Monday, 26 May 2014

Scribbly birds...and baby wipes

My gorgeous "secret santa" journal from 2013 is now nearly full - one double page and the final single page, left after this one... Virginia, this has been the best present ever!  Good job I've got a similar one to go onto soon...
I was using Eggplant Fresco on Saturday at the WOYWW crop, so this started as drybrushing the leftover ink onto the journal. I went diagonally for a change!

Didn't take any early shots!! I added stencilling also in Eggplant, with the'coffee splat' Crafters Workshop stencil, (added some of the splots in Squid Ink too) and the little squares (Carabelle stencil from Paris) in grunge paste
I stamped the bird to the page at the bottom, then glued a piece of trellis (the Tim Holtz one, I am sure you recognise it) to the journal,

The scribbly bird was stamped on a dried baby wipe in mostly Eggplant but a little South Pacific, I've been saving it for weeks for a perfect project - stamped the bird onto the baby wipe and cut it out, not bothering with the feet or wing, as that is on the page behind it.

 I dry brushed Bora Bora over the dried grunge paste and also the trellis behind the bird.

From my stash of die cut leaves that Sam sent me a "while" ago , before my die arrived, I took 3 white leaves and brayered Beach Hut over them, I wanted a patchy look with some of the white still peeking through.
 I used cut'n'dry foam to added Little Black Dress round the edges of the pages and black archival to stamp the "tweet chirp" from the scribbly birds set
and a Lin Brown text from ELB06

Really had fun with this one, thanks for looking.


craftytrog said...

Love that birdy, fabulous spread Helen! x

sam21ski said...

The more I see you use them birds, I do think I might possibly need them, but I really, really don't like birds myself, but you really are teasing me!!

Another fabulous double spread xxx

jojo79 said...

Fantastic, and I love your bird

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love how you stamped the 'scribbly bird' onto a baby wipe! I have a huge bag of them stuffed into my cupboard waiting to be used when they are fully dried out. You have spurred me on! What a lovely spread this is with some fabulous textures. Julie Ann xxx

Ali H said...

Brilliant page Helen - great colours ! Ali x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great page Helen I love the bird and the colours look fantastic together xx

Lin said...

Great spread Helen and the colours look fab!! don't have to tell you how much I love love love thos birds!!

butterfly said...

This is so beautiful - the colours, the scribbly birds - glorious pages!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh, gorgeous page !!!! Love everything, but especially the scribbly bird stamped on the baby wipe.

craftimamma said...

Well, unlike our Sam I love birds so these a defo on my wish list, especially as you keep putting them in my line of sight, lol! Fabulous pages as always Helen. Love the colours ... Eggplant is one of my favourites .....and the die cuts you've used.

Lesley Xx