30 October 2015

Kraft+ ~ Inspired by Nature Challenge

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My, my, how quickly October has disappeared!! I almost didn't make it to enter this month's challenge over at Kraft+ ~ Inspired by Nature!
Thankfully I've been able to get myself a bit organised so I could put together a layout to enter!  My topic for this layout is so in tune with the theme of this challenge - Magpies!  I have a delightful group of Maggies nesting near my house, and instead of being swooped by them anytime I go outside, I decided to make them my friends by feeding them.  Now, when I walk out my door and whistle, they come gliding in and virtually eat out of my hand...
I have used a piece of Corrugated Card from Kaisercraft for my background, and dressed it up with some white gesso and black Gelatos.  I love how the gesso sits in the grooves of the corrugations to add it's own 'layer' of interest...

One of my Maggies was kind enough to leave me a feather which I have incorporated into my title by putting it under my chippie letters.

I have added some string under the photos and popped the photos up on cardboard.  I found some chipboard feathers in my stash that I have coloured with Stampin' Up! Craft Ink in Whisper White and Basic Black to replicate the Magpie feather.  I distressed some black paper by scrunching it up, and then lightly inking up the texture with Whisper White craft ink. 

I also dried and pressed a few tea rose flowers from my [one and only] rose bush to incorporate onto the page and add a bit of colour.  I created my own 'grass' by randomly cutting some bits of green cardstock into blades and stuck together.

It's a very simple page, but I love how it came together.  I love my Maggies and I hope they stay around for many years to come!


  1. Yes! We have our 'own' maggies too - & they swoop everyone else, but love us, winks!!! LOOOOVE the idea of the feather under the title - looks great & I really like the corrugated kraft cardstock......so glad you found time to make it for our K+ challenge this month:):)

  2. another fan of the feather and title AND the corrugated cardstock.. awesome work Deb!
    Thank you for playing along with K+ challenges again xxx

  3. lovely work Deb. Loving that corrugated cardboard look too. Thanks for joining us at K+

  4. Brilliant take on the challenge...I love the corrugated cardstock in the background. Fabulous that you made it in on time. Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+ :)


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