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.