Saturday, March 6, 2021

A collage with a single flower

 

I'm once again joining my friend Sheila, who many of you know as Orange Esmeralda, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  

Her theme is A Single Flower.  And since Try it on Tuesday's latest challenge is Say it with Flowers, I'm once again joining them, too.
 
Technically, there is only a single flower,

but there are several buds.  I hope Sheila will deem this acceptable.

I found this flower singing in the park

then took it home and placed it in a vase.

I brought a few buds to keep it company.

I was asked to raffle it off 

but decided to keep all the tickets
and this lovely flower to myself.
I started this page by coloring a sheet of printer/copier paper using watercolors.  I didn't have the color of purple I needed, so I mixed blue and red together and got this mottled watercolor look.  I had a piece of heavy card stock that I colored the same way, using two colors of green.  I adhered the flower, which started life as a gifted greeting card, to the green background using white glue, which unfortunately buckled both pieces.  I created the collage using sheet music, a music flash card, a word association card, an old library date card, and three tickets from my stash.  I colored four staples with a green Sharpie, after everything else had been adhered using glue stick.  I then stapled the flower assembly to the background.  Finally, I adhered the background and collage to a sheet of 110 lb. card stock to give it strength. 
 
Thanks for joining Bleubeard and me today.  We are really grateful you stopped by.  We would also like to see you at Art Journal Journey and Try it on Tuesday with your take on these two flower inspired themes.

Thanks, too, for your concerns about yesterday.  I am VERY tired right now, and as soon as I link to both challenge blogs, I'm headed to bed.  That means I'm a day behind visiting you, my dear friends, followers, readers, and lurkers.


26 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

Just beautiful. It sings to me of the essence of pansies.

Iris Flavia said...

This flower came out very, very beautifully, you´re a great artist and I love the composition, the title and the overall composition.
Glad your surgery went OK, hope you feel refreshed when you read this.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful journal page, have a great day! Sleep well! Hugs, Valerie

Laurie said...

👍👍👍❤️

sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth and Bleubeard.
I enjoyed your amusing story and am glad you kept this pretty flower to yourself, together with the raffle tickets. Flower singing in the park, raffle tickets, extra buds (!!!!) - I had to recheck this interesting story to make sure I had got it right. Extra flower buds are acceptable from you and Bleubeard as a special concession.
I hope yesterday went well and will help some of your health problems.
Lots of love,
Sheila

Matilde said...

It's very nice journal page! I like this flower, it's so delicate :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful all around! Rest well.

Olde Dame Holly said...

Rest! I love everything about your collage. But the green tickets have my heart! Such a great touch.

kathyinozarks said...

Your watercolor is gorgeous! I love it.
get some rest

My name is Erika. said...

This is indeed a beautiful flower image, and since buds mean flowers to come but not now, I think tis works greats. And you created a wonderful page. Love the collaging. Did your appointment really take all day? Hope you get some rest. Happy Saturday. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Your lovely page reminds me of a quote by Emerson. I think it's Emerson. Let me check. Yes, it's Emerson. The earth laughs in flowers. I misremembered the quote and thought it was sings, but I bet the laughing is musical too so it works. Take care.

Jeanie said...

I love the flower and the story you made to go with it!

Linda Manning Findley said...

"E" I love the single flower ... the complete work is so Springy and I am so ready to see Spring flowers ... thanks for sharing!

Mae Travels said...

Your watercolor is very pretty. Nice single-flower theme.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! The layers of collage look amazing and the purple flower is painted so beautifully, I love how you recycled it on your page 😀. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is absolutely beautiful Elizabeth! I love the colours you have used! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

What a pretty flower! I love your color choice. Get plenty of rest :) That's important to the road to recovery.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

A nice imaginative combination of different compounds around the beautiful flower! Have a nice weekend, hug Elke

DVArtist said...

Ohhhhh this is just gorgeous. I love that flower. Well done my friend. Have a nice weekend.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That purple looks the right colour to me, beautiful water colour, those buds are not in full bloom yet so i'd say they will be just fine. Lovely mix of media makes for a great page Elizabeth, I hope Sheila will deem my offering worthy, i'm saying the extra's are tattoo's hee hee.
Hope you are keeping well? Hugs Tracey x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful collage Elizabeth, I love your watercolour flower, so pretty and delicate.
Alison xx

Rita said...

I am really enjoying this single flower theme. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

This is lovely, I like the colours you've used.

All the best Jan

Neet said...

You should do more of these watercolour flowers, it is delightful. Lovely colours you chose, the deep purple against that green and lilac looks well.
Perfect for Sheilas's challenge.
Hugs, Neet xxx
ps remember me to Bleubeard please

Mrs.B said...

I love how you've given your beautiful flower centre stage.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful journal page, the flower looks amazing.
Sorry I haven't called in to see all the fabulous pages that you created for AJJ and linked up to TioT's as well. I'm sure you understand.
Stay safe and well
Yvonne xx