Friday, March 26, 2021

Good Day Sunshine

Hi everyone. 

I can't believe we're in the last several days of March already. Time is flying.
I want to share another page for Sheila's single flower challenge at Art Journal Journey. I am having a lot of fun with this challenge, and it is fun trying to figure out ways to use just one flower. 

The lady on my page today has gone for too long of a bike ride as her flower is wilting.  She doesn't look very sad about it though. I think she met someone special while out on her ride, and she is watching that person out of the corner of her eyes. To add some mystery, we can only guess who they are.  Perhaps she got her flower from this mysterious friend.

I'm also going to link  this page up to Mia's Craftlandia challenge which has a spring theme.

I created  a watercolor background, and I also used a stamped bicycle, a hand drawn flower, a stamped and fussy cut bunny, some washi tape, a TH phrase sticker, a die cut branch, and some metallic paper trim and a sun.  The happy lady is cut from a tag in an old FLOW magazine. I did color her and made her hair yellow to help the yellow in the background pop a bit more.

This next photo is another page from my Secret Garden journal. 

Here's the opposite page from the same journal. This page doesn't work for a single flower at AJJ, but it is still bright and happy. Seeing there's no flowers blooming in my garden yet, I will enjoy them on a journal page. 

I have one more piece of art to share today. How about some yellow sunshine?

The latest challenge at Tag Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Michele and she has picked mostly monochrome as her theme. 

My tag's background was inked and stamped with some sunflower yellow. Then I used a darker yellow to stamp the flower bucket. I added some yellow washi tape, inked this lovely  little lady with some more sunflower ink,  and finished it off with some yellow paint dots. The girl needed something to sit on so I added the gold (although it looks black in the photo) printed washi tape. I thought about adding a bow to this tag, but it never worked quite the way I wanted it to so I left it off. 

And unless the weather forecast changes overnight, we're supposed to get some rain today. Some art sunshine (and play too) will make up for the gloom. 

Have a great start to your weekend!



CJ Kennedy said...

Pink and yellow like pink lemonade. So nice to see sunshine and flowers on your lovely pages. Rainy and gloomy here today. Have a good one.

Jeanie said...

I don't know why I don't paint more with pinks and oranges because it is one of my favorite color combos. So of course I'm wild about this! These are terrific -- so happy and filled with spring!

HerminiaRegolf said...

Preciosas tus tarjetas, me gustan mucho los colores <^.^>

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the expression on the face in "best day ever". I feel happy for her :) I hope your rain is as mild as ours was.

Laurie said...

Your pages and tag are beautiful! I love your making your own sunshine, now that’s a great idea!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages, great colours, and so happy! And the tag is fabulous, love the sunny yellow. We had sunshine today and I managed a short walk, so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday again! Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

That is a beautifully clear stamping of a bicycle. And it's my first Single Flower in a bicycle basket, thanks! I am having such fun with painting Single Flowers too. Yes, the lady is certainly giving someone the eye and I love that sweet bunny. It's a super page for the challenge.
And I see that there are more bunnies running into your secret garden. That is a pretty colourful flowery washi tape. I do like your Secret Garden and the whole Secret Garden journal idea.
Thanks for all your Single Flower art for our challenge at AJJ, Erika.

Anuskalandia said...

Hi Erika!

Your works are all very beautiful.
Thank you for your participation in the CRAFTLANDIA CHALLENGE 6.!
Kisses and happy weekend!

Mia said...

Fabulous pages, Erika. I love your artistic style. The mysterious lady on the first page is still looking at the man I think. Ha ha. Hugs, my friend, and thank you so much for joining Craftlandia challenge. Kisses and good luck in the draw.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

A great story,I could be with my bike!!!
Beautiful pages. I can also use the sun here it rains too
Have a good weekend, hug Elke

craftytrog said...

Beautiful pages Erika, brightened up my morning here. It waa sunny, but windy and cold for our early morning walk today, but apparently it's warming up next week.
Hope you enjoy making art this weekend.
Alison xx

Neet said...

I love your AJJ entry. That lady has a smirk on her face that says that she is enjoying the meet up she has just had. Mmmm makes me wonder what is going on that we do not know about. Just look at how she holds her mouth and the way those eyes glance to her left.
I don't know about you but I have found it difficult to do just one flower and twice have got carried away and done two or three and then had to do a cover up. Not as easy as it sounds!
Your secret Garden Journal picture is lovely - what a fabulous shade of pink you achieved. How you got it to look like that I don't know, it really does look very dimensional.
Lovely bright sunshiny tag. I do like the way you have got the indentations, or are they holes, down the side and the way the point turns over. Very different and very effective.
Hugs, Neet xx

Σοφία Τσιμάρη said...

Every work special

Michele said...

such stunning "mostly monochrome" creations! thanks so much for linking to tag tuesday! xo

Anne (cornucopia) said...

More lovely artwork.

Gillena Cox said...

Gorgeous tags Erica


nwilliams6 said...

OH my gosh - I love them all. Super colors, great added details and interest, and cool flowers. The yellow is my favorite and I love how you made her yellow too. Great creations!!! Hugz

pinky said...

Amazing work and such gorgeous bright colours. I love the yellow and black in your beautiful tag Erika. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday xx

Lowcarb team member said...

I like them all, but especially the bike and your story idea with the wilting flower.

All the best Jan

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Two more fabulous pages - I think I need to look through my magazine pile! Your tag is beautiful! Take care, Hugs, Chrisx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Such wonderful pages, Erika! Thanks for the treat. Easter blessings! xoxo

Carla Cremonesi said...

Beautiful cards, I loved them all, especially the Sunshine. eijos do Brasil