Sunday, October 7, 2018


Happy new week everyone. Today we had a grey and damp day, and even though the weather forecasters said it was going to be a little warmer, it certainly wasn't the kind of fall day you'd call beautiful, unless grey and damp days are your kind of day.
But for me it was a super day to have a lot of art time.
One of the things I worked on today was a page for Try It On Tuesday and their "black, white and one other color" challenge. 

I started by attaching a page out of an old phone book onto some watercolor paper. Then I painted 2 corners with some pale pink paint. Once that was dry I used a hexagon patterned stamp to stamp over the pink. Then I painted the flowers in black and added white centers. When they dried I added pink buttons because they look so much like my flowers. Finally I added pink sequins, the TH found relative and the little plastic happy word. What is it about flowers, even when they get painted them in black, that does make me happy?
Thanks for visiting .
Hope everyone has a great week. 


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, black and white is always so dramatic, and the soft pink makes it very feminine. Have a good, new week, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, this is amazing, Erika. You have a TON of beautiful old buttons. i want to visit your button jar (grin). Those flowers are beautiful, even if they are black. I adore this journal page, and I love it when an old phone book page is used as a background.

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a beautiful page Erika.
SO soft and feminie and a good use of the pink bottoms. I love this and thanks a lot for supporting Try It On Tuesday again! A wonderful entry for our challenge!
Happy new week... mine starts unfortunately with a grey and damp morning .... have you sent it to me?!

Hugs, Susi

craftytrog said...

I love this page Erika! Great idea to use those pretty buttons, and I must find our old telephone directories!
Happy Monday!
Alison xox

CJ Kennedy said...

You turned grey day into pretty and productive. Enjoy another grey day today

Mrs.B said...

I love your Page Erika and those flowers make me happy, they just so cheerful looking.
I've been a very bad blogger lately - just scrolled back and I love your Halloween pages - I've never carved stamps since school, but remember it was fun. Wonderful photos of the shoreline and Autumn foliage in the previous post.
Avril xx

Caty said...

WWooow What a so so gorgeous Art journal page Erika !! I love these so beautiful black pink flowers, and the painted corners are wonderful. This page also makes me happy !
Thank you very much for joining Try it on Tuesday and me.
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugss, Caty

Cath Wilson said...

The buttons make wonderful flowers and your page is fab! Love the bits of pink in amongst all the black and white.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art with us at Try it on Tuesday. Please join us again next time.

Cath x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page Erika. the black flowers look stunning and I love how you used the buttons. It is a super page for the TioT's theme and thank you so much for joining us there.
The weather is grey here as well and cold, autumn has come I think.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is such a lovely page - and so clever of you to use buttons - they do make super flowers! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It on Tuesday! Chrisx

Joan said...

Beautiful page, great use of the text pages and love the button flowers

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty page! I love how you used the soft pink buttons as flowers with the sparkly centres - beautiful 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and wishing you a happy week! J 😊 x