It’s time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday which for the next two weeks is Summer Blooms.
My page was inspired by some beautiful Provence Stamperia papers that were full of summer blooms.
Having chosen one of the 8×8″ pages from the Provence paper pad, I wanted to extend the background across my page so I painted the page with washes of Violet, Ultramarine and Sap Green Kuretake watercolour paints. Then I stamped the page using a couple of Kaisercraft stamps and some Distress Archival Inks; this included a Script stamp using Seedless Grape ink and a flower stamp from a Magnolia Grove stamp set using Seedless Grape and Peeled Paint inks. I used a Paperbabe Stamps stencil to create the vertical stripes on the page using a baby wipe to remove the watercolour paints.
Next I stuck the 8×8″ page in place and edged it using some striped washi tape. “The Lazy Days of Summer” wording was cut from a 12×12″ paper sheet by Graphic 45 and to finish, I added the butterflies and watering can Die-Cuts which were also from Stamperia.
For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday to see the wonderful creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!). I hope you are inspired to join our challenge; it would be lovely to see you there!
Lavender in the garden always reminds me of summer and the butterflies seem to love it too; these are Painted Lady butterflies.
This one’s a female Common Blue butterfly.
As T Stands for Tuesday and summer is here, we’ve been enjoying these chilled fruity drinks – Happy T Day!
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.
As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:
The lovely Chris from Pearshapedcrafting is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen When We Were Young so I’m joining her with my page as when I was young I experienced lazy days of summer during summer holidays.
Paperbabe Stamps and their #173 – Anything Goes challenge with my summery page.
LTCCB#156 – Anything Goes over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog with my summer blooms art journal page.
MIUCB#60 – Anything Goes + optional Clean & Simple over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the techniques I used to re-create and extend the background on my page.