Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Little Last Summery View

So my still fighting this head cold...I am hoping this is the cold and it doesn't get worse as the week progresses Slightly better though!. Add to that today we are raining and it is cold but still humid outside. Hopefully it will keep the kids a little more quiet, but thst makes me want to go back to bed right now. Looks like we might be getting a lot of rain over the next several days. We haven't had that in a long time.
It would be a great day (or rest of the week) to sleep in, read for awhile and play in the studio!
So how about something bright and cheery.
 This page started with the red flowers. I found this stamp on a markdown table and I picked it up. I like the flowers and I really like how tall the image is. (this paper is 81/2 x 11 inches.) I stamped each stalk many times to make the thick garden of blooms.
I added the butterfly words, which is a stamp I've had a little while and also found on a markdown table. I love digging through mark down tables. Not only do you get good buys but you find things you might not have known existed or things you would have never bought at full price because although you liked them, they weren't worth spending the full price for. It is the thrill of the hunt for me, (and probably for a lot of you too).
I made the butterflies by die cutting them from a colorful page from an art book. The book is from the 1950's or 60's and was in my mother's bookshelf. After she moved and we needed to clean out her things, I grabbed the book because I wanted the big cover size for a journal. Since I have no plans to used the inner pages, I thought I could use all the art pieces as accessories in my own art. I used one of those colorful pieces to die cut these butterflies from. So much for this 
Kandinsky painting.
It does make really pretty butterflies.
 I added several of these TH quotes. 
And finally I added the border. A mini blue sky feeling to the page-since I didn't want to color in the background itself.
Thought this page would be nice since it is the last day of  September! (Wow- this year is flying!)
Guess it is time for me to meander on off and get ready for school.
Hope you have a great day.


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your summery garden page with the cheery flowers and butterflies - great idea to cut them from the old art book. Look after yourself, and hope that cold soon goes away and leaves you! Hugs, Valerie

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous pieces - great idea with the old book, you are getting lots of uses from it.
Hope you soon feel better... Gill xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wishing you get well soon Erika!
A wonderful page! Love what you did here!
I am sorry - I missed a lot of beuatiful photos recently.. I scrolled down and saw them and I love to watch them!
Love your mother - daughter selfie! ♥♥♥
oxo Susi

Corrine at said...

Fantastic cheerful page of summer. Was so humid this morning, but now it feels like Fall is back. xox