Here is May's ATC, continuing the challenge I set myself for this year - to create an ATC for each month of 2020. I am enjoying this project very much, using lots of different techniques and media. I used one of my favourite stamps (by Jane Davenport) which appeared in my art journal and which I knew I would be revisiting.
Here is the art journal page.
Chris suggested using small die cut flowers rather than painted ones, particularly as the card is on a smaller scale. Luckily, I had just invested in some small flower dies - how fortuitous!) I painted the flowers in gouache, using bright happy colours. Leaves were added and then gold dots in the background. The centres of the flowers have glitter in them and the lady also has glittery hair and ribbons on her dress. The gemstones are citrine, pink dyed shell, amazonite, carnelian, larimar, emerald and aquamarine. The gemstone for May is emerald, so that is the charm at the bottom.
The back of the card has a lamb image and more flowers, together with the May verse, which mentions lambs.
I think it is a happy, bright and cheerful card, which makes me smile.