Monday, May 4, 2020

A Bouquet for You

Happy Monday everyone. The sun is shining and it's a nice temperature here in New Hampshire. A bit buggy (oh those black flies) for my taste but otherwise, I can't complain.
A short post today but another page for Mia's challenge, FLOWERS, at Art Journal Journey.
I used 2 colors of Dina Wakely's spray paints with a stencil. The flowers are from an old set by I think the company called Autumn Leaves, which is long gone only in memory. I did them up a bit with color and paint, and then used watercolor crayons to make the stems. Finally a stamped quote (this one another oldie from Hero Arts),, and added the butterfly as well as a little ribbon.
I'm keeping this short as I'll be back with my T day post before too long.
Have a great day.


butterfly said...

What a lovely bouquet - I love the patterned petals and flower centres, and the background is completely gorgeous.
Alison x

CJ Kennedy said...

Cute page. Maybe it will be a bit breezy today to keep the black flies away. Enjoy the sunshine.

Stevenson Q said...

Oh how beautiful Erika! I especially love the colors you used for the background. I call that combination, Lime in the sky :) Happy Monday!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, love the lacy background and that wonderful spray, what lovely colours. The flowers are fantastic, too. All in all a beautiful bunch of flowers, nicely packed! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful!! Happy Monday

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sirkkis said...

Nice flower page, Erika.
Like fresh color combo.
Have an inspirational start of the new week ❤️

Eileen Bergen said...

Lovely happy page, Erika. It reminded me that I don't use my stencils enough. Your background is very cool. Eileen xx

Lowcarb team member said...

I love the bouquet …
We enjoyed a nice stroll this afternoon, the weather was nice and sunny and no flies or bugs! Thank goodness!

Have a good week and a happy May.

All the best Jan

Caty said...

What a so so Gorgeous Art journal page Erika !! I loove it, this background is amazing, and the flowers....are super wonderful. Love the green butterfly and the so cute quote.
I wish you a very nice new week, stay safe dear, and big hugs

Meggymay said...

A lovely quote to go with this wonderful page. It has made me smile as I looked at it the flower stamp you used is really pretty and its a great background as well.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Elkes Lebensglück said...

this is so romantic your Journal page and how you made the background it's fascinating. The flower is such a beautiful idea!!!
Greetings Elke

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE these bright colours, Erika - and the great design. I have that Hero Arts stamp, too and use it often after all these years.
Have a great day!
Cath x

Mia said...

Wonderful page, Erika. I love how easily you made such a gorgeous background. I think I have to buy Dina Wakley's sprays, they seem to work perfect with stencils. And your flower stamp is beautiful and great coloring too. Thank you for entering this page in my challenge at AJJ. Kisses!

Neet said...

I love your background stencilling Erika. It works so well with the bouquet yu are sharing with us today. I do like the way you have coloured the flowers, so bright and happy and the addition of the white dots really makes them pop.
Hope all is well, was talking of you yesterday with a friend, only nice things Erika - and the friend was Cath (Inky Fingers) - brought on by your retirement and remembering ours.
Take care
hugs, Neet xx