At Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Cut It Out.
Like me, you could use die cuts that you make and colour yourself or pre-made die cuts and stickers or you could simply fussy cut something out, the choice is yours!
My page today was inspired by some beautiful heuchera flowers that are flowering in my garden at the moment (grin!).
I started covering the page with Botancial Collage Paper from Tim Holtz using a glue stick and then I covered it with white gesso to push the images back. When dry, I applied some Earl Grey, Caramel, Kiwi and Lime Faber-Castell Gelatos over the top, by scribbling them onto the page and smudging the colour with a wet finger. I then toned down the colours and added some darker shading by applying some Iced Coffee and Iced Chai Faber-Castell Gelatos to the page. Next I added some Ranger Texture Paste through a brick design stencil from Craft Sensations and left it to dry. The brick design is coloured using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and the Iced Coffee Faber-Castell Gelato. I stencilled a trellis pattern using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Moroccan stencil from Creative Expressions, then I used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour allowing white patches of the collage paper to show through which added depth and contrast to the background. The page is also splattered with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and then black and also white acrylic paint.
I used a Wildflower #2 Tim Holtz thinlet set to die cut the flowers from some linen textured cardstock and coloured the flower petals by painting on some Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain using a paintbrush. The leaves and stems are coloured using Olive Green and Forest Green Winsor & Newton Promarkers and they are stuck to the page using a Zig Memory glue pen. To finish, I added a pretty die cut butterfly from a Field Notes Ephemera Pack by Tim Holtz and the “Heuchera” wording which are letter stickers from Kaisercraft.
My Design Teamies have been busy fussy cutting and die cutting to create some amazing Cut It Out inspiration for you over at Try it on Tuesday too, so please pop over and take a look.
Here are the heuchera flowers that are in bloom in our flower bed, they are so delicate with tiny flower heads.
They look very striking with their coral colour especially when they catch the sunlight!
These plants come in all sorts of leaf and flowers colours, to find out more about them check out this Heuchera link.
You may already be aware that I have been completing a series of flower art journal pages inspired by my garden. If you are interested you can see the other pages here:
As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing a new batch of Raspberry Gin that we made, it tastes so fruity and is ideal for drinking whist sitting in the garden on a hot sunny day – Happy T Day!
You can find the Raspberry Gin recipe here and I think Halle asked about the amount of sugar added – this is just for taste so you can add as much or as little as you like (grin!).
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Collage Paper (Botanical #TH93705)
- Pritt Stick
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Faber-Castell Gelatos (Earl grey, Caramel, Kiwi, Lime, Iced Coffee, Iced Chai)
- Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
- Ranger Texture Paste
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge, Black Soot)
- Creative Expressions That Special Touch Of Mica Mask (Moroccan)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Art Discount Acrylic (White)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Wildflowers #2 661808)
- Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CRO240/GE)
- Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Abandoned Coral)
- Winsor & Newton Promarker (Olive Greeb Y724, Forest Green G356)
- Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Ephemera Pack (Field Notes #TH94051)
- Stix2 Glue Dots
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Mix & Match – Alpha SS252)