Monday, May 11, 2020

Art Journal Cards - Blooms

Hi everyone! It is snowing outside on this sunny May Day! Yup... Snow! So, what a great time to do a little fun art journal "Bloom" page! I started off making an art journal spread, but it turned into two art cards! That is the beauty of art journaling... no rules! LOL!!

I stamped and embossed the flowers using AB Studio stamps id253 and id254. I then  painted them with water downed Distress Inks (Evergreen Bough, Shaded lilac, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet). I then fussy cut them and started on my backgrounds. I used the same distress inks, a couple stencils and stamps and splatters here and there. I then stamped my images onto my art journal spread, and pasted the fussy cut ones down. I decided to make 2 cards instead of a spread... that was just what was calling to me! LOL!!

I added a quote from Tim Holtz Ideology sticker book, "Small Talk". I edge each with Black Soot distress paint, stamped a few butterflies and voila! Done!!

What a fun way to spend a snowy cold May Day! 

I am submitting these to the following challenges:

International Art & Soul - Flowers and Butterflies - WON Top 3

Stamplorations - May Stencil

Thanks so much for taking a peek! And I do hope your May day is better than mine!




  1. Wow die sind beide wirklich traumhaft schön, die Farben sind so toll zu dem Motiv, ich finde beide echt klasse, liebe Grüße Bettina

  2. Great backgrounds, these are lovely.

  3. Two delightful flower cards - the colours are so soothing.
    Alison x

  4. Wow, what a beauty. Thank you for joining us at INTAAS with your cracking card. Jennie DT

  5. Hi Helen it’s lovely to have you hop on board with us at A Vintage Journey for our May Challenge theme Beautiful Blooms. Love the vibrant colour of the flowers against the background you created

    Best Wishes
    Annie x

  6. Wow...Gorgeous stenciled, stamped and backgrounds for your beautiful flowers, Helen. I Love them both..equally! Thank you for Sharing with us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Hugs..Nancy

  7. What fabulous cards, love your artwork. The background is awesome especially how you have brought the butterflies in against the wonderful flowers :)Thank you so much for joining us this fortnight at International Art & Soul. Hugs Mimi xxx

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  9. What a lovely stamped and stenciled background you created for your fun blooms! Pretty colors used! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  10. I adore both cards with gorgeous color combination and stenciling plus the images are so beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPLorations May Stencil Challenge. Good luck and have a nice day. See you again this month hopefully :)
    Hugs and smiles,
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  11. Helen, your cards are fabulous. Love the stenciled backgrounds and colors. Thank you so much for playing along with our STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge. I hope you will can join us again for the June Challenge! Have a great day!