Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lisa's AB RR Spreads



This has been a challenging subject for me. Not because of the birds,
but because I wasn't sure if I should do just birds. Then, I'm a bird
lover and watcher. I sit at my computer and watch the birds come
to the feeders just outside the window. Some days all the birds will
leave and a Sparrow Hawk comes and sitson my porch rail, looking
for them.
We have woodpeckers, and many different varieties of local birds,
all winter long.
Spring and summer brings even more species and some beautiful
colors. Right now it's mostly the finches. Many different types
come to feed. We have three feeders and some suet feeders too.

The book is named "Birds of a Feather". So birds it is.

The first spread I did was painted, stamped & embossed on
canvas pad sheets. I had some fun with this spread. A friend
shared her bird children find with me and I knew I would
use them for this spread.
The second one is just an idea that came to me. I drew it out,
first then put the process in motion. Each leaf is cut out with
two types of scissors and stamped with three different colors.
Putting the spread together was what I enjoyed that the most.

It's a good experience and one I won't forget any time soon.

6 comments:

Jillian said...

These spreads are beautiful, Francine!

Gwen said...

Wow, I am in the group, and came to look at these pages. These are beautiful! Very impressed with what you did with the birds, and the tree in the second spread is terrific!

Cindy said...

These are just great! I especially love the background in the top spread. The tree is amazing in the bottom spread.

Dragonlady said...

Wonderful pages, Love the 2nd page..I am sure your spread will look great in the book..
Brenda

akatrix said...

Ooooh, Francine.....birds are my thing too! We just put up a goldfinch feeder and they cover the whole thing! I do love your bird pages....gorgeous!
Pat

Nelly said...

Truly beautiful, Francine.