Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Another Day and Some More Birds!

I had such a lovely day yesterday - I adore days when I am home alone and can just lose myself in whatever I am working on ( holidays are SO nice!). The sun was shining, the birds were singing (and the dogs over the fence were yapping furiously all day but I am trying not to focus on that) and I finished all my little bird pages for a journal exchange.

There was enough variety in them to keep me motivated as I struggle with too much repetition, plus I alternated with other stuff including painting and stamping watercolour backgrounds for some larger journal trade pages (some partial scans below). I just love using paint which has been such a revelation to me! Golden Paints are just incredible to use to which helps a lot. I used to think paint was paint - ignorance was obviously not so blissful as I have discovered that quality makes a huge difference. The splatters are diluted iridescent inks. The huge swirly flourish is a Fancy Pants stamp and the calligraphy background (not overly visible as it is stamped in Brilliance ink) is by Alphabetique here in Australia.

The colours of these backgrounds are not very accurate as the pink ones look a lot redder in the scan and the blue is not as turquoise-y as it is in real life (well not on my computer screen at least). I'll post pictures when the pages are finished.

Now to today - the sun is shining again (it is going to be 29 which is like summer for some places I guess), the birds are still singing and so far the dogs are quiet...and I have a list a mile long of things I want to get achieved before Zach gets home from school.


Sue Smith said...

Hi Debbi,

It's great to hear that you're really enjoying your holiday and wonderful to see all the lovely things you're making!

Jacquelines blog said...

Your backgrounds really look great Debbi, glad you are having a good time. We would be glad with 29 degrees, although the weather ain't that bad at the moment.It only doesn't stay till I'm home from work :-(

jo said...

Sounds like you are in your element Debbi and those backgrounds are fantastic.
See you next week.
Jo Stables

artisbliss said...

The bird pages turned out well. I like the backgrounds too, even if the colors aren't accurate! Darn monitors.