Friday, 1 February 2013

Shock and horror, what's this?

'B' for birds

Today I am doing something I always promised myself I would never do.  I am posting a picture of myself and my OH.  It's 7 years old but still it's me.  

Over at Beccy's Place she is running 4 Birthday Challenges and this challenge is to use one of her images beginning with "B" and use it in papercraft project.  When I saw this image, I knew the picture I wanted to use.  The image is 2 birds sat on a holly branch but I cut off the holly. 

I first made it as digi scrap page but because the rules said papercraft I changed it to A4 and printed out some of the elements, coloured them with Copics and Promarkers and then stuck them back on.  I used Inkblot Butterflies from a Craftartist digikit to make the background and frame, a piece of ribbon from my stash for the bow and popped up the frame and image with pinflair glue

Here is the digi version.  I like to use a 12 x 12 template

The colours came out much deeper on the printout than on screen.  I prefer the colours on the digi page.  I coloured in the image then scanned it into the page and used cutout studio to go around the edge.  I always try to leave the artists logo on the image wherever possible.  I like to give credit where it's due.


Virginia said...

Oh fabulous layouts both the digi and paper variety and well done you for doing something you always said you wouldn't! Strangely enough I'm off to Wentworth Garden centre later this morning hopefully with my Mum and sister!

Gina said...

Aaaaaawwwwww! Both versions of this page are totally gorgeous :D Don't think I've got a pic of me and hubby together since our wedding day lol :D XXX

Beccy said...

You did a wonderful job on your scrap page Poppet, it looks fabulous! It's really nice to see the images being used for different kinds of projects and it sounds like you put a lot of effort into getting the image on your page, so well done.