Tag Archives: paper scraps

Cold Soup

I’m not a big cold soup fan, how about you?

Yet, I’m kind of fond of this weird bird, Gazpacho!

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And his cousin, the Bottle bird:

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Of course I had to try a bird (or two) with yesterday’s staple method… Perhaps those houses were for the birds!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Hope I gave you a smile today!  Cheers! 🙂

Fixer Uppers…

I’ve been wanting to create these “fixer upper” homes with scraps of collage papers…

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It was an assignment in Carla Sonheim’s “365 Video Every Day” online class that  I’m doing this year.

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Super fun to use a stapler instead of glue.  I encourage you to give it a try!

Happy Building!  Cheers! 🙂

Collage Expressions

Yesterday, I decided to challenge myself with creating faces from pieces of collage paper in my sketchbook.  I used scrap pieces of my gelli-printed paper, text from old books such as a dictionary, scrapbook paper, sheet music and a postage stamp!  🙂

Here is my beginning:

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And my finished piece:

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I was having so much fun I had to add a couple more faces!  Do you have a favorite?

Perhaps I will inspire you to give it a try!  Happy Monday!

Cheers! 🙂

The Surfer Bird

The Surfer Bird has become extinct and is now known as a shore bird…

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Perhaps you have seen a Surfer Bird dude hanging out near your favorite beach with the shore birds!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Hang-Ten Friends! 🙂

Kick Up Your Heels

I have been wanting to try a collage idea from this book:

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So yesterday, I decided to kick up my heels (so to speak) and give it a try!

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It was fun to experiment.  I tried to create this piece quickly and not overthink it – easier said than done.  😉

I’d love to hear what YOUR reaction is…  feelings, thoughts, ideas?  Please share!

Cheers!  🙂

P.S. I will be creating a series of collages this week.  PLEASE stop by and share your thoughts with me!  Thanks!

A Birthday Bird

Thank goodness this Birthday bird showed up last week!!

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Just in time to celebrate my hubby’s birthday!  🙂  Which happened to arrive on Thanksgiving day this year…

So happy it showed up in time with Turkey day and all!  Lol!

My husband used to be a wheat farmer before we got married.  I found a dictionary definition and illustration from a children’s dictionary on a plow which seemed perfect for him:

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Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

May your day yield a field of happiness!  Cheers!  🙂

Life Is A … Jigsaw Puzzle!

Do you ever feel like you get all the jigsaw pieces to fit together in a nice, neat little picture and then someone comes along and disturbs it… and all your pieces go flying!!  😉

You are left in a scramble like these scraps of paper:

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I started by randomly gluing scraps of my Gelli-prints with a glue stick to a piece of paper like I did here.

There is something rewarding to just laying out your pieces to a jigsaw puzzle.  Maybe it is the anticipation in solving the puzzle?  🙂

I then use a pencil to accent each shape and a blending stick to blend the pencil to give the shape dimension.  As you can see I am about halfway done in this photo:

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This is not a fast process – kind of like searching for that end piece in ALL those 5000 puzzle pieces!  But it helps me process information.  It gives me time to think about my options…

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My puzzle is complete although it looks totally messy.  Kind of like life I guess…

Sometimes life’s puzzle pieces fit together easily and other times nothing seems to connect!  But you just keep looking for the pieces because you know there is a bigger picture in the end.

Cheers Friends!  🙂

G’Day Mate!

This Furphy bloke showed up on my doorstep today for Weird Bird Wednesday:

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Isn’t he a beut?!  You can be sure it isn’t a Lyre bird!

Word of the Day:  Furphy – (noun)  Australian – A false report, rumor

A Lyre bird is known as the best mimicking bird in the bird world.  It is from Southeastern Australia and has the ability to imitate the songs of 20 species of bird.  Yet, what amazes me is this bird’s ability to imitate a whole range of sounds other than birdsong.

Check out this YouTube video and tell me how many different sounds you hear!

Well, enough yabber for today, wishing you a ripper day in the outback!

Cheers!  🙂

 

The Wafflestomper

The Wafflestomper bird is often seen while hiking in the wilderness.  This bird is recognizable by its footprints and flannel checkered feathers…

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Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, friends!!!

Hmm, I think I’m hungry for some waffles now!  Lol!  🙂

An Apple A Day

I decided to try a new approach for my tree collages today.  Remember the trees I drew a week ago?  Well, I made copies of the black and white images and used them as part of my collage papers for my trees!

And everyone knows, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!  But what about a collage a day?  I think it keeps the Creativity Zapper away!

An apple and pear tree:

Oh, and I almost forgot!  I used my gelli-printed deli papers and my Prismacolor pencils to add a touch of color.

A weeping cheery and orange tree:

Do you have a favorite?  I’d love to know what you think!

Hug a tree today!  🙂