Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Botanical Art Journal

Hello dear readers, I hope this post finds you all well :)

One night I was in my studio staring at the jar of pretty flowers I had stopped by the side of the road to pick a few days earlier, admiring the contrast of the bright yellows and purples and I realized I had seen the new monthly color challenge for May over at Lindy's Stamp Gang with the very same colors! I also had my latest Scraps of Elegance kit strewn all over my desk, and it hit me.....a vintage styled art journal spread using my flowers, parts of my kit, and some bright colored Lindy's inks.

I started with a beautiful old book that I found at an estate sale a few weekends ago, an ancient copy of 'Black Beauty', that was so worn and tattered with thick creamy pages, just perfect for altering. I covered the spread with a very thick coat of clear gesso, so that my inks wouldn't seep in, and then some heavy white gesso to lighten up the pages. Then I took some of the Graphic 45 Ephemera Cards from my kit and tore up some pieces and glued them down. I added some strips of washi tape here and there, and then splashed some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in the following colours:

'Pop Rock Purple'
'Witch's Potion Purple'
'Glory of the Seas Gold'
'Black Orchid Silver'

Here is the Color palette from Lindy's Stamp Gang this month:

You can find out more details on the challenge here.
I love the Lindy's blog! There are always fantastic short videos from some really talented 
ladies with lots of great ideas on how to use their sprays and powders.

Here are a few details:

From the April Scraps of Elegance kit I used the following:

FabScraps chipboard 'Wonderful'
BoBunny Laser Cut Chipboard Tags 'Trellis'
Graphic 45 Ephmera Cards 'Time to Flourish'
Prima 'Blushing Bouquet' Flowers
Petaloo Testured Elements Canvas Daisies
Hot Off the Press Stamp 'Bird in Cage'

For more information on how to buy our kits please visit here.

As a final touch I added some of these little black alpha beads from a previous kit
to add some interesting contrast.

Keep your eyes open! There is so much inspiration in 
nature around us everyday....I hope I have inspired you a little :)
Lisa xo


  1. So pretty. TFS. I love all of your layouts, but this is one of my favorite.

  2. This is so so so beautiful Lisa! This is a winner for sure! Mark my words, I really love it, it's unique and totally fits the moodboard! Well done, hugs xxx

  3. This is absolutely stunning! I love how you used the bright colors - I see a winner for sure!

  4. Oh wow - this is sensational! I love your use of the old book. Perfect!

  5. Absolutely magical!!!Love that page!!!I;m pretty sure you will win your Lindy's this month!!!Good luck!!!You deserve it sweetie!!

  6. This is gorgeous
    Thanks for playing along with Lindys this month
    Natalie May

  7. Thank you so much for joining in with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge - your project is amazing!


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