Oh little Blog, how I've missed you!! We were hit with a pretty bad thunderstorm on Friday night and our Internet service was struck in the process. Since then, we have been trying to figure out exactly what was affected and have ruled out some things and are still "iffy" on others. We are going to pick up a new Modem tomorrow and I am HOPING, HOPING that will fix our problem. Having Internet, when you are a SAHM with 3 kids, is about one of the only ways I keep my sanity. Sorry I haven't been able to check in with any of your Blogs this weekend. I can open Blogger on my phone, but for some reason, it only lets me scroll far enough down to see the first two posts in my Dashboard. Highly annoying!!! So, right now I am at hubby's office getting some posts set for auto-post this week, in case things aren't back up and running tomorrow.
Today, we are sharing Bird Motifs on the Get It Scrapped! Blog. Bird embellishments or papers are perfect to use on any type of layout. You can use them for children's pages, Wedding pages, nature pages, pages that are focused on you, and of course, even on bird pages!! :) There are tons of products with the bird motif, from stamps to patterned paper to flair buttons...the list goes on and on.
I actually chose to work with the bird motif on a layout about birds. We visited one of our local Zoos on Memorial Day weekend and they had a small bird sanctuary that the kids loved. One of their favorite movies (and mine too) is Rio. So getting to go in and see the birds up close, was just like visiting some of their favorite birds from the movie.
I chose one of my favorite paper lines for this assignment, Amy Tangerine's SketchBook collection and then went to work creating my page! I incorporated birds and the bird theme into my layout in three different ways. For the large pink bird, I traced a shape onto some of the Amy Tan patterned paper and then went back with a text stamp and black ink to add a little more interest to the image. Then I had these great little wood veneer birds from Studio Calico. I grabbed three different colors of acrylic paint and just painted each one, to give them more of a tropical color to match the birds we saw at the Zoo. And finally, I used a play on words for my title to finish out my bird motif.
Come check out how the other talented Ladies on the Get It Scrapped! Creative Team, incorporated this fun motif into their pages. I know you will find some great ideas for your next layout!
Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine (AC)
Wood Veneers: Studio Calico (AC)
Ink: Stampin' Up
Acrylic Stamp: Prima
Smooch Spritz: Clear Snap
Washi Tape: Heidi Swapp
Brads: The Paper Studio
Acrylic Paint: Apple Barrel
Font: Arial Black