Today’s page was inspired by lunch at The Blackbird Café which was a special treat for us from our dearest friends for looking after their little puppy; I have to say it was a joy looking after her and we didn’t need to be rewarded in such a way, in fact we should have been paying them (grin!).
I started by adding strips of lime green, butterfly and pink/white decoupage paper onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. Once dry I added more colour using Peach, Watermelon, Guava and Kiwi Faber-Castell gelatos smudging the colour with my finger. Next I used some Kaisercraft stamp sets and black Archival Ink to add the tiny dots to the background, the lace around the edge of the page, the birdcages and the wording which reads “Be happy. Be bright. Be you”, “Times like these are extra special” and “Stop. Smile. Breathe. Life is beautiful”. Then I used the same black ink to add the bird and dots of chain for the birdcages using a couple of Hampton Art stamp sets. To finish, I added clear gems to frame the wording and a tiny white flower to each of the birdcages.
You may remember this café from a previous post.
It has a lovely atmosphere and is decorated in a shabby chic style …
… with lots of birds and birdcages.
For my lunch I had a Chicken and Bacon salad, which was so delicious! You can see I’m also sharing my pot of green tea and …
… as T Stands for Tuesday here’s my hubby’s chocolate milkshake too – yum! Happy T Day everyone!
Of course I couldn’t forget this little miss that we looked after for our friends, her name is Ellie and she is a Cavapoo (a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle); isn’t she super cute!
Thanks so much for treating us to lunch and allowing us playtime with Ellie too (grin!).
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Poundworld (Patch Paper DS9454)
- Faber-Castell Gelato (Peach, Watermelon, Guava, Kiwi)
- Kaisercraft clear stamp (Oh So Lovely CS211, Tiny Dots CS360)
- Hampton Art cling mounted rubber stamps (7 Gypsies Vintage – Birdsong ICO151, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Thankful ICO162)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Poundland (Design Gems 175751)
- Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium