We had a great holiday in LA in May with my daughter, son in law and granddaughter. Arabella spent most of her time chasing the seagulls on the beach. She was very possessive and told all the Americans ” Don’t you chase my seagulls!” Accompanied by a wagging finger, they thought it was cute luckily.
When I saw the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey, Things With Wings it brought back happy memories of Arabella on the beach. I decided to make a page for my Destinations USA Folio.
I began by using the mono printing layering stencil technique from CC3. I used Tim’s Flourish stencil onto textured cardstock. I made a print and then used the stencil a second time to get a shadow next to the first print but lower down. I spritzed DI markers and inked the edges with Hickory Smoke and Ground Expresso.( Arrived in the post yesterday! )
The TH feather die and embossing folder were perfect for seagull feathers. I cut, inked and embossed vellum but also made some blue to highlight the vellum. I created wrinkle free distress card, CC1, using the same background inks to make the feathers.
I made a seagull using Tim’s Caged Bird die, I cut him from white card then inked with Hickory Smoke and Ground Expresso to get the gull colour.
I cropped the photo to fit my tag and made Arabella the focal point with a thinlets die circle. The silk ribbon was coloured with the same DI. I added the new plane charm because Arabella was so excited to have flown to LA. I coloured the plane with Faded Jeans alcohol ink.
The title lettering was a very old Cricut alphabet die from my stash!
This was such a fun page to make, the Folio is filling up nicely,