Hello Spring

Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Hello Spring.

With all the bird activity in our garden, it feels like spring is finally here so my page design includes blue skies, birdsong and nesting birds. I hope you’re inspired to join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!

I started by adding some drops of Speckled Egg Distress Ink, from a re-inker bottle, and then spreading them over the page using an old plastic gift card. When dry, I applied some white gesso over the top using a brayer and then I splattered the page with the Speckled Egg ink. Next I added the birds, foliage and sheet music which were from some Aviary Collage Paper by Tim Holtz; they were stuck in place using a glue stick. I splattered some black DecoArt acrylic paint over background and left it to dry, and then I stamped a documented stamp from Tim Holtz using Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink. The large “nest and eggs” panel, the nest image in the top left-hand corner, the row of alphabet letters and the fussy cut letters making up the “Hello Spring” wording were all Poster Cards from Tim Holtz. I edged them all using the Vintage Photo ink and they were stuck in place using double-sided tape. To finish, I added a Clippings sticker from Tim Holtz which reads “The pretty little birds chirped”.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful Hello Spring creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday, today we are enjoying our cuppa with some homemade chocolate crispy nests – wishing you all a very Happy T Day!

I always make these chocolate treats this time of year; they are Rice Crispies covered with chocolate, filled with a chocolate fudge icing and topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate covered raisins and mini chocolate eggs – yum!

Hope 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:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker (Speckled Egg)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Collage Paper (Aviary #TH93706)
  • Pritt Stick
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (Documented CMS226)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink (Vintage Photo)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Pocket Cards #TH93208)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape and foam tape
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Sticker Book (Clippings #TH94030)

As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today which are:

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #140 – Anything Goes with my Hello Spring page.

LTSCB #143 – Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my Spring page.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and their Spring/Easter Mood Board challenge as I included with the eggs and blue skies on my page.

MIUCB #47 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut challenge over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the techniques I used to create this spring page.

Easter/Spring challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my Hello Spring art journal page.

20 thoughts on “Hello Spring

  1. A gorgeous Spring page Jo, I love the birds and eggs images!
    Your chocolate crispy cakes look like a lovely sweet treat, been a while since I made those myself 😊
    Enjoy the sunshine and have a lovely day.
    Alison xx

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  2. Beautiful Spring art journal Spread Jo! LOVE the background colors, and the birds are so spring-y! We have a set of Robins starting to next at our back door again this year… Spring is here! LOVE all the elements on your page… perfect! Have fantastic start to Spring! ((HUGS)) Helen

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  3. Your journal page is gorgeous, love the colours and the lovely, speckled background. And your Easter nests look wonderful, too good to eat – almost – but I’m sure they are delicious! Happy T Day, and happy Easter! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. The birds are really out singing here too. it is so nice to hear them after a quiet winter, isn’t it? This is a wonderful page Jo. The blue and the vintage brown work really well together. And your little afternoon treats look really yummy also. I haven’t had them for years. Perfect with a cup of tea and for T day too. Hope your T day is a good one! Hugs-Erika

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  5. Ooh Jo! What a beautiful page – we actually have birds back again and singing their hearts out too! I love this page with the birds singing their ‘Hello’!
    I must say seeing the recipe for your Easter Treats almost sent my sugar levels up just thinking how yummy they must be! Happy T day, Chrisx

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  6. a delightful springtime page Jo! I love the Tim Holtz Collage Tissues but don’t have this one -yet 🙂 Your Easter treats are perfect for the holiday! I used to make Easter nests (a bit differently though) for the elementary school kids in our son’s class before their holiday break.
    Enjoy, and happy T day!

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  7. Your chocolate nests sound like all the things I love in one mini dessert! yum! I will have to look up a recipe for these.
    Loving your spring filled journal page. My favorite color of spring is that Robin’s egg blue in your background. And the card with the eggs is adorable.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  8. Jo I love those Krispy cakes, I remember making them for our boys and now our GSs love the make them
    Your artwork is beautiful with the birds, lovely colours too.
    Happy Easter,
    Jan S

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  9. Jo, I love your art piece. I am real partial to Speckled Egg ink. It turned out pretty and also like the little quote. Those chocolate nests look yummy. I can remember making them when the kids were little. Have a lovely Easter.

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  10. Chocolate crispy nests look perfect for Easter week. Very pretty and I expect delicious.
    I hope you have a wonderful birthday and holiday weekend.

    be safe … mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  11. A gorgeous spring page Jo, the birds really sing out at this time of the year, its a wonderful piece of inspiration for the new TioT’s theme.
    Your Easter treat cakes looked delicious as well.
    Stay safe and keep well, I am now going to have a catch up to read the posts I have missed.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. There’s a nice Spring page, your garden should be brimming in no time. Those cupcakes are surely sugary heaven. I’ll pass on the marshmallows, but chocolate covered raisins sounds good, especially with the fudge. xoxo

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  13. A beautiful Spring page, love the soft background with images of the nesting birds, and of course Speckled Egg was just the perfect colour to use.
    Chocolate treats look good, ages since I made those.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Avril xx

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