Thursday, 15 May 2014


Hi and welcome. Over at ARTastic this month we have had the beautiful painting "Amarys" by Robert Hagan as our inspiration. This fitted perfectly with the challenge this month... mother and child, with the added criteria of flowers.
I used a gorgeous background paper from Prima: Sunlight Daisies from the Fairy Flora Collection. because the print and the colours in it reminded me of the field of flowers in the painting.

The photos are of self and son aged 6 months. He always loved to get his photo taken... then! Whatever happened!  These were framed, again from cardstock reflecting some of the colours from the background paper.
For the journalling tag I used a piece of experiment paper... cardstock stamped in archival inks, given a very light coat of gesso, dried, re-stamped and then given a finish with Inca gold. I also used a diecut trellis.

Background for journalling.. gesso and stamping

Same piece with the added Inca Gold, rubbed to a light sheen

The flowers needed to be a neutral colour and I wanted them to be soft to add a dreamlike quality to the page. They were diecut from patterned sparkle organzas, taffeta and mulberry bark (a very exciting and interesting fibre to work with). A couple of bought hessian flowers completed their structure.


Close up of some of the flowers. The sheer fabric makes them difficult to see well in photos, but I hope you get the idea.

The title was made up from fabric thickers, painted with liquid pearls.
I hope you can find the time to pop over to ARtastic at: 
and have a look at our inspirational painting and the fabulous work by the rest of the design team.
We'd love to see your art work here.
Thank you for coming by. Your comments mean so much and I always like to visit blogs from others to see what you are up to.
Cheers, Di



1 comment:

  1. This is breathtaking! I love the soft colors and your blend of the earthy burlap and sheer organza!