Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Feathered Friends

 Hi everyone. It's another Tuesday, and time for another new challenge at Try It on Tuesday.

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our last challenge, which was Travel and Adventure.

This time our challenge is Fathered Friends.  Who doesn't love all the beautiful birds there are to see?


I started my page with some stenciling using matte medium. Once dry, I added this piece of feathered tissue paper. It came long ago from something I bought online. After my matte medium dried I sponged around the stenciling with some pink and just a tiny bit of blue paint.

I stamped the bird in black, but then decided to color over it in blue marker. I also stamped small postage marks randomly over the page. The flowers are die cuts that I inked and painted in some details. I also stamped the quote and cut it out before adding it to my page. Finally I added the gold metallic paper butterflies.

Be sure to check out the other feathered friends from the design team at Try It on Tuesday. There is lots of inspiration there.

You have 2 weeks to join us. And since my page could be a from a summer countryside, I am also linking up to Alison's challenge at Art Journal Journey That challenge runs the rest of this month, but please, only art journal pages should be linked up. 

Thanks so much for visiting.






19 comments:

Rajani Rehana said...

Mind blowing post

Let's Art Journal said...

Gorgeous page! I love the colourful feather tissue paper with the pretty bird and flowers - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

Meggymay said...

Its a great background for your fabulous page Erika. I have spent a while looking at all the detail. I do like the quote you added. Walking in the countryside does indeed produce many interesting smells some like perfume but a few best forgotten.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Helen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that feathered tissue paper you used Erika! LOVE all the texture and things to see on your spread! Awesome!! Have a fabulous week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Valerie-Jael said...

Your colourful page is absolutely gorgeous, love it. Great idea with the feathers and flowers. Have a great day, say hello to your bees for me! Hugs, Valerie

SewPaperPaint said...

Love these stunning, vibrant layers! What a happy page, and so inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

Divers and Sundry said...

I love this quote and how you illustrated it. That's exactly it :)

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous page Erika! I love the stencil you used and the beautiful feather tissue paper, so colorful! Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
Hugs, Tammy

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is brilliant, Erika. I love the way you colored the bird and I adore that tissue paper. You made this stunning beauty work for Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey, too. Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful feathered friend, too.

The Padre said...

So Peaceful - Well Done

Cheers

Iris Flavia said...

Great work and quote!
Here still cold and grey.

nwilliams6 said...

Fab mix of colors, feathers/bird, patterns, and stamps, Erika. Very pretty page and so many details to look at. The butterflies are a nice addition as well. Hugz

one irrational bean said...

Love your posts, feathered friends, bees, boats and a bright sunshiny day. Why are the weeds so plentiful, all that heat followed by all that rain. Weed thriving weather

Jeanie said...

Lovely with the feathers!

Joan said...

A fabulous page , love the feather tissue and those lovely flowers

Joan x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! Those colours really do looks great and I love all those feathers! Hugs, Chrisx

craftytrog said...

My favourite kind of theme, and your page is beautiful Erika! I love the birds and feathers, and all that gorgeous colour!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

A magical page - all those colourful feathers, and that wonderful bird silhouette perched at the heart of it all. Summer wouldn't be summer without the birdsong in the countryside.
Alison x