Happy new week everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend.
I thought I'd wrap up the weekend ( as this is posting Sunday night) by sharing another page for Alison's Countryside challenge at Art Journal Journey.
I am also linking up to More Mixed Media and their challenge of Anything Goes with Optional Pastel.
My page today is from my garden journal, and that book is getting really full. You can even make out on the right hand edge of this image how the page is dropping off. I really had to press on it to try to get it flat enough to photograph it. It is also why the white trim seems to be going upward on the right hand side.
This burlap page in my journal (a Dina Wakely bound journal) is stained from painting on the backside, but I like the stain as I think it makes it more vintage looking. I glued down a page from an old almanac I had in my stash to make a printed background. It was already old and yellowed so I didn't need to do anything to it.
I die cut the flowers and leaves with light purple paper and then inked them. I also added some black dots to center of the flowers. I stamped the ticket image on some discolored acetate which is why it has a whitish look. I then added some white metallic paper trim (yes, I have been into using my metallic trims and images lately) and some pink plastic dot trim also. I chose this lady from TH found relatives. I thought she looked ready for a garden party in that big hat. Although she is not dressed for June of 1956 as it says on the almanac, perhaps it is one of those dress up time period parties.
Finally I stamped my quote which is from one of our Art Journal Journey host's stamp collections. Our host is Alison from Words and Pictures, and I do love the quotes you use in your stamps Alison. I am also linking up this page at Art Journal Journey for the Summer Countryside challenge.
And how about a few flowers and other countryside views from my last visit to Bedrock Gardens?
The owners of the property live in the house you can see on the right, and these next couple of photos are from their private garden. We get just a glimpse through an opening in the hedge.
And that is all they let us see. Back to the public part of the gardens for the rest of my photos.
It is fun to see how this garden changes every time I go back. It's made me look at my own garden in different ways also. I knew it changed as the summer went on, but I now I can recognize some of those changes and can figure out how to work with them.
I hope you have a wonderful start to the new week.