Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tawny Antics

Hi again. Well, what a topsy-turvey day! Son had to have knee surgery today, but all looks promising for a speedy recovery as he's home again and without the pain he had been experiencing. With him sorted, there'll be time for other plans to go ahead at last... including a major make-over of a craft room in the near future.
In the meantime, I'm still experimenting with different mediums and how these can be used on layouts. I love using fibres, and fabrics to create texture and give additional layers. The layout I am showing today, has been created using fabric over a strongly marked background paper.
The colours in the paper and material overlay, reflect the earthy warm tones on the palette of colours for this month's inspiration at Scrapping Outback: http://scrapping-outback.blogspot.com.au
This is the first time I've visited this site and I'm getting this entry in by the skin of my teeth!

The dark brown, tan and cream striped background paper has been overlaid with a leaf-patterned organza. Some of the leaves on the pattern had been cut, using a heat tool which can also be used for pyrography. This cut the edges cleanly and sealed them at the same time to prevent fraying.
Additional leaves for the embellishment were cut from another darker organza. On these, I melted the edges more, to make the leaves curl and to give them more shape. Some caught a little more than intended, and now have a crispier look..... not quite to flame stage!
The photos are of some tawny frogmouths which reside in our garden during the summer  months.  The newest addition to this small family, was definitely AD/HD.... very, very fidgety and often  kept its parents awake during the day. It provided heaps of interesting photos with its antics.
The colours on the layout in this photo are actually darker than they appear. The artificial light was all I could use this late in the evening.
Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments. Cheers, Di


  1. Love the fabric layer, and those photos are fabulous.
    Do hope your son's recovery runs smoothly...
    Alison x

  2. What a great take on this months challenge at Scrapping Outback - looks great!
    Thank you so much for playing along......Good luck :)

  3. What a set of gorgeous birds! Love your take on our challenge at Scrapping Outback, it looks fabulous!! Thank you for playing along this month!

  4. Gorgeous Photo's and a Gorgeous LO Love that you have used fabric on your background very clever so pleased the beautiful organza leaves didn't reach the flame stage LOL Thank you so much for playing along with us over at Scrapping Outback this month.

  5. Oh, those owls are gorgeous! How lucky to have them residing in your garden. I love how you've used the organza on your page, it's created a beautiful, soft, textured effect. Thanks for playing along with the Scrapping Outback challenge.

  6. Fabulous layout! I love the organza, especially the 'cut' pieces (I can only imagine what would happen if I tried that...probably burn down the house!). Your photos are so wonderful too. My oldest loves owls and she is quite envious at the moment. We can only hear the owls at our house since they tend to stay high in the trees until nightfall.