Friday, 27 February 2015

Birds, Beasts and Humans

Birds, Beasts and Humans is the latest theme at Art Journal Journey, although my entry for the challenge doesn't have any beasts in it.

I'd also like to enter my page in the following challenges.
Moo Mania challenge, the theme is Black Bird.
Bumble Bees and Butterflies A Visual Journey No. 9.

I coloured the background with Gelatos and used a baby wipe on a leaf stencil to take out some of the colour, then I use a coloured pencil to colour the leaves green and a black pen to outline them.
I stamped the figure on the page and also on some white card, I coloured her with Inktense pencils and cut her out, then I adhered her over her image on the page.
I stamped the large birds and drew a couple of lines round the page to make a frame, I used a white pen to put some dots on the branches.

The stamps I've used are
Dina Wakley - blackbirds
Doo Lally Pip - the girl juggling blackbirds and the sentiment.


  1. Oh wow a stunning take on the theme. Just adore the vibrant colours and mixed media feel. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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  2. What a lovely page Hazel!
    Thank you very much for sharing it with us over at Art Journal Journey and the Moo Mania & More Challenge!

    Happy weekend!

  3. Gorgeous page Hazel, love the colours, and good to see you at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and More! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Wow gorgeous page Hazel,
    fabulous images and colouring.
    Lots of greetings;-))m

  5. A very beautiful page, Hazel.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  6. That's A-mazing, Hazel. Great idea to use Dina's large birds with the smaller juggled ones. Wonderful sense of movement in the whole piece.

  7. Your blackbird juggler is fabulous Hazel!
    Wonderful creation.

  8. Such a creative page Hazel, I love the way you have combined the stamp sets together and using the faux bleaching technique with a stamp for the leaves worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing your fun page on my visual journey.
    hugs Brenda xx

  9. Fabulous creation! I love the background colors and the girl! The birds are awesome! Stunning!
    Branka x

  10. Fabulous journal page, Hazel. Love the colours of the background.

  11. Very nice image! I like your fresh background colors, so the dark birds can't make your image too dark.
    Dear Greetings

  12. Looking at the lovely piece makes me want to juggle blackbirds as well! I love the contests of the bold colors with the black. Awesome job! Thanks for entering our DT call at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki DT