Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - B

This fortnight the letter from our dictionary chosen by the Craft Barn, is B.   Now, it's my birthday this week  (tomorrow in fact), do I choose birthday?  Nearly did.. or butterfly, or bird or.... but in the end I decided on "bulb" I have some really old stamps by PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) who sadly are no longer around.... and luckily 3 of them are of pictures of flowers that happen to grow from bulbs.

Here is my page.

I stamped each image on watercolour paper and coloured them with pencils and a waterbrush.

The background of the dictionary page is painted with Paperartsy Fresco paint in Sage (love this colour!!)

 The close ups were taken before I flicked some Tea Dye distress re-inker over the page (trying to make them look more like aged botanical prints)
the flourish stamp is a Hero Arts stamp, in olive archival.

17 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Love this! Iris is my favourite flower!

Virginia said...

Oh they are lovely and can I be the first (or one of the first) to wish you a happy birthday for tomorrow!

sam21ski said...

Love what you've done, but birthday would of been cool. You could of used your birthday stash to create the page!!!

Sam xxx

brenda said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Helen.

It's hubby's as well, then mine and grandsons the next day and a granddaughters the day after - an expensive week and a busy time in my card factory.

Really liking all your floral blooms on your journal pages and the nice aged feel you have created.

B x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely word choice and lovely page! Many Happy Returns for tomorrow, Helen! Julie Ann x

butterfly said...

Love those delicately pretty images against the subtle green background. Have a great day tomorrow, and many happy returns!
Alison x

BJ said...

B is for beautiful too as are your bulb pictures. Looks like you too have your link under the Craft Barn's righthand side bar, but I managed to link to you hurrah - BJ

carolfromkiwiland said...

Lovely pages with your spring bulbs, because of the bizarre weather I actually have some spring paper whites flowering and its only the beginning of winter for us.Hope you have/had a wonderful birthday.

Sandy said...

Wonderful idea and your flowers are so very pretty!!!! I still need to do my 'B' page!
Sandy

Elaine said...

Love those old PSX stamps and you've coloured them beautifully. Happy Birthday!

Scrapmate said...

A belated Happy Birthday a day after my son's! I like your choice of word and those stamps fit the bill perfectly.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to you. Hope you've had a wonderful day.
Great take on this letter, your pages are fabulous.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hope you had a happy birthday! Great pages, and what a shame those stamps are out of production. MMx

Sylv said...

Fabulous page, love the bulb stamps they are beautiful.

Sylv xx

Laura said...

belated birthday blessings!
beautiful bulb bictures :)
bye...
BLaura

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful stamped images. They look like botanical plates from a book.
Juliax

The Craft Barn said...

Happy belated birthday. You share your birthday with my daughter ;)
Lovely page. Sad PSX are no longer around, I did like their stuff too.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy