Tis the season to be … fluffy

As you probably know by now I love robins so I just couldn’t resist using this beautiful robin image, it reminded me of the fun saying “tis the season to be …fluffy”.

I coloured the page using an Earl Grey Faber-Castell Gelato to match the grey background of the robin image. The Gelato was scribbled onto the background and smudged with my finger which I had wet with a little water. The robin image was fussy cut from an old magazine that a dear friend gifted me for art journaling. Once stuck in place using a glue stick, I trimmed the image to fit the page. I arranged some of the trimmed pieces of leaves around the edges of page creating my wintry scene. For the wording I used some silver glitter stickers and then to finish, I splattered the page with both white and metallic silver acrylic paints.

As T Stands for Tuesday and to wish you all a Happy T Day, I’m sharing another fluffy robin that is on my winter mug.

If you’re wondering why robins sometimes look fluffy, it’s because on chilly days they puff out their feathers to keep warm. This puffing fluffs out their down feathers, giving some insulation to help the robin maintain its body temperature. So when winter’s here – “tis the season to be …fluffy (grin!).

Over Christmas we’ve also been enjoying this chocolate Yule Log from a local bakery, it was so very yummy! Not too sweet and covered in a thick layer of chocolate, and if you look closely…

…there’s even a little robin on the top (double grin!).

I hope you’ve had a safe and happy Christmas. Wishing you all the very best for 2021!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:

  • Faber-Castell Gelatos (Earl Grey)
  • Old magazine
  • Pritt Stick
  • The Range (Alphabet Stickers – Silver Glitter)
  • Poundland Metallic Acrylic (Silver)
  • Art Discount Acrylic Paint (White)

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, as they provide me with inspiration and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Tracey over at Art Journal Journey and her Meaning of challenge this month as I created this page to celebrate the winter season and fluffy robins.

I’m joining the Celebrate challenge over at Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge Blog as I’m celebrating the winter season with my fluffy robin page.

I’m pleased to be able to join the fun LTSCB #140 – Winter Wonderland challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my fluffy robin sitting in his winter wonderland.

I’m also pleased to join the Sparkle and Shine challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too with all the sparkle from the glitter letters and silver metallic paint on my page.

I’m also joining Paperbabe Stamps and their #134 – Anything Goes challenge with my “tis the season to be … fluffy” robin page.

I’m happy to join the MIUCB #44 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Clean and Simple challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the techniques for my simply constructed page too.

27 thoughts on “Tis the season to be … fluffy

  1. Your page is gorgeous Jo! I adore robins too, and always say good morning to the ones we see on our walks in the morning.
    That Yule log looks delicious. I didn’t make one this year, there were no children to eat it. I usually decorate it with little decorations that were my Nan’s, including a little robin 😊
    Happy Twixtmas and T-Day,
    Alison xx

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    • Thanks so much! I baked a few other goodies for Christmas but couldn’t resist buying this when I saw it, there was only the two of us so eyes bigger than belly springs to mind…lol 😀… but we had a piece each day with a cuppa and it was so delicious. We often see robins on our walks through woodland at Lytham Hall and I was pleased to see our robin on the feeder over Christmas too – yay! Happy Twixtmas and T Day too! Hugs, Jo x


  2. European robins are really cute! One of the best photos I ever took was of a European robin opening his beak to sing. American robins are bigger and clunkier!

    Have a great end to 2020 and a much better 2021!

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Good morning your robin is so adorable I love the sentiment too, and so sweet to have a robin on your yule log-I love that-I have never had a yule log cake before they always look good.
    Happy T and Happy New Year

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  4. That robin is beautiful and so is your wonderful background you created for him/her. Lovely words too – I feel a bit more fluffy after eating way too much this holiday – lol! That cake roll looks fabulous – YUM! Happy New Year, Jo. hugz

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  5. As I started reading, I saw Earl Grey and was surprised to see it was the color of a gelato! Because of course, I was thinking of tea. I love your fluffy robin. Robins here PUFF up, but don’t FLUFF up. They are too big and bulky to fluff. Yours is adorable and it matches your mug perfectly, too. What a double fluffy treat today, dear Jo. Thanks for sharing this great beauty with us using Tracey’s theme at Art Journal Journey, dear friend. And thanks for sharing it, as well as your robin mug of tea with us, for T this Tuesday, too. That is a lovely Christmas log. I am sure you will enjoy it through the holidays.

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  6. OH I love the fluffy robin. All our birds are fluffy today here as the wind is pretty cold. You used Mr. Fluffy robin fits so well on your beautiful wintery page. I love the leaf images too. And your Yule log cake looks very very yummy! I’ll take a slice but I bet you won’t share that adorable robin mug. Smile. Thanks for joining AJJ Jo. Also have a great T day and a Happy New year too.

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  7. Hi Jo. No cake for me, please, I already got 3 kilos (due to the lockdown and the sweets)!
    I am in love with birds. I have a canary. And he fluffs out when he needs to sleep!
    Great page, my friend, and I like your mug too. The page looks interesting and perfect for Craftlandia Challenge if you want to join. Kisses!!!

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  8. Lovely page, Jo. I didn’t know that robins could fluff out their feathers like a warm winter coat. Very interesting. It certainly does look cold on your page with all the silver and white.

    The Yule log is beautiful and looks delicious.

    Happy T-day and a Happy (Improved) New Year! Hugs, Eileen

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  9. That’s a really cute little fluffed up Robin Jo a great match to your mug too. \he looks very much at home surrounded by those tattered leaves, A very sweet page, love the bold wording too. I’d have found that chocolate log hard to resist too.. Thanks so much for linking up with me @ AJJ this month and for sharing @ PBS too.
    Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S I’m going to use that fluffing up for Winter as an excuse for some possible weight gain during the festive season hee hee!! x

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  10. Hi Jo! My best wishes to you for a Happy New Year! I guess I haven’t been paying proper attention, as the robin love escaped me but now I know. And what’s so funny is that I am right now working on a card I hope to post for New Years Eve night that has robins on it. How serendipitous! I even googled for pics of our local winter favorite Flame Robins to make sure I colored them correctly. How lucky were you to score that yummy-looking yule log! Enjoy! XOX

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  11. A lovely page Jo and I love robins and enjoy watching them in the garden, Your Christmas log looks delicious and just perfect for an afternoon coffee/tea.
    Best Wishes for the New Year and let’s hope 2021 is a better year.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  12. Oh No! I have just eaten another piece of a chocolate yule log I didn’t know we had. it too is delicious. No robin on ours though sorry.
    What a lovely page you have treated us to today. He is indeed a very well fed and fluffy robin. What a magnificent coat he is wearing, and I see you have another adorable little fella on your mug!
    Here’s to a better year ahead for the world. May you and yours stay safe and enjoying your craft beers whenever you can.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  13. Oh my goodness! How adorable is this bird!! I love them myself and enjoy seeing many different birds in our feeder and throughout the year/seasons! Super cute page! I’m hoping to be doing more of this myself in the coming year! Your treat looks amazing! WOW! Best wishes for happiness, peace and health for 2021!! Crafty hugs

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