For the background I have used a fab technique I discovered in Craft Stamper April 2012 in an article called Pressed Petals. Basically you collect some fat juicy leaves and flowers, layer them on paper and run them through your die cutting machine and ..... WOW!! Actually I didn't really think this would work but it does. It's pretty amazing. You get loads of juice oozing out of the sandwich and an instant flower paper. I love this effect. I have never had the patience to press flowers but here it's almost instant and no need for sealing the paper cos you only have the impression and the dyes from the flowers, not any actually organic material. The only funny thing was the red begonia flowers gave a blue impression!! A bit strange. The technical amongst you will probably assure me that it's all something to do with light reflectance or the way the eye sees colour or red flowers are actually blue we just see them as red....... Whatever, it's a great trick and gave me a great white/yellow/green (with a bit of blue) background for these pages. The birds and the saying are chipboard pieces by Basic Grey.
I have just spoken to my man and he says there is 50cm of snow in our bit of Norwayland and the chickens are on strike. Brrrrr. At least it's seasonal and I might be able to get my head into Chrimbo mode. At the moment I am still hoping for some sunshine!! Ah well, there's always cake.
Be warm, take care, thanks for dropping by.
I am entering this intoThe Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Week 3 - White/Yellow/Green
Artful Times Challenge 18 - Anything Goes