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)
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.