Friday, January 15, 2016

A One Word Prompt....

You can call me Bird...
Well, it's not my birth name, but it's been the given nickname since I can remember and I rather like it.  Apparently I flapped my arms, like a bird would its wings, whenever I saw food and mimicked the excitement of a baby bird at feeding time.  

   

                                                   
I decided to join the year long class called Wanderlust 2016 and the first journal entry prompt was to choose one word that describes me today.        
 So bird it is..

I had a little fun with textures and the glue gun while creating these pages. I stamped both the leaves here to the right and the leaves below with Ranger Dye Ink. Now the leaves below, I colored them first with copics and gel pens.  The leaves to the right I decided to hit with glue first and then color the cooled glue.  You can see how the glue dried differently on those mediums.

  
 

Both of my kid's names begin with B's, so I've dubbed myself the "B keeper."  And that explains why they're buzzing around.
I find the longest day to be one that I don't laugh, so I try to always make time for silliness and a good belly chuckle.  Once I stamped the little ink nibs in various places, I gave myself random cues to write something.  Here's silly....  And God knows I'm trying to win t;hat 1 billion, but in reality, I don't think I really want anything to do with the insanity that would follow. So....back to journaling and laughing.
And here's something sweet....



And here's a little more texture with paste and glitter because, anything with glitter is good!





Well, that's a little peek into my Wanderlust journey and I'm so glad to have spent this time sharing it with you.  There's still time to join in the year long crafting journey. It promises to be a creative adventure.  
Until next time...
Big hugs and happy crafting,
Bird xx

16 comments:

Joi at RR said...

This was so fun Lisa - you had me smiling all the way through!!! Bird and Bee Keeper - lots of B's!!!!!!!!!!! Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And what a wonderful journal page too. LOVELY LOVELY. What a GREAT way to start my day. Thanks bunches for sharing such yumminess!!. j.

Jane said...

Hi Bird what a fun name Lisa...and that you are the bee keepers....such a sweet concept. I love these journal pages, gorgeous little details there. Enjoy your weekend, fly as high as you can ;0) xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What beautiful textures you have achieved Lisa
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous post and journal peeks Bird! Coloring the glue - how fab is that! I think you are on a roll - go straight out and buy a Lottery ticket ... do not pass go, do not collect 200, just buy the ticket - it could be you!!! Nicola x

I agree, glitter is good, always!

Divya Deepak said...

What an adorable little card Lisa...umm sorry Bird! I love the textures...it's a pretty, pretty card:)
Hugs
Divya

McCrafty's Cards said...

A Bird with wanderlust fits you so well Lisa lol, I love this such fun I hope if you do win the lottery that you will share he he fabulous creation I love all the texture
Kevin xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Dude, anything WITH glitter is good! I was trying to win that lotto too, but I didn't even get one number right! And I was going to fly all my friends to the next CHA and then to Hawaii....goodness, the fun we would have! Anyhow, I love that you have tackled this, so much fun! Hugs!

Lynn Price said...

Very fun, Lisa - er, Bird! Love your little bees (and what they symbolize) as well. The composition of your piece, with the silliness is right up my street! Glad you got started and can't wait to see where this takes us! xxx Lynn

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous work Birdie!!! Go and hit that lottery now :)
Hugs
Samra

butterfly said...

Lovely pages, Lisa - there's such a lightness and delicacy about them. I adore the glittery texture, and the fantastic lettering - love how you've used the word stickers too, to lead the eye to them. What a joy to see your creative imagination fly free here!
Alison xx

Tracy said...

TOTALLY lovin' your mixed media project Twang. Just did my first art journal page and LOVED it! Great use of the glue gun and all the little details that make this kind of art so much fun. Can't wait to see more. Hugs! H

Kelly Neis said...

Hello Bird, so very cute and you know I love birds, also butterflies. Your page looks awesome and I love the textured design on it with the penned words. This will be fun for me to watch you go through Wanderlust and now I am curious so I have to check it out. I really love this design, but where is the full photo of it, dying to see it in full. lol
Thanks for making me laugh and always fun and cheery on my blog, I just love it!
Hugs and tweets, Kelly

Pia S said...

This is so different from what I usually see over here, but not less inspiring. One thing I've learnt visiting your blog is to expect the unexpected. It looks great and I'm sure you had great fun making this page too.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Wow Lisa this is so fun and beautiful... love all the colors and different mediums... and never would have thought to use hot glue as an embellishment to then add color to... I like that concept! I will just have to check out Wanderlust, thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Karon said...

Fabulous journal page. And I can quite picture a little girl flapping her arms to be fed, both my daughters did it :-) TFS

Team Clark said...

Oh my goodness, look at all these wonderful textures and layers! How very cool is your journal, actually so very similar to mine. I love the black sketchy ink to blend my designs. I really love the cool use of die cuts for the layering and how you've outlined them. Such coolness!!! Have a blast, I have class envy for sure! ;0