Monday, 1 February 2016

AJJ Challenge - If Music Be The Food Of Love

I was so thrilled and excited when Valerie and Susi got in touch with me a few months ago asking me to host the February Art Journal Journey Challenge. As it's February I thought that the theme should something about love so in the end I decided  to use part of the first line from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night – “If Music Be The Food Of Love”, there are lots of possibilities with this theme, it doesn’t have to be about love and romance, it could just be about music or food or anything that you love. I hope that you will take part in the challenge.

Here is my page.

I started by covering the page with tissue wrap and I used a brayer to cover it with acrylic paint. I used the following stamps on the background.
Kaisercraft - music and edge.
Dina Wakley - large hearts.
PaperArtsy - dots.
Clearly Impressed - Love.
Judikins - small music notes.

The image is a Gecko Galz digi stamp that I printed and coloured in with pencils. I cut it out and glued it to the page. I was quite pleased with the page but wished I hadn't stamped the small hearts as I think it looks a bit cluttered.

Thank you for looking. This is my second post of the day - just one more to go.
xxx Hazel.


  1. Wonderful post Hazel, lovely to have you as our hostess and looking forward to a great month with you! Hugs, Valerie

  2. wow,your page are lovely,love shakspeare too,so romantic music is it.
    thank you for this great theme this month.

    hugs jenny

  3. Fantastic page with a romantic background and images

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. A beautiful page Hazel! I am very happy that you have chosen such a fab theme for us and love to have you as a hostess !

    Happy new week!
    Thank you !


  5. That's a fantastic idea for a theme, Hazel - and lovely to see you hosting over at AJJ... really hope I can find time to play along before I disappear. Love your romantic page to start the whole thing off.
    Alison x

  6. great theme Hazel and this is a beautiful page!!

  7. A truly wonderful theme and a lovely art journal page! Thank you for your fantastic art.

  8. This inspiration piece for this month's challenge is gorgeous Hazel.
    The way the music floats around the edges is a brilliant touch too.

  9. great page and fantastic inspiration

  10. Hazel, This page is magical and so romantic. The blues are beautiful, and the couple looks so in love. I like your use of the notes and the hearts and especially like the way you chose to put the words on the piece. This is wonderful.