Saturday, 28 March 2009

Graphicus Challenge - March 09

This month has been a struggle, both artistically and personally. My usual sunny outlook on life went AWOL for a while (hormones I suspect, although it is not like me at all), which in turn seemed to send inspiration out of the window as well!! I have literally crammed the past couple of days with creating again. So here at last, and only just in time, is my entry for the Graphicus monthly challenge for March. The prompts were the colour Yellow and the theme was Sing.............................couldn't have picked a worse month for such a sunny feeling!

Sing Little Birdie
It is very difficult to see after all my tinkering with inks that the papers used were two free downloads (Pink Bandana and Mystic Paisley) available here on Glenda's blog. I also tinkered with the hue/saturation etc to make them a bit more yellow before I printed them out. I then proceeded to tear up the Mystic Paisley which was glued higgledy piggeldy for the background.............inked with DI scattered straw and stamped with a little birdie stamp that I cut out myself from a bit of left over rubber from mounting another stamp, not perfect, but I don't do that anyway so it will do nicely!!

I cut a Moo sized piece of heavy weight watercolour paper which I stamped with different yellows by Colourbox and added the gold birdie image which I made bigger than the stamped birds and cut from embossed card and drew on the elongated legs.

Stamped the words using my Studio G letter stamps onto one of the yellow printed papers and 3D'd using different depths of foam pads. It was still missing something so I found an acrylic tile that was a freebie from some magazine some time ago and glued it to a piece of the printed yellow paper a la Tim Holtz and attached with a brad.

I am under no illusion that this ATC will turn out to be a winning entry but at least I have come up with something for this month...............should never have given myself the goal to play along and make 12 pieces using the challenge :)))

xoxo Hoping you have inspiration wherever it may come from!

BTW the wording is from a Eurovision song sung by Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson in 1959 (it came second), me sad but I love Eurovision.


  1. You may not be pleased with your creation but I think it's great, a very original idea, don't be too hard on yourself.

  2. This is gorgeous, Jenny - absolutely love it and I really do love the bird :)

  3. I love this cheerful artwork, very original and effective with all those sunny yellows.

  4. Love your cheerful ATC - you've certainly got just as much chance of winning as anyone else x

  5. This is lovely - i really like the irregularity of the word shapes. I found yellow hard too!

  6. I know you struggled with this one and you weren't alone, but well done for your determination to take part. I actually think its great - a real arty mixed media gem!



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