Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Inspired by a Song; please remember to let us know which song inspired your projects too.
My page was inspired by one of my hubby’s favourite Beatles songs, Eight days a week. I hope that you’ll join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!
As this song is about love, the background of my page was covered in hearts. I did this using one of the very first stamps that I bought when I started art journaling, and the hearts were stamped using Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Paris Dusk and Teal Zeal Memento Inks. I used a brayer to add some Pébéo white gesso over the top to push the colours back into the background more. “The Beatles” wording and image were recycled from a paper bag that I had in my craft stash; it was from when we visited The Beatles Story in Liverpool. The paper flowers were a gifted to me by my sister for Christmas and were arranged onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium; maybe you noticed that I included eight flowers on this page to match the song title. The wording “Eight days a week” and the “8” that I added to the centre of each of the flowers were cut from white cardstock using an Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits die set. I coloured the song title wording using a Navy Spectrum Aqua marker before sticking them into place which finished the page.
For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and find out which songs inspired the amazing creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!).
We love Liverpool and have visited many times. Of course Liverpool is synonymous with The Beatles and there are lots of Beatles things to see and do around the city. This includes The Beatle Story, which is well worth a visit; it’s a permanent exhibition telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles.
This is an iconic statue of the “Fab Four” located along the waterfront near the Liverbird Building and Mersey Ferry Terminal.
As we always visit Rococo for lunch when we are in Liverpool and T Stands for Tuesday, I’m pleased to share our green tea from one of our visits. We also enjoyed a Club sandwich to share and a cake each; I had a Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffin whilst my hubby had a Malteser (malt ball) Slice – Happy T Day everyone!
If you’re interested, here’s The Beatles singing Eight Days A Week too.
Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!
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:
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Paris Dusk, Teal Zeal)
- Hobbycraft Clear Stamp (Heart Background)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Recycled paper bag – The Beatles Story
- Pritt Stick
- Paper Flowers
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set (Alphanumeric Bold 665205)
- White Cardstock
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Pen (Navy)
I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today which are:
Art Journal Journey where the theme is Inspired By in honour of Eileen from The Artful Crafter’s Blog who picked the theme and was supposed to host this month but sadly passed away shortly after her heart surgery last month – she is greatly missed! I’m so pleased to be able to remember her by joining AJJ with my page which was inspired by a song – Eight Days A Week.
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #142 – Anything Goes with my art journal page.
LTCCB#57 – April Anything Goes over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog with my mixed media page.