Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A Walk in the Garden

Hi everyone. Today I have an art journal page that I originally made for the no longer running book paper challenge at Try It On Tuesday, but then I never got it photographed, so with a few minor adjustments, it is now a page for Moo Mania and their newest theme of Summertime. I am also going to link up to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's challenge of Count Your Blessings over at Art Journal Journey. A sunny summer day in the garden (as long as it isn't so hot or humid you can't stand it) is a blessing for sure.
My page had some stenciling and some paint from cleaning my brush a few times.  I added some napkin scraps, some stems and leaves made from a book page (which I then painted) some heart flowers made from some sparkly paper, and finally after some doodling I added the lady. She came from the sewing pattern catalogue I picked up at Hobby Lobby on the markdown rack last week.

It was still way too hot outside for me today, so I spent most of my day working on  my studio cleaning. I'm trying to get it finished up before I go back to work. Still not done, but at least the floor is a lot cleaner. And I am a lot closer to being finished!
Thanks for visiting me. I always appreciate you stopping by.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your walk in the garden is a dream come true. The glittery heart shaped flowers are STUNNING, and the girl you chose is perfect. What a great use of that pattern book. I absolutely adore this and am so happy you chose to include it with my theme at Art Journal Journey. This is simply fabulous, Erika and I am grateful for your support at AJJ.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Forgot to mention: don't forget to take photos as you make progress in your new studio area.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a beautiful page. It looks so summery and green. I can feel cool air coming in through my window today, so lovely. Don't know how long it will last, but I#m enjoying it! The trees outside are all turning red like in Autumn. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Rosie said...

Wow, Erika, this is a really wonderful page.

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a HAPPY page and I love how you brought the fantastic elements together to created such a harmony!
A wonderful page - I am specially impressed with the gorgeous arranged heart flowers. And it's pure pleasure for me to see this vibrant and beautiful piece of art linked not just to Art Journal Journey but also to Moo Mania & More !
Daughter's friend Bastian's mother is named Erika as well, and one late sister of hubby was also named Erika.

Good luck with the tidying - always new inspiration comes from that I am looking forward to what you will find and show us at your next art pieces!

Too hot here still as well!
But gosh - it's SUMMERTIME!!!!!
Walking the dogs in the very early morning...and guess what!?
To get up that early means more time during the day for me..... should keep up with this.

Hugs, Susi

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous page!! Great background, love those heart-shaped flowers and that lady is the perfect finishing touch! Your fussy cutting by the way, is very impressive!!!

Good luck with the rest of the studio clean out!

craftytrog said...

Such a beautiful summery page Erika! Woke up to rain here today...yay!
Stay cool!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Nice tropical feeling garden! xox

sheila 77 said...

This is super-creative, Erika. I love the heart flowers and the big bookpaper leaves. The lady gives the perfect finishing touch. It looks very summery. Thankfully it has become cooler here, hope the coolth comes to you soon.

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely colorful page. The figure looks like a pretty figure in the garden. Stay cool. A break is coming, hopefully, before you go back to school.

Caty said...

Woow Erika!!! Love this so wonderful green and fresh garden!! It invites us to walk and rest on the grass. Lovely and delicate page.
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

Meggymay said...

It is a fabulous summers day page Erika, a real shame that you weren't in time to add it to TioT's.
The over sized flowers look great and she is sure wearing a very pretty summer dress.
Hope you share us some before and after photos of your tidy up.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

Studio clearing. I have to do that when I settle back home. It never ends, does it?

Love the page!

Little Artbee said...

A great background, very artsy and made with fantasy. It looks very good with the Lady in her nice flower dress. I like your image much.
Dear Greetings

David Gascoigne said...

It is too hot for just about anything right now, so the only thing to do is give into temptation and eat cheese and sip cold white wine!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful page! I love how you created and detailed the glittery flowers and pretty book paper leaves and your lady's expression fits the quote perfectly 😁. Such a lovely page for TioT too, maybe next time 😉. I hope you had fun cleaning out your studio, Happy Friday! J 😊 x

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow - thats a stunner Erika - I really love this page and the quote - and I am so impressed that you created such a beauty when you had such hot and humid weather.
Gill xx

EricaSta said...

Jede Bildkomposition für sich inspiriert! Sehr schöne Umsetzungen zum Thema Sommerzeit, die die Teilnehmer umgesetzt haben.

Ein tolles Bild!

Ich bin selbst wieder gerne dabei - es macht mir Spaß.

Ein herzlicher Sonnengruß... von Heidrun

Michele said...

gorgeous art journal page! like a happy walk in the park. xo