Our new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for the next two weeks is In my garden there is …
I created a page full of flowers, insects and happy sentiments which remind me of my garden so far this year and over at Try it on Tuesday there is more inspiration to be found in the amazing creations from my Design Teamies! We hope that you will join us too!
I started by creating blocks of papers to collage on the background of my page using matte gel medium; they were free with a magazine which featured stamps and papers from “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady”. They have a lovely cottage garden look and feel, with pretty flower, foliage, bird, bee and butterfly designs, which I thought depicted my garden beautifully. Once the gel medium was dry, I scribbled Coconut and Kiwi Faber-Castell Gelatos along the edges of the papers and smudged the colour with my finger. Then I used a foxglove stamp, which was also free with the magazine, using black Archival Ink and then coloured them using Red Violet, Blossom, Sunflower and Bud Green Spectrum Aqua markers. I fussy cut an oval image of a bird in its nest as we have had so many young birds visiting our garden this year and added some Graphic 45 stickers which read “Love”, “Smile”, “Dream” and “Bloom where you are planted”; they are all outlined with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. Then to finish, I added a pretty yellow 3D butterfly.
We have had many flowers blooming in our garden and the foxgloves looked particularly beautiful earlier this year!
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing a pot of tea that we had with our friends in the gardens at Lytham Hall – Happy T day!
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:
- The Country Dairy of an Edwardian Lady design Papers and Stamps – free with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine
- Faber-Castell Gelato (Coconut, Kiwi)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Red Violet, Blossom, Sunflower, Bud Green)
- Graphic 45 Cardstock Stickers (Seasons Decorative Stickers 4501629)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Home Bargains You & Me … (Beautiful Butterflies)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Pritt Stick