Hi everyone. Happy weekend.
Also happy first day of spring. We've made it through another winter!
And if you are south of the equator, happy first day of autumn.
Today I am going to share 2 more pages from the Secret Garden journal that I recently made.
Here is my first page for today's post, but you can see it is not a single a flower.
The very bottom of this page is cut off in my photo, so the washi tape looks like it is at the bottom edge of the paper. Actually it is not quite so low on the page. I needed to hold the book open and also hold my phone to take the photo. It made it awkward to keep the paper straight.
You can see that my background is made with watercolors, stamping, and a bit of stitching. I like the boy sitting on the flower too. He seems to belong there.
The other side of the spread has a little different watercolor look, even if the colors I used are the same. This is what happens when you watercolor separate pieces of paper and then fold and stitch them to make the book. I wanted to put pages together that worked well by color or by design. This time I went with the same colors, and they do work side by side.
This page is the one I am linking up to Sheila's, aka Orange Esmeralda's, challenge at Art Journal Journey. This month her challenge is A Single Flower.
The flower is pretty obvious. It is stamped on acetate so it stands out yet you can see through it. I also added a scrap circular die cut as well as some gold foiled paper elements.
I like to think these boys are brothers, exploring Mom's garden even thought that is not allowed. They thought if they wore their best clothes then maybe Mom wouldn't be so mad at them, if and when she discovers where they are.
I wonder if they'll look so dapper after playing outside for awhile. I bet they didn't think of that.
Enjoy this first weekend of spring.