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!)