Tuesday 7 May 2013

Sunny Spring WOYWW!

Well the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the bulbs are flowering, the blossom is starting to come out and it feels like Spring!  This photo was taken in the Botanical Gardens here in Sheffield at the weekend... don't you just love Daffodils?  They really are my favourite flower.
Here is my desk as my entry to WOYWW.  It is looking relatively tidy as I had to clear it to take the photo of my art journal. At the back of the desk there are some cards which are for my next DT challenge going live at the weekend, and the pile of stamps beside them is also for this challenge.  Although the challenge involves paint I have to confess that those are the same paints that have been sat on my desk for weeks!  My trusty mug of tea is missing because my darling husband is currently filling it up for me.
Here is a close up of that journal page which was for the mid way reminder of the 'dark and light' Quirky Crafts challenges. It was made using the Butterfly profile digital stamp from Stitchy bear coloured using promarkers. I used the dark brown of her hair as my dark colour, and orange as my bright. The background was generated using spiced marmalade distress ink with masking, stamping, quotes and highlights with sakura stardust and an orange glitter pen for added interest. I am entering this into SSSS 'inspired by' as I was inspired to start an Art Journal and to try this style by various of my on-line blogging friends including the fabulous Daire. I am also entering this into PTW 'anything goes', CTT 'come fly with me', Fussy & Fancy 'anything goes', and All sorts 'add some sparkle'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Anne said...

hello Caro,the daffodils are beautiful and I do love them. Your page in your journal is super - great colouring. Happy WOYWW Anne x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So glad you were inspired to start an Art Journal as we all reap the benefits of looking at your wonderful work! She is just GORGEOUS! Fantastic Art work here! Thank you so much for being inspired this week and sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Annie said...

Love the art journal Caro but have to say I love the sound of a hubby filling the cuppa for you even more :-)
A x # 53

trisha too said...

Gorgeous daffodils! Ours are all bloomed out, and I miss them. You page is wonderful, Caro!

I'm not really woywwing this week, just wanted to stop in and say thank you for visiting last week--you can tell that wedding #2 is already putting me behind in other things!!!


shazsilverwolf said...

Awesome colours in your journal, love the zingy orange.Have a great week, hugs Shaz #118 xx

Monica said...

You get a double whammy from an art journal, now while you make your lovely creations and later when you look back through the pages.
Monica 109

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the orange background in your journal, very pretty indeed as are your daffs, so cheerful and happy :)
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Jan said...

Journal and flowers look great Caro. thanks for the visit xx Jan

fairy thoughts said...

there is nothing else that says spring better than daffs.
your art journal is gorgeous
janet #32

ria gall said...

Hi Caro
I have fallen in love with your beautiful page the colours the girl the butterflies all beautiful
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

House of Bears said...

What a lovely journal page, and the daffs are gorgeous too.

Thanks for visiting the bears this week

Wendy L said...

Great card, love the sparkly butterfly, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Jackie said...

What a nice journal page you have done lovely colours and great drawing
Jackie 6

okienurse said...

love your journal page! I love daffodils but here in OK it gets so warm so quickly they don't hang around too long. Got your email re ATC. I will send my address for the ATC swap asap. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

Nan G said...

Oh I miss my daffodils. Those types of bulbs don't grow well in this wonderfully hot weather. :) Really cool journal page! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

Candace said...

gorgeous artwork

Happy crafting

Candace #62

Heathers Inspiration said...

Wow, looks Fabulous. So impressed with your journal page I LOVE it x
Have a Beautiful week Heather #74

Helen said...

yes, the daffs are gorgeous - down here they've more or less finished (though they were late this year) your journal page looks great. thanks for visiting already! Helen, 5

Mummylade said...

Hi, just popped by to admire your creation and thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

sandra de said...

The art journal looks like a lot of fun and lovely way to create with free abandon. Gorgeous daffodils my jonquils are flowering so I must post a pic for next week.

Lindsay Weirich said...

beautifil page! love the butterflies in her hair! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #89


G'day Caro
Due to my sore hands I am even slower then usual at getting around but here I am at last. As I can't create even though I have time off I decided to get to as many WOYWW players as I could till Sunday :o). OMG your lady painting in your journal looks gorgeous...well done. I love the whole thing!!
Annette In Oz #39

Eliza said...

Fanstastic page I love it, everything about it. Oh those daffodils are really beautiful too.

Belated Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 50

Anonymous said...

Awesome journal page!
Gabriele #112

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

Those daffodils are just beautiful! My daylilies are breaking ground right now but they have a long way to go. Rule of thumb here is not to plant anything before Mother's Day (which is today).

Your journal page looks great! I love the orange color and those butterflies are amazing - the shimmer they have is lovely.

How sweet of your husband to keep you in tea!

Thanks for visiting me already. I knew it wouldn't be before Saturday that I'd get a chance to visit people but here it is Sunday already!

Kay (11)