hi there, hope you're having a good week. We're having a really busy week at work as we've got an inspection all day Thursday and Friday eeeeeeeek! How scary! But as a bit of diversional therapy from all the stress at work I decided to get inky in my craft room and make a project for the FRilly and Funkie challenge which this week is a photo inspiration challenge featuring a pic of the most gorgeous parrot. I racked my brains for a day or two and then had a bit of a lightbulb moment and decided to use a photo of my very own parrot Sammy and enter Tim's June 'Tags of 2012' too :-)
Of course I didn't have half the right stuff but I managed to cobble together an assortment of ideology bits and bobs for the embellies, made a flower using tattered florals and crinoline fabric, and Sammy kindly donated one of his gorgeous feathers lol. I had loads of fun making the marbled background. I used peeled paint and fired brick distress stains along with the picket fence stamped with stamps from Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry. In real life the colours are much more zingy. I loved the idea of tinting a photo with distress inks, its so effective and easy too :-)
Anyway I hope you like Sammy, he's such a character, he hates men and loves to eat toast and yorkshire pudding. He loves to 'help out' while I'm crafting, his idea of helping is chewing up paper and running away with pens. He's a real chatter box and apart from the usual 'Hello' 'What are you doing' kind of thing he says 'Tickle Tickle Tickle' with his head on one side and his wing up for you to tickle him lol. How cute is that?
Thanks for popping by today