Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tulips mean spring has arrived

I'm once again joining Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme Spring.

Any time I see tulips growing in my yard, I know spring has arrived.


mean spring

has arrived.

Before you get all excited, I didn't draw these tulips, but I did add a bit of color around them using my water soluble crayons (still my favorite Christmas gift, thanks to Cindy).   I created this page in my Challenges altered book, then added the computer generated text I colored using my metallic gel pens.

I hope you will once again join Susi, Rosie, Bleubeard, and me today at Art Journal Journey.  And of course, thank you for your continued support of my art. It's definitely time to think Spring!

And because this journal page is spring inspired, I'm also posting to Moo-Mania and More, where their theme is Think of Spring.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tulip page. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love tulips as well and I really hope they will bloom soon in my garden again - but just now winter is still here with a lot of snow!
I love that you altered the painting with your water soluble crayons.. it looks so pretty Dr.E.! You inspire me again, I should create something with tulips this month for Rosie's collection .
Thank you for such a beautiful page dear Co.-Admin! I hope you had enough sleep meanwhile and you can enjoy your Saturday!
Love from

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AND ♥♥♥ Thanks a lot ♥♥♥ for supporting Moo Mania & More as well my friend!
You know how much appreciated this is!

Meggymay said...

Oh I did think that you had painted this page Elizabeth. You have given it a wonderful makeover with crayons.
Only snow to see here in the gardens, but tulips do make me think of spring days to come.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

You certainly spruced up the tulips Elizabeth-they look amazing and are such a beautiful spring flower with so many colours these days.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Your lovely tulips are a welcome sight. How I wish I could see tulips instead of the skiff of snow we got from yesterday's big storm. Have a great day!

Rosie said...

These are absolutely gorgeous tulips, Elisabeth.

Thanks for playing again with us at ART JOURNAL JOURNEEY

kathyinozarks said...

good morning, I did think that you drew these lovely tulips until you mentioned it-I love how you enhanced them.
the deer here Love Love to eat tulips so I have none any more and I had planted allot of them when we first moved here. I do still have daffodils which they don't seem to care for. the deer also ate every one of my lilies too-sigh. it sure feels like spring here-loving it

My name is Erika. said...

tulips-swoon! I love flowers but something about spring flowers after the winter...your tulip page is gorgeous-I must say. Those water soluble crayons are the best, aren't they? Nice choice of images. It looks like fine art and with your additions even more fine art.Hope you have a great weekend and have some sun. We've gone to clouds, and a bit of wind, but at least we didn't get dumped on with snow. Time for spring. Hugs-Erika

Gibby Frogett said...

Aren't those water soluble crayon great and those Tulips gorgeous ?
I hope the ones we planted look like that when they come up. Our week of awful snow and cold here appears to (hopefully) be ending today as temperature now above zero and snow starting to melt and I can see the various bulbs popping up :)
Hope its nice and warmer at your end of the world.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gill xx

Jeanie said...

Your tulips are particularly striking. I love the look of the whole page. It reminds me a bit of when I did poloroid transfers. My bulbs are beginning to sprout. Too early.

Sandra Cox said...

This makes me anxious for my pink tulips to open:)
Have a weekend filled with sunshine and sparkle.

Rike said...

I guess you are able to paint these tulips if you try! It looks easy to do - a little white and yellow, a little red, a little green - one flower is enough :) ... But you made wonderful additons to them with watersoluble crayons and computer generated words and metallic gel pens!
Here spring is far away - we had again snow over night and it is cold outside and very stormy!
Wish you a great Sunday! Rike xx

Cindy McMath said...

So pretty Elizabeth! I love to see all the ways you use those crayons, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. Happy Spring! It looks pretty springy here but we just had hail last week and snow the week before so you never know.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful tulips and you are getting quite the expert with those water soluble crayons your additions are seamless 😁. I have a pot of tulips by my back door and their leaves are about 2 inches out of the soil so let's hope spring will be with us soon 😉. Happy Weekend! J 😊

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't have tulips, but I saw some potted at the grocery store the other day and "Spring!" was my first thought :) They are always an encouraging sight.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I have more success with daffodils than tulips so don't attempt to grow them any more! I love seeing them though, and often buy a bunch for the flat(apartment)! I love this page and the fact that you have added to the colours! Spring must surely be on its way now! Hugs,Chrisxx

Rita said...

Yes! My mother's tulips were the first to arrive in the spring.
Lovely page. :)

Sami said...

Beautiful tulips. I can't wait to see the tulip festival at end of March in Amsterdam.

craftytrog said...

It's a great page with those beautiful tulips Elizabeth!
Hope you have a lovely week,
Alison xx

Rein said...

your tulpis are beautiful!

Little Artbee said...

What a wonderful painting. The tulips look gorgeous. I like it much.
Dear Greetings

Incipient Wings said...

gorgeous image!
Isn't it fun to find a great medium and play?
Glad you're having a good time using those crayons.