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MMDT Challenge #6

The Challenge: Get inspired by an artist

I chose John James Audubon, the man who discovered, recorded and shared hundreds of birds with the world. I have always appreciated Audubon's work, as I am also a bird lover and can spend hours watching them.

This is one of the beautiful illustrations Audubon made of North American Birds. The birds are  pictured in their natural settings, but the pages are light, clean and airy.

I wanted to copy Audubon's style and feel on my page, which features some of the birds I have photographed in my backyard. 

I used ivory grid paper and then almond cream and carob cream page tiles to keep the page light, airy and natural.

Here is a closer view of the left side ...

and here is a closer look at the right side ...

Shared by Candy Spiegel on March 17, 2013 | Memory Date: March 17, 2013
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Candy - I love the title block with the laser cut swirls. I do love birds and especially cardinals. I was hooked as soon as I saw them.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  March 23, 2013 at 2:46 am   
I too love watching the birds. We added our first bird feeder to our yard last year and I could sit for hours watching the bird-dynamics. Sadly, I don't have the time to give to that at the moment, but I do appreciate those captured experiences. This is a stunning page-set that celebrates Nature in all her glory.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  March 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm   
I too love watching the birds. We added our first bird feeder to our yard last year and I could sit for hours watching the bird-dynamics. Sadly, I don't have the time to give to that at the moment, but I do appreciate those captured experiences. This is a stunning page-set that celebrates Nature in all her glory.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  March 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm   
Great job Candy! Your page reminds me that spring is right around the corner.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  March 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm   
Nice job, Candy! What beautiful subjects you have! I too love the backyard visitors and I love your inspiration piece as well. Very nice pages!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  March 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm   
Candy, beautiful pics and title. I too am an Audubon fan. Can't wait for some decent weather to see my hummingbirds :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  March 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm   
Great pages!! I have better luck with flower - they stay put better. Your backyard visitors are beautiful.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  March 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm   
Candy! Very clean, beautiful layout! I love the colors and the page design. Your backyard sounds like a place I would love to visit!! Very nice!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  March 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm   
Candy you have a whole yard full of subjects to choose from! What a delight! I'm sure you find following their antics to be enjoyable. Auduban's careful attention to details of his subject in their natural surroundings is so similar to your bevy of backyard guests and your layout. Love that you have the names of the birds included! Nice work on your title block, good job!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  March 18, 2013 at 6:01 am   
Nice job, Candy! I really enjoyed it. I have lots of birds and feeders in my backyard too, so appreciate the great photos! I love the pretty title and flowers, and nice color choices!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  March 18, 2013 at 1:30 am   
     

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