Birds and blossom

This page was inspired by all the bird activity in our garden and the beautiful apple blossom on our apple trees (smile!).

I started by covering the page with some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and White Linen Dylusions Spray. Next I added some Pébéo texture paste through a Lace Tim Holtz stencil and when dry I removed some of it using a craft knife to create a grungy worn lace look. The dots were added using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a Dot Fade stencil by Tim Holtz. I stamped the birds and sentiment onto some recycled white tissue paper using a couple of Stampendous stamps and black Archival Ink.

The stamped images were stuck in place using Liquitex matte gel medium and I arranged them onto the page with some Dogwood blossom rub-on transfers by Royal & Langnickel.

We’ve had lots of blossom on our apple trees so hopefully we’ll get lots of fruit this year too!

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.


I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Matilde from is hosting this month at Art Journal Journey and her Birds challenge with the birds on my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #168 – Anything Goes challenge with my bird and blossom page.

Stamping Sensations and their Anything stamped with option of Floral and Fauna challenge as I included stamped birds and sentiment along with the pretty blossoms on my page.

Not A Card challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my art journal page.

We Love Stamping and their For a Lady (or Girl) challenge with my pink blossom and bird page.

Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my pretty blossom and bird art journal page.


12 thoughts on “Birds and blossom

  1. If your fruit yield is half as good as your blossom looks it will be a fabulous harvest.
    What a beautiful page it inspired you to make. I love your blossom and the birds are so pretty. Gorgeous colour palette and what beautiful scfript.
    Hugs, Neet xx
    ps have a lovely weekend x

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  2. Lots of blossom in our orchard we well, we just hope we don’t love to much in the June Drop, your card is beautiful and full of all things Spring, thanks so much for sharing at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

    B x


  3. Spring trees in bloom are just beautiful, aren’t they? I am loving your journal page too Jo. I would like some fabric like that. The lace texture just peeking through caught my eye. It really gives lots of detail to the background. Thanks for sharing your page with us at AJJ for Matilde’s challenge. I can’t believe May is almost over, and I hope your month ends well. Hugs-Erika

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  4. The blossom on the trees looks lovely Jo and the page you created is beautiful. Thank you for linking with Matilde’s theme at AJJ. Have a good week.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Such a gorgeous page Jo! I love the texture you achieved with that paste over the lace stencil and a great idea stamping over the tissue as I forget about doing that! The blooms are stunning both on your page and in photos! Now I’m thinking of all the apples you’ll be getting this Fall! YUM

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