Hi everyone. It is already Friday. Wow. Another week is almost in the books already. My husband says the boat is going into the water this weekend. I will not hold my breath, but he has been as busy as my bees cleaning it for the past couple of weeks. My daughter is even coming home for a day for this years maiden voyage, so let's hope he actually finishes it.
Today I am linking my page to 2 challenges.
I am joining More Mixed Media, where this month's challenge is anything goes with optional purple.
And I am also linking up to Art Journal Journey and Mia's butterfly challenge.
My page today began with me tearing some colored paper into scraps and then using matte medium to attach them along the top and bottom of my page. I left the middle open, so I gave that a spray with a couple of different colored inks.
I then took a stencil and some gesso and made the white dots.
Once the gesso dried, I added the big flowers which are clear acetate stickers. I love how they blend right in to the background. That reminds me a lot of how it is when you look at a big garden from a distance, and all you see are pops of color everywhere and only some details are clear.
The butterfly is fussy cut from some printed paper, and then I stamped the quote. Not the most complex page I have ever made, but I was surprised by how much I like it. Without the quote this page would make cool fabric.
I thought I would also share some more flowers in bloom in my garden this past week.
Hope you are not getting tired of flowers.
I have roses! They are early this year, but like most of my plants this year, they are just going crazy. This spring's weather must have been just perfect for them. I've never had so many blooming at once.
The grape vine has flower buds which will open soon also.
And my peonies are coming out. I've never had so many flowers blooming on this plant. (Sorry Elizabeth. I hope this doesn't make you too sad.) Glad I took this photo early in the week as we had some rain and I had to go stake my blooms. At least you don't need to see the stakes in these photos.
It is always sad to see some flowers like irises finish blooming since you know you have to wait so long for them to bloom again. Of course, it is just as exciting when new flowers bloom.
Have a wonderful start to your weekend!