Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The birthday


You are probably aware by now that Bleubeard and I are hosting Art Journal Journey this month.  I chose Favorite Season for this spread.  Today my favorite season is any season that includes a birthday. 

However, I have a very dear friend who is having a birthday today, so she gets to have an entire season of birthdays.

"Today is a

good day

for a birthday."

I even made her a cupcake.

It's her favorite kind: stamped!!!

I realized I had cut too many squares for my 365 something project, so I covered three of them with book pages and spritzed three of them with my handmade shimmering mists.  I then stamped the cupcake, a rubber stamp on a wooden block I picked up at my local Dollar Tree (their motto is Everything is a dollar).  All that's left is to light the candle and wish my friend Chris a very happy birthday.

Thank you for joining Bleubeard and me today and we also hope to see you at Art Journal Journey.


18 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful birthday page Elizabeth!What a fab idea for your topic at AJJ!
Hugs, Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page! Have a lovely day, Valerie

craftytrog said...

I love this arty, collage page Elizabeth! xx

My name is Erika. said...

I like the squares on this page. It almost looks like a piece of a quilt. And a stamped cupcake is a great way to enjoy a yummy treat without all the calories. :) Happy Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Nothing says birthday like cake and having your own special cupcake is the icing on it. I love the quilt design, too. Happy Birthday, Chris.

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic Birthday page and a special cup cake on a special day sounds great. I think Chris will like this very much.
Yvonne xx

Cindy McMath said...

This is a wonderful page! I like the cupcake stamp, and the grid layout. Lovely!

Darla said...

Clever answer to "Seasons". Very colorful I have to look up your tutorial for those sprays.

butterfly said...

What a creative way to make use of your spare 365 squares. I love the inky colours, with so much movement, and I always love a book page!
Alison x

CJ Kennedy said...

The monkey joke on my blog:

Monkey 1 speech balloon: What rhymes with orange.

Monkey 2 speech balloon: No it doesn't

The joke explained: Monkey 1 is asking a question. What rhymes with orange?

Monkey 2 doesn't hear a question, but hears a statement What (as in the word what) rhymes with orange. Monkey 2 knows the word "what" doesn't rhyme with orange so he says No, it doesn't.

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely LOVE this post, full of gorgeousness and so much colour, spent quiet a while viewing. Hope you found your screw...xx

Rike said...

A beautiful birthday page, dear Elizabeth!

Jackie P Neal said...

A great theme and a super way to wish a friend Happy birthday!
I love that you made your own mists Elizabeth, they are beautiful!
Jackie xx

Jeanie said...

I love that you don't just toss it when it's too much or whatever. You use it. That's wonderful!

And thanks for all the nice words you've written recently in my comments. I can't tell you how much they make me smile and I"m so grateful you come over and read!

Divers and Sundry said...

What a great idea for a birthday page!

sheila 77 said...

This mixture of printed text and watercolour painting is very attractive, Elizabeth, the bright colours alternated with the black and white text caught my eye right away. And you've added a fun self-quote. I feel like making a collage - soon.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! I did try to have a catch up but didn't get as far back as this! What a wonderful page and Thank you so much for the very best way to send me Birthday wishes - stamping, splashes of colour, book pages and all on a journal page - I am so lucky to have a friend like you!! Thanks for the good wishes here too! Hugs, Chrisx

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