Friday, April 4, 2008

La Chirpe

Starting this month, Johanna has challenged the team to create something (a card, canvas, scrapbook page, etc.) using the same object and any justjohanna images. For April it was a wooden bird, which she sent to the entire design team.

I had been stashing a few small canvases to use for some project sometime and once I received my bird I thought I'd try my hand at a collage canvas. took me a few days and I'm fairly happy with the outcome. I do wish I hadn't gone so crazy with my and my aging (it's not only on my projects but I fear across my face as well that I'm having a problem! LOL!). The piece ended up a bit darker than I had intended as my goal was to stick with Johanna's colors, a pale sand color and pink. Creating this piece was a fun exercise; one I hope to repeat in the near future!

To create:
  • I painted the entire canvas with acrylic paint and then used brown ink to age the edges.
  • I used two justjohanna floral images (one a border and one a corner border) to decorate the edges and corners of the canvas. I used my Copics to color in just the flower sections of the border images.
  • The ripped/aged background paper is from a new collection of Basic Gray paper I just received (love the colors!). The bird is also covered in paper from the same collection.
  • The large scallop circle was created with my Nestibilities. I die cut a large scalloped circle and then used a plain circle to cut out the middle of the scalloped circle, leaving me with a thin border.
  • The pink felt heart was stitched around the edge and buttons were added as an accent.
  • The justjohanna image was printed out on a transparency and then cut into a tag shape. The large grommet was added to the tag to hold the stamped twill (the La Chripe sentiment is from jj).
  • The bird's eye was created using a tiny velvet flower and antique brass brad and the wing is actually a "fancy tail" stamp from jj.
Whew...aren't you glad that explanation is over! LOL!

Enjoy and have a birdie good evening!


Julie Masse said...

LOVE it Kim! The mix of everything is great! Nice job girl! :)

chelemom said...

This is soooo pretty!

Heather Grow said...

It's really pretty. I love all the details.

Hazel said...

How fab is that!

Philippa said...

OMGosh Kim, this is gorgeous!

Emilia said...

amazing! I love the paper too! I love the way you use transprancy make the justjohanna logo so outstanding!

Beth Norman said...

Wowers, this is awesome!!

mimihas5 said...

Your work is amazing!I have enjoyed looking at your blog.


Allison said...

This is so unique...a real sharp take on the challenge!

Kathi Rerek said...

Wow. That's gorgeous. Beautiful work!