Hello everyone!  Here is a page I made today for this month’s theme at Art Journal Journey.  The theme for March is A Single Flower, so I had been thinking about what kind of single flower to make since I saw the challenge announcement a few days ago.  Then today, as I was drinking my tea, it hit me!

Here is my current favourite tea… delicious or maybe that should be tea-lious!

I already save a lot of tea packets to use in my art but I really liked the colour of these packets today and decided to make them into petals for my flower.

Also on my table were some gel printed leaves leftover from this project, and some more gel printed/gold leaf scraps which are leftover from a yet to be published post (sometime next week). I thought I would make my background with neocolours so I pulled out my swatches to choose colours.

Before painting, I did some journalling – sorry it had to be blurred as it’s a bit personal – but I needed the photo to remind myself what I did.

After the neocolours, I added some paint on top with lots of drips and splattery bits.

These little bits and pieces were all lying about on my table leftover from other things.  I cut the recycling and organic symbols out of the tea packet and used them as little tiny flowers and arranged my big flower and leaves in place. The photo of Marie Antoinette is also holding a flower!

Here are some closer looks…

I drew around my rectangles with a black stabilo.
I found a quote that I thought would work with my flower standing tall but actually a bit wonky lol.

I drew the flower stem and leaves using some pitt pens and a black pencil.

And that’s the finished page.

Hope you like the page, let me know what you think in the comments.    As always, thanks for reading!



Art Journal Journey – March Challenge – A Single Flower – a single flower made from Pukka tea packets
Try it on Tuesday’s current challenge is Say it With Flowers so I am entering this page over there too, hope you like it – big flower from tea packets, little flowers from same packets and Marie is holding a pink rose.
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watercolour paper, 8b black pencil, neocolour II, white, lime and magenta acrylic, Pitt pens, stabilo, photo, Pukka tea packets, collage materials from desk, white acrylic ink,

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Jenny Marples
March 21, 2021 9:12 pm

Such an imaginative use of the tea packaging to create a wonderful journal page Elle. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xxx

Jo - Let's Art Journal
March 13, 2021 6:16 pm

Wow, what a beautiful page! It’s a fabulous design and I love how you used the tea tags to create your flower ?. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Erika N
March 9, 2021 2:00 am

Thanks also for joining us at Try It On Tuesday also Elle.

March 8, 2021 1:53 am

Very clever repurposing, makes a beautiful flower and great journal page.. Hugs Tracey x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
March 8, 2021 12:32 am

I am in AWE of your use of recycled materials to create this incredibly clever flower. I’ve never seen that tea before, but the packaging is lovely and SO appropriate for Sheila’s theme at Art Journal Journey. I really LOVE how your clever mind works.

March 5, 2021 3:41 pm

What a brilliant way to use the packaging – I often die cut packaging that is a nice colour but this is so creative! A lovely page too! Love the quote! Hugs, Chrisx

Alison Hall
March 5, 2021 12:17 pm

What a great idea Elle! The Pukka boxes and bags are far too gorgeous to bin. I love how you created the flower, and your whole page is beautiful.
Alison xx

sheila 77
March 5, 2021 11:20 am

The Pukka tea boxes are always so beautiful, it seems awful to throw them out so that’s great that you found an artistic use for this lovely box and contents.
I do like what you have done with the petal shaped design on the teabag sachet and cutting out the little flower circles too, what good ideas.
I absolutely loved reading how you made this, with each step and the materials too.
Thanks very much for making this for my “Single Flower” challenge.

March 5, 2021 7:35 am

I love this great idea that is so creative of you again to make a flower with the tea label!
Impressively imaginative your journal page!
Have a beautiful day, hug Elke

Valerie -Jael
March 5, 2021 7:20 am

This is a fantastic flower creation Elle, a truly amazing journal spread! Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ again, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

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