Snowdrops

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s March already but here we are launching March’s challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog which is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

My mixed media page was inspired by the snowdrops that are flowering at the moment, especially those on display amongst the woodland leaves at Lytham Hall (grin!).

I started by covering the chipboard page with some old dressmaking pattern tissue paper using Liquitex matte gel medium and then I applied some Pébéo white gesso over the top. When dry, I added some more pieces of the dressmaking tissue paper and I coloured around the edges of them with Ground Espresso Distress Ink using a baby wipe. The snowdrop image was fussy cut from an old garden book and I arranged it on the page with some leftover die cut pieces which were coloured in autumnal coloured ink. Then I splattered the page with white acrylic paint and left it to dry. Next I added the white text, the smaller wording were Field Notes Rub-ons by Tim Holtz and the larger letters were Metallic Stickers by Tim Holtz.

For more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from our Guest Designer and my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too. All you need to do is to use three different mediums on your projects to join our mixed media challenge; I hope you are inspired to join us, it would be lovely to see you there!

We always enjoy walking at Lytham Hall and the snowdrops are looking particularly lovely this year; creating a carpet of white amongst the woodland.

There are so many different snowdrop varieties to be found at Lytham Hall and they all look so beautiful (grin!).

I hope that you’re all staying safe and well! x

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

Challenges

As well as Creative Artiste , I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Valerie of Bastelmania is hosting Art Journal Journey and has chosen Spring as her theme and snowdrops to me make me think that spring is on its way.

For The Love of Mixed Media challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my mixed media page portraying my love of snowdrops.

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

Add A Die Cut over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the die cut pieces I added to my page.

24 thoughts on “Snowdrops

  1. Wow. Those snowdrops in the photo are amazing, and your page is a beautiful tribute to them. The white flower really stands out against the background, and that background is perfect for early March. I like your kind of white ground better than ours. Smile. Have a great weekend Jo and thanks for joining us at AJJ also. Hugs-Erika

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  2. I’ve never seen a snowdrop except in photos. They are beautiful and so is your journal page. I like how you used the dress makers pattern paper in the background and the beautiful snow drop you fussy cut so well. Thanks for sharing this beauty and your snowdrops with us at Art Journal Journey using Valerie’s theme.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Jo, your journal background is a delightful way to display those Snowdrops. How amazing they look all gathered together, my Mother in Law has them in her garden another thing we will be taking up later in the year when she moves, we can then share the love.
    Thank you for sharing @ PBS you know I love to see you there.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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  4. Love your snowdrops Jo and what a creative piece you have here. So colourful showing of those snowdrops perfectly. Lovely photo – I have never seen snowdrops so thank you for showing how beautiful they are. Hope March goes slower than February!

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  5. Lovely photos of the snowdrops Jo. The journal page you created looks fabulous and is so inspirational for the current AJJ theme, thanks for sharing with us there.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. I discovered snowdrops in our new garden last January. The first blooming flowers. Yours are part of a gorgeous cover album: the composition is lovely with the small pieces of text.

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  7. I can see why you both love the snowdrops; At first I thought I was looking at a cotton field- with green?? in it!
    I love how you can brighten everyone’s day by bringing the beautiful outdoors into your studio and display it so artistically!
    Your work is appreciated by all of us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenges!!

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