Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Summer Blooms

 Hi everyone. Happy Tuesday to you. 

And since it's been 2 weeks since the last Try It on Tuesday challenge, it is time for a new topic. Thank you to all of you who joined us for our Make It Feminine theme.

 This time our theme is

Summer Blooms.

My art piece is another journal page that is made on a piece of cardboard that was left over when I finished off a pad of paper. I painted the background with some color, and then I inked it over with some brown ink. I used some white gesso and a brush to hand paint in the circles that fill the background.

I like to pick garden flowers and bring them inside, so that was my inspiration for today's summer blooms page. I drew the vase, and then to give it a mosaic look, I cut little triangles out of paper and glued them down. I also covered my vase in some glossy accents to give it a shiny, more porcelain look. 

The flowers are hand drawn, painted with some bright colors, and then outlined with a stabilo pencil. I did use a wet brush to smudge those Stabilo lines a bit. I also noticed some of my painted petals show a few cracks, which although unintended, I really like.  I used a paint pen to draw in the stems and leaves, and I did not outline those to give some contrast between the leaves and the flowers. 

I created a table top using a die cut which I painted with bright colors and since the die cut didn't make it all across the page, I added a piece of washi tape to anchor it. Finally I used some old rub ones to create my saying. I didn't quite space things as perfectly as I would have liked, so the word "in" was put down on the bottom of the page.

Our Summer Blooms challenge at Try It On Tuesday runs for the next 2 weeks. We accept all types and styles of art, as long as you stick to the challenge. And don't forget to check out the art of the other design team members. There are some beautiful summer blooms there for your inspiration.

I'm excited to see all the summer blooms that people share with us. 
Thanks for visiting. 


Helen said...

Your summer blooms are stunning Erika! And LOVE that mosaic vase! So very pretty!! Have a fantastic week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful bright summer blooms!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous page, love your flowers! Hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

A fabulous page Erika, I love your bold blooms and spotty background!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a gorgeous summer blooms page! Loving th vase with the collage elements and Glossy Accents and the flowers are painted and drawn so beautifully 😊. Wishing you a Happy August! Hugs Jo x

Christine said...

Lovely page!

Iris Flavia said...

This is beautiful!!!!
Love it.
My sunflower gets ready now. Boooy, seems to be quite a lady!
To summer, I expect another day on the balcony (after work).
Hugs from here, to flowers and a great time.

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't have enough flowers to cut to bring inside. Sometimes in the winter I pick some up at the grocery. I do like that vase.

Aimeslee Winans said...

I very much like this page, Erika. Lovely drawing and coloring, plus I think putting the IN lower down emphasizes what you love to do with your cuttings. It's frame-worthy in my humble opine. You should! And I love that you got some mosaics on there! XOX

Meggymay said...

I love your hand drawn flowers Erika and the pot you have the displayed in, its a fabulous page for the theme.
Yvonne xx

Neet said...

What a lovely vase of flowers you have given to us today. Such a bright bouquet of blooms to match the sunshine of today here in England. Rare in the north but too hot for me.
Hugs, Neet xx

Joan said...

Love your colourful happy flowers Erika, its such a pretty page, love the vase too

Joan x

Joan said...

I love your colourful flowers Erika, such a happy page, love the vase you created too.

Joan x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is such a cheery bunch of flowers. I love the colours you used. I wish I could go out and pick flowers from the gardens here - glad I can buy them with my shopping from the supermarket! Hugs, Chrisxx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, your flowers look so bright and cheerful in their vase.
Avril xx