Our theme, Floral Infatuation, celebrates the beautiful blooms of the season. The guidelines are super simple: create any vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as a focal point.
So, with flowers firmly fixed in my mind I opted for a grungy, watercolour journal page !
If you saw my altered notebook post this little book gave me the idea to do the next step and create the first journal page. As the pages are quite thin I glued several pages together with Glue 'n' Seal. I then covered the spread with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. I coated the Tissue Wrap with Glue 'n' Seal to protect it then stamped the flowers from the Heartfelt Creations set. I used the Prima Watercolours to paint around the flowers and as I've coated the paper with Glue'n'Seal I could wipe any paint away from the flowers.
I then used the black watercolour and painted around all the flowers using my finger to smudge the paint.
I picked up some white watercolour paint and flicked it over the page.
I wanted to knock the colours back so I used white acrylic paint watered down slightly and rubbed it over the page using my finger. Due to the watercolour paint the colours smudged quite nicely. I then used a Sharpie pen to add some dots. To age the pages a little more I brushed Prima Memory Hardware Artesian Parthenay powder around the edges and up the centre.
The text is a Wendy Vecchi stamp and I've added some white dots using the Sharpie pen.
One final shot to show the finished page. I quite liked working on a smaller size page, still room to experiment but a little quicker to achieve a finished page !
I hope you can join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to Frilly and Funkie to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.