Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Hello Spring.
With all the bird activity in our garden, it feels like spring is finally here so my page design includes blue skies, birdsong and nesting birds. I hope you’re inspired to join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!
I started by adding some drops of Speckled Egg Distress Ink, from a re-inker bottle, and then spreading them over the page using an old plastic gift card. When dry, I applied some white gesso over the top using a brayer and then I splattered the page with the Speckled Egg ink. Next I added the birds, foliage and sheet music which were from some Aviary Collage Paper by Tim Holtz; they were stuck in place using a glue stick. I splattered some black DecoArt acrylic paint over background and left it to dry, and then I stamped a documented stamp from Tim Holtz using Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink. The large “nest and eggs” panel, the nest image in the top left-hand corner, the row of alphabet letters and the fussy cut letters making up the “Hello Spring” wording were all Poster Cards from Tim Holtz. I edged them all using the Vintage Photo ink and they were stuck in place using double-sided tape. To finish, I added a Clippings sticker from Tim Holtz which reads “The pretty little birds chirped”.
For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful Hello Spring creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!).
As T Stands for Tuesday, today we are enjoying our cuppa with some homemade chocolate crispy nests – wishing you all a very Happy T Day!
I always make these chocolate treats this time of year; they are Rice Crispies covered with chocolate, filled with a chocolate fudge icing and topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate covered raisins and mini chocolate eggs – yum!
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.
Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:
- Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker (Speckled Egg)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Collage Paper (Aviary #TH93706)
- Pritt Stick
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (Documented CMS226)
- Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink (Vintage Photo)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology (Pocket Cards #TH93208)
- X-Press It! double-sided tape and foam tape
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Sticker Book (Clippings #TH94030)
As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today which are:
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #140 – Anything Goes with my Hello Spring page.
LTSCB #143 – Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my Spring page.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and their Spring/Easter Mood Board challenge as I included with the eggs and blue skies on my page.
MIUCB #47 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut challenge over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the techniques I used to create this spring page.
Easter/Spring challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my Hello Spring art journal page.