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30 August 2010


PageMaps blog is having another sketch challenge. The prize is 16 pieces of chipboard from Dusty Attic as well as an ornate shadow box kit. So, since this one was open to people all over the world, I decided to enter. This is the result.

I liked the sketch,
but had trouble choosing the paper to use. Once that was chosen though, the rest came together quite quickly. In the end I used a piece of patterned paper from a recently purchased pad of (Garden Party)papers from DCWV. The blue flowers in the corners matched perfectly the SU blue paper I had already chosen to use! I added some feathers that I had bought on a whim, as well as the Scrapmatts birds that I purchased at the Craft Fair at the beginning of the month. I added a couple of leaves made with the SU bird punch, and coloured the birds with my Sakura pens. I drew a quick border around the pictures, added the silver brad letters title, and a Dymo subtitle. The journalling I put on a journalling sticker from one of my SU Simply Scrappin kits. It reads:
While Gary read his paper outside, I spent an hour or so with the birds at Birdworld. Since the blue & gold macaw loves chewing it was suggested that I remove my earrings before going in! Just as well. Sam the black cockatoo was just content to sit on my shoulders.
Here are a couple more shots.

And here's a shot of the blue & gold macaw chewing my hat, and thankfully not my earrings as I had taken them off. Apparently a woman lost her stud earrings earlier in the day because she didn't take them off, but the bird did!

Till next time, happy days!



Anonymous said...

I really love this page, all the lovely feathers. Thank you for giving me all the tips and ideas about Florida. Hugs bettina

DeAnna said...

Beautiful layout, Francine! I love the feathers and the accents you put in the corners. Great layering - something I need to work on ;D