Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Say It With Flowers

Hi everyone.  I'm here today with art for the newest challenge at Try It On Tuesday.

 Since Mothering Sunday is coming up on March 22, and so many mothers love flowers, our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Say It With Flowers.  Of course I realize that you don't have to be a mother to love flowers. 

I'm addicted to making mini-books lately, so today I have a garden mini-book to share with you. 

Sorry for the fingertips in a few of the photos!

My book measures 3x2 inches (7.6  x 10.1 cm) and is made by folding a single sheet of water colored paper into a little book. This particular book is made with the paper being water colored on both the back and the front, so I didn't need to make  separate front and back covers.  I glued the basic book together and then used some green tape around the binding for extra hold.
I did some stamping and coloring to create my designs. The quotes are from TH, and I also added a few plastic gemstones to finish off my pages.

I had fun making this book as it made me think about my garden getting green and blooming, but not until the snow melts.

Be sure to check out the design team art too. If you should need some inspiration, there's lots of  great ideas there.

I also wanted to share a flower page for Second on the Second over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. I went back to March of 2019 and found this page, which was also made for a different Say It with Flowers challenge at Try It On Tuesday.

Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to your flower art!


Gibby Frogett said...

Oh Wow Erika - your book is absolutely gorgeous - every page so pretty.
I'm a quote addict so love all the quotes too.
Wishing you a good week..stay safe... Gill xx

Ella said...

Your minnie books are gorgeous!
And you can really nice "Say It With Flowers"!
Heave a beautiful day!

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your gorgeous album, so beautiful! Wonderful colours, too! The second on the second page is lovely, too. Hugs, Valerie

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh, it’s beautiful! I am amazed at the intricacies of your work, it’s a challenge when working smaller, absolutely beautiful! I use the iPad exclusively to see blogs, I have the easy option that way of enlarging the screen easily for me to see, my limited vision gives me challenges but I’ve found this the best way to see what I’m looking at,, your work is wonderful.

Iris Flavia said...

I absolutely love this book! And the fingertips made me grin, I had the very same problem. The flowers covered that good in my case.

Helen said...

Oh my gosh Erika.. LOVE all your flower projects! All so pretty and spring like! Have a fantastic week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Barbara said...

Pretty take on all flowers. I especially like the cover.

Jeanie said...

What a fun book. And the flowers are terrific. I was especially captivated by the iris, which is on my mind. (Yesterday I visited my aunt Iris' grave on her birthday.) It would be hard to decide a favorite, though. All are beautiful.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, stunning! I'm loving seeing your mini art books too, I love the freshness of the colours and happiness of your flower designs 😀. You must be having so much fun making them too! Take care and Happy March! Hugs, Jo x

Mrs.B said...

I love the little mini book you've made Erika, the background colours look gorgeous and make me think of tropical holidays with those beautiful flowers.
Avril xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your mini book is gorgeous. I especially liked the iris on the cover. It is stunning. You have a plethora of beautiful flowers you shared and they are all simply gorgeous. You must have worked ages on that book.

I also LOVE your second look. It is great for the second time around, too. I love how you used the TH paper dolls and the hearts that showed the love of the mother for the child. I was especially impressed that you drew all those flowers. That was amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us as your second look on the 2nd, dear.

Meggymay said...

I love your floral pages in your mini book Erika. The flowers all looked beautiful, great quotes as well.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Magnifiques illustrations botaniques et superbes couleurs.
Ce livre de jardinage est de toute beauté. Bravo !
Merci pour votre gentil commentaire, j'ai eu plaisir a intégrer le blog en tant que designer invitée.

Gorgeous botanical illustrations and stunning colors.
This gardening book is absolutely beautiful. Well done !
Thank you for your nice comment, I enjoyed joining the blog as a guest designer.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a an absolutely wonderful little journal! I love the colours you have used! I did get here yesterday then everything went crazy and I was struggling to get my TSFT post done! I love your second look too! Hugs, Chrisx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Gorgeous flowers artwork.

craftytrog said...

Another beautiful watercolour booklet, I love the flower theme.
Gorgeous page too.
Alison xx

Matilde said...

I love all the pages! The backgrounds are fabulous!

Neet said...

Wow, I am impressed with your book. I love that iris your drew and painted, the colour is simply gorgeous. Daisies are one of my favourite flowers so they really appealed to me and then the clover was so impressive too and took me back to my childhood.
This is a fabulous book Erika.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Your book is absolutely gorgeous, love it :)

All the best Jan

Divers and Sundry said...

Wonderful! And you chose the perfect quotes.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Erika you mini book is a real delight to see, such pretty colours and bursting with blooms, i'm so glad you shared it with us. The Iris stamp is my favourite Tracy Evans stamp i've a project waiting to be finished since last year using it.. maybe one to move forward.
I do love your journal page too, especially with the addition of that lace trim.
Beautiful.. Hugs Tracey xx