For Craft Barn's third alpha/dictionary letter, we were given F with a twist. We had to include hearts with our F word. Ironically, that's also the theme chosen by Moo-Mania and More this fortnight.
Since there was a sense of If Music Be The Food Of Love, February's theme at Art Journal Journey hosted by Hazel, and Love is in the Air at Try it on Tuesday, I'm also linking to their respective challenges, too. After all, what is more romantic than two birds carrying a banner with music playing in the background?
One cannot forget the Craft Barn F, though, since that's what this entry was built around.
Because of the twist of using hearts, I remembered I had some scrapbook paper left over from a project from
about two years ago that had hearts on it. Because I can't draw or
sketch (my talents lie elsewhere, I'm just not sure where at the moment), a bird I saw on a blog that had a round body reminded me I had a 3 inch round punch I could use to create the body of my two (hopefully love) birds, which satisfies the Moo-Mania and More theme.
I positioned wide bias tape between two "beaks" I cut from some paper I'd painted years ago and drew the letters "FLY" on the tape using a pink Micron pen.
One final look shows vintage sheet music for the background of my altered book substrate. I added two "birds" I cut from scrapbook paper filled with hearts, then added beaks from other painted paper. I also created the eyes and "tail feathers" (did I not mention I can't draw or sketch?) using the same Micron pen.
Thanks for joining me at Craft Barn, Art Journal Journey, Moo-Mania and More, and Try it on Tuesday where the art at each of these blogs is often totally different and always incredibly inspiring.
Thanks to each and everyone for your visits. I was able to leave comments to those who had links at the Craft Barn last time, except for someone who was on Flickr, where I'm not a member. Again, thanks so much for your support of my art where NO stamps were harmed (or used) in the commission of this page!
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