Use your wings and shine

I’m a bit behind on crafting this month but I wanted to join Art Journal Journey and Wendy‘s fabulous Doors and/or Arches challenge again before the end of the month – so this is only my second entry for this challenge, I’m not sure where July has gone (eek!).

This is also my second post of the day, so as you may be looking for my Make It Feminine inspiration for Try it on Tuesday – please find it here.

I started by covering this chipboard page with Pébéo white gesso (it’s a great medium for the Gelatos that I’m using next) and left it to dry. Then I applied some Lemon, Mango and Lime Faber-Castell Gelatos by scribbling them onto the page and using a wet finger to disperse the colour. I also used a wet wipe to distress and remove some of the Gelatos colour allowing the white to show through. Next I stamped the page using black Archival Ink and an Architecture stamp and a Fragments stamp; both stamp sets were from Tim Holtz. The bird was die cut from some Simple Stories cardstock using a Sizzix die and to finish, I added the wording which were Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz.

To celebrate the 9th Anniversary of T Stands for Tuesday, I shared a breakfast sandwich and some of you were asking if it was a bacon butty. This isn’t what we know in the UK as a bacon butty (although it does contain bacon); this sandwich is something a bit more special and it isn’t typically English either just something I saw on the internet.

A bacon butty is a fairly plain sandwich with bacon in it; usually the bacon is “back” bacon rather than “streaky” bacon as shown here.

The bacon is often served on two slices of white or brown bread along with red or brown sauce. The “butty” part of it is a Northern term here in the UK for a “sandwich”.

Of course, being “up North”, we also have a bacon “barm” or “bap” too which is a type of “bread roll” and a whole other story (smile!) – wishing you all a Happy T Day!

I 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.


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Wendy from wendyscraftjournal is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen Doors and/or Arches so I’m joining her with the arches that I stamped on my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #172 – Anything Goes challenge with my brightly coloured page.

MIUCB#60 – Anything Goes + optional Clean & Simple over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my simply created page using Faber-Castell Gelatos colouring techniques.


19 thoughts on “Use your wings and shine

  1. Thank you for the definition. No matter what you call it or how it’s served, you had me at bacon! 😺Lovely page. I like how the blackbird really pops off that yellow. Happy T Day

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  2. Your achitectural page is just lovely Jo… I stumbled across a archetectural book a while back with stunning drawings and images.. I wish i could find a way to use the images without destroying the book.. Happy T day! And like most people you had me at bacon! lol Hugs! deb

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  3. Your art journal page is very pretty, I like the bird. Beautiful colors, so happy. Thanks for the definitions – that’s a whole lot of bacon and sandwich science!

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  4. fantastic vibrant journal page- love that architecture stamp! Thanks for explaining the butty/sandwich/bacon thing but I’ll pass on it any which way as bacon is not a staple in our household any longer;). happy t day!

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  5. I am loving yor page for AJJ. The yellow and green are amazing, and I do love that TH stamp. I like how you used it twice on your page and then added that wonderful bird. Your sandwich looks good too. I enjoy reading about food and food names. And I have heard of a bap but not a barm. I hope you had a great T day Jo. And happy week ahead. hugs-Erika

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  6. WOW. I love how you created the arches and how even before the stamping you were able to determine where the white light should shine through the windows. That was amazing to me. I also really love that die cut bird. It is a beauty and nicely placed, too. Thanks for this beautiful entry using Wendy’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    There’s no mistaking seeing your reference to the 9th anniversary this week, Jo. I have never seen bacon like that before. It looks more like ham than bacon. Regardless, it would make even this vegetarian want a bacon sandwich that looked like either of these you shared. Thanks for sharing your cappuccino and your bacon sandwich with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

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  7. Second attempt! Your really shouldn’t have shown those butties – no bacon in the fridge and I really want a bacon butty – in any form!! I love the bold bird flying around the arches. Thank you for this brilliant page for Wendy’s AJJ theme. Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. Oh a bacon botty! That makes my mouth water. Back bacon is so nice. I love the smoked, which we can’t get here. We have to drive to the coast to get back bacon and then it is not smoked. And that lovely brown bread (again, no brown bread here). We do get the baps here. Yes, we call it a bap. what does that say about our origins? I use many ‘northern’ words and expressions as my sister lives in Cheshire, which to me is north. And hubby lived in Whitley Bay when he was young.
    Thanks for explaining about the bacon butty. (I’m still drooling).
    Sorry for the late comment. (Better late than never),

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