Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring has sprung, and nothing says spring more than new baby birds in their nest waiting for their parents to feed them.
This card was made for a Spring challenge using Stamping Up's Close to Cocoa CS for a card base and Basic Grey's Two Scoops Collection for the background. The image from Clear Art Stamps was stamped with StazOn's Timber Brown on a piece of Kromkote CS. The glossy Kromkote had been colored using a green Marvy Blending Blox. The image was mounted on an ivory CS and then on a slightly larger piece of blue CS. Raffia was tied around the card and embellished with a feather from a poor little unsusupecting bird. The image was then mounted over the raffia using foam tape.
I was pleased with the way this card turned out even though the colors probably don't speak as well of spring as Easter pastels do. I colored the glossy CS one day when I was playing, looking for a background for a completely different card. It was not what I needed for that card, but it is a good lesson in never throwing scraps and experiments away!
Spring looks as if it has come to north Texas, and now we learn there is a cold front on the way this afternoon which will drop the temperatures to upper 30s by tomorrow night. No wonder there is an old adage down here: "There's nothing between the Panhandle and the North Pole but a bob wahr fence." To those of you not versed in Texas talk, bob wahr is also known as barbed wire.

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