Saturday, March 12, 2016

Birds, backgrounds and feelings---

---oh my! I have been doing very light backgrounds lately. The sun is not really fully out yet, there are days when one can feel the spring, but more often it just feels like a never-ending winter, grey and cold.

So often these days I make four identical backgrounds. Well, strictly not identical, but using the same ingredients. These are cut from a pizza box, have a coat of white gesso, then pink and yellow stenciling, some b&w tissue tape and narrow washi tape. Sentiments are from 7 Dots Studio (love that kraft paper look!).

I built two different groups. First, meet the Sweet & Positive Birdies:

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Look out world
You fill my life
I'm entering these into:
Eclectic Ellapu: Flora and Fauna
Lunagirl: Flowers and Birds
Berry71bleu: March challenge (moodboard colors)

Then  I made another group with the same backgrounds. It's about Adoration. I don't know what this caressing a chin is all about - I have three Victorian postcards with the same theme. Perhaps it was the closest you could get to a lady, an intimate gesture at a time when kissing and hugging in public was unseemly and frowned upon. To me the gentleman clearly looks to be worshiping the lady. (She looks less pleased, though.)
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From the point of view of the lady:
She had never seen such a deep adoration in anybody's eyes.
He says to her:
- Would you like me to get you a kitten?
- of course, thereby reducing her and comparing her to a kitten. (Or have I read too many feminist theories lately?)...

Simon Says: make your own background


  1. Varasin siskoni mun ja perhonen-kortit sinulle

  2. Kylläpä on kauniita ja viehättäviä kortteja. Tulee ihan hyvälle mielin ihan katsellessakin.

  3. Hienoja kortteja jälleen sinulla!
    Olimme viikon reissussa ja nyt vasta sain julkaistua kauniin korttisi, kiitos kivasta vaihdosta :)

  4. Oh my goodness! This is my first trip to your blog and I am LOVING it! I have just spent the last several minutes ignoring the meatloaf in the oven and perusing your posts instead. What a great eye for design you have and I think your projects are so refreshing and inventive. I also have gotten such a kick out of your witty writing style. What a treat to have eye candy and clever literature in the same post! Anyhow, I digress. These cards are remarkable and I love how you managed to tell a story with the man and woman and how you spread them out across two cards. What a unique idea! And those bird background cards above it made my jaw drop! LOVE them and am so glad I discovered your little corner of cyberspace. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Can't wait to see what else you create!

    1. Aww, you are too kind Andrea! But very glad you like my little corner in the cyberspace :-)

  5. Love your backgrounds and your little birds. Thanks for sharing them in my Spring Flowers and Birds challenge at! ~ Karen

  6. Stunning! Love all the wonderful details!

  7. Oh wow...these are amazing! Beautiful work! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)