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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

7 comments:

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
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Elkes LebensglĂĽck said...

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