This is the page I've done for my 1st post over at Tando, I used the lovely diamond mask (and some blue distress ink on a sponge rubbed across it) and also the birds and bird cage. For the effect on this I painted it roughly with gesso and then sprinkled silver embossing powder over the top, next I heated it all up to melt the embossing powder and it makes the gesso bubble a bit too. I covered the birds in the Lily Bee papers and went around the edge of them with white paint too. The page is a mix of Authentique Journey and Lily Bee Buttercup papers....and it is base on a fabulous sketch over at Once Upon a Sketch with the theme of friendship.
I cut lots of strips of papers (and as the Authentique papers were from a 6 by 6 pad they don't go all the way behind the photo). I stitched and inked them as usual, and added some sequin waste - I am loving the texture that it adds to my pages at the moment...bit like my rediscovery of twine. I lightly drew on my page the shape of the circle.....in a very precarious way as I couldn't find a plate the right size so I stuck the point of my compass in some chipboard and held it really still as I drew the circle. I then went over the line with some clear PVA type glue and wrapped the twine around. I added a couple of Lily Bee flag stickers to one side of the circle too. The alphas are a mix of October Afternoon and then I cut the word together out on my silhouette, my journalling is hidden away behind the photo.
The photo is from our rather wet holiday on the Isle of Wight and a rather lovely tyre swing on Bembridge beach, my kids spent ages being spun around by any adult that would :)