Saturday 14 November 2020

2020 Topic #20 Floral Madness with TS (by Claire Snowdon)

2020 Topic 20: Mason Jars

Claire's blooms bursting forth from an almost gilded mason jar made her smile and makes me grin too. Flowers have a undisputed ability to cheer the soul and this bevy of beauties atop a journal page is the perfect tonic to dismal days.
~ Keren.

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share with you a floral madness journal page I created for the Mason Jar topic.

I've really been enjoying creating very colourful and contrasting journal pages recently - they are the perfect way to take some time out from all the news going on in the world at the moment.

For the topic of mason jars I decided to create my very own mason jar out of cardstock to use as a vase for Tracy's stunning new flowery stamp set.

I started by creating the background in my large Dylusions journal.  I used a mix of Fresco Finish paints and kept blending and adding more until I was happy with the effect.  I used Aqua Duck Egg, Blew, Azure, Crispy Blue, Cloud 9, Blueberry and a tiny touch of Irish Coffee.  I used stencils PS200 and PS210 to add to the background along with some subtle script stamping from ELB30 in Cloud 9.

To create the vase I hand drew a mason jar on some PaperArtsy Smoothy card and painted it in Buff and Gold....I added a tiny touch of Toffee and the bottom to create a shadow and the illusion of the curve of the jar.  Plus some bakers twine around the neck of the jar - I love how this adds a different texture to the page.

The flowers were stamped onto a piece of smoothy card that had been randomly painted with: Tangerine TwistSmoked PaprikaCeriseRed Lipstick and Electric Violet and then splattered with Cloud 9 and Azure.

All of the flowers, leaves and berries are from stamp plate TS047.

I glued everything down onto my background and added 3D foam pads to some of the upper flowers and the mason jar too.  As a finishing touch I coloured the flower's stamens in white and gold using gel pens and then added a touch of a shadow under the mason jar using a grey Pitt pen.

This page really cheered me up and I love how bright the flowers are against the blue background.  I hope you can find some time to create your own mason jar project or a colourful creation to cheer up these uncertain times.

Thanks and stay safe,


Helen said...

Beautiful flowers Claire!

A Pink said...

A wonderful burst of glorious colour set against more delicate backgrounds tones and detail . A lovely page x

Miriam said...

This is beautiful Claire. So wonderful and bright

Ellie Knol said...

WOW, the flowers POP...

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh these blooms look fantastic!!