Thursday, 2 April 2015

Maria and Carmen

Maria and Carmen are a very colourful addition to my Vancouver vacation scrapbook.  They are a pair of Green-winged Macaws, native to the Amazon jungle.

Maria and Carmen spend their time together, one not seeming to stray far from the other. I thought they were so vibrant and regal so for sure needed a page all to themselves.

I used the Let's Capture Our Memories sketch of March 28th for Maria and Carmen's page.
The Bo Bunny Star-Crossed collection allowed me to work in the great tones of red that were on the birds heads and chests.
I wanted to find something to use in place of the scalloped border but anything I had just wasn't working for me. I went looking on Silhouette for cut files of feathers and found a print file of a feather. I then took it, replicated it twice and layered it out as I'd like to see it on my paper. I then held my breath hoping it would turn out. The Silhouette sketch pen was magic and my border came out even better than I thought it would.
I also turn to Silhouette for my circular component. I found this 'doodle circle'. I like it because it reminds me of a bird nest so fits in with my theme.
I added a few metal leaves, some coloured brads and a title, and then I was done.
I think I'll have you meet Ruby and Kiwi next.


  1. Wow, one beautiful layout for two beautiful birds. I love how you have created the cool looking feathers and the fun circle nest. Thanks for joining us at LCOM.

  2. wonderful take on the sketch - what fabulous photos - love that you added leaves and feathers as accents - thanks for playing along at Let's Capture Our Memories

  3. Great take on the sketch. I love both the photos and the feathers work so well. Thanks for playing along at Let's Capture Our Memories.