Monday, January 15

Birds of a Feather Stick Together!





Hello friends and welcome to our newest Monday challenge - "Birds of a Feather." 

I hope you had some creative fun with our Winter Blues challenge last week to help get rid of the blues that winter can bring. I don't know about where you live, but last week brought us a string of subzero days with windchills down to the -40F, and dark days. This week I had to head into bright colors!

I pulled out several fun bird stamp sets and a feather die, along with bright papers and paints, and headed to my art journal.

Birds of a Feather Stick Together! 


I stamped out my bird images on watercolor paper, then colored them with some markers and Peerless watercolors and a water brush. Once they were dry, I went over them with clear Wink of Stella to add some glitter.


I had to work on my page in stages, letting things dry. I started by collaging vintage paper and some of the Pink & Main Beach Babe in strips. Next, I brushed a thin layer of Antarctic paint. Once that was dry, I began to layer the stencils, beginning with Simon's Ring Cluster and Caribbean blue, then  the Irregular Dots and Orchid, finishing with the Leaves stencil and a mix of Limelight and Green Patina. 


I wanted to add some more pops of color with Dina Wakley's scribble sticks, so added to the leaves and went around some of the circles.


I thought I'd share a view of my working area - aways messy, not very big, but I have a fantastic view, my mini aquatic garden and dancing Hula girl to keep me motivated! 


I punched large and small circles out to put behind my birds, and each of the birds share the same types of feathers. I went around them with a scribbly stick, and sprinkled some 28 Lilac Lane sequins down the page (Rock Princess).


The birds might look different, but they are birds of a feather!




Thanks for visiting! I hope I've inspired you to join in our fun challenge this week! I'm looking forward to your creations!

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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous journal page Maura :-) I love the bright cheerful colours and the birds are adorable! I love how you mixed the crazy birds with the other images too, very crazy and fun! :-)

    Love your view! My window looks out onto a stone wall, I really need to get out there and pretty that up a bit and plant more greenery ;-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Such a fun make! Those birds made me smile and I love the brightly coloured stencilled background that you created too - amazing 😁. Wishing you a great new week! J 😊

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  3. This is so very crazy and fun. Love all the colors matching together. Great coloring of the birds, too. so funny. Hugs, Macarena

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  4. Ooo, the background you created is so colorful and fun and all those birds just add to the "party". Love it!

    Cathie ♥

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  5. This is such a fun and fantastic journal page, Maura. The embellishments and those birds are awesome. :)

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  6. Such a vibrant and happy page Maura, just as your soul!!! Happy and vibrant! I love the fact that I can catch a bit of your soul in everything you create, is like i get to know you better day by days!
    These birds are so funny and I love the overall look of this page!! Well done my sweet friend <3

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  7. What a fun page, Maura...this is fabulous my friend! I love how you've combined all the different birds to create such a stylish flock that really do look ready to party! Hugs...

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  8. Fantastic page Maura! I love the background and all the fun birds. The view from your window is wonderful. My view is okay, but nothing like that. Hugs!

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  9. Wherever these sassy birds are hanging out, I want to be there, too! Once again, you've created a colorful universe from that amazing imagination of yours. I love the sense of energy and interaction between these birdies and I adore the way you brought them to life.

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  10. This is so fun and cute and funky all at once. You really made all those different birds work together!

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  11. Maura as always I wait for Monday to see how you will interpret our theme because I never know what I'll see! And you never disappoint me! The originality, the freshness, the joy of your work is always unique! Wonderful!Barbara

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  12. this is such a fun page, incredible detail on the background and love those crazy birds, hugs kath xxx

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  13. This page is so colorful and so much fun, Maura! love all those crazy birds and other funky birds.Hugs, Sandra

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