Thursday, January 11, 2018

Favorite Things

Hi everyone. One way for me to escape this winter weather  was to make a mixed media journal page with flowers. Flowers are definitely one of my favorite things. And getting inspired when the temperatures were well below zero and the wind and snow were blowing was an adventure in itself. 
So I am linking up my page to Try It On Tuesday which just started their new theme of my favorite things. And I am also linking up to Art Journal Journey where the latest theme is New Year: New Adventures.
To make my page is started with this bright Gelli print from my stash. Then I draw some daises with a Sharpie.I added the white paint, and then made their centers from bits of paper tape. I outlined the flowers with a black Stabilo pencil before using a slightly wet paintbrush over that outline. Then I added some little sticky gemstones in the centers and made stems and leaves from some thin paper tape. After stamping the quote a few times, I used a piece of printed paper to make the border on the edge, I finished off the border with a black Sharpie and also some white pen makes to make the little dots in each scallop.
Here's a close up of the flowers so you can see their centers better, as well as their paper tape and stapled stems.
We are having a little warm up here so stepping outside feels good! I don't mind a little cold I just don't like deep freeze cold.
And tomorrow they say rain, not snow!
Happy day everyone.  


Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful flowers, they are so bright and cheerful! The Gelli plate background is awesome and I love the way you created the flower centres with the washi tape - so clever ๐Ÿ˜. I was video calling with my friend in Maine yesterday and she was showing me the snow from her window - brrrr! I'm glad that you are now having some warmer weather ๐Ÿ˜. Have a great week and thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday with your favourite things! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm so ready to see flowers. Love yours. Remembering your page will make the bad weather bearable. Heard our rain is supposed to turn to ice on Saturday

Jeanie said...

I have lost ALL my tape. I have no idea what happened to it after I cleaned. There aren't that many places I could have stashed it as "that's a better idea" and I'm pretty sure the cleaning people didn't take it. It was in a little tin box with four drawers so it didn't go into the waste basket and I fear I may have put it in the donate bag by mistake. So much tape... which is all in my mind now because I loved your flower petal centers!

Loads of fun and very bright!

Our snow is almost all melted. But temp drop tomorrow.

froebelsternchen said...

This page looks fantastic - all those clever detailed work - the stems and the centers of the flowers.... WOW!
A happy piece and cheers me up - thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday and showing another fabulous adventure page at AJJ!
Hope your day went well!
Here is the normal housewife living with loads of laundry and cooking and and and --- and no good art ideas come to mind ...
shame on me!

oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful journal page, love those flowers, especially the gorgeous centres you made them. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT. I have marigolds blooming on my balcony, and in the house next door the crab apples are flowering. It's just hard to believe! Hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! This is fabulous - you know I love flowers! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Wow! I love your beautiful, collaged flowers! Love the added staples!
Alison xx

sheila 77 said...

I was very keen to read how you made this as I loved it from first sight, these white flowers just jumped off the screen. How interesting to make the centres from paper tape and i really like the gelli background. I love the border too, it finishes it off perfectly. I might "borrow" the edging idea one day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore your bright and cheery flowers. They prove that spring is not far away. I love the centers, too. They are certainly worthy of being a favorite thing. Thanks for sharing them with us at Art Journal Journey, along with TioT. You got a great two-fer out of that fabulous entry, dear Erika!

kathyinozarks said...

I Love your flowers stay warm-we have cold coming in again here where I am-60 today and yesterday and it is dropping 35 degrees now to cold-a little ice and snow

Meggymay said...

Its a really beautiful flower page Erika. I love how you outlined the flowers and added the detail to the center of them. The colours are gorgeous as well.
Thank you for sharing your favourite things with us at TioT's.
Yvonne xx

Lula said...

Oh Erika, I'm simply in love with your beautiful flowers!
What a great take on our theme!
Thanks for sharing your page with us at Try it on Tuesday this time. Hugs!

Rike said...

A very beautiful flower page for feeling warmer at that frosty January! Gorgeous mixed media artwork!
Rike x

Rosie said...

I love your beautiful flowers and the colours against Winter.

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY.

Have a wonderful weekend

Gibby Frogett said...

I'm working backwards, didn't realise I'd missed several of your post already and its only the 14th!
And glad I got to see this beautiful and happy artwork - one that should be up on a wall to enjoy everyday - lovely happy daisies - LOVE it!
Gill xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Your journal page is amazing, many congratulations on making the Top 5 over at Try it on Tuesday! J ๐Ÿ˜Š