Friday, August 31, 2012

Stand Fast

How beautiful it is here... 
weather wise. Low 90's with a gentle, cooling breeze... just a perfect day to be out of doors.
I hope this page
presents that same sort of release from the confines of life.

The background is
Golden's Cobalt Teal and Artist's Loft Parchment acrylics, toned down with a rub of a baby wipe, and a thin coat of gesso. Stamped first with script then an assortment of leaves with Jet Black Archival Ink. I then "painted" the leaves with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

My pretty songbird
is from Digital Perfection on Etsy and was distressed with my Idea-ology Paper Distresser and Black Soot Distress Ink. To go with him are several die cuts made with Alterations Caged Bird, Mini Butterfly Set and Mini Branch and Leaf Set.

I used Black Soot DI on
the die cuts and around the page edges. The pearls are from Queen & Co. The computer-made verse is outlined with an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie black marker and the reference is shadowed with soft charcoal. I wanted this to have a serene look about it... I hope that is what you see.
May you all have a wonderful and safe weekend.

I am linking my page to:
Balzer Designs: Art Journal Every Day

Thanks for the visit!


Tracy said...

Gorgeous page! Love the way you've placed the bird emerging from the cage to symbolise freedom.

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely beautiful ...

Anonymous said...

Love the tone on tone and dimensionality!

cnelson said...

Such a lovely...LOVELY page! It does indeed have the feeling of a beautiful late summer day!

Audrey Pettit said...

So serene and beautiful, Linda! Love it!

veronica said...

oh, my fav color! that bird is great too! love it.

Linda R said...

YOur page looks amazing my friend. I love it..


duaa said...

Beautiful background! The page is really neat and cute ! Love the bird and the cage!


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