Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thank you so much...

For all your well wishes. 
I slept most of the day away and woke up the next
morning feeling wonderful.  In fact, I spent all
morning out in my backyard..



And as I was sitting outside sipping my coffee, these little
fellas were just begging to have their photos taken. 



These little red finches are pretty spooky birds.
Every time I go outside, they all fly into my Star Jasmine.
It takes them quite awhile before they pop out again.
But I had my camera out and was waiting.


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I also have a journal page to share with you. I was going to 
show you it on Tuesday because I used some more of that map
on my background.  But I had no photos of it until now.



It's a mixed media mosaic page.  I had a blast making this
page. Lots and Lots of mod podge. You know how much 
I love to play with it and make a big gooey mess.   



A lovely lady named Linda made a Youtube video that explained how to make this
page. If you would like to see it you can hop on over HERE
I used an old cereal box and used Mod Podge to glue the papers down
to the box. And then I cut them out into the shapes you see.




On the video they called them tiles. 
And it is crazy...they kinda are like tiles. 
Really thick and sturdy.  




My Theme was Paris.  It's just a dream of mine to
go there one day.  (No not in my trailer). LOL.



I actually pulled out my hot glue gun to attach
most of the tiles.  But I used foam dots to raise the Eiffel Tower.


I had so much fun making this page, so I am going to do another.
I am thinking PINK and SPARKLY.
You know I love to play with glitter. 




 That's all I have for today.

I am so glad you stopped by.
I will see you soon my sweet friends.

Hugs~

43 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your little red finches are delightful, I so love your second photo of them. Pleased to hear your headache is gone, they can be very debilitating. Love your work, you have a knack of placing the tiles together so they "work" to create a cohesive and beautiful whole.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Also Linda thank you so much for praying for us during this time of flood scares, so appreciated. The river is flowing pleasantly slowly and dropping about a metre/yard daily - all is well.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh what a fun page Linda, I must check out that link, thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see your pink and sparkly page, I love glitters too! : )

craftattack said...

Gorgeous photos and a wonderful journal page. Those birdies are soooo cute! Glad you are feeling better. Hugs, Valerie
PS I could drive to Paris in a trailer from here if I had one, but it would be mighty difficult to park it anywhere!

Sandie Edwards said...

Look at the expression on the last photo of the bird, curious plus. How adorable are those birds. Your journal page looks fabulous, an interesting concept of tiles, and very eye-catching. Looking forwards to seeing pink and sparkles.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Glad to hear the old noggen is allll better for you. These finches look wonderful....super shots and your Paris dream page is fab. Have a super day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the birdie photos and love love love love love your journal page! I loveeeeeee how you made those 'tiles' and loving the Eiffel Tower!!! GORGEOUS!!

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable little birds. Love your page. Enjoy your day. :)

Ros Crawford said...

So glad you are better ... I love your photos ... You are a brilliant photographer ... and your journal page is amazing!! I can tell you had fun with this ...

Sylvia said...

So glad your headache is gone, Linda, I love your journal page and all the bird photo's. wish I would have some of those birds here. but I did get a picture of my momma cardinal, maybe if I got out earlier I would see more birds! We are a very cold 32 this morning! Have a wonderful Thursday.

Tracy said...

Glad you were able to snap those tweets cause they're awfully sweet. Also glad to hear you're feeling much better. Your page is awesome. I'll have to check out that video for the tiles. Have a wonderful day my friend! Hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

love your sweet little house finches! adorable!

you did a wonderful piece of art with those 'tiles'!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your project is so creative! The little finches make for some wonderful photos. Glad you are better.

Charlene said...

I love those bird pictures Linda! And your mixed media mosaic page is spectular, really a work of art!! Hugs!

Lisa Gordon said...

Linda, this page is absolutely gorgeous. All of the wonderful little details make it so special.

So glad you are feeling better. It looks like you had some "friends" just waiting for you. These are wonderful photographs!

xo.

June Houck said...

Wonderful bird pics, and those tiles are gorgeous tiny pieces of art! Beautifully done :)

Juliana said...

lovely birdie))
& also I like your DIY

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Netty said...

Loving your terrific photos and the journal page is fantastic Linda. Glad to hear you are feeling better, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

BEAR's Mom said...

love your finch pictures...and the last one really looks like he's tilting his head at your comment about playing with glitter!!!
i'm going to check out the 'tile' pictures...I too am a modge podge player. a girl's never too old to have fun :)
love that page...Paris is also a dream of mine (no not in the camper for sure)
BEAR hugs
victoria

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos of the little red finch - just adorable. Your mosaic page looks fantastic, great details.

Gayle Price said...

Your journal page looks amazing, the 'tiles' are beautiful. I'm a secret fan of Mod Podge too and play with it a lot. Gorgeous photos of the little birds...they look so happy.xx

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful photo's and stunning journal page !!!! It looks like a printers tray, Paris is an amazing city, I hope you manage to go, one day, you will love it. Montmarte is my favourite part of the city. Deb x

S. Etole said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Great images of your little birdies.

Kathy said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Linda B said...

So glad you're feeling better. LOVE this journal page and I can't wait to hop over and see how it's done. Thanks for sharing the video and the photos of your little redheaded friends! Lovely!!!

Becca said...

Ha Ha Ha! That was too funny you called just as I started looking at your blog! Anyway...glad you are feeling better. Love the birdies, I think they enjoy watching you take their picture! Also, the tile journal page is very cool. Funny...I just paid 50cents for a whole bag of old maps at the thrift store today. We must be thinking along the same lines! Chat with you later!

Suzanne C said...

These birds are so sweet! The journal page is fantastic! Love the grids and all the cool details on your page! Sorry to hear you weren't feel well and glad to hear you are better.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your birds are beautiful. We have a lot of purple finches and goldfinches and even some warblers on our feeders right now but I can never get good photos like these. I'm glad you are feeling better. LOVE Dreaming and Paris on the same page! Makes me feel good!

Catherine said...

How wonderful to spend the morning outside watching those sweet little birds. So glad you are feeling better my friend!
xo Catherine

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful finch photos, Linda!! And I just loved seeing your beautiful journal page. Those tiles are so cool!

Shahrul Niza said...

OH WOW!! I LOVE the paper mosaics :). They look stunning and the layers are just perfect. Paris is definitely in my bucket wish too :).

Davi said...

So glad to hear you are back in the swing of it my friend;) Your little visitors are so beautiful they make you smile dont they. I love the tile page, very cool especially with the Paris theme! Im going to have to check this one out ;) Have a wonderful weekend, supposed to be great weather!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Glad you are better, and WOW on your journal page! LOVE that mosaic technique!

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Lori said...

Such cute little red finches! And what a fabulous journal cover - those tiles are very cool!

Jacqueline said...

Glad you got rid of that headache and was able to be in the fresh air outside with some beautiful company :)
Your mixed media project is beautiful - what a gorgeous way to mix and match with papers and stamps and I also love your stamps there in the basket - that is another way to store them!
Have a lovely weekend, Linda!

Lynn Stevens said...

First can I say I adore your Paris page Linda, Swoon..... and such sweet photos of the birdie.
Now off to see what happpened?
Hugs Lynn

Bunch of Barrons said...

Glad you're feeling better! Great photos!

Nancy Claeys said...

Such cute little finches!

Love your journal page -- they do look like tiles. What a neat process. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those birds are cute! What makes them spooky?
Love that page you did with the tiles. I love a good Paris theme, and the Eiffel Tower really grabbed my attention.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy you are feeling better Linda :) Love the journal page! So unique! Thanks for sharing the link!

Justine said...

these are beautiful, glad you are feeling better

Breathtaking said...

Hello Linda, came over to see your blog after your nice comment on mine.

First of all I'm so sorry you have not been well, and hope you will recover soon:)

I never get to see Red Finches where I live, so it was great to see such beautiful captures of them here. Their inquiring looks are quite adorable.

See you soon
Sonjia.