Hi everyone. We're already at the middle of the week, and hopefully the very hot and humid weather that's been in my area will break today as predicted. It has been just a bit too oppressive for me.
Today I am going to share a vintage style collaged journal spread that is an ode to gardening.
I used several types of materials to make my pages. The square with the pinking sheared edges on the bottom right is some cloth. There is a vintage photo above it, as well as some various forms of paper. On the left side of my page, besides using some various printed images, I used the back of an old playing card with the peas on it and also a rather vintage looking green watch face. It went with the rest of the spread I thought.
On both sides I added some green plastic gemstones. These are the kind that come in already sticky strips. I finished my page with both a stamped quote from Alison Bomber at Paper Artsy as well as some crochet style cloth items. On the left are 3 small crochet style flowers and on the right is a butterfly. They were very white but I darken them with some paint. I also added some gold plastic gemstones. These are the kind with no stickies on the back so I glued them down.
For some reason I could get the page to lay flatter before I stamped the quote. I also digitally lightened it up a bit more.
And here's some close ups.
I am linking up to 2 different challenges.
First of all I am linking up to this month's Creative Artiste Mix Media Challenge blog, challenge #72.
I am also linking up to Mia's butterfly challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Wishing everyone a wonderful middle of your week!
Thanks for visiting.