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Friday, 1 March 2013

Do you talk to the animals?

This months challenge from Dawn's Journal Journeys is to use more than one animal on your page...painted a hare once on a journal page, but can't actually remember ever using images of animals before :D
and this is what happened :D

I decided it was time to use some precious know the bits other people send you, but you never use because you can't replace it...well I took some paper bits from a stash Donna gave me, and some stamps and a book page that Silvia sent me. The stickers are from the £ shop, the ones you can use to decorate your bin :D
...haven't done a collage page for a while so this was really fun. The pieces made me feel I was "communing with nature"
Then I got to use my homemade(as in I drew the designs) stencils, which my friend Poppet cut for me on her robocutter. There will be another post about making your own stencils/masks later.
I pulled all the pieces together by painting the background with a translucent layer of viridian green...
and then highlighting bits with black pen and sakura soufle pens.
The animals present are grey squirrel/honey bee...
and on the other stamp everything from a fossilised dinosaur to a cat and a monkey :D
The whole piece is about "paying attention" to the natural world around us, and the diverse population of this planet we call home :D It turned out to be a very "busy" page, but then i do like a good chatter :D
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. See I know you could do it lol and look at this on the 1st of March two people have posted already lol. Don't think that has happened before Yes I saw on FB about your stencils I am looking forward to seeing more You really took this challenge on thank you for playing along with Journal Journey's your a star! Love Dawn xx

  2. Oh I love the page and how it's been made up, simply gorgeous sweetie and totally agree the sentiment of how much notice do we actually pay attention to our lives!

  3. You must be another bee then Gina. So much detail to look at here.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. This is so precious! I love it!! We should be all paying attention to the natural world around us!!!

  5. Such an interesting page, the eye can go round and and round finding new little details. I always like to see the processes, and I wish I could do layers like this.
    Such a great time to pay attention, and talk to the animals and flowers (yes I do), the daffs and snowdrops coming out, leaves just beginning to show and the birds starting to think of nests. Lovely pages.

  6. You know, my cats talk to me every day (and night....). :))
    Amazing page!

  7. I have some very interesting conversations with our dog, Max....and he never disagrees with me...funny that!!
    Awesome had me with the colours..and the images just added to that.
    Hugs xx

  8. What fun pages and what a fabulous job you did. I know what you mean about previous stash pieces - but look what wonderful pieces you created. Love them. Send the squirrel is handsome - perhaps he's like to come for a visit to Mexico. hugs, Donna

  9. Gina you always surprises me how you create...I love your pages and what story they tell...When we all could hear what those little ceatures have to say, the world would be a better place ;) xox Conny