With the sunny days we have been having of late, I have found myself pottering around in the garden. Weeding my flowerbeds, planting seeds and preparing everything for summer, so I created this page to celebrate using some pretty crafting goodies that my dear friends Nan and Eileen sent me – thanks so much!
I applied Begonia, Blossom and Peach Spectrum Aqua markers to the background, by scribbling the individual colour onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and pressing the block onto the page. Then I covered the edges and middle of the page with some Apricot Liquitex acrylic paint using a baby wipe. Next I added the large “spring” wording which is a rub-on transfer by Royal & Langnickel and created a blue border to the page using a Cold Grey Faber-Castell Big Brush marker, a Navy Spectrum Aqua marker and a black Uni Pin marker. To create the tags, I stuck some pretty spring stickers from my friend Nan onto some pink tags which I recycled from some lingerie and also onto some flowery tags by Docrafts. They are edged with the Navy Spectrum Aqua marker and stuck in place using double-sided sticky tape over some white thread. I embellished them with the different coloured pastel enamel dots and three wooden craft flowers. The bird boxes and blue bird are from the same rub-on transfer set and to finish I added the three pieces of washi tape, around the edges of the page, which were gifted me by my friend Eileen.
I feel blessed to have received such kindness and gifts from both Nan and Eileen:
Here’s the happy mail that I received to welcome spring from the lovely Nan, thank you so much I really enjoyed using the beautiful stickers to create this page – perfect!
Here’s the happy mail that I received to celebrate T Stands for Tuesday 5th Birthday from the lovely Eileen along with some wonderful crafting goodies too – thank you so much!
Their cards and ATC have pride of place in my craft room – thank you from the bottom of my heart (grin!). It was so wonderful to think of you as I was creating this page too and I hope that you like it as much as me!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Begonia, Blossom, Peach, Navy)
- Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Peach)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.05mm)
- Recycled Pink Tags
- Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection Tags (Elements Wood PMA174318)
- White thread
- Spring Stickers – thank you Nan!
- Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Transfers (Spring is Coming #SUG666)
- The Works (Pastel Enamel Dots, Craft Flowers)
- Washi Tape – thank you Eileen!
- Stix2 double-sided tape
- Ranger Glossy Accents