Double-headed Tulips

As you may remember every year we plant tulips bulbs in our garden and last November we planted some double-headed tulips; they have the most amazing flowers and inspired this page (grin!).

I started by covering the background with a thin layer of Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Ink, which was painted onto the page like watercolour. Then I stencilled a Shabby Harlequin mini stencil from Creative Expressions using the Forest Moss Distress Ink. Next I covered the background using white gesso and when dry, I used the same stencil to add some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink; the layers of gesso and ink gave the background a lovely translucency. I used the Mowed Lawn ink again to stamp some grungy dots around the stencilled areas using a Spritz & Speckles stamp set from Paperbabe Stamps. The tulips were fussy cut from an old flower book and they were stuck in place using a glue stick. To finish, I added the wording “Bloom where you are planted” which was a sticker from Kaisercraft and lots of sparkly green dots which are gel stickers.

Here are the amazing double-headed tulips in our garden; the flowers are huge and look so bright with their red and yellow petals.

This double-headed tulip is a mixture of the two colours, so pretty!

In fact, all the spring flowers are looking beautiful in our garden (grin!).

A little bit of our garden made its way into my craft room, and as T Stands for Tuesday I’ve included my cup of Ceylon Tea too – Happy T Day everyone!

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 Ink (Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss)
  • Creative Expressions Mini Stencil (Shabby Harlequin)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Paperbabe Stamps Stamp Set (Spritz & Speckles)
  • Recycled images from a Garden Flower book
  • Pritt Stick
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Full Bloom SS365)
  • Home Bargains (Gel Stickers – green)
Challenges

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

Art Journal Journey which is being hosted by the lovely Elle from Empire of the Cat this month and her Language theme with my tulips and wording on my page speaking to the language of flowers (grin!).

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #143 – Anything Goes with my spring flower page.

MIUCB#49 – Anything Goes + Layering over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the layering techniques of the inks, stencilling, gesso and stamping that I used to create the background of this page.

Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my tulip page too.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Feminine theme with my pretty flower page.

27 thoughts on “Double-headed Tulips

  1. Your art tulips and your actual tulips are all very fine. I like your page with the tulips on the fancy trellis background. Your Spring garden is flowering well.
    I love the single bluebell in the clear glass vase very much and it goes well with your tea mug. It’s lovely photograph.

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  2. That’s a fabulous journal page, just right for spring. Now we only need the weather to feel like spring! Those tulips are so beautiful, I have been admiring similar ones on my walks. Happy T Day, stay safe, hugs, Valerie
    And thanks for joining us again at AJJ, much appreciated!

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  3. I must admit, I´ve never heard of double-headed tulips! Your page and flowers and garden are all so beautiful, feels like Spring! Especially on such a cold, grey day that is more like autumn..
    Have a happy T-Day, hugs x

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  4. Your tulips are gorgeous, I’ve never seen the double headed ones before, spring bulbs don’t seen to grow here, I think it’s too hot. The mini bluebell flowers remind me of my dad, he grew them around the front garden and they always looked so beautiful.
    I love your artwork, beautiful BG and lovely flowers too.
    Happy T day
    Jan x

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  5. Happy T day, Jo. Your flower journal page is beautiful with the lovely colors, great stenciling, and pretty flowers. All your flower pictures are stunning. So sweet to have a little flower to cheer you will you enjoy your drink (still love that mug). Hugz

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  6. Wow Jo. Your tulips in your garden are even more beautiful than the pictures you used on your page. Your page is beautiful, I don’t mean it’s not. I love how you have the flowers on the bottoms and so much pretty background. But the doubled headed tulips in your garden are gorgeous. In fact, all your spring blooms are. Thanks for sharing with us, and also for linking your page to Elle’s challenge at AJJ also. And happy T day. Hope May is starting off in a good way for you. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Your tulips in the journal page are incredible. They look like they came out of a vintage book of flowers. They are stunning. I also liked the dots you created from ink. At first I thought they were little gems. Thanks for sharing these with us at Art Journal Journey using Elle’s theme.

    I absolutely LOVE your garden. Those are the most unusual tulips I have ever seen. They remind me of peonies they are so large and full. But the colors are so rich, they could never be a peony. Your early spring garden is stunning. And beautiful.

    It was great to see you had brought some of your garden inside for T this Tuesday. I bet you enjoyed your Ceylon tea even more with that beautiful flower sharing your craft space. Thanks for sharing your art journal page, your lovely flowers, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  8. those gorgeous fussy cut tulips really pop off the lovely background you made Jo. Love the striking colors of your flower garden. And your T day display is charming. Happy T day!

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  9. I may be Dutch, but I had never heard of double headed tulips. They are truly stunning! Such beauties!
    Your journal page is beautiful too. What a lot of work to fussy cut those tulips but well worth it. I like the quote too. It’s very true and good advice.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  10. I don’t think I have seen double headed tulips before, they are magnificent in your garden. The yellow one with the tinge of the other colour is particularly striking.
    Loving the background in your journal page. I must try to get that very pale look as a background using DI’s as it is so very effective. The stencil you used is also very nice, I have one similar biut mine is large and this one looks much better in the smaller size.
    A really beautiful page Jo.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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