Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time Flies

Hi everyone. 
Today I have some exciting news to share with you. A couple of weeks ago I received an unexpected email asking if I would like to join the design team over at  Try It On Tuesday  My answer was "Of course I would love to be a part of the team. It sounds like so much fun."
I want to send a HUGE thank you to the ladies who are members of the Try It On Tuesday design team for asking me. I feel quite honored to be a part of such a talented group!
Our new challenge starts today. For the next two weeks  we'd love you to join us for our newest challenge:
Time Flies
My page today is all about my wish for spring to arrive.  Lately I have been watching a lot of garden shows on Netflix, and they have gotten me  thinking about what new things I want to do in my gardens this spring. The first flowers to bloom in my gardens are crocuses, so I chose that to be the flower on my page.
The background is made of lots of sheets of printed paper (which you can just barely see in the bottom left). It was sprayed with blue and gold liquid ink. The clock and the wings were die cut. The patience word is made from stickers and the time is flying is a stamped image. I drew, painted and fussy cut the flowers, except for the sparkly purple flower which didn't need to be painted. And finally I added some paint at the bottom of the page.
I hope you join us in the next 2 weeks before time flies and this challenge over. 
And once again, thank you TIOT ladies for inviting me to join.


22 comments:

Meggymay said...

We are thrilled that you joined our TioT's gang Erika, it is lovely to have you with us there.
I love your page, wonderful layers and colours . The fussy cut flowers look beautiful especially the sparkling purple one. Its snowdrops that first show up in my garden.
Have a good Tuesday.
Yvonne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, gorgeous colours, and enjoy being on the DT at TIOT.
Hugs, Valerie

Rosie said...

A gorgeous piece, dear Erika.

And a warm welcome to the TIOT team.

CJ Kennedy said...

Congratulations on being part of the design team for TIOT. Very exciting. Wonderful colors on your page. Love that clock. I've had enough of the snow and cold and wish time would fly so Spring would arrive. Stay warm today

Cath Wilson said...

A very 'Erika' page here and I love it! All the elements come together beautifully.

Cath x

Let's Art Journal said...

Welcome to the TioT Design Team, I'm so pleased that you have joined us! Your first page is beautiful and I love the inspiration behind it with your hopes for spring 😁. I'm sure time will fly by and spring will be here very soon! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

Jeanie said...

Congratulations! That's fun, exciting and a happy honor. You did them proud with your first entry here! Lovely!

butterfly said...

Many congratulations on your new Design Team post - I love TIOT, so I'm very happy to see you there. What a fabulous page to start off with, too. I love the layered greens and blues in the background, with that gleam of golden sunshine, and the sparkly tulip is a lovely touch.
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

I am so happy that we have you with us now at Try It On Tuesday! ♥♥♥♥♥

A wonderful first DT piece of you! I love the pink - it makes this page so happy - and this page will lure out spring to come soon!

Happy TioT dear Erika!
Hugs, Susi

Darla said...

Congratulations on becoming part of the team. I like to look at the challenges but don't enter many. I'm usually in the middle of something that doesn't fit the theme and by the time I get myself together the challenge is over. I really like the colorful piece you created.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...


Congratulations on your new position, Erika. I'm SO happy for you. Your first entry is beautiful and I love that you drew and painted the bulk of your entry. It's beautiful.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A huge welcome to the TIOT team Erika! What a great first post I love the idea behind your page and all those fabulous details! Love the spray colours and your flowers! Hugs, Chrisx

Mia said...

Perfect and very inspiring page, Erika. I love the use of inks and the colours. Kisses, my friend.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lovely to see you as part of the TioT team Erika, your Time Flies piece is perfect. I have to agree time really is flying by and I too am now wishing Spring Time was already here.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Marjut said...

A beautiful creation. I love it!
And welcome to the Tiot team :)

Astrid Maclean said...

BIG congrats on your new TIOT team and what a stunning debut piece!! Love the painted background over the printed papers and those wonderful flowers lift it all to promises of Spring hopefully not too far away. The winged clock is just perfect for the theme, - a fantastic spread!!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, full of lovely details and colour, it's a real beauty for your debut at TioT. It's lovely to have you join us.
Avril xx

Joan said...

Welcome to T.I.O.T team Erica, thrilled to have you with us. Love your journal page, great textures and colours.


Joan

Jeanie said...

Love it, Erika. And hope you are having a good day without the kids. Nice to have the art time too. I've been sticking pretty close to home myself!

craftytrog said...

It's great to hear your exciting news Erika! Congratulations! You created a beautiful page for TIOT.
Alison xox

Neet said...

Well done on being asked to join the Design Team - so well deserved!
Love your "Time" piece - I am a bit of a fan of that theme and so it really appealed to me but I was particularly interested to read of your ideas behind your page. Pure brilliance! So well thought out.
Hugs, Neet xx

WendyK said...

Gorgeous page, love the background and all the lovely colours.