Friday, September 18, 2015
White With 1 September challenge
As soon as I saw this colour challenge for White With 1, I knew I needed to do this challenge.
Now I don't ordinarily like working with green, but this colour is an exception to the rule, with it's earthy and golden tones.
I decided to scrap something quite nature related, I had these photos taken at my parents house when I was visiting a couple of years ago, of a family of Willy Wagtails - the parents had made a nest in one of the trees in the backyard, and these beautiful parents very diligently tended to this nest and it's precious cargo, with a batch of 3 babies that they raised. Mum and Dad had watched this occur over the weeks, and Dad took these pics over that time. The parents would take turns to sit on the eggs - a perfect display of parenting.
For my background I used my favourite technique - texture paste, added some paint and my trusty stencils, and added some small splatters of paint. I then layered with some patterned paper, cotton thread, chipboard and cardboard. I painted the burlap leaves and the cardboard with some of my paint mixture. The flowers are Prima and Little Birdie, and the worded wood veneer is from a pack at Typo. I just had to add a little family of wood veneer birdies.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
A study in nature