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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Smell the flowers

As any regular visitors here will realise,  journaling is still relatively new for me, but the Flora and Fauna theme chosen by Jo over at Art Journal Journey has really inspired me to join in again.

I've used Oxide inks, applied with a blending tool, spritzed with water to activate, when dry, I've used a couple of stencils with Distress inks.  I stamped the Kay Carley flower heads onto watercolour card with Versamark and heat set with white EP and coloured with DIs, I decided where they would be placed and hand drawn the stems and leaves before attaching the flower heads and stamping the sentiments.

Avril xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous journal page, love the vibrant colours. Hugs, Valerie

sally said...

Whilst you may be new to journals that is not the case when it comes to making beautiful items and that shines through!

Sally xx

Janette said...

No one could guess your new to journaling Avril, your pages are always really beautifully created, love the colour combo too.x

Gibby Frogett said...

I agree, would never have known this was new to you Avril - it's really beautiful and I love the leaves and stems you drew.
Gill xx

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! Wow!! The colors are absolutely amazing!! The design, the details, everything is so gorgeous!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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froebelsternchen said...

Wow.. what a brilliant page this is Avril! I am thrilled about it! Absolutely amazing!
You may be new to journaling - but you are a pro with stamps and Mixed Media for a long time. So no wonder that your pages are so stunning!
So happy to see this beauty linked to Jo's theme of Flora and Fauna over at Art Journal Journey! Thank you!
Hugs, Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, I'm loving your new found interest in art journalling and thanks so much for linking this stunning page to AJJ! I love the bright triad of colours, so clever 😁 and the way you have built up the patterns of the inks and stencilling is beautiful! Then there are your amazing flowers that you created which look so pretty in pink with the white EP that you used and your words are perfect too 😀. We have sunshine here and it's a bit muggy, I've just got home after spending the day visiting plant centres for apple trees with a nice lunch out too - yay! Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks again! J 😊 x

Lenie said...

This is a beautiful page! I looked at your cards and they are amazing! So beautiful.

Meggymay said...

Another gorgeous journal page Avril. I am so pleased you are creating the pages and enjoying doing so.
The colours are beautiful and its a wonderful background for the flowers.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

A beautiful page Avril, love those vibrant flowers


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Art Journaling is new to me, too, Avril, but your lovely journal page looks far better than anything I could create. This is a dazzling, colorful, and elegant journal page, and I am thrilled you joined us again at Art Journal Journey.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I wish I had more time for art journaling but I always seem to be moved along to finish the next thing. Beautiful creation Avril just what we need as Summer is on the tip of the horizon.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

aussie aNNie said...

How beautiful is this card, gorgeous background and colours Avril...Been away so still trying to catch up on commenting.xxx
Have a lovely weekend...[aussie aNNie blog]

Linda said...

Beautiful journal page ..... I love the bold colours xx

sirkkis said...

A lovely flower page with the nice quote.Sarming summer colors.
Have a great start of June 💕🌼

butterfly said...

Wow - love that bold pop of pink against the scrumptious background. What a lovely card.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Those colors are definitely winners!! You will love your journal and you are doing beautiful work too!
Sandy xx