Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ten for a bird

Sometimes what you like coincides with current trends ..........but that tends to put me off birds...........they have been so popular recently.....well, for quite some time..... but then I thought..........
sod it, I'm not going to let that stop me doing something birdy, so here it is!

 Ingredients for a journal page............
raffle tickets, a stencil, (texture paste not shown), paint, ink, dip pen and old plastic card..................

  and a fat Moleskine journal!

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told,
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss
Ten for a bird
You must not miss.


Sandy said...

Wow this is a dream.
Brilliant painting work Sue. xoxo

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, I absolutely love the background, are the squares on the bird a stencil? I love the squares. Your bird is cool and so is that text. Inspired. Tracy x x

Cath Wilson said...

Great book, Sue - lovely work and especially the mosaic effect you achieved. Know how you feel, too because I'm exactly the same - loved Celtic stuff till it became fashionable, etc, etc... Now I just do what I please and don't care and I love birds, so they figure big time! Fab stuff x

Hermine said...

Fantastic, love the bird, great colours, love the textures

Sid said...

Fantastic, love your birds patchwork feathers !!

Willy said...

Wonderful, Sue! Love the bird and the texture!

Sarah Anderson said...

loving the chequered effect!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous pages

Ali H said...

Love the bird ! Fab colours & composition !! Sometimes taking the trend & turning it on it's head is as cool as not being trendy at all !! I know what you mean about when everyone is doing it, its time to move on ! Think the whole Tim Holtz craze is that way with me - with alternative having become a commercial empire ! But I'm not to proud to use the best of his products either !!
The local art shop is having a competition to submit art on deep 5" canvasses & I have turned it the wrong way round & made a sort of a mixed media birdhouse affair - using the recess as a nest - it's going to look a bit different next to all those neat little paintings !! Ali x

Katie said...

I so love your style! Do I just stop by to tell you that every month? well, yea, sorta! And you shouldn't worry about any trend-you would always make it your own! You could give carebears an edge!