Monday, March 1, 2021

A single flower

 

Today we welcome a new host at Art Journal Journey.  It is a first time host, and my internet friend Sheila, who many of you know as Orange Esmeralda.  Her theme this month is A Single Flower.

This is my take on a single flower.
I got a little carried away on the photos.






My little flower is potted.

It is aptly named Songflower.
I even remembered to use the date stamp (and correctly for a change).

I created the background in my watercolor journal by swiping green watercolor on the page.  I was going for the mottled look so it didn't compete with the focal flower.  I cut the focal flower petals, leaves, and stem from various pages in an old song book.  Even the title was written on part of one of the pages.

For the flower petals, leaves, and stem, I got out my Twinkling H2Os and went to town laying down bits of color on several song book pages.  When dry, I cut them and adhered them to the page using a glue stick.   I wrote the title using two metallic gel pens, then added the date stamp.

Thank you ever so much for visiting today.   Sheila, Chris, Erika, Valerie, Yvonne, Bleubeard, and I are delighted you joined us and hope to see you this month at Art Journal Journey with your own take on A Single Flower.  
 
We welcome art journal pages that meet the size requirements, altered book pages, canvases, loose or stand alone pages, fabric pages, and digital art.  We do not allow cards, tags, index cards, ATCs, or ATCoins, and as much as we don't want to, will be forced to delete your entry.  



29 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful.

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous post, colours are stunning. xx

Laurie said...

This is beautiful, the pleasure you had creating this comes through in its beauty!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful flower! Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

Oh Elizabeth, I like this a lot. Even before I saw the title I could see that the flower is singing. You've given it a lovely set of colours and they look great on the music paper. A while ago, when I was struggling with a drawing, an art tutor said that a drawing did not have to be made with a pencil, it could be made with colour, scissors and collage and your Single Flower is the perfect example of that.

Sami said...

Pretty flower, lovely colours and I like the use of the music sheets. Always great art Elizabeth.

nwilliams6 said...

Love your song flower - what a fab idea! Great colors and feeling to this page. Inspires me. Hugz

Barbara said...

So delightful!

Mae Travels said...

A single flower would be most welcome here — in Michigan spring won’t really start for weeks! My friend in England just sent me photos of a field of daffodils. Spring comes so much earlier there they don’t have just a single flower but masses!

be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

CJ Kennedy said...

A single flower. So hopeful and perfect for the start of meteorological Spring. Outside, flowers are still buried under snow. Inside, the peace lily has a single, perfect bloom. Take care.

Olde Dame Holly said...

I can't decide which is more beautiful, the design or the colors. I think they are both equally gorgeous, actually! Are the Twinkling H2Os illuminated with mica or glitter?

My name is Erika. said...

This page is amazing Elizabeth. You did a fabulous job making the flower. I wouldn't have thought of that. And I like it too. Happy March! See you later for T. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Could you please link me again today? Thanks!Hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

Love this! And perfect for the first day of meteorological spring :)

Sandra Cox said...

I love this! And wouldn't it make a beautiful quilt pattern?
YOU take special care, dear Elizabeth.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My Elizabeth! This is absolutely stunning, those colours, the shimmer from the Twinkling H2Os and the music paper make this my favourite of the year so far!! Big hugs, Chrisxx

Lowcarb team member said...

I love everything about this.
It is beautiful.

Happy March Wishes and have a great week.

All the best Jan

RO said...

Something about a single flower seems so special to me. Great job with the artwork, and hope you are well. Hugs, RO

Elkes Lebensglück said...

This is a beautiful creative fantasy flower with the notes, great!
I wish you a good March, hug Elke

Jeanie said...

Perfect, Elizabeth. Absolutely perfect. This might be one of my all time favorites of yours. Love the palette you chose!

DVArtist said...

Wow this is fabulous!!! The use of music paper and the colors are just brilliant.

Rita said...

Very colorful and cheerful! :)
I'm going to like the single flower theme.

Gibby Frogett said...

Hello Elizabeth I hope all well with you :)
I adore your happy musical flower and the colours you have used.
Great idea to use the sheet music.
Stay safe...Gill x

Meggymay said...

Your flower for the new AJJ theme looks gorgeous, I love how you used the music sheet to cut the petals and the shimmer effects look lovely.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

sirkkis said...

Wow, I really love your flower, Elizabeth.
Healthy and happy March 💗🌷

craftytrog said...

I love your Songflower Elizabeth! It's gorgeous!
Happy March!
Alison x

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Neet said...

What a lovely idea to choose each petal to be different to the one adjacent to it. A very striking flower - and certainly fits the theme of a single flower.
Hugs, Neet xxx
ps hope You, Bleubeard and Squiggles are keeping ok now

Annie said...

Oh, Songflower is a pure delight! I laughed when I saw the size of the flower and the size of the pot! Too fun. Making your flower from songbook pages is a great idea. The colors are magnificent. I have an old songbook. This is greatly inspiring!