In my garden there is …

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!


I’m pleased to join the lovely Gill  from gibbyfrogettcraftations  and her Anything with Eyes challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the birds and insects I included on my page; sorry I haven’t joined your fabulous theme as much as I would have liked too this month!

I’m also joining the Butterflies challenge over at Moo Mania & More with all the butterflies on my page.

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

31 thoughts on “In my garden there is …

  1. An awesome page Jo, its a super collage base and all the additions look great, the butterfly is beautiful.
    The foxgloves in your garden look really pretty.
    I love the china that you were served your tea in at Lytham Hall.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  2. It’s just beautiful how you added the foxgloves onto your artjournal page, the background is gorgeous too! I like the bees and butterflies flying around.
    Your foxgloves in your real garden are special beauties!
    Wish you a wonderful new week! Rike

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  3. I love your “quilt” of flowers, birds and bees, just beautiful and yes, I had already cut out some images from those papers to use including the large bird one in the centre of your spread! Did a hasty rethink when I saw your page. Haven’t tried the foxglove stamp yet but it looks lovely.we had loads of foxgloves this year, pink, white and the natural purple colour, one of my favourite flowers

    Joan x

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  4. Oh wow Jo – this is so beautiful (as is your garden) – love the wonderful imagery of all the birds, butterflies and insects. (that Foxglove stamp is nice).
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiul page at AJJ…
    Enjoy the rest of the week… Gill xx

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  5. What beautiful papers you used in your journal layout. That garden is beautiful as well as your foxglove in your real garden. Lovely pot of tea. I am having some Lady Grey right now. Happy T Day.

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  6. Your foxgloves are beautiful! I love the inspiration that you translated into your journal page. The colors and various patterns are so pretty. And that pot of tea looks like the perfect companion to a date with your girlfriends.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  7. I’m crazy about your grids and patchwork design. It offers so many opportunities for images that seem to go so well together. I’m surprised, because other than Somerset, we don’t get free papers or stamps or anything free in our magazines like you do in the UK. Those papers were priceless (pun not intended). Besides giving us a wonderful example of your garden for TioT, it’s also a beauty that I’m thrilled you shared with us using Gill’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    Your garden is always beautiful and I love it when you share photos from it. I also fell in love with that rose inside the teacup you shared from Lytham Hall. Your green tea was perfect for showing off the rose inside the teacup. Thanks for sharing your incredible journal page, your beautiful garden, and your visit to Lytham Hall and the tea you drank there for T this Tuesday.

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  8. Your Foxgloves are a very pretty sight to see amongst your walled garden Jo, it must bring many smiles to see everything bloom. Your journal page really depicts this as you share it all with us in this magnificent patchwork and collage. That freebie foxglove stamp is superb.
    Happy T Day Jo, hope you are keeping chipper?? Take good care lovely & have a great week.
    Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Your welcome for the heads up over at PBS 😉 Congrats again x

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  9. What kind of magazine do you get a free stamp with? That is very cool. I love the foxglove stamp and how you colored the flowers; but I’m not thrilled with all those bees buzzing about them. Just kidding – sort of. Lovely page, Jo.

    Your tea in the garden looks very inviting.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  10. Oh Jo! What an absolutely wonderful page! I love the pretty patchwork background you have created and the foxgloves both on your page and in your garden look fabulous. The teacup is so pretty – probably wouldn’t look so good with coffee in it, but that’s what it would have to be for me!! Happy T day! Chrisxx
    ps Hoping we can meet up in September???

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  11. I love the mosaic look you went for with those great papers. And your foxglove are gorgeous. I have never had any luck growing them so I like seeing yours. And having tea in the garden is a nice weather treat for sure. Especially with such a pretty teacup. That would work on your garden page also. Happy T day Jo-hope it was a good one since I know it is already Wednesday for you. hugs-Erika

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  12. A lovely page Jo, love the blocks of colour in the background using those papers and the stamped foxgloves look so vibrant against them. The foxgloves in your garden look lovely, such a delicate colour.
    Avril xx

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  13. I love the fantastic patchwork effect, gorgeous!
    Amazing are your foxgloves and the china is a wowser!
    Thank you beyond belief for supporting AJJ and even Moo Mania & More!
    Have a great week dear Jo!
    Big hugs, Susi xxx

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  14. Woowwwww this is a Gorgeous Art journal page Jo !! I looove it, the background is so wonderful, simply Amazing collage. The 3D butterfly is so cute!! Great Art !
    Hope you had a very happy T-day. This cup of tea is lovely. Love your flowers!
    I wish you a very nice Friday, and send big hugs,

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