Today I’m joining the lovely Sheila’s Single Flower challenge over at Art Journal Journey with my single daffodil page; I’m sorry I’m so late joining in the fun but this is the first opportunity that I’ve had to join you so far this month.
My single daffodil is making sweet music with some pretty birds and lots of green inks and papers to say that spring is on its way (grin).
For the background, I applied Peeled Paint, Pine Needles and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks through a Dissolving Planets stencil by Sheena Douglass. When dry, I added some Pébéo white gesso over the top using a brayer. Next I tore some paper pieces from a wallpaper sample and layered them onto the page using some Liquitex matte gel medium. They are arranged with two framed birds and the “Sweet Music” wording which were all fussy cut from the same wallpaper sample and also the daffodil which was cut from an old magazine. I edged all the paper elements using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and a black Uni Pin marker smudging the inks with my finger. Then I applied some Ranger Glossy Accents to the metal corners that framed the bird images; this gave them a 3D appearance. To finish, I added some torn pieces of yellow and white polka dot washi tape which were edged using the Dark Sepia marker.
Here are some of the pretty little daffodils currently flowering in our garden making it feel like spring is on it’s way!
I hope that you are staying safe and well! x
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:
- Sheena by Sheena Douglass Create a Flower Stencil (Dissolving Planets)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Pepper Paint, Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Wallpaper sample
- Old magazine
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.5mm)
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- The Works (Polka Dot Paper Washi Tape)
As well as Joining Sheila’s Single Flower challenge at Art Journal Journey, I’m pleased to be able to join some the other challenges that inspired my page design, they are:
#139 – Picture Inspiration challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps as the green and yellow colours that I used match those on the picture.
The Anything Goes challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with my vintage springtime page.
The Use Something Green challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge too with all the green colour I included in my design.
LTSCB #143 – Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my spring page.
A Bit O’Green challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with all the green inks and papers I added to this page.