I had spotted Lin Brown’s flower being brilliantly used by just about everyone and it occurred to me that it had 5 larger petals... April has 30 days so that’s 6 flower heads! In March, I went to the stamp show in Stevenage specially to buy it (and, of course, meet up with crafty friends!) and whilst there found the stamp I wanted to use for May’s pages so it was quite a trip! For this page I covered some of my vintage book pages in Chalk paint and stamped six flower heads and two jugs. I then covered more book paper in green paint and then stamped six stalks, moving the stalk on my acrylic block so that I had two bending to the left, right and straight up! I debated whether to paint the outlines of my petals and in fact left the flower heads for a week before finally deciding to leave them plain. I think the black and white flowers (and jugs) are really effective against the colourful background.
The background is Lin’s Bougainvillea pink with a little Chalk and Beach Hut. The contrast colour I chose is Tangerine Twist (what a fabulous name!) and I used one of Wendy Vecchi’s stencils. It’s my birthday this month and so that’s what the arrow signifies! I LOVE birthdays and so am looking forward to filling in that petal! I am so very pleased with this page – hope you like it too! I have noticed that the last three months have featured pink so I need to challenge myself and try a different colour next month...!