We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

May flowers always line your path ...

My first project in my new craftroom. and the room is not looking too tidy now - so - getting back to normal then!

This month's Craft Barn Calendar Challenge words for May are magenta and flowers.

I recently bought a silhouette stamp by Donna Downey (Unity Stamps), which I wanted to try, so got the Brushos out.  First a pale wash, then sprinkled Brushos directly onto the stamp, spritzed and stamped.  I also used the Brushos on a dragonfly stamp which is not a silhouette one, but it still worked!

This reminds me of a Japanese watercolour, so I found this Haiku by Issa:

Spring has come
In all simplicity:
A light yellow sky.

I love May time, so to celebrate here are some of my garden flowers ...

Tree peony - such a show-off!

Fragrant Choisya

Divine Wisteria

I see my garden from my craft room window, and it always makes me happy.


  1. Love the watercolour effect on the flowers - a great May page!

  2. Gorgeous effect with the Brushos directly onto the stamp! I have to give that a try :) Also love your 'real' flowers, I'm so envious of looking out the window at your garden. I used to look at gardens and trees from my craft room at our other home in the country, now I look at rows of houses and very young trees, it sure isn't the same. so I don't look out the window much, but at least the sun shines in. Take care, Shirleyxx

  3. Love the watercolour look with flowers, must try the Brushos technique it gives vibrant results! Enjoy your nice craft room with a view...

  4. A lovely page. I like the watercolour effect.

  5. Beautiful effect with the Brushos, soft and watery but still vibrant colours.

  6. I adore that stamp - it is on my wishlist. You've created a beautiful effect with the Brushos, I must give that technique a try.

  7. This is just a beautiful page, love that brusho water colour effect and I keep looking at Donna Downey's stamps

  8. This is just lovely and glad your room is up and running again!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x