Bluebells are Bluebells

We have lots of bluebells flowering in our garden this year, so I created this page by recycling some magazine images and sheet music. Bluebells always make me smile as they remind me of my Grandad Westy because he used to sing a song called “Bluebells are bluebells” at family get togethers.

I started by covering the page with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks and when dry, applying some Pébéo white gesso over the top using a brayer. Next I tore some sheet music paper and added it to the page using a glue stick and I applied some more white gesso over them too. Then I used a Docrafts stamp to add some more music notes using Grape Jelly Memento Ink. The bluebell images and wording were cut from some magazine pages and to finish, I added some purple foam glittery hearts.

Here’s the pretty bluebells flowering in my garden; the fun song that my Grandad Westy used to sing went “Bluebells are bluebells, Bluebells are blue, Bluebells are bluebells when bluebells are blue” (smile!).

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

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


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Alison the Craftytrog is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen Play it again Sam where you’re page need to be inspired by a song or movie; so I’m joining her with my Bluebells Are Bluebells song page.

A Study in Contrast challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with the contrasting light background and darker bluebell images on my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #166 – Anything Goes challenge with my page.

Wild and Wonderful challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the wild and wonderful bluebell images on my page.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge with my bluebell page.

18 thoughts on “Bluebells are Bluebells

  1. I don’t know what is prettier Jo, your page or the flowers in your garden. I should say they are equally pretty. I like how you added the photo of the bluebells. And your garden looks lovely with all those bulbs in bloom. Isn’t it great to see spring flowers after the long winter? Thanks for sharing this page with us for Alison’s challenge at AJJ. Have a great end of the month, weekend, and start to May (already!) hugs-Erika

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  2. What a lovely page and how lovely is it as a tribute to your grandfather. When we first moved here the centre section of the garden was one mass of bluebells, it really was like like ‘bluebell wood’ as you walked alongside the section. Sadly over the years they have disappeared, no idea why or where they have gone. We still have small clumps come up and I notice there are one or two white ones this time.
    I do like how you constructed your page, the white gesso certainly works alongside the music sheet and stops it being too ‘in the face’ which is how I often like to see it. The lettering is lovely. I really enjoyed your bluebells, both on your page and in your garden.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  3. What a lovely memory Jo, Bluebells certainly are a beautiful flower my garden is full of them both front and back with the odd bulbs escaping and flowering in my next door neighbours garden :)) They seem to get by with very little water. Thanks for sharing @ PBS Challenge.
    Wishing you a super Bank holiday weekend Hugs Tracey xx

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  4. I’ve only seen bluebells in photos, never in real life. You are SO lucky to have them in your garden, Jo. You have certainly created a stunning journal page. I love the contrast and the composition. Thanks for sharing this wonderful entry at Art Journal Journey using Alison’s theme.

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  5. A gorgeous bluebell inspired page Jo an a lovely way for you to recall family memories. You will have guessed I’m catching up again and I have enjoyed seeing your art and reading the posts.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Gorgous layout! The contrast between light and dark colors is most striking with the flowers. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge. ~Janna TFJ DT

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  7. The bluebell photos are gorgeous and work beautifully with your lovely page! Thanks for sharing this gem with us as well in the Study in Contrasts Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

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