The first of my tulips are finally flowering in my pots in my garden. Every year I plant a different variety or 2 in with my daffodils. Over the last week my pink edged variety has bloomed. It is so pretty and delicate and the morning dew on them looks magical.
They look so pretty in their pots and really bring some early colour into my garden. There are lots of spring challenges running at the moment and the next letter for the dictionary challenge...D...is running over at the Craft Barn.
So using my lovely tulips as my inspiration for the challenges I decided to make a new art journal page. I looked through my stash to find my tulip and daffodil stamps and stamped out tulips and daffs. EDIT; In answer to a question the top tulip stamp is an ancient unnamed wooden one, the middle is PaperArtsy and the daff is an old freebie from Papermania that was a giveaway on a magazine about 5 years ago raising funds for Marie Cure.
and added some stencilling and a lovely quote.
I also wanted to recreate a terracotta pot, just like those in my garden. To do this I used a Cheery Lynn die cut pot and added some Decoart texture sand for texture. After it had dried I painted it with DecoArt media acryllics. It's such fun building up the colours.
here is my finished spring flowers page.
I thought I would also show you what my double page spread now looks like in my journal, if you missed my G for garden post you can read it here..................it just sings spring to me ;0)
I would like to enter my tulip art journal page into the following fun challenges;
Craft Stamper Take it make it 2/3 spring flowers
The Craft Barn dictionary challenge D with pink included my D is for dozen.
Rubber Dance 3/5 spring into spring
A Vintage Journey spring is in the air
That's Crafty 2/3all things bright and beautiful
Rhedd's creative spirit; April
Noor anything goes
Stamping Sensations 2/3 one for the girls
Mod Squad 1/3 show us your background
As you like it 1/3favourite non card project and why....because I give away or sell all the cards I create making journal pages allows me to keep a library and record of my work and to share it with my family and friends.
Cupcake Inspirations #354 yellow/pink/blue and flowers
Crafty Boots 2/3 spring is in the air
I hope that your gardens and the open spaces where you live are showing off their spring blooms. My 2nd variety of tulips are a really bold colour. I am really looking forward to them unfurling and revealing all. What an exciting time this is in my tiny garden. Mother Nature has so much in store for me. Have a lovely weekend, the sun is shining as I type this but I think we'll have a typical April weekend of showers here.
Thanks for visiting today and for taking the time to leave your very kind comments. I finally received my complimentary copy of Craft Stamper magazine in the post on Friday. I was so delighted to see my Birdsong card there. I'm on page 56 if you have one and if not I'm going to share some photos and a step by step of that card here on Monday.
Bye for now,