Monday, March 25, 2019

"Bee"sy Times


  Aah, yes , that time of year here for Spring cleaning and changing curtains, pillow covers and linens to reflect the lighter brighter colors! It is taking ever so long this year for things outside to bud and open so the change of colors inside is a welcome sight. Do you have any Spring rituals?

  The bee is from a napkin and just a snippet from this tag I made using some of the new products I received recently:




 I covered a manila tag with Tim Holtz Typography Collage Tissue Paper then dry brushed a bit of white paint over top. Dina Wakley Aloe paint was applied on the left side using Tim Holtz Linen Layering stencil. Dina Wakley Heather paint was apllied through some sequin waste here and there. Flower and sentiment (Dina Wakley Always Flowers and Good Idea stamp sets) were stamped on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival ink. I painted in the flower, leaves and stem using Dina Wakley paints in Heather, Mineral, Aloe, Sand (her new line of pastel colors- love!), and Lime. Fussy cut image and sentiment and glued it in place. Distress Black Soot ink used to spatter. Lastly, the bee  (napkin bit) was glued in place.

 Joining the new Simon Monday Challenge for this week (Play With Paint), and Try It On Tuesday (Say it With Flowers).

 For T Stands For Tuesday I'll share a few photos from the recent baby shower I attended. The shower was held at a beautiful restaurant - Melt and let me say that the food was extraordinary though I only thought to take a pic of the dessert.


 The table was decorated with baby photos of the father and mother to be along with a bare tree on paper on which we were to add a fingerprint and our name. Here's a close up:


 My two girls (the daughters I never had:):

                               Lynn, and Kyra (our son's gf)

  
We all had a choice of 3 - 4 selections from each course, and by far the most popular dessert - and my choice- was the tiramisu. It was to die for!!! Best I ever had! I was nice and saved half to take home for hubby to try too:) And yes, my water and merlot went quite well with it all. It gets even better....

 These were our favors:


 a box of 4 artisan chocolates from a local patisserie. Are these a work of art or what? ALMOST too beautiful to eat (wink). Hubby and I each took a bite of the four of them after admiring them almost a week and oh my, heavenly flavors of ganache, cookies and cream, dark chocolate raspberry, and salted caramel. One of the rare times I truly enjoyed something sweet!

 Art Journal Page:


 One of the burlap pages in the Dina Wakley Media Journal. I do love the burlap! I thought this lady looked dressed for Spring (Tim Holtz Paper Doll) and I used spring colors- lime, turquoise bright pink along with some found ephemera and a Tim Holtz Snarky Stickers sentiment. Doesn't her expression just look like that is something she'd say? :):)

 Linking with Art Journal Journey (theme is "Hello Springtime"), Moo Mania and More (theme is "colour") and Paint Party Friday.

 Happy week to everyone!

                         "Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light."   Roethke




40 comments:

  1. Your journal page and tag are beautiful! Love the canvas background.

    What a beautiful baby shower that must have been. The dessert and that chocolate favor sure make my mouth water. And what a very interesting guestbook. Love that idea!

    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  2. I love tiramisu and boy does that look really good. It sounds like a wonderful shower. I've started my spring cleaning although outside is like early spring,, not late March. I love to wash the dust out of my curtains and move out the furniture and clean out a few things. Loving all the art this week too Linda. Nice stamps you received. Have a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  3. What a great baby shower. I've never seen one with a full meal, though. Snacks and finger foods, but never a full meal. what a unique and different shower. I would have eaten/chosen the tiramisu, too. I am glad the wine and water went well with the dessert. Since I don't drink wine, I can never imagine the pairing. I was also impressed with the chocolates. They looked heavenly and glistened, too.

    That is a gorgeous tag. I like the flowers. I like how you colored them and how you cut them. This tag shines.

    I had to laugh at your snarky lady. Those are definitely spring colors and the journal page is really clever. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey, and thanks for joining us with your Merlot and water for T this Tuesday, too.

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  4. You have made some beautiful art this week, I love the tag especially. Glad you enjoyed the fun event. Love the idea with the tree. And those choccies look divine, yummy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. You are such a gift for us with your cheery posts! I love the amazing tag, so pretty and the gorgeous page is simply
    unique Linda! Awesome! You make me happy to link to Art Journal Journey, Try It On Tuesday and Moo Mania & More! So much appreciated! Thank you very much! THREE TIMES!
    The baby shower must have been a fantastic celebration ! WOW!!! Love the beautiful photo of your lovely daughter in love and the pregnant beauty! It is a gift to get children in LOVE (in law) as our children grow older. I am so happy with my daughter's friend as well, won't miss him anymore. He is a gift for our family!
    Spring Ritual?
    I have my first wild garlic meal today - Wild garlich is defintely a sign of spring for me. Cleaning process is here in my house the whole year... my windows need cleaning again even though I cleaned them all at the end of January.... my home needs so much attention specially with my big dogs bringing much work extra ...lol. But in some way cleaning and housework is meditation and does me good - it's not so good as making art , but still GOOD.
    Happy week and T-Day my dear friend of art!

    Big hugs
    Susi

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  6. And big thanks for sharing this cool tag with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

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  7. love your tag with the flower... the baby shower must have been great. a cool idea with the fingerprints:) happy t-day!

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  8. Wow, your tag is stunning! I love the design and the quote is perfect 😁. The baby show must have been wonderful and I love the tree, such a lovely keepsake! The Hessian journal page is fabulous too πŸ˜€. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday and Art Journal Journey! Happy T Day! J 😊 x

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  9. Our spring ritual is washing the windows inside and out. My parents used to do the windows in the spring too for more practical reasons. Because that's when the storm windows came off and the screens went up. Now we do it to bring in the sunshine and views of nature in bloom.

    Wonderful tag. I love that flower stamp set!

    The shower sounds fabulous. Oh my, what wonderful treats. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts.

    Fun and funny page. I've never created a burlap journal page. Yes, she looks stern and maybe sarcastic. My guess is she was a teacher (grin).

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  10. Beautiful artworks and many interesting photos!
    Happy T-Day!

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  11. Love the tag creation ~ style and colors divine! And yes flowers are always good!

    Happy Moments to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Baby shower sounds wonderful and creative and congrats to the Mom to be and everyone ~ lovely family!

    Happy Moments to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Great artwork and photos. Happy T-Day!

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  14. I love the bee! I haven't seen a honeybee around my patio in years. Wasps aplenty. And the burlap piece reminds me of stories about my great-grandmother ;)

    Such a fancy party with fancy chocolates!

    My spring rituals include taking out my plants onto the patio and switching the winter placemats/napkins/candles to lighter colors. It does make a difference :) Happy T Tuesday

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  15. A wonderful tag.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE and TRY IT ON TUESDAY

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  16. Sweet tag. I love the little bee. What a lovely shower. Clever idea for the guest, a thumbprint leaf on the family tree. I adore tiramisu and the chocolates are exquisite. As you said almost too pretty to eat. My mother used to change curtains twice a year, Spring and Fall.I had the same lace curtains up for a good 25 years. Took them down at Christmas to put up curtains with cardinals. Those looked too Christmasy to keep up so bought new green ones. It certainly changed the room for the better. I like the sentiments on your journal page.Made me smile. Happy T Day

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  17. Thank you for sharing the beautiful flower tag with us at Try it on Tuesdays. I also love the journal page and the super sentiment did seem like something she may have said.
    The photos from the baby shower party looked good and oh my those hand made chocolates looked delicious.
    Happy T day wishes Linda.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Wow the baby shower sounded amazing! I love your spring tag very much too.
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

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  19. Your tag is really beautiful, Linda - delicate and yet so arty. I really love it. Love your journal page, too :-) Great shower but surprised they had favours, too! Sounds (and looks) as if you had a wonderful time there.
    Thank you for sharing with Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x

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  20. Love that Tag in this modern style and with this sweet bee. Your Journal page looks also very good created on this piece of rough fabric, great idea.
    Nice the photos from the Baby Shower Party, the chocolate looks yummy.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  21. Love that sign. The food is delectable
    Bridget X3

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  22. So many wonderful things...I don't know where to start. Love the tag and journal page. The shower looks like it was grand!
    Happy T day!

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  23. A beautiful tag, and a fabulous AJ page Linda! I love that quote!
    Alison xx

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  24. I adore this tag and I'm so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! I love the journal page! I think I would enjoy using those Dina Wakley pages! The baby shower and the chocolates look fabulous! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisxx

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  25. Spring ritual? I think the produce in the shops tell me it is spring. Here it is strawberry time, so we eat our fill of those. I change wardrobes when it gets hot. We normally go from sunny and war, to sunny and hot. So from one day to the next I will change to my summer wardrobe, we will move to the downstairs flat where it is cooler and that's my season change.
    I love your tag. The flower is amazing. I love it.
    Now that looked like a very posh baby shower. I have never been to a baby shower but I didn't think people had meals. And from what you write it is only for ladies. The tiramisu looks delish (or 'to die for'). It is my favorite dessert. Those chocolates look like jewels. I have never seen chocolates so beautiful. I think I'd have to look at them for a week and stroke them every now and then.
    Sorry I'm late to comment,
    but a happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

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  26. truly luv the bee and flower tag. I have a niece (because she is my husband's sister's child) called Kyra. Linda its so hot here and we are still under Sahara Dust caution. Very uncomfortable environment.
    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  27. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  28. Beautiful page, and I love the baby fingerprint card!

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  29. Beautiful art. Thanks for sharing photos from joyful event.
    Happy PPF and weekend πŸŒΈπŸ’•

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  30. I thoroughly enjoyed your post today--LOVE your artwork, my heart warmed by your sweet girls. Have a great weekend!

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  31. Love the tree creation to put fingerprints on ~ lovely!

    Happy Times to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  32. Cool burlap page and tag. I could just eat one of those choccies mmm

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  33. What a lovely tag and page! It looks like a wonderful way to welcome the new baby...

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  34. I simply LOVE your beautiful tag and your gorgeous page, Linda! Happy PPF!!!

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  35. Wonderful art and a beautiful baby shower.

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  36. Baby Shower sounds so elegant and fun and what delicious foods too!

    Happy Days to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  37. Wonderful burlap Art Journal page ~ perfect design for the burlap ~ just enough beautiful mixed media ~ lovely ^_^

    Happy Days to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  38. Oh no, you didn't eat those artisan chocolates?! :)
    I'm not so crazy about buns etc. but tiramisu is really yummy! with espresso :)

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  39. interesting post. And I met the first bee today.
    Seems fun to visit a baby shower. Hope it worked out well.

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  40. I just love this tag and the flower is so delicately painted. Nice to see your bee and our bees today in the garden on the flowering currants.
    The lady at the end looks great on the decorated burlap. I often wonder if anyone recognises these "found relatives". Nice to read about your Real Life activities too and these chocolates!!!!

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