What an overcast day! Overcast and no rain in sight, sad because it is so dry. It is going to be humid over the next few days as the weather warms up a bit and maybe some rain then, so start thinking it in for us please!!
Well well what a photo I have for you today, no not a bird, but there probably is one somewhere in tha background, it goes for miles!! Yes you got it a Kangaroo, you all know Australia is famous for its kangaroos.
Well what can I say, he hops on 2 legs and I am pleased he is on the other side of the fence.
So then I made a card for you, a card with a little birdie on it with a cage in a tree and a little nest with speckled eggs in it!
How cute is that? It is made from No.20 Crochet Cotten, and glued together with Glossy Accents. Things are a bit pathetic here at the moment, no white glue (PVA) and have not been able to get out to get any. Soon 🙂
I love making things like this and my own embellishments, I get such a thrill from the journey of making things, and the finished card is like an anticlimax.
The background is hand stamped using Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Creamy Brown with a set of Stamp-It A5 Unmounted red rubber stamps. I have used a Memory Box Woodland Branch for the brances at the top of the card, the cage is a Sizzix Bigz die, the branches/leaves at the bottom are from a Sizzlets die called Branch. The leaves on the brances at the top have been cut from pieces of the branches at the bottom.
The little flowers are made by a Fiskars plier type punch 1/4 flower and the sentiment is a Penny Black stamp on a handcut strip.
I love the SU Bird punch and use it a lot. I have been playing with it using punchart techniques so that I can make different, real looking (or more real) birds. I am so pleased with this guy and now I might have to also play with shading to make my birds look more dimensional.
Now you have so much to look forward to, don’t you?
Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going great.
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