Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Craft Barn's letter F and a three challenge twist

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.

Since FLY was my word of choice for F, here is Merriam-Webster's dictionary definition.


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!


35 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a lot of challenges you managed to combine here, well done. Love your musical banner birds, so heArtfully filled with little hearts. Thanks for joining in with the challenges at Moo Mania and More, Art Journal Journey and TIOT! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie
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Scrapmate said...

A great page and a stroke of genius to use scrapbook paper with hearts on.

My name is Erika. said...

I LOVE those cute little birds. And what a clever way to incorporate hearts-I love that they are blatant and bold but there sure is a lot of them. I think you could have also used the word fun instead of fly because those birds are also fun. Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Holy cow Elizabeth -- you managed to link up to so many challenges this time with your page! Chapeau!
I have to say" THANK YOU"♥ in the name of Art Journal Journey, Moo Mania & More and TioT's !!!!
What a fabulous page - I love all about it.. your birds are amazing,round birds - happy birds!!! And I think you are a talented draughtswoman as well- you drew their tales very well!

Happy Wednesday Elizabeth!
oxo
Susi

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, I really love this one, such a fabulous creation. I've had the wrong letter in mind and created a "K" page :D ... But never mind, I'll be doing a new one these days.

Annie said...

Your page, Elizabeth, is adorable. Love your round heart body birdies. I've made a few of those myself...but mine were grounded. Too lazy to fly. LoL. I can surely relate to your can't draw or sketch delemna. Me neither. The music background for your love birds in flight is perfect.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful piece!

Darla said...

Challenges well met. I always like the look of sheet music as a background

Beverley Baird said...

A lovely piece - and links so well with a number of challenges!

Lesley said...

Great page! I love your round bodied birds and the heart paper was just right for this challenge! xx

Halle said...

Very well done...Your birdies are so fat and sassy. :)

Margriet said...

Cute birds! And I love the use of music paper, it makes a great background!

Sandra Cox said...

Perfect! You covered all the bases. And those birdies are very 'tweet':)

Sandra Cox said...

PS And a big hug to Bleubeard.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful journal page, so pleased you are letting your sweet birds fly over to us at TioT's as well.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

Fabulous page with so cute birds! Love the paper music as background.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar x

Carol said...

Well that is definitely killing more than 2 challenges with one layout ;) Love the little "LOVE BIRDS"!

kaybee said...

Such cute birds - love that musical background. Who needs stamps!

zandra said...

Very sweet and a great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful interpretation! I look forward to joining in on one of these soon!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This page is fabulous and those birds are adorable! You are really reaching the heights with all those challenges! It is so good to see you again at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

WendyK said...

Love your page with the cute pink heart birds.

Elaine said...

Well done on fitting your page into all those challenges and great use of the heart paper for your birds!!

thassos456 said...

The birds are so cute. I love the music sheet background. thinking about using one myself for a while now. :)

hazel said...

This is fabulous, I love the music background and the birds are so cute.
xxx Hazel.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely vintage background, music score is always a favourite. The birds look good as they are, no need for sophisticated drawing. I think you will end up a stamper if you hang around the CB blog too long... but relax it's nothing to worry about!

Julia said...

Those birds are just so cute. An excellent idea for the letter F.

Crafty Claire said...

The birds are very sweet. I nearly missed the delicate hearts until I looked closely xx

Lou said...

Your talents clearly lie in thinking up super creative ideas and executing them beautifully. What a lovely page and so clever that you've found ways to incorporate all those challenges. Lou x

Maggie said...

Great page and a fun idea
MaggieH

gardenpinks said...

I love the very clever use of the scrapbook paper with the hearts on. A super piece x

ChrisR said...

The birds are so sweet! Brilliant idea

Vicky Fisher said...

the birds are so sweet

Jane said...

What a fabulous page, perfect for The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge, thank you for joining in!
Jane x

maggie said...

The scrapbook paper is perfect for your two cute birds. A great page.