'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

I had a page in my 8x8 journal which had been painted with acrylics - it probably started life as a Gelli Print clean up page - and left to decorate later,  Then I spotted this image on my (very untidy) desk this image of 4 sheep, dancing, stained with bits of green and yellow. I think I'd used them to mask the same image on a card. They looked grass stained and this sparked off an idea... so this page came into being. If you look closely, I've written on the side, 'You'd be grass stained, too, if you had to sleep in a field!' I added the two sheep on the sides, just to add the music for the party the sheep are having, after roughly stencilling some Dylusions Lime acrylic paint, then stamped and clear embossed some grass and a few small flower heads. This was definitely fun!

Thank you to Wendy for the Art Journal Journey theme of 'Having Fun'.

I'm also linking to Sweet Stampin Challenge for their Funny theme
and Make My Monday's 'Something Humorous' challenge.

Thanks for stopping by...

I'll be back soon


16 very kind comments from lovely people:

Dawn Phillips said...

They do look like they are having fun. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

froebelsternchen said...

Cath this is simply AMAZING! Such fun and I love your handwriting - so fancy! GORGEOUS! What a fantastic entry for AJJ - HAVING FUN!
Thank you my lovely teamie! Great to have you with us again at AJJ! Big hugs, Susi

WendyK said...

Fabulous Cath, just love the humour and the silly sheep. Thank you for sharing it with us on AJJ.

Meggymay said...

I love the row of dancing sheep Cath. Its a fantastic fun page.
Yvonne xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Cath,
that is so sweet and funny I love it!
Big hugs Anja

My name is Erika. said...

I love these dancing sheep! They made me smile! I think you were so smart to add the one with the headphones and polka dots. Being a little different is a good thing! And we just guess we know what animals are doing when we aren't watching. Who knows what they get into. Happy mid-week. Hugs-Erika

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous page and background-loe the dancing sheep and the googly eyes in the writing
Carol x
Have edited my shampoo lol
Carol x

Caty said...

Wwooww Cath !! You make me smile :), these sheep are Gorgeous!! Love your so Amazing Art journal page, it´s so funny!! What a great idea to add the other two sheep, love the wonderful background. Gorgeous !!
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an absolutely adorable page with your sheep. I was so impressed that you were able to reuse your masked sheep. I always love ANYTHING recycled. This was so clever, and I was also thrilled to see you used it as a mop up for a gelli print, too. That's an idea I haven't come up with yet. Thanks so much for sharing this really FUN page using Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really made me giggle- such fun dear Cath!!! Hugs,Chrisx

Rein said...

Love your sheep card!

Neet said...

Oh Cath, as well as having 'fun' this page is 'fun' to look at. Definitely sums up the challenge this month.
I love your sheepies and the addition of the musical ones at either end is sheer genius. I can certainly imagine sheep doing just this when nobody is looking.
Great background, the perfect colour combination and great use of stencils. Love the "blah blah's" and all the other wording.
More please, you do these animals so well and they fit the bill for this challenge. Do hope we see more of these pages, thinking of the other animals you have used in the past on cards, this month Cath.
Hugs, Neet xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic page Cath! Love those sheep! X

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous page Cath, I do love these sheep and they do look like they are having fun - no wonder they're covered in grass stains!
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Cass said...

Fab. Love the sheep. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous, this is such a fun page! It really made me smile when I saw the dancing sheep and grass stains ...lol 😉. I love it! Sorry I'm so late visiting, it was my birthday on Wednesday and I've been celebrating with family and friends so I haven't had much time, just need to catch up on everything now ...lol 😉. Creative wishes! J 😊 x