In My Garden

A big Thank You to Yvonne aka Meggymay and Art Journal Journey for inspiring my page. The theme this month is “In my garden there is…”. In my case there are peonies. strawberries and birds (Blackbird, Blue Tit and Robin).

In My Garden - Art Journal Page

I started by stamping ornate leaves with Memento Ink and then smooshed diluted Spectrum Aqua marker over the top. The bird cage is from Hampton Arts and is stamped with Memento Ink. Next I added the decorative tape and fussy cut the strawberry and peony images. The peonies are a napkin, which a lovely lady at a local tearoom very kindly gave me as I was admiring it – it’s lovely when someone shows such kindness I was very touched to receive this along with some others that she produced from a basket. The peonies are stuck down with UHU Stic which gives a ‘melted into the page’ look. The postage stamps are from my hubby’s childhood collection, they are British and were issued in 1966, depicting some of my favourite garden birds. To finish I stamped the text using Archival Ink. I am really pleased how this page turned out!

Mr Blackbird

The Blackbird in our garden is very trusting, I think it’s because my hubby feeds it worms and slugs! You can often find Mr. Blackbird following my hubby around the garden, it’s so funny. I think he is very handsome (and my hubby of course … lol!).

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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

  • Memento Dye Ink (Pistachio, London Fog)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet black)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist’s Markers (Aquamarine)
  • Crafters Companion photopolymer stamp set (Just for you – Butterfly Lullaby 5-BL-ST-JUS)
  • Hampton Arts 7 Gypsies cling mounted rubber stamps (Birdsong ICO151)
  • Docrafts A5 clear stamp set (Alpha Folk DCE907115)
  • Nitwit Collections Essentials (Strawberry Social – Toppers NWCE-T-SS1)
  • Chatsworth Napkins (Peony)
  • Crelando Decorative Tape
  • Postage Stamps
  • UHU Stic
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

22 thoughts on “In My Garden

  1. This piece would make gorgeous fabric. I love hearing about what’s in your garden. I have wild strawberries in mine, but they are more like weeds, taking everything over. I can’t control them. Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

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  2. What a charming and beautiful page Jo – thanks a lot for another wonderful entry to AJJ!
    That sounds like the blackbird feels comfortable in your garden! Great that your husband feeds him so well – my hubby feeds all the birds the whole year.. just now they can’t get enough…lol.
    Men who love birds are the best ones – for sure!
    Happy weekend !
    oxo Susi

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  3. Oh your page certainly did turn out beautifully Jo!
    Lovely how the background shows thru the tissue peony.
    It is amazing how the papers meld together with glue stick.
    Having a pet blackbird in the garden is delightful…gorgeous photo too.
    p.s. I have a bit of a paper napkin collection and am always surprised when I go digging in the bin… oh and your husband’s postage stamps are extra nice too!

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    • Thank you very much Patty! I’m new to using napkins on my pages and I was very surprised how the papers meld to the page so beautifully using the glue stick, thanks for sharing the secret 🙂 Wishing you a lovely weekend! J 🙂


    • Thank you Yvonne! It makes me smile when Mr. Blackbird follows my hubby around the garden, luckily he hasn’t followed him into the house yet. Nice talking to you and wishing you a happy weekend! J 🙂


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