Sunday, 18 January 2015

Scruffy bird journal page

Shortly before Christmas when I was buying (myself) Christmas presents, I added a stamp of a bird I've seen my mate Sam use and which I've wanted ever since...

This weekend, when I was busy making secret stuff (birthday cards and some tags and atcs for a swap) that I can't share yet,  I worked on a page in my little (A6) journal.  Now that's finished, and I can share that now!
 it started, as so often, with be brushing paint on the page to clean the brush so not to waste it. LOTS of colours here!!  Caramel (possibly) Cherry Red, Amethyst (I think) and Dolly mix.  stencilling with texture paste (am LOVING Finn's Light Texture Paste) all knocked back with Gesso.

A couple of spritzes of white Deco Art shimmer mister
 wasn't using the bird (it's called Feather Bird but I'm naming him Harry, I think he looks like a Harry...) on anything I've done this weekend, but really wanted to ink him up.... owing to all the texture on the page, I stamped him on tissue and tore round him - I stamped as best I could on the page, to get the little specks mainly, onto the page and glued him over the top.
I love him, he's gorgeous!!
 Couldn't decide what to do on the rest of the page, I wanted something, so used this sentiment from Tim H's classic 16 (which is also new to me) and cut the words up.

It's pitch dark of course, so have had trouble with the camera... one is with the daylight bulb
and one with the daylight bulb but the flash on the camera too...

Had fun this weekend playing - will share the rest of the makes when I can!!

19 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab background, something I miss out on not having a journal, and think it's great that you finally got to ink Harry up, twice!!!

Great pages - Sam xx

snazzyoriginal said...

I think I'm in love with Harry, he looks just fab time on this background, such great colours x

Hazel Agnew said...

Wonderful background Helen and Harry's not bad either! He always seem to have a different character according to his surroundings. Looks as though he is looking for something or somebody! X

Neil said...

What a lovely page. Brilliant stamp too.

Lin said...

Great pages Helen and seeing as I have harry's berother sitting at the PO I'll have to think of a name for him too lol..he is a lovely boy tho lol xx

massofhair said...

Fab pages Helen:-)

Claire said...

Ha ha love how you've named him Harry! He looks good on your page - can't believe it started out as a brush cleaning page! It looks fab! X

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I need my own Harry! He's so cute!! That is a gorgeous page. I love the colours & the texture looks fab. I need to get some of that to.

jojo79 said...

Fab page Helen, you have reminded me I have my own "Harry" sitting in my laptop bag, keep forgetting to take it out. I brought after seeing on Sam's blog

Michelle Webb said...

Defo always take the scenic route Helen :). It is a fab stamp. Thank you for popping over to my blog Helen. Have a Happy New Year. Michelle xx

craftimamma said...

Harry suits him perfectly and I think he's fab too! The girl's definitely wavering.....I can tell ;-)! Smashing pages Helen!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! I'm just wild about Harry! This is such a fabulous page, love those blended colours! Chrisx

Virginia said...

Oh they are fabulous pages and I'm not surprised you wanted the bird stamp - absolutely fantastic!

craftytrog said...

Looks fab Helen, I do love that scruffy bird! x

butterfly said...

He is gorgeous, and to my shame he's sitting on my desk as yet uninked! Love the layers of colour and texture in the background too. Best to buy one's own presents... that way you know you'll get something you love!
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I took so long getting here, but I've had company. Your little bird is simply ADORABLE. Yes, I love him, and I'm not even much of a stamper. You did a fantastic job with this AND the background. I always love texture.

I take it you're not joining the Craft Barn challenges this year. I decided to pass when I saw it was a calendar and DT choice. Seems everyone is jumping on the calendar bandwagon this year.

Nan G said...

Love Harry! I used to keep the Sizzix dies in their packaging but with my hands so bad now I couldn't open them so away they went. I did cut a few unmarked ones up so I have lots of clear acrylic sheets now. ;) Waste not want not. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #71

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Awesome background finish and it make the bird fantastic! xx

Carmen said...

It's official! I am in LOVE with Harry. He's gone straight on my wishlist!

Love this page Helen - such fabulous texture!