It’s time for our new challenge this month over at Country View Challenges which is being hosted by the lovely Evelyn whose theme is Mother’s Day.

Inspired by my mum and her love of freesias, I created this art journal page to celebrate Mother’s Day.

To create my bokeh background, I covered the page with Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using a blending tool. Then I applied the circles using a Sun & Moon stencil and white gesso, slightly overlapping some of the circles as I went. To finish the background, I splattered the whole page with black DecoArt acrylic paint. For the freesias, I die cut the flower heads using a Fresh Freesia Sizzix Thinlits set by Prima Marketing from some white cardstock that I had coloured using Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. The stems were die cut using the same Thinlits set from some green Kraft cardstock by Tim Holtz. Once arranged on the page, I added the wording which reads “Celebrate”, “It’s your day” and “XOXOXO” which were Sentiments Label Stickers by Tim Holtz.

It was my first time using these pretty Fresh Freesia Thinlits and I love how they look on my page with these Sentiments Label Stickers by Tim Holtz; both were from Country View Crafts and I’m sure I’ll be using them again soon (grin!).

For more inspiration please see the amazing Mother’s Day creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Country View Challenges. I hope you’ll join us, it would be lovely to see you there and you never know, you might even win a £20 voucher for the Country View Crafts shop! Before you enter, please read the rules!

As T Stands for Tuesday, here’s the cute mug that I usually have at my mum’s when I visit (grin!) – Happy T Day everyone!

Stay safe and well! x

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


As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Valerie of Bastelmania is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and her theme is Spring; as Mother’s Day is synonymous with Spring here in the UK and the colours are spring-like I’m joining her challenge with my page.

For The Love of Mixed Media challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog as my mixed media page was created for my mum and mother’s day.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #162 – Anything Goes challenge with my freesia page.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes theme with my celebrate Mother’s Day page.

Use At Least One Stencil challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as I used a stencil to create my bokeh background.

36 thoughts on “Celebrate

  1. Now this is a spring page I can get behind! Love your flowers, they always make me long to wave goodbye to Winter. I’m ready for some garden days, and soon.
    Happy Journaling!
    Mary Anne

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  2. Happy March. I like that Sizzix die Jo. And I like how you used it on your page. The contrast between the blues and the orange/peaches is lovely. Perfect for spring and Valerie’s challenge at AJJ. Thanks for sharing with us. And that cute mug is perfect for the start of a hopefully spring like new month. It’s very sweet how he’s offering us a spring flower. Have a great T day and start to the new month. Hugs-Erika

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  3. I’ve never seen a freesia before. Yours are lovely and go so well with your background. I’m sure your mother will be pleased with these, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey using Valerie’s theme.

    That teddy bear is so cute, it almost jumps off the mug. Such a sweet way to remember visiting your mother, too. Thanks for sharing your art and your mom’s teddy mug with us for T this Tuesday.

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  4. What a lovely page! I love the bokeh effect. That is very effective.
    I love freesias. They are one of my favorite flowers. (But they have to be fragrant).
    The mug is lovely. I once gave one like that to my sister. It came with a teddy bear. She still has the teddy bear (but the mug has long since gone).
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  5. A beautiful Mothers page Jo, those new freesia die cuts look so pretty. Its super inspiration for the new AJJ theme as well. Thank you for linking with us there.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Another beautiful page!
    The flowers make me feel warm & filled with hope for an early Spring (& long lasting Summer). I’m loving that circly background; you can’t go wrong using TH Peacock Feathers! Thanks for playing along AGAIN with this For the Love of Mixed Media challenge of The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!

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  7. Such a pretty page Jo. I love the Bokeh background you have made, it is very subtle and I like how you let some circles overlap. It is the nicest Bokeh background I have seen. It works so well with the delicate colours of the fresia to. A delightful page.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  8. Another fabulous background Jo, really draws the eye in to focus even more on those fabulous die cut and painted freesia’s, such a sweet smelling delicate flower, brings back childhood memories of my Grand Parents garden. Beautiful my friend. Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Thank you for sharing @ PBS Challenge x

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  9. I absolutely adore your beautiful page inspired by your mother and her love of freesias!! They are so pretty and you depicted them beautifully here! Our Mother’s Day isn’t celebrated until May, but it’s always wonderful to cheer our mothers on any day! I just LOVE your work, too! Hugs!! Sharon

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