Heuchera

At Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Cut It Out.

Like me, you could use die cuts that you make and colour yourself or pre-made die cuts and stickers or you could simply fussy cut something out, the choice is yours!

My page today was inspired by some beautiful heuchera flowers that are flowering in my garden at the moment (grin!).

I started covering the page with Botancial Collage Paper from Tim Holtz using a glue stick and then I covered it with white gesso to push the images back. When dry, I applied some Earl Grey, Caramel, Kiwi and Lime Faber-Castell Gelatos over the top, by scribbling them onto the page and smudging the colour with a wet finger. I then toned down the colours and added some darker shading by applying some Iced Coffee and Iced Chai Faber-Castell Gelatos to the page. Next I added some Ranger Texture Paste through a brick design stencil from Craft Sensations and left it to dry. The brick design is coloured using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and the Iced Coffee Faber-Castell Gelato. I stencilled a trellis pattern using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Moroccan stencil from Creative Expressions, then I used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour allowing white patches of the collage paper to show through which added depth and contrast to the background. The page is also splattered with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and then black and also white acrylic paint.

I used a Wildflower #2 Tim Holtz thinlet set to die cut the flowers from some linen textured cardstock and coloured the flower petals by painting on some Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain using a paintbrush. The leaves and stems are coloured using Olive Green and Forest Green Winsor & Newton Promarkers and they are stuck to the page using a Zig Memory glue pen. To finish, I added a pretty die cut butterfly from a Field Notes Ephemera Pack by Tim Holtz and the “Heuchera” wording which are letter stickers from Kaisercraft.

My Design Teamies have been busy fussy cutting and die cutting to create some amazing Cut It Out inspiration for you over at Try it on Tuesday too, so please pop over and take a look.

Here are the heuchera flowers that are in bloom in our flower bed, they are so delicate with tiny flower heads.

They look very striking with their coral colour especially when they catch the sunlight!

These plants come in all sorts of leaf and flowers colours, to find out more about them check out this Heuchera link.

You may already be aware that I have been completing a series of flower art journal pages inspired by my garden. If you are interested you can see the other pages here:

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing a new batch of Raspberry Gin that we made, it tastes so fruity and is ideal for drinking whist sitting in the garden on a hot sunny day – Happy T Day!

You can find the Raspberry Gin recipe here and I think Halle asked about the amount of sugar added – this is just for taste so you can add as much or as little as you like (grin!).

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Mia from Craftartista over at Art Journal Journey and her Flowers challenge this month with my Heuchera flowered page.

I’m so happy to be able to join the #119 – Picture Inpiration challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with the pretty flowers on my page. Thanks so much for my win too, how exciting!

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

  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Collage Paper (Botanical #TH93705)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos (Earl grey, Caramel, Kiwi, Lime, Iced Coffee, Iced Chai)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge, Black Soot)
  • Creative Expressions That Special Touch Of Mica Mask (Moroccan)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Wildflowers #2 661808)
  • Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CRO240/GE)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Abandoned Coral)
  • Winsor & Newton Promarker (Olive Greeb Y724, Forest Green G356)
  • Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Ephemera Pack (Field Notes #TH94051)
  • Stix2 Glue Dots
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Mix & Match – Alpha SS252)

25 thoughts on “Heuchera

  1. The garden flowers are gorgeous, and they look wonderful blooming on your beautiful page, too. Your drinks look good, but I don’t drink alcohol, my drug is always coffee, hot or cold as the case may be – or perhaps a coke! Happ T day, have a great week, stay safe! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Its a gorgeous page Jo and I love the brick wall detail behind the wild flower die cuts I can see how you are inspired with your beautiful garden and photo. Your Gelato colour sticks have some mouth watering names..
    Happy T day wishes Jo I will stick with my tea today but you did have me tempted with your raspberry gin.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. Good morning, your garden flowers are lovely and your page is just amazing Jo-I love it so beautiful! Your raspberry gin sounds perfect for a hot summer day-thanks for the recipe too
    Happy T wishes Kathy

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  4. That is a gorgeous art piece today Jo. The brown of the brick in your background really enhances the red flowers. Nice texture addition too. Your coral bells are so far ahead of mine. I think we are late on a lot of flowers this year since we had such a cold spring. And your fruity gin looks so pretty and I bet tastes good too. I should try some. Thanks for linking in the recipe. Have a great T day Jo and happy new week. Hugs-Erika

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  5. An absolutely wonderful page Jo! Love how you made the background for your flowers and what a great show they make both here and in your garden! The sun seems to have disappeared here – hope it peeps through again later! Your gin makes a good match for your flowers! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  6. The bricks look great, Jo. Love the way they turned out. Lovely use of that floral die, too. I’ve never seen those flowers – or maybe I did in France, but not over here. They’re gorgeous and you got the colours just right 🙂 Lovely spread.
    Cath x

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  7. What a stunning page, Jo! Gorgeous background and I love the stunning red flowers popping up. It is very clever of you to get inspired by the beautiful flowers in your garden. Thank you so much for joining again my challenge at AJJ. Kisses, my friend.

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  8. What a fabulous page Jo, reminds me of The Secret garden for some reason, probably the lovely brick wall. My Heuchera is in flower too but it’s a lot paler pink than yours and it’s half hidden by the hawthorn hedge that us in need of cutting back!

    Joan x

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  9. a beautiful, rustic wall of flowers Jo-love the distressed colors of the bricks! Your drink looks and sounds refreshing. I have a book on making a variety of liquors and such and I keep wanting to make my own Limoncello – but have yet to do it. Maybe one of these days:) Cheers and happy T day!

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  10. This is incredibly gorgeous, dear Jo. What a beauty. Your brick wall stencil colored much better than mine. Yours is so lifelike. And all the die cut flowers are wonderful, too.

    Really enjoyed seeing the wonderful flowers you based your journal page on. They were so special and perfect for Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    Wow, that Raspberry Gin drink looks lovely. I bet it tastes good, too. Thanks for sharing your journal page, your flowers, and your raspberry gin drink with us for T this Tuesday.

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  11. I don’t drink alcohol but your raspberry gin looks refreshing and just the thing for these hot temperatures we are experiencing.
    Your journal page depicts the those coral bells beautifully. And that color is striking!
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  12. Oh yes, I’d love a sip of your raspberry gin. Thanks, cheers.
    The Heuchera page is delightful. But the real flowers are spectacular! So beautiful and dainty. The colour is gorgeous too.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,
    Stay safe,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  13. A lovely page Jo and I like the flowers growing against the wall just like in your own garden.
    Your raspberry gin looks delicious, I’ve made a few different flavours and it’s so nice when you use fresh fruits.
    Have a great week. Hugs, Avril xx

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  14. Off for the gin recipe in a minute as I am going to sit outside in the sunshine shortly.
    What a delightful page you have made. I have no idea how you achieved the effect you have of the broken brick wall but it is amazing. I would love to be able to create something like that. It is the perfect backdrop for the pretty flowers. Again I have no idea on these flowers despite your photograph underneath but they are so pretty.
    Another absolute triumph of a page Jo.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  15. A wonderful page inspired by your garden blooms – I loved seeing the inspiration photo, and it’s so cool to see from the flowers against the wall how red and orange can work so beautifully together. Your bricks look simply amazing (on the page!). Lovely work.
    Alison x

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