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Monday, 16 May 2011

ORIENTAL

is the word this week on TAKE A WORD. Although I like oriental as a theme I found this very hard as I only have limited supplies here......quite frustrating as I have LOADS of stuff I could have used at home!
By complete chance I had the background for this page aready in a journal.....it was meant for something else!! It was made using joss paper.......it was all the rage years ago and I had a big pack stuffed in a drawer.......I used just the centres of the papers.
 For the birds I used my Claudine Helmuth foam stamp, stamped on card, cut out and used as a template......am liking this bird stamp!

 I like to mix things up a little so I used a local newspaper to make my birds.

 I found the little paper umbrellas in the supermarket....they made great wings and hats......my husband thought he was getting them in his G&T....silly man!!!

The gold on the joss paper rubs off quite easily......I like the shabby look that gives :)

21 comments:

indybev said...

I applaud your creativity and originality! This is delightful, and the idea of using the tiny umbrellas as hats and wings was sheer genius. Applause from my corner!

Junibears said...

Just beautiful and very creative of you to find everything to use!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this,so original and so much dimension just love it hugs cheryl xxx

Effie said...

What a great idea to use umbrellas!
fab little birdies!

Kimber said...

Great job using what you could find on hand! Very creative. I love what you created...I'm really liking anything with birds.
I bet it is tough not having all your art stuff around.
And surely your husband knows most everything you pick up is for a mixed media project??? lol

Ozstuff said...

Wow! At first I thought your birds were origami but then I realised you had used the cocktail umbrellas. What a thoroughly original idea. I just love this artwork. Fabulous.

Nigel said...

Interesting pages, and I may have to pinch some of these ideas (again).

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very creative Sue, love love the use of the paper umbrellas. The birds are very effective. Very clever use of products you have available. Tracy x

suzeeez said...

Very creative.....I love it !

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, very creative, just a fantastic piece, love the birds.

Lizbethem said...

What a super mixed media piece you created! Love your ingenuity!

Taluula said...

Oh my goodness, Sue, you have me dribbling at the sight of this fabulous, fabulous piece of art. Very loud applause from my corner.

Sid said...

Fab page and loving the little paper brollies !!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous birdies! Love your pages!

Wendy said...

Very nice work, I thought the hats and wings were origami at first, love the splash of colour they make.

Lori Saul said...

Fantastic use of the little coctail umbrellas- such wonderful artistic play!

Christine said...

Lovely creative journal pages, if you do this without your supplies... By the way, you blog layout is odd and poetic at the same time. It was pleasure to wander around here.

johanna said...

they flutter so happily across the pages, i want to have their lightness!! beautiful!

Kaylene said...

Very interesing, bravo

Kim B said...

Just Amazing!

Gez said...

I love the worn look of the Joss papers & your birds are something else..looks like this was another fun page to make :)