Happy Thursday, peeps! The weekend is almost here….I am getting ready for a yard sale, so I may be MIA for a day or so, LOL! I loved the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week:
My friend lent me a stamp of a beautiful rural scene and my first attempt was to color it in with Copics….did okay, until I got to the sky. It’s now in the trash. So I decided to just stamp it in one color, which in this case was Riding Hood Red, and I stamped it on the new Epic Day This & That paper….there was a page that had a farm ledger on it---perfect for my image! I turned the sketch on its side:
Can you see the ledger entries here?:
Cool, huh? I added a country check border on one edge and added a little “gratitude” tag:
and a little farm label at the top:
I love the RHR and Baja Breeze combo…so going to miss these retiring colors! Any questions? Give me an email holler!
You never know what will keep Cassidy occupied for 15 minutes or so….yesterday it was peeling “strings” off the rhubarb I was cutting from the garden…..crazy kid!
Finally, humor me here…..if you don’t care about nature, birds and spring, you can ignore the rest of this post. My family knows that around this time of the year, my ear is subconsciously cocked for the sound of my favorite bird, the Baltimore Oriole. I have loved it since I first saw a picture of one as a child….maybe it’s because it was orange. I finally saw one in my yard a couple of years ago and I actually heard it before I saw it. I pretty much know all the birds in my little piece of heaven and what they sound like and I knew I hadn’t heard that call before! Anyway, I can be in the house doing chores or stamping, and if I hear that sound out of the corner of my ear, I leap like a crazy woman for the door, with my binoculars in hand, and search the treetops until I find him!! Yesterday was THE DAY!! I kept hearing him but I just couldn’t find him…..I must have run outside in the rain four or five times, but I FINALLY SAW HIM!!! Not once, but twice! I don’t have any pictures, because it was pouring rain and I don’t have a telescopic lens, but what a thrill….he was back & forth between two trees quite close to the house, so I got to see him nibbling on maple whirligigs and something in our pine tree. Usually they are very shy and stay away from the house! SO….in honor of my Baltimore Oriole sighting, I made another card using a digi vintage BH&G cover image from 1934 (10 cents a copy!)….same sketch as above, a wee bit of stamping on the front, and definitely not one of my best cards, but a nice way to commemorate my nerdy birdwatching success:
Thanks for visiting today!!!