Thursday, March 4, 2021

Secret Security Garden

 

 I'm joining my friend Sheila, who many of you know as Orange Esmeralda. She is our host this month at Art Journal Journey, and her theme is A Single Flower.   And since Try it on Tuesday's latest challenge is Say it with Flowers, I'm joining them, too.

I give you my single flower.

It's rather unique.

I've never seen another like it before.

Even the leaves are different.
That's why I keep it in my secret security garden.

I keep it hidden away from prying eyes    
 
in my secret security garden.

For this page, I started by spritzing several colors of my handmade shimmering mists onto 90 lb. watercolor paper.  Once dry, I cut circles from several different designs of security envelopes.  I continued the same for the stem and leaves.  I outlined the stem using a black extra fine Sharpie.  I added the words, also written by hand on a security envelope that I then outlined using the same Sharpie.

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 flower inspired themes.




22 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

That is whimsical and lovely.

aussie aNNie said...

So love this. sorry haven't been here all the time but blogger and robot have been driving me crazy, fingers crossed this will publish without proving I am a robot. xx

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful... and clever! With the shadow it looks reversed.

My name is Erika. said...

This is definitely your challenge Elizabeth. Wow. I love this abstract flower. I love the black with the blue and the fine detail on the paper! Nice take for AJJ this month. Hugs-Erika

sheila 77 said...

This is brilliant, Elizabeth.
I admired this flower all the way down as the secret gradually unfolded.
And at the end ....... !!! ......... it's made from security envelopes!!!
I've never seen one like this before either.
Everyone should have a secret security garden to keep our security flowers safe. I'm not surprised that you have kept this special flower hidden.
Great unique art, Elizabeth, and great fun blogpost.
Thanks so much for revealing this special flower on my challenge.

Barbara said...

I am going to have to look into spritzes! I so appreciate, and look forward to seeing, your lovely backgrounds.They are works of art in themselves!

Mae Travels said...

Very creative use of an unusual textured paper, which another commenter explained to me was security envelopes. Our environment is so full of unexpected things.

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

CJ Kennedy said...

Fun! I’ve never seen so many different colors of security envelopes. That’s pretty cool.

Laurie said...

I learn so much from you! 👍👍❤️

Divers and Sundry said...

I love your layers and how the patterns look there. I think your background is lovely and sets off the flower perfectly. The "secret security" idea is such a creative connection.

Jeanie said...

That's very unique! And interesting, seeing the security envelopes used so creatively. They work very well together -- loads of texture!

Olde Dame Holly said...

I'm amazed. This is not only beautiful but so clever, a visual pun! Thank you for sharing that rare bloom!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful flower creation, most unusual! Bad day today, the meds are making me groggy! Hugs,Valerie

Sandra Cox said...

Another that would make a great quilt pattern!
Sorry I've been AWOL. Had internet issues.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your secret flower hidden away in your secret security garden! Its a true beauty! These envelopes really did have some lovely patterns in them - most of ours come from the same places each month and aren't very spectacular! Thank you so much for linking to Try It On Tuesday again! Hugs, Chrisx

Neet said...

I thought this was made from fabric as I wandered through your photographs. What a clever play on words for the title of your piece now I see what it is made from. Very clever Elizabeth.
Love the background.
Hugs, to you all
Neet xxx

The Liberty Belle said...

Creative! Have a great day. :)

Nancy said...

Isn't it fun to see how many different patterns there are in the security envelopes? A fun project.

Rita said...

Clever! :)

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Your journal page is fabulous creativity! Have a good day, hug Elke

craftytrog said...

That's a fabulous flower Elizabeth. I love the colours of your background too.
Happy Friday,
Alison xx

Mrs.B said...

A clever piece of recycling with those envelopes to make your flower. Looks fabulous.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x