Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Poppies

Hi- sorry I have not posted during the last week.  Bill and I spent Easter Weekend up in Algonquin Provincial Park, so I had things to get ready, and just did not have time to post.  Weather was good for the most part, but they still have lots of snow on the trails, lakes are still frozen over, but most of the streams are running with plenty of water.  The amount of water they have up there compared to last year is unbelievable, thanks to a never ending winter with lots of snow.

Anyway, hopefully I will have some pictures to share with you once Bill goes through them all.

I didn't think I had a card to post, but was looking through my files and realize I never posted this one. This is a digital image from --  A day for Daisies and the image I used can be found here - spring poppy bunch.

I coloured the poppies using copics, then sponged some green and blue ink around the image.
I cut a square out of green pre-embossed c/s 4x4".  I then cut a circle out of the square. Used pop dots to raise this over the image. I stamped the sentiment on some cream c/s, then trimmed both ends into flag ends, then sponged some antique linen around the edges.  Added a wooded leaf which was sponged with some antique linen, and some glitter on the poppies to finish this off.

Image - digi - A Day for Daisies
Ink - black versafine, copics - G40, G43, Y00, Y02, Y38, antique linen distress, SU soft Sky, 
Memento - new sprout
Paper - white cougar, cream, embossed green, DP - Bo Bunny - country garden
Dies - spellbinder - square, circle
Misc - glitter, wooden leaf from Studio Calico

Thanks for your visit.  Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

A friend ...

Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend.  I spent the day on the road today.  Bill and I headed down to Ojibway Park in Windsor to have a peak at what if any 'new birds' have flown in due to migration.  Nothing new, just the usual suspects - as I always say-, but I did have a deer eat from my hand.  There were about 10 all standing out in the open area along the walkways and a friend of mine had some feed and they would come right up to you.  There were a couple of fawns - so precious, I just wanted to hug them - but I didn't.  We also saw a pair of Wood ducks, Bill managed to get the male in flight - gorgeous.  After that we headed down to Pt. Pelee, we walked one of the trails and came across some Golden Crown Kinglets - those little guys just don't stand still.  Bill had a hard time trying to take pictures because they are constantly moving, but.... he did manage to get some beauties.  I can't wait until migration is in full swing.

The card I have to share today, is an image I stamped a few weeks ago, after I stamped it, it wasn't quite what I thought it would look like (colour wise), so I tossed it in my 'maybe someday bucket'.  So one night I was going through some papers looking for something else, when I came across some Memory Box paper that caught my eye.  I pulled it out and remembered that image I had stamp off a few weeks ago, pulled that out and Oh my, it matched perfectly.    Morale of this story, always keep your 'duds' because you never know when they might come into play.  Here is my card:

 Stamp is from Penny Black (an older stamp), and I coloured right on the stamp using Distress Markers - weathered wood, milled lavender, & shabby shutters, then spritzed and stamped. Paper is from Memory Box.  For the flourish along the left side is from Memory Box.  Finished off with glitter, some sequins (white and coloured using copic colour BV11), and some mauve seam binding ribbon.

Stamp - Penny Black - Delphinium
Die - Memory Box - Fauntleroy Crest
Paper - cougar white, Prisma mauve, Memory Box
Ink - distress ink - milled lavender, distress markers - weathered wood, milled lavender & shabby shutters, versafine smokey grey
Misc - sequins, seam binding ribbon, corner rounder, glitter 

Have a great day!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Has spring arrived yet?

Is spring ever going to get here?  You can hear the birds in the wee hours of the morning singing their songs, my bulb flowers are pushing through the ground, which is usually the sign of spring, but the temperatures  and weather are very slowly at coming around.  Rain and high winds yesterday and into today, tomorrow is suppose to be around 50F (10C) and sun! I'm just itching to get outside and putter around in the gardens.  

Since the outdoors remain untouched, I thought the next best thing is to colour up something pretty - like flowers! 

I had this LOTV image for a while now and it was just begging to be used.  So this is what I did with it:

I think you can see how this was done, so I will just list the supplies I used.

Stamp - LOTV
Ink - black memento, copics - V01, V17, BV11, G40, G24, G46, C00, C01, C02, prismacolour pencils for shading - french grey, sky blue light, true blue, sandbar brown
Paper - cougar 110 lb white, Webster Page (mauve background), dark mauve c/s
Dies - MFT corner flourish
Misc - sequins, glitter, stitching

I think I will add this to my sale bucket and put a nice Mother's Day verse inside.  Thanks for stopping in today, have yourself a  wonderful day!