Great Blue Heron

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Monday, March 12, 2012

My weekend and an Izzie

Happy Monday! Well I'm not glad it's Monday, I could use another day off.  We had a busy weekend, and took advantage of the wonderful 'warmer' weather we were blessed with.  Bill and I took off to Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville on Saturday on a mission to see the Snowy Owl and some ducks.  We were successful on both.  The Snowy Owl is gorgeous, unfortunately we couldn't get a good picture of her because she sat out on the break wall down at Bronte Harbour - closest we could get was about 300 ft or so, but zooming in with the binoculars she is beautiful.  Lots of ducks at Bronte - there must of been at least 1,000 if not more of the long tails. It was just amazing to see that many ducks in one area.  With the warmer weather and mild winter the birds are starting to migrate sooner. We then went to LaSalle Harbour saw lots of swans - tundra, trumpeter, mute, - mallards, juvenile king eider, american black duck,  mergansers, hooded mergansers, and so many more. We then proceeded to Burlington Harbour and saw a pair of Peregrine Falcons - pretty cool.

The yesterday we took a drive down to Pt. Pelee and surrounding area.  Saw lots of hawks, gulls and some of the smaller birds are starting to arrive.  Should be an exciting spring!

Okay, so after all that, lets get on with the card.  I'm just loving the new papers from MME, and as I was going through them I noticed this particular piece that had a sentiment already on the bottom - start everyday with a smile.  Since I had one of the Izzie's already stamped out, I knew she would be perfect for this paper.

Here is Izzie has a Daisy:

I stamped Izzie on Bella's bestest paper and proceeded to colour her with Copics, and some shading with pencils.  Cut her out using an oval s/binder die, left the die in place and sponged some sea breeze versamagic around her and a bit of aloe vera around the grass area.  Next, layered her onto a piece of pink c/s cut with a larger scallop s/binder die.  The MME paper is from the Dolled Up collection.
I didn't think I needed to add too much more to the card because I didn't want to take away from the sentiment at the bottom, so kept it simple, added some glitter and some pearls on the scallops around her.

Okay, well that's it for me today, need to get ready for work.
See you again soon, thanks for coming by....


Leslie Miller said...

She is perfect for the paper! Now, how easy is that? She's darling! Sounds like a wonderful weekend. It's so hard to give them up!

Kerri said...

lucky you those birds are the card

Dana White said...

Oh how brilliant using the sentiment on the dp!! This is lovely Pauline - the shading and the sparkle pn her dress is perfect. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!!

Leslie said...

Beautiful and love that you used paper with the sentiment on it. I always cut mine off if there is one - will have to stop that immediately :) Love your perfect blending of sky and grass - will have to give that a try!