoise

Hi Everyone!

I'm sharing another page for Rae's Artmarks Challenge tonight. It features a pair of tortoises just like my little pets Josie and Olive. I've had them nearly two years, since they were tiny, and they're such great little characters. I've no idea of their sex, but I have an inkling that Olive may be an Oliver, as she/he is the smaller of the two, which is an indication apparently.

The word for today's page is 'Leap'. Today I took the leap of going to the cinema by myself. It was the Silver Screen cinema for age 55 plus, only £3 with a cuppa and a biscuit too. The film I saw was Goodbye Christopher Robin, a lovely film about A. A. Milne and his family, and his writing of the Winnie The Pooh books.

The tortoise stamp by Stampotique, was stamped twice onto tissue, then adhered to my page with matte medium. I used an Inkadinkado collage stamp on the background, with various acrylic paints.

I just love those Daniel Torrente tortoises, aren't they adorable?!

Linking my page up to Rike's Animals A-Z Challenge at Art Journal Journey. As I have some hearts on my page too, I'm also linking up to Stampotique's challenge 291 - Hearts.

Hope you all had a creative day too.

Alison x


  1. oh, I love them!! I've never solo visited the cinema either.was the film good?

  2. If underneath shell is flat--afemale if it's concave/indented--a male I remember from when we had one.Fabulous page and background,love the tortoise stamp
    Carol x

  3. Fabulous backgrounds and sweet little tortoises. I love the idea of solo visiting the cinema, hope you enjoyed the experience ???
    Hugs Tracey x

  4. Wow!! Fabulous page Alison, lovely Josie and Olive.
    You are lucky to the cinema theater and very interest movie. Hope you had a fine day. xx

  5. I've wanted to see that film. One of these days. I do love the tortoise page too.Cool color choices and I think it's about that time of year to leap into something new. :) Hugs-Erika

  6. Oh my this is sooo cute and tortoises are one of my favourite animals. The page is fantastic! And great with the cinema event as well.
    Must have been an interesting film.Thanks a lot for such a fantastic page linked to AJJ Alison! Happy Wednesday!

  7. Gorgeous page, love the background and the tortoises are really pretty. I loved the huge ones we saw at the zoo recently. Hugs, Valerie

  8. Super tortoises - what a beautiful background you made for your Josie and Olive, great color choices! Solo visiting the cinema, yes I did that too, why not? Important thing is you enjoyed the film.
    Those Daniel Torrente tortoises really are adorable!
    Thank you for linking such a great entry to Art Journal Journey! Rike x

  9. Such beautiful tortoises, Alison. I love the textured pieces you added for them to stand on. The entire spread is so adorable, and I love that you actually own two tortoises. Thanks for sharing this awesome beauty with us at Art Journal Journey. It is magical.

  10. I haven't seen that movie, but I have gone to the theater by myself. Sometimes I want to see something nobody else is interested in. I have a Facebook friend who rescues and keeps tortoises, and they are interesting animals to watch up close. I've never had the space they would need to live happily. I like the face-on stamp.

  11. Your page is gorgoeus Alison and the tortoises on there are the icing on the cake - what great stamps! And how exciting that you have some tortoises too - if you find a 3rd one that might confirm your suspicions about who's male and female :)
    I've not heard of that movie - I hope it comes on tv oneday.
    Gill xx

  12. That looks great, Alison! I love the way they are watching (right word??)

  13. Its a fantastic page, the tortoise stamp looks great.

  14. Oh my, your tortoises are amazing! I love the stamps and the design of your page is perfect, I can just imagine them munching their way through those pretty flowers too ...lol 😉. How cool that you have tortoises and it must be fun to see their individual personalities 😁. The cinema sounds fun and I'd love to see that film, even better when there's a cuppa and biscuit included ...lol 😉. Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊

  15. Wow, that´s sooo great !
    I like the colors !
    wonderful work.

  16. Wonderful! Love all the gorgeous textures and details
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

  17. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge

  18. Such a beautiful page!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

  19. Wow! Beautiful Art Journal page!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.

    x Sternenglanz


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