Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Beware of the Birds

Hi all, I'm a little late today, I was thinking tomorrow was Wednesday. I went on a mini vacation this weekend, got back on Monday and went to work for a few hours, then yesterday I was working all day, so my time's a little off.
So, what's on my workspace today? The finished result of those little Maya Road bird pages. Sorry, about the blurry pictures, I didn't realize they were so blurry when I was taking them.
I thought a swirly would look nice about where the wing would be, only I didn't have a scrolly stamp, I did, however have a chipboard swirl, which I traced around in black and then colored the shape in in brown. You can't see it, but you can still see the words through the brown, and it's a little sparkly due to being colored over the 'glimmer' mist. I also added a piece of lace for the tail, and a very light gem for the eye.
I also mod podged over the flat parts, so the brown ink kinda spread out over the bird, and you can't quite see the sparkly mist anymore. Here's a close-up (which is also blurry). The back is painted green and has the Yahoo! group name, swap name, hostess name, my name and date. I thought they turned out rather well.
In that first photo you can see a snippet of another chipboard book I'm working on. It's a squareish shape covered with green tissue paper and some brown SU ink swiped over the top.

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judie said...

those little maya birdies are lush, what a great project

judie xx

Rica said...

Oooh - that's just how my eyes were seeing thing until I got my specs - frightening!!
Very ingenious use of the chipboard swirl and love the cute birdies.
hug Heather xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
oh fabulous creation, luv the birds,thanks for the snoop, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

Doone said...

they are adorable and would look fab hanging from any nearby hanging out thing that you could hang a birdie a nail or push pin? (sorry getting tired, and losing my words!)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love those little birdies.


Chrissie said...

Those birdies are really cute!

Sunshine Girl said...

These are so cute!

Bluefairy4U said...

Birdies seem to be the thing at the moment, it's wonderful to see all the different takes on them. Thanks for the snoop big Hugs JO.xxxx

Twiglet said...

Great project - I love birds on anything!

The Paper Princess said...

Your birdies are really cute Wendy!

How are you? I hope the flood has subsided and life is getting back to normal in your home town!

Ramona :-)

Serendipity Stamping said...

The bird pages are really coming alive. Love the swirl for the wing and how creative to use lace for the tail.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Really love those birds. One of my favorite images, too. How is your flooding problem? Have the waters receded yet? Must have because you are no longer the lead story on the weather channel or CNN (grin).

You know I couldn't let WOYWW go by without saying hi, but I contracted a virus in my computer on Wednesday. It's still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wouldn't infect anyone before I ventured out to visit. Happy belated WOYWW.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh very inventive - the birds look great!