I had pulled out a couple of photos of a blue faced honey eater I captured a while back in one of the grevilleas in my Mother In Law's front yard and went from there.
I started with some green cardstock, white paper, my photos and some laser cut chipboard but in the end didn't use the chipboard.
I then grabbed out some Dylusions Border and edge Stamps, and Graphic 45 Papers that depicted greenery and leaves.
I then grabbed an assortment of Green toned Gelatos, scribbled them over the white paper and using some water and glazing medium blended the colour further across the page.
I added further detail to the background using paint and some Stencils, my Dylusions Stamps and Ink along with some torn pieces of Vintage Text pages coloured with a little paint.
I sponged paint around the edges and then stamped a circle border which was another Dylusions Stamp and colored in the circles with a blue paint pen.
Once this layer of detail was dry I took out two tones of green spray inks and splattered and sprayed them across my background, allowing the ink to drip and run.
I then played around with layout ideas and decided to tear my background in half and layer onto the green cardstock while I matted my photo on a blue painted piece of paper I had left over from another project which I stamped the circle border to match this layout.
From the other half remaining of my background I cut out some of the stencilled leaves along with some flowers and leaves from other papers. My Hello Birdie Text was also cut from a piece of paper.
Once everything was stuck down in place I took the circle border stamp and continued this from my background across the green cardstock on the bottom of my layout and again colored with the blue paint pen.
A simple yet unique layout to showcase the beautiful honey eater eating and meet our greenery theme this month.