Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bird house Pages for Circle journal

This is the pages I did for Rhonda's Circle journal. her theme is Bird Houses so I did these pages.
With this page I used the Imagine and in CCR welded the font from Songbird and filed the letters with a paper from better together printed them on cricut printable vinyl and added them to this page which was made by putting a 6x6 square with rounded edges onto the mat and filling with a background paper. If you look closely the paper is upside down, the silver filigree is stickers and the bird is a dimentional from my stash of years.

Using Lori's Garden cartridge I again did a 6x6 background paper and printed and cut the birdcages. They are dimentioned up at the bottom in 2 layers for the one on the left and the right one has extra on the top and the bottom and is tied to the branch with 4 strands of bakers twine twisted into a rope. Rhonda wanted us to put in a quote or proverb so on the bottom is written "God loved the birds and created trees, Man loved the bird and created cages. This was printed on the computer using a background in a text box.
Between the 2 pages I added a plain vellum pages so the bird cages and houses did not stick together.
The next page has the proverb- A wise old owl sat in an Oak, the more he saw the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard, Why aren't we more like that wise old bird.
This bird house was made by me it sits up off the page by about 5 mm. the front is embossed with a roof and house front and the door handle is a 'Craftworkcards candi' the front embossing I have sanded to show some white core through. The hole in the birdhouse was placed so when looking in you should be able to see a little owl.
The Owl background paper is another Imagine paper and the birds also they have all been dimentioned up.
The last page is a poem I wrote about my crafty friends for the people of Crafters Anonymous who are doing the journal I will add it below. These pages have silver stickers on them just to add something to the page.

As Rhonda's theme was bird houses I tried to keep the poem in line with things birdie or use sayings related to birds. 

  Crafty Friends                                                      

I met some people today
They live so far away
But we have so much in common
We always have something to say.

The net it catches some crafty birds
The old and young alike
For a bird is known by its feathers
And in our case, by the CA web site

We are birds of a feather, when we get together
And chatter about creations we’ve made
We strut like a rooster, our creations are ducky
We not really crazy we are really lucky.

We have something worth crowing about
We have a song to sing
We are crafters of paper
and that’s a fine thing.
                                                 By Flo Hill-Rennie

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