The last 2 weeks have flown by, and it is time once again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday. Thanks to all of you who joined us for our texture challenge. And thank you Carole for being our guest designer.
Our new challenge is Black and White +1.
I began my page with a dark yellow watercolor marker and a stencil. I stenciled the leaves randomly around the page, and then I took a big wet brush and ran it over the page to spread the color. I didn't really have any page in mind when I did that; I wasn't even planning my page for this challenge, but I loved the effect. It reminded me of wallpaper, so I had the idea of making a table top and a bouquet of flowers for this still-life style page.
All the flowers, leaves and the vase are drawn as on outline with a black Sharpie on white paper. Then I fussy cut them and arranged them. The bouquet looked rather bland, so I used my black Sharpie, a black pen and a white pen to doodle in some details. Those details really make the pieces look very different from each other.
Finally, I stamped this fun quote.
All kinds of art with a black and white +1 theme is accepted at Try It on Tuesday. Our challenge runs for the next 2 weeks. And definitely check out the design team's pieces. They have lots of ideas to inspire you.
Since you might notice I put some tulips in my bouquet, and tulips are a spring flower, I am also linking up at Art Journal Journey, even though the particular yellow background is not really a "spring" color. This month Valerie is hosting and her theme is spring.
Thanks for visiting.
Such a beautiful npage! The yellow background looks so amazing and I love how you kept the vase of flowers black and white, it really makes them pop from the page 😀. That quote made me smile too - perfect! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x
Pretty page. Love the little quote/poem. I hope you survived the thunderstorms last night. Looks like Winter is making another comeback tomorrow. Stay warm!
Wowsers... LOVE that background Erika!!! And those flowers and vase... just perfect for your art journal spread!!! Have a fabulous week! ((HUGS))) Helen
Beautiful-I love it Valerie
Ooops sorry Erika, was thinking of Valerie-hugs
So beautiful. Well done. Have a lovely day.
Beautiful! ~ I was dreaming last night of doing some BW ~ love the effect ~ Xo
Wishing you love and peace in your day,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
What a fabulous page - that vase of flowers is beautiful and as for the colour yellow not being so Springlike - it is the colour of the late sun that shone on our wall this evening! Hugs, Chrisx
I can't leave a comment on your T post so have come here to say how much I love your fabulous pink walking shoes, your completed and difficult looking jigsaw puzzle , your birthday flowers and your peanut butter cookies - I do so love peanut butter. Happy T Day, Chrisx
Fabulous page I love that background and then the pot of flowers looks wonderful against it. xx
Love the page,great choice of colour and love the quote
I do like the vase of flowers and a lovely quote.
All the best Jan
This is truly amazing. Have a nice day.
Awww, love this, the art and the quote.
The black and white works well!
This sounds like a fun theme. I sure like that bouquet. It is perfect for Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey, too. I agree the background looks like wallpaper. This turned out great!
You created a great sunshine coloured, warm background for this fabulous page Erika. I love the vase of flowers and how you left them in black and white.
That's a fun challenge theme and I'll look forward to seeing more b/w!
It's a beautiful page and a lovely quote Erika!
LOVE the TIOT page and thank you for the nice welcome for guesting. I love you drew all that then arranged it too. XOX
Great drawing, Elizabeth. Your details are wonderful and whimsical. The vase and flowers pop against that background too. Lovely work. Hugz
Your so right the background does look like vintage wallpaper Erika amazing what comes to be when we just play with no direction. I love your hand drawn vase of flowers even with just the black outline it brings colour to our world. I love it.. Hugs Tracey xx
A fabulous page Erika, love your background technique, it gives a great effect and your flowers really 'pop' against the yellow. Love the quote you used.
Have just read the previous post and I love your shoes and great job with the jigsaw.
(Sorry I'm a bit late - Gran duties with poorly twins left me a bit physically depleted this week!)
Hugs, Avril xx
I do like the yellow stencilled background (so powerful) against that black and white vase of flowers. To think you drew and fussy cut that image blew me away - well done! I just love those words, they say it all from one loved one to another. Beautiful.
Hugs, Neet xx
great background, and what a beautiful looking vase of flowers Erika!! I really thought those were stamps you used;)
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