Pretty in Pink

I’m still having fun recycling and using leftovers to create my art journal pages, so today I’m sharing one that I created using a pretty pink flower image that I recycled from an old magazine.

I started by covering the page with white acrylic paint and then I added the text using my favourite Script stamp by Kaisercraft and black Archival Ink. Next I arranged the recycled flower image and some pieces of black design paper using a glue stick. I applied some white gesso using a brayer to the black paper pieces to push them into the background more. The wording were Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz; they read “there is beauty in simplicity”, “find the beautiful” and “always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder”. To finish, I added the pink gemstones to add some sparkle.

Although this is a different flower, the spiky petals of the flower on my page reminded me of the mesembryanthemum flowers that we have in our garden each year. My family have nicknamed these flowers “pretties” and as we grow them from seed we will start propagating them this month – yay!

Hoping that you’re all staying safe and well!

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

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

  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic Paint (White)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamp (Script CS752)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Recycled image from old magazine
  • Craft Sensations Design Pad (Travel Memories 154898)
  • Pébéo white gesso
  • Ranger (Mini Brayer Roller)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stickers (Small Talk #TH93193)
  • Hobbycraft Gem Stones (Rose 5666091006)

I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today, they are:

The lovely Sheila’s Single Flower challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the single flower image that I added to my page.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #139 – Picture Inspiration as the flower image on my page resembles the succulent’s shape on their picture.

LTSCB #143 – Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my stamped and collaged art journal page.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and their Recycle challenge as my flower image was recycled from a magazine.

20 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink

  1. That pink flower is beautiful. It works with the black and white background because the color really attracts your eye. Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ. This piece is perfect for Sheila’s challenge. Those garden flowers are beautiful too. Happy start to your weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  2. |Your making good use of those scraps and leftover Jo, I don;t think i’ll ever get through mine. Beautiful bloom, love how that pink bursts out from the dark areas of your background.
    Those pretties must look amazing in the garden. Have some work to do in mine this weekend when my care duties are down. Have a great weekend HUgs Tracey xx
    P.S Thanks for sharing @ PBS Challenge xx

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  3. This is a lovely burst of pink to brighten the morning and I love all the positive sayings. I rather like the effects of the script stamp too.
    I love the mesembryanthemums but they didn’t like it here and hid their little faces most of the time. Maybe I should try them again now that there is more sun about in Summer.
    Thanks very much for the “Single Flower” for the AJJ theme, Jo.

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  4. Wow! That’s a beautiful and striking page Jo! I love it! Your flowers are gorgeous too.
    So glad to hear you’ve had your first jab. My Graham’s getting his first one this afternoon 🙂
    Wishing you both a wonderful weekend, hope the sun shines for you.
    Alison xx

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  5. What a fun journal page, Jo. I always love to see recycling, and this is a real beauty. I was most impressed with your use of black and white, with tiny pops of color that culminated in the large flower you offset perfectly. Thanks for sharing both the recycling and the flower for Sheila’s theme at Art Journal Journey. I have to agree these ARE pretty (and very colorful) flowers.

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