Every morning when I walk from the tube station to the office, I pass through a park. For a very long time the lawns have been filled with dirty piles of snow and ice, and the birds have been sitting on bare branches.
Suddenly earlier this week I could see spring flowers pushing through last year's leaves and dry grass patches, the trees and bushes had halos of delicate green about them and there was definitely something different in the air.
When I saw this little beauty nodding its white head in the pools of sunshine among the trees, I knew spring is finally here for real. This little flower is the surest sign of warmer days, it's called "vitsippa" in Swedish, in English it's commonly known as wood anemone, thimbleweed, windflower, smell fox or helmet flower.
On the floral note and without further ado, here's my Prima MARCH BAP - "Happy Days" but first the sketch itself;
Everything on this page is of course Prima, except the filmstrip (TH) and chippie title (Imaginarium Design).
After the BAP, comes my MARCH PPP on which I have used a photo of myself taken a couple of years ago. Here's first the colour palette of fresh greens;
Seeing it here, my page looks like a canvas, but it's not. I've used thick watercolour paper as base and then I created everything on white cardstock that I had cut smaller.
Lots of mists, diluted gesso, stamping and masking going on.
Had to tweak this photo quite a bit to make the layers of subtle whites and creams come across when photographed. No problem seeing it IRL though.
Before I sign off, I'd like to remind you that you still have 5 days to enter the OUAS April challenge.
The deadline for this challenge is midnight, 25 April 2013 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Theme: Best day of your life
The best day of your life!!!!! Everyone has at least one or two! Tell us anything that you can relate this title to.
Ideas for journalling: child's
birth, wedding day, anniversary, meeting someone special, buying a new
home, changing jobs, a holiday, a special celebration.. there is no
right or wrong. Its YOUR day!
Et voilà, that's it for today! Have a balcony to spring clean and new living room curtains to hem this weekend or perhaps I'll let the lazy gene in me persuade me to have coffee with hubbs at an outdoor café and lunch and an ice cream and a stroll by the waterfront. He he no guessing which option wins ...
Wishing you a really really good one! I'll be back on Wednesday.
Toodelipip! xoxox Eila
“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”