Sunday, May 6, 2018

A flower knows


I'm once again joining Jo at Let's Art Journal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  The theme she has chosen is flora and fauna.   And because the page fits their flower theme, I'm also joining Moo-Mania & More.
 
 
I love butterflies and this seems to be the perfect time to bring them out.

Below are a few close-ups.

The sentiment reads "A flower knows when its butterfly will return."




For this page I created in my large calendar journal, I began with a piece of my shaving cream paper, over which I sewed the focal image, the sentiment I colored using watercolor crayons, a bit of shimmering misted algebra paper, and a piece of yellow paper also misted with handmade shimmering mist.  Once the assembly was on the page, I framed the image with two pieces of hand turmeric dyed lace using two variegated threads.

Thank you for sharing time with me today where you will also find me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania & More.  I hope to see you both places, too.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page, lovely colours. Enjoy your Sunday, Valerie

Lenie said...

It looks like the sun is shining on this page. It is so beautiful!
I have a calender with a purple butterfly and I have to waite till July before I can use it. But then I will 😀

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sunshine, flowers, shaving foam paper, sewing, a fab quote, beautiful arrangement.....what more could we want ....oh yes....a butterfly! I absolutely adore this page! Big Hugs and Happy Sunday,Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a glorious page! I love all the elements you used with your lovely shaving foam paper, hand tumeric dyed lace, algebra paper, beautiful butterfly & daisy image and wonderful sentiment 😁. Those water soluble crayons and mists are such a bright sunshiny yellow and bringing them all together with the stitching looks amazing too! Thanks so much for another fabulous page for Art Journal Journey and Happy Sunday! J 😊 x

Helen said...

Great page! in answer, I don't know, but assume they propagated the plants from the ones they removed; and replaced only the biggest, tree ferns etc and replanted the new small ones from the rest.

froebelsternchen said...

This is out of this world BEAUTIFUL! I am totally in awe of this page dear Elizabeth!
I am most impressed with how you brought all the parts together in such a fantastic way!
I wanted to let you know that the crayons I sent you are also watersoluble. They are watersoluble oilpastels. I forgot to mention that yet. Maybe you want to have a look at the tips you can find on Youtube- just look after Portfolio watersoluble oilpastels there. There are really fab instructions.
I am so happy to see this amazing page not just at AJJ but also at Moo Mania & More!
Thank you my dear Co.-Admin!
Happy Sunday!
Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

Oh my this is so beautiful, it is spring on a page. Pretty butterflies and flowers make me happy just looking at them, wonderful colour combinations and I love how you used the stitching as well.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

A lovely, ethereal page. Love the color of the butterfly and the way the lace trim echoes the markings on the butterfly's wings.

Barbara said...

Beautiful! The butterfly is especially unique. What is “shaving cream “paper??

kathyinozarks said...

Your page is so pretty Elizabeth, and I love the quote.
So glad your aldi store is open again, where I live too we have very few choices for food. the two local grocery stores are owned by the same person and very bad-I am stuck with wal mart but I buy allot from Aldi too they are starting to get the fresh produce from the usa now.
Happy Sunday

Caty said...

This Journal Page is amazing, wonderful Elizabeth!! I love this theme, the flowers are so beautiful!!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

My name is Erika. said...

This is a gorgeous butterfly page too. You have a great photo source for sure. I like the lace and even the bit of math. I like what it adds to the page details wise. Hope your weekend is going well. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

Butterflies, daisies, and sunshine! The season pops from your page :)

Jeanie said...

Daisies and butterflies. I love them both! This makes me smile.

Rosie said...

A gorgeous page, Elisabeth

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Cindy McMath said...

Gorgeous page Elizabeth! Love the stitching and the colours really evoke spring.

Margik said...

Hi Elizabeth! What a great page! The image is so beautiful and I love the lace you've added.
Mar :)

Rike said...

I love this page with the sewing and the lovely laces! And the quote!

craftytrog said...

I love those colours Elizabeth! It's a stunning page!
Have a wonderful day!
Alison xx