It was a cold and wintry day here, and the forecast has promised us gales and storm for the next days. Bad weather days are good crafting days!
For Art Journal Journey I have a different sort of collage today. I started off with a 6" wooden heart, which I painted with gesso. Then I collaged it with tiny scraps of old paper from letters and books, and scraps of some non-woven material. When the mod-podge had dried, I gave it a coat of varnish, and added the rub-on roses. The gilding flakes were the next step, and then another coat of varnish. I used a sheet of distressed paper as background, and sewed a pocket of antique linen, a border and some hand-crocheted lace onto it. I used double sided tape to fix the heart to the pocket, and added a pin and a key. This collage (12x8") will be the 'packaging' for a little present for a friend.
The day started off quite wel, with some sun, but it was very cold.
I wonder who lives here? I think it might be the robin.
I still enjoy watching my feathered visitors. They sit in the tree first, and make sure the coast is clear before descending onto my balcony. A black bird pair has joined the others now, and they eat more than all the others together....But I must confess, I am also more hungry when the weather is so cold!
I love the way they creep up:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!