One Spring Night

As I’m hosting Art Journal Journey this month I have created another springtime page for my Hello Springtime theme. I hope you are enjoying the theme so far, we have had so many amazing entries and there is just under a week left for you to join in the fun, I hope to see you there!

This page was created using a pretty greetings card of a hare sitting in the moonlight, and as it reminded me of a tea service that I had seen in a local shop I was also inspired to create an abstract design for this page.

I started by masking off three areas of the page with low tack masking tape and then I painted some pastel blue arylic paint  which I blended with Swedish Blue Liquitex acrylic paint; I chose blue to match the dots on the tag and it was also one of the tea service colours. When the paint was dry I removed the masking tape and edged the blocks of colour using some gold outline border stickers. Then I added some gold flower tiles to the white area of the page and some gold flowers and circles to the blue areas, all of which are outline stickers. The hare moonlit image is fussy cut from the greetings card and the spring daffodil tag is from a wallpaper sample; they are both decorated with a piece of gold outline border sticker and are then stuck in place using double-sided tape which finished the page.

This is the tea service that I saw in one of our local shops; as you can see it influenced my abstract design with the blocks of soft pastel colours, little animals and pretty gold accents.

It must be fun to drink your tea or coffee and see the bunny rabbit at the bottom of the cup (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big hello to the T Gang with my drink related post and sending you all Happy T Day wishes!


I’m joining in the Play With Paint challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as I had fun creating the blocks of colour for this page using masking tape and paint.

As I included flowers on this page, it also serves as a reminder for our Say it with Flowers challenge that is running for another week over at Try it on Tuesday – I hope to see you there too!

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

  • Script Ready Mixed Acrylic Paint (Pastels – Blue)
  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Swedish Blue)
  • Docrafts Anita’s Outline Stickers (Straight Line Borders Gold ANT8101016)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Outline Stickers (Gold – 0157, 0442)
  • Recycled greetings card – National Trust Moonlit Wood by Caroline Gordon
  • Wallpaper sample
  • Stix2 double-sided tape

32 thoughts on “One Spring Night

  1. I like your page and I definitely get the feel of the tea service from it. Nice way you used the greeting card images. And that is a pretty cool tea service. I like all the little animals on it. Hope you are having a great T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  2. I really LOVE the abstract feel to this journal page. I was also impressed with the way you masked off the grid/bottom, too. This is a lovely Easter inspired entry and I love it. Thanks for creating it for us at Art Journal Journey.

    I can see how you got your inspiration for this latest journal entry. These mugs are beautiful. Even the packaging is lovely. Of course, finding a bunny in the bottom of the mug might be a real treat or a bit of a scare (grin). Thanks for sharing these with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  3. Wonderful page with and wonderful tea service! I like how you used the same blue on your page as it is on the tea service! This cute rabbit IN the tea cup is lovely!
    Happy T-Day! Rike xx

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  4. Darling page, Jo. I love those tea sets, though they’re probably not very practical. The animals inside and around the cups are precious.
    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  5. A fantastic page Jo and I can see from the photo you shared where this inspiration came from. I love the tea set. I think I would want to display it and not use it for tea, although it would be fun to hand it to a friend filled with tea and see their reaction when the bunny was discovered.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. This really is full of spring time joy Jo and calming colours. The Tea set is fab. I have a cup that my Son brought me that has an Owl inside but i’ve never used it, scared to burn that little owl 😀 Happy T Day Hugs Tracey xx

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  7. OOhh This Art page is Wonderful Jo !! I love the so gorgeous design you have created, love all the details, Great ! I also like very much the tea cups, they are interesting and funny with the rabbits inside. Happy belated T-day !
    I wish you a very nice Thursday,
    Big hugs, Caty

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  8. Your journal page is lovely and soft. it almost looks too perfect. At first I thought it was a digital layout. I love the inspiration for your page today. That tea service is gorgeous and very unique. I love the idea of the bunny at the bottom of the cup but I for-see issues for long term use. The bunny would get discolored and would be difficult to clean around. It sure would be a greatt conversation piece though.
    Happy Belated Tea Day,

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  9. A lovely page Jo, and I love the hare sitting in the moonlight. It’s a wonderful tea set and as you say, such fun to drink and then see the bunny appear in the bottom of the cup.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  10. That’s so inspiring to use a teaset from a shop as inspiration. I also love your use of a greetings card and wallpaper sample, and the whole piece is a delight. I’m so glad I checked out your earlier pieces, as I would not have liked to have missed this with all its great ideas. A bunny inside a teacup is an interesting idea, maybe better if you knew it was there before you finished your tea, haha!

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