Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Look for the flowers!

My Mum used to laugh at me when I was little - we lived on a plant nursery but wherever we used to go I was always spotting small flowers - Speedwell Blues, Chickweed, Scarlet Pimpernels, I loved wild flowers and would often turn up with a bunch of what my dad called "B - - - - - weeds"
I still love wild flowers and keep a couple of 'wild' areas in our caravan garden.
It was this quote from Paper Artsy's Jo Firth-Young JoFy14 set that gave me the idea for this page.
Although in my journal page the main flowers (also JoFY14) are quite obvious there are some hidden flowers there too!

The background was a bit of mop up from a stencil and some Distress Oxides.I added some stencilled flowers and some stamping!
I am entering in Jo's 'Poetry In Motion' theme at Art Journal Journey. 

Thanks for looking, Chris   


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely flowers and a gorgeous page! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Love your page, JoFY flowers are the best!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous page, quote and flowers. I'm with you, I love wildflowers too xxx

chrissie said...

A nice story about the wonderful page and your love of flowers

Have a great day

Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your page is so pretty - and I love the story to it as well - the quote fits your story and the page so well! Thank you for yet another fantastic entry linked to AJJ! Thanks a lot for all your lovely support of AJJ dear Chris!
Happy Thursday!
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a delightful page and it's clever of you to hide some flowers too - perfect! I found them in the background and that's a lovely stencil you used 😁. The quote is very fitting and I so enjoyed reminiscing about the wild flowers when you were young. It made me smile what your dad used to call them and reminded me of my dear father-in-law who would have said exactly the same 😉. Your daisy flower stamp is wonderful, so very pretty! It's lovely to see you again at Art Journal Journey, thanks so much for joining in the fun 😀. Happy Thursday and enjoy your week! J 😊

Rita said...

So cute! I always loved wildflowers, too!! One person's weed is another person's flower. ;)

Meggymay said...

I agree about wild flowers looking pretty. Its a fantastic page Chris and a lovely quote.
Yvonne xx

kathyinozarks said...

I really love your pretty page and quote-I always have loved wildflowers too-little spots of color amongst all the green