Friday, 1 May 2020

Blooming Beautiful for May Day

Hello and welcome to the first of two posts today it being the 1st May.

May Day (normally!) marks the start of warmer  weather and blossom filled trees. In ancient times a May Queen would be crowned, children would dance around a May Pole, wear white and decorate themselves and the May Pole with lovely new spring flowers.

It is quite fitting then that our new challenge theme at A Vintage Journey is


Flowers are such a perennial favourite for most of us, so this month we would love to see your beautiful blooms showcased on your project. You might choose to use a die cut, stamps, readymade, homemade, or pressed flowers .... a single flower or a whole bouquet!

As I am the host for this month's challenge I thought it about time I shared a tutorial for a new bloom. However, you will have to wait until the 15th of the month when I share it on the blog for A Vintage Journey! In the meantime here are some details to whet your appetite! I have used Eileen Hulls Display Stand Die to create my base for this summery array, along with some favourite Pion Papers.

If you are looking for floral inspiration then hop on over to the blog HERE where my fellow Creative Guides have shared a lovely range of floral projects which should spark your creativity. We would love you to join us in our challenge this month and you can get all the details over at A Vintage Journey.

So ..... until the 15th!
Happy Crafting and Stay Safe!
Jennie x


Annie said...

A fabulous theme for the May challenge Jennie x Your blooms are stunning as is the beautiful background on Eileen Hulls Display Stand x Looking forward to your tutorial x
Sending huge hugs Annie xx

butterfly said...

Your new flowers are absolutely stunning, Jennie - I bet the tutorial will go down a storm in a couple of weeks' time. The ethereal beauty of your card, with the lighter-than air mesh adding extra texture and the delicate leaf sprays, is vintage Jennie! Beautifully done.
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

An amazing project Jennie, your new flowers look just incredible!! I think I have said this before, you are the queen of beautiful blooms!! Thank you for hosting this great challenge!! (Oh and so sorry to have caused you extra work by not scheduling my project properly)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Jenny this is truly beautiful and I love how you have shared those precious layers up close for all to see. Colour coordinated to perfection, Astrid is so right you are the Queen of layered flowers. Stunning..
Thank you for sharing this inspiring creation Tracey x

Fiona said...

These are so beautiful - I had to pop over to your blog and leave another comment - thanks for sharing how to do them too