Thursday, April 14, 2011

Song Bird Prarie (Mini Challenge #1: Memorabilia)

I have a nice fat accordian file folder just stuffed with bits and pieces of things I have saved (tickets, brochures, cards, kids drawings, tags...).  I had a great time riffling through them all for this challenge (and lost a few things in the process that the kids wanted back LOL).

One of my favorite trips with my husband was to a bed and breakfast for one of our anniversaries.  I already made a mini album of that trip, but found some bigger memorabilia and thought they would make a great layout for our larger album.

I used a wonderful sketch from PageMaps found HERE.  I posted the main layout on our Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, but here are some peeks and an explanation of how I made my bird.  :)

In my kit I had added some Sticky Back Canvas and had used part of it to make some birds (free handed).  I have tried to stamp on canvas before and didn't like how it came out, but I jumped right in to give it another go.  Here is how I added color to my bird (shown on the wing):

I decided to use a complementary color to go with the body of the bird.  I used a sponge to dab on some buttercup yellow ink.

I picked a honey color to do the stamping and used a background stamp from Autumn Leaves.

I love the sticky back!  So nice to not have to add adhesive and makes it really easy to layer!  I added a gem for the eye and am really happy with how it came out.  My six year old immediately asked to make one, too, and happily showed me a purple bird that looked very similar to mine.  :)

Hope you enjoyed the peek...and hope you look at my FULL layout at our blog.  (There will be some other great layouts from our DT there as well!)


Handmade Hannah said...

A great tutorial - thanks for sharing :)

Tricia said...

Thanks for the tutorial - your bird turned out so pretty!

Beth said...

LOVE how you did this! SO cute!

Jimjams said...

Hmmm sticky back canvas sounds like a good idea!

Anonymous said...

Beth, I love your birdie! I haven't tried sticky canvas before-but you rocked it! Thanks for a fun tutorial!

Amy said...

Love the tutorial....I have some sticky back are inspiring me to pull it out!!

ms.schwiet said...

super creative