Well, it's been a busy old time here at Words and Pictures, so I'm taking a few days off from Craftyblogland as you read this. I thought I'd leave you with a bit of fun while I'm having a bit of fun (it's only a couple of days - you won't be rid of me for long!).
This page was just a bit of crazy playtime, letting off steam... so I got out the Crazy Birds. I tried to feed them a crazy JOFY caterpillar, but I think they're a little bit wary, maybe rightly so!
I'd had the crackly background sitting on the page for a while (and I think it was a cover up of whatever was there before, which I'd given up on), and so I just started stamping JOFY flowers around the place.
I thought they'd make a nice crazy garden setting for the crazy birds.
(I know Cestina will like the "mushrooms". She's always complaining there aren't enough fungi around here.)
When the crazy caterpillar started climbing one of the stems, I thought, "Ah, crazy dinner!"...
In the long run he got a coat of Glossy Accents and some white doodling. Maybe that's what scared the crazy birds.
You can tell from the look in his eye that this might mean biting off a bit more than he can chew...
And I think his concerned friend probably agrees!
All the "colouring" is done with PaperArtsy Fresco paints, including on the birds themselves.
There's some Glossy Accents adding light to the butterfly our caterpillar might grow up to be, if the birds don't get him first.
And I've borrowed Alie's trick again of Glossy Accents on the birds' eyes... so that they can keep a beady eye on their prey (or on each other!).
I stamped the words with a Hero Arts alphabet - and added more Fresco paints top and bottom to edge them with "grass" and "sky".
I'm not sure, but I think I prefer the page without the words (though it hasn't got the butterfly either at this stage). I think the thought is pretty clear even when they're not there.
(Shock, horror! What, no words? Now what am I going to call the blog - ... And Pictures?!)
But they're firmly stuck down now, so I guess they're staying... and the birds do look better with a bit of ground to stand on and a bit of shading to bed them in to the page.
So, that's my bit of crazy fun journalling for you. I'll be back very soon with a slightly more sensible journal page, but one which still has a degree of risk about it. I remain uncertain whether I'm feeling brave enough to share it... we'll see.
In the meantime, happy crafting all!
The early bird gets the worm.
The early worm... gets eaten.
Norman Ralph Augustine
I'd like to share this with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for their Use a Stamp theme - I've used quite a lot of stamps!
And given that's so, I'd like to play Work It Wednesday at Simon Says Stamp too, where they also want us to Use A Stamp.