Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Say It With Flowers

 Hi everyone. 

It's been 2 weeks since our black and white +1 challenge began at Try It on Tuesday, and that means it is a time for a new challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and thanks to Aimeslee for being our guest designer.

Our new challenge  for the next 2 weeks is:

Say It With Flowers

I started my page with a recycled piece of flower printed tissue paper. Then I added this lovely lady who looks like she is dressed in her spring finery.  I cut the blue border from a small scrap of left over wallpaper. I've been accumulating a small collection of these scraps from various people over the years.  Then I added the quote which was on some tissue paper. I decided my page needed something to finish it off, and in my fabric scrap bin I had this half of an old handkerchief.  I thought it would be just the thing to add to my page and make it a bit more unique and have a bit more texture too. 

I think this page would benefit from a bit of stitching, but for one thing it is a page in a bound album  so without pulling out the page, it's hard to stitch. Also, with my craft supplies moved around due to the bedroom project, it is a little hard to get to my machine right now. 

Then I added the pink metallic flowers with a dab of paint of in the center, as well as some small pink foam flowers that are meant to be used in shaker cards but I think they work great as tiny embellishment. I finished my page by using some old letter stickers to create the word spring blooms. This lady certainly is a spring bloom, isn't she?

Be sure to check out the inspirational art from the design team too. It is worth the look. 

This challenge runs for the next 2 weeks, and we accept all kinds of art at Try It On Tuesday

I am also linking up this page to Valerie's spring challenge at Art Journal Journey.

I can't wait to see your Say It With Flowers art.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


CJ Kennedy said...

A very pretty page. I think the handkerchief really makes the piece. It looks like some of the embroidery matches the small, pink flowers.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! I love the background and how you combined the handkerchief and fabric flowers - perfect 😁. Wishing you a great week and I hope you are enjoying warmer weather! Hugs Jo x

*Vicki* said...

This is such a beautiful page with the floral background! Absolutely love your little bits from the wallpaper and handkerchief! Really brilliantly done and very Vintage! Thanks for having me along as your guest for the challenge!

R's Rue said...

I love flowers. This is so fine and dainty. Just lovely. Have a beautiful day.

Divers and Sundry said...

Pretty. And challenging! It'd be hard to uproot and move -either physically or otherwise.

DVArtist said...

Ohhh this is so elegant. Very nicely done. Have a great day.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an absolutely precious journal page. I love the beautiful back ground, the handkerchief you used, and the tiny flowers made for a shaker card that worked even better on this page. Thanks also for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Valerie's theme.

craftytrog said...

Such a pretty feminine page Erika, great sentiment too 😉

Helen said...

Gorgeous art journal spread Erika! LOVE that background... looks so springlike! And your little blooms everywhere.. perfect! Have a fabulous week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabuous ournal art, as always! Thanks so much for linking to my challenge at AJJ, too. Hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is such a beautiful page? The handkerchief is a great addition and I adore the scattered pink flowers. Truly beautiful, Erika, Spring blooms all around! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

I love the beautiful background, the paper and fabric you used look fantastic with the lovely details you added.
I also loved seeing the photos from your baking day in the other post, they all looked delicious.
Stay safe, I still have a mask in my pocket or handbag to wear when I think it should be worn, even though we are told they are not necessary with the rules being lifted and more freedom in public places..
Yvonne xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely looking page ...

Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

All the best Jan

Neet said...

Such a pretty page - both the girl and the background you chose to use. I think it works quite well without any stitching as it is such a busy pattern. I do like how you introduced the piece of handkerchief, it really works and definitely adds to the overall look of your delightful page.
Hugs, Neet xx

Joan said...

A beautiful page, I love how you have added so much texture and interest and a lovely quote too

Joan x

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful page Erika, the background is so pretty and delicate, and I love the added fabric, just perfect for this lovely young lady as I think it matches her dress.
Had a quick catch up on your other posts, the baking day looks fun and although we don't have to wear masks now, I still do when its appropriate.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx