Friday, May 24, 2013

May 2013 BBArtisans Challenge - Flowers


May's BBArtisans Challenge is all about flowers, and brought to us by Sharla of Beaded Tail.  She says "April showers brought May flowers, so let's see them!  Create something with flowers and let your imagination bloom!"  

Here is Oklahoma, our months and weather has been all mixed up this spring.  We had April flowers and May showers.  But then, May IS tornado season.  


I've been involved with "journal soup," over in my studio.  I'm using large index cards (4x6) as my base for creating artwork.  On this card, there's stamps, a quote, a plastic plant describer (what is that called?) and some dried rose petals.   Because I haven't been using my art journal recently, I thought I'd glue this card into my journal.    

"And she was fair as is the rose in May." - Geoffrey Chaucer
So here's my journal - this is the left side.  To fit my card on the spread, it had to be cut in half.  I taped, instead of glued it, into place.  I used some Washi tape for the  border, then added the little girl next to the quote.   


On the right side of my spread I put the other side of my card.  It became a pocket, as I taped down only two sides.  In my stash of goodies there were a bunch of insect stickers.  Appropriate, I thought...  



The entire spread came out a bit busy, so I smeared some gesso over the background to let my focal point, the index card, show up better.  A little different from what I usually do, but I'm glad to test out the waters of card-gluing.

10 comments:

Abby / Linda said...

Busy? Well everything in life seems a bit busy, why not your journal page. Love that you used petals on this one!

Natashalh said...

Thank you so much for reminding me I need to blog about my flowers!
I really do need to start some sort of art journaling or scrapbooking. I'm going to try getting my man on board with creating a scrapbook of our vacation (whenever it happens). He loves photo albums, so I think he'll go for it.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I didn't realize you lived in Oklahoma! Glad you made it through the horrible storms okay and hope your loved ones are safe.

Love your journaling... you know I do!

BeadedTail said...

I like how that turned out! Great idea on the insects too!

Kathleen said...

Very fun - cool to see how your page changed along the way.

Rose said...

Index cards, I love it! The rose pedals are great, too. Fun composition.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love how you just kept on creating layers--makes it very rich!

Duni said...

Interesting textures here...I love the peace and heart tapes!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love those peace signs! "Plastic plant describers" works for me, LOL!
The end result really looks great!

pasqueflower said...

I don't think it is too busy. The little girl is so cute.

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