Monday, 4 May 2015

Art journal page - Bloom where you are planted

Hi, friends! I was inspired by the two new fabulous Tim's stencils (Blossom and Wildflower) and beautiful May flowers in my yard to create art journal page 'Bloom where you are planted'. I used three different distress paints - Cracked pistachio, Mermaid lagoon and Peacock feathers on the background previously treated with gesso. On the upper corner I used Tim's stencil and yellow Dylusions paint. Then I stamped the leaves and colored them with my gelatos in green tones (watercolor technique). I wanted to achieve a watercolor effect for my flowers and I used those two Tim's new stencils and several distress inks (I actually used my sponge dabbers with inks through the stencils). The butterflies were stamped with black Archival ink and then colored with gelatos in the same way as the leaves. Also, I used black Archival ink to distress the borders and for the quote.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new post :) Don't miss it!

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23 comments:

  1. Hi Branka! So sorry I'm late, but haven't been out to the blogs much at all this weekend. Spring has sprung on your amazing journal pages! I love your beautiful butterflies and the blooms and sunrays stencils are just perfect for this meadow scene. Just gorgeous, my friend! I can't wait to see your post tomorrow! Hugs!

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    1. Hi, dear Sara! I always love to see you here! Thanks so much, my friend! Can't wait tomorrow to see yours, too!
      xoxo

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  2. This is totes gorg! That Ray stencil in the background is the perfect touch and your flowers are awesome sauce! What a wonderfully Spring LO dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thanks so much, Niki! I am happy you like that page, my friend!
      Big hugs :)
      xxx

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  3. Hi Branka!! So good to see you here this month for my April Shower Brings May Flowers challenge at Our Creative Corner!! These pages are just lovely! Love the stenciling, the colors and the gentle simplicity--I can gaze upon these pages and swear I'm sitting outside :) Just Lovely! Thank you again for joining in my challenge!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thank you so much, Shari! Those are very kind words! Your challenge theme is so inspirational!
      Hugs :)
      xxx

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  4. This is wonderful Branka! I love how you've stencilled those beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey and Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenny! I am glad you like my page!
      xxx

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  5. So bright and pretty and the sun rays in the corner makes this so cheer! You create some stunning pages Branka, you must do a post when you complete the journal so we can see all those beautiful pages together too.

    Huge hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Thanks so much, my dear friend, for those kind words! I'll certainly do a post when I complete my art journal :)
      Big hugs :)
      xxx

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  6. Gorgeous art journal spread! I love all those pretty flowers and Dylusions leaves. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Branka! Your work with the stencil is fabulous, I just love how you built a summery scene! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Stencil Mania' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thanks so much, my lovely!
      Hugs :)
      xxx

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  8. Totally brilliant page Branka, absolutely adore how you put this together, and such lovely, lovely colours!! Just stunning!
    Thanks so much also for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

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    1. Thank you so much, Astrid for those kind words!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  9. Gorgeous!!! Love those leaves and the rays of sunshine the best! You are definitely a master of journal pages!

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  10. beautiful! Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

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  11. Wonderful page!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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  12. Gorgeous stencilling - the colours are so pretty - another great page spread. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey again.
    Alison xx

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  13. Gorgeous pages and I love the use of Tim's new stencils. Very Spring like and its lovely to have you on board with us at AVJ this month. Hope to see you again

    Hugs Annie x

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  14. Such a fun art journal page!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
    http://www.lynnkopas.blogspot.com

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