Sunday, 22 February 2009

Bird Journals

I'm taking part in a bird journal jam swap I suppose you'd call it, organised by Margaret. She got the idea from Stampinton & Co who have an instuctional YouTube video and free template, both available here.

So, there are six of us taking part (all from the Yahoo New Inspirations group) so we each need to make six bird shaped pages to each others' theme and colour. Once the pages are all complete, we can bind them together however we like.

I've completed two of the pages so far. The first is for Viv whose theme was 'vintage floral' she was quite open about her colour preference but said muted pastels. Mine started off a bit muted, but ended up quite orange. Viv has assured me however, that she likes this colour - phew! The front side is a pretty floral scrapbook paper enhanced with a little mica powder. There is an image of a vintage lady with some flowers. The other side is rubber stamped with a swirly pattern in versamark and highligted with some mica powders. I found a quote which had a vintage feel about it and printed it onto vellum. The beak is some seed beads and there's a few little embellishments on there too - oh and not forgetting the beaded legs!

The second one is for Margaret herself and her theme was nature - birds, flowers, butterflies etc with a colour scheme of green - pastels to dark. The front side is covered with a light green scrapbook paper which I lightly rubber stamped over. The iamges were printed and carefully cut out, glossy accented in part and stuck on. The text 'No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings - William Blake' has been printed on vellum. The reverse side was painted a much brighter green and rubber stamped and highlighted with mica powders. The line of birds are also rubber stamped on and the middle one coloured. The duck on the tail is a decorative button and he's quacking 'Watch The Birdie'. Some lace, green plastraw (like raffia) and a metal butterfly completes it - again not forgetting the beaded legs!

Two down, four to go - watch this space!


Genie said...

love the birdies

sassy said...

these are so brilliant...they wpuld e out my comfort!!!! the shrink plastic i will try and explain it on my blog...seems to be off interest .....loveyour music too......hugs sassyx

Jan said...

Love your little birds - especially the legs!

Agnes the Red said...

These are such tweety sweeties! wish I'd been able to join in this...oh well never mind. Great work Sherry as usual!
Ange x