Saturday 25 November 2023

Berry Thief!

Hi everyone! We have a lot of trees and bushes around our communal gardens here at our retirement complex! It's fun to watch the Pigeons, Magpies and Blackbirds vying for berries on a particular tree right outside our window. When our complimentary magazine from the RHS arrived the cover and the envelope it came in featured this Waxwing, I was reminded of a day we watched Waxwings while up in Cumbria. 

For my Journal page for Jo's Art Journal Journey theme 'Nature' I used the image from the envelope as it was less shiny than the magazine cover.

That doesn't mean that this is not a shiny page though.

I used a Tim Holtz Metallic spray some direct onto the page with some turquoise mica powder and some at different angles through a Lavinia stencil.

I outlined the image with a Glitter pen bought at the Works. I also added some red (which show here as pink)dots using a Sakura Gelliroll metallic pen.

Here is a very fat pigeon helping himself to some Rowan berries!

Thanks for looking, Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful page Chris

Cloudia said...

Delightful interlude with you. Aloha

My name is Erika. said...

That cedar waxwing is such a handsome bird, and I love the photo you used Chris. What a great page for AJJ. I hope you're having a lovely weekend. hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely. I thought the bird on your page was a female cardinal. As to the pigeon in the Rowan tree, I thought pigeons were ground feeders.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous journal page, the shiny, black background with the bright bird is fantastic. Have a great week, keep warm! Hugs, Valerie

Rostrose said...

Oh, VERY pretty, dear Chris! You did a brilliant job on your shiny page! :-) And the bird motif looks adorable.
All the best and a happy week, Traude

Elkes LebensglĂĽck said...

Wonderful page, i love this!
Have a good week, hug Elke