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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Homegrown

How is your garden growing?  This summer we have had a cooler summer with lots of rain which means our garden is just flourishing!  My hubby really has the garden and does all the work.  The only garden I create is in my art.  The challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Homegrown. 

I decided to focus on creating my own garden without the weeds!  I created a journal page celebrating the flowers of summer.
I started with placing a bunch of brightly colored paints in my journal after I gessoed the pages.  I poured the paint in the middle and closed the pages.  When I opened them I had lovely mix of colors.  I just laid a stencil in the puddles of paint and placed it around the edges to pick up the burlap effect from the stencil.
After that dried I decided to create my butterfly on a scrap paper. I cut it out and stamped it again on the journal page. 

I added my flowers with a hint of watercolor pencils in the flower.  I added shading around the flowers.  I then applied a touch of black embossing paste in the background along with some chicken wire stamped. 

I added some highlights to the flowers with a touch of white gel pen to make the flowers pop.

The butterfly received his own highlights as well.   This garden is a lot less work than the outside one!

Products: Stampers Anonymous Perspective, Ranger Dabber - Twisted Citron, Ranger Distress Dabber - Mustard Seed Ranger Dabber Paint - Ripe Persimmon, Signo - Uni-Ball White Gel Pen, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Burlap, Wendy Vecchi - Black Embossing Paste, Gesso, Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Stamp, Stampers Anonymous 2015 - Flowers, Stampers Anonymous - Live your Dream, Watercolor Pencils, Waterbrush,

Come join in and show off what you are planning this week  for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp  $50 gift voucher!


Have a wonderful week!

Suzz

11 comments:

  1. Hola Suzanne !! I love your page !! It ´s wonderful !! the stamps are great, love these flowers and the butterfly is fabulous!! Very beautiful garden yours!! I wish you a nice weekend, big hugs, Caty.

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  2. WOW! The texture you created on these pages is incredible~

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  3. love the garden of flowers. Best way to preserve the summer.

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  4. WOW!! Fantastic background, and your flowers are just glowing. Beautiful page!!

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  5. Gorgeous colors, layers and movement on this page! Love it!

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  6. Summer! first thought in my mind ! your page is beautiful and so colorful! Barbara

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  7. Love your beautiful journal page, Suzz. The flowers, butterfly and colors are gorgeous! :)

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  8. Everything about these wonderful pages screams summer to me and these are just so wonderful and so beautifully coloured! :)

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  9. So gorgeous Sue! The painted background is wonderful. Those white highlights on the flowers are wonderful and have such an impact.

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  10. Such pretty pages! Love the white highlights! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Wow! How lucky are you to have a hubby who takes care of a real garden and lets you have your "art garden"? Love that! And love this page! What a great technique to splatter paint then squish the pages together. I shall have to try this while my husband is out doing real life weeding. ;)

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