Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Merry Monday Challenge Card - and some birds and butterflies

What a wonderful October we are having so far! 68ºF with the sun shining but a cool wind. I skipped out on Aqua Fit today to go to Point Pelee for a hike. We walked about 4 hours so that made up for skipping Aqua Fit. There were a couple hundred Blue Jays flying overhead and from tree to tree which was great to see; one bald eagle soaring overhead as well as a few hawks; about 75 turkey vultures; a dozen or more Kinglets and White-crowned sparrows; several flycatchers and a few unidentified birds. Not too many Monarch butterflies – 2 to be exact but here’s a picture of one of them.


and here’s a White-crowned sparrow.

Today’s card was made for the Merry Monday challenge at The challenge this week was to make a card with a bird on it. Well I just happened to have three stamped images coloured up and ready to be made into cards so I pulled them out. This is a Stampin’ Up stamp I borrowed from a friend of mine.

This was coloured with water colour pencils, blended with water. Dies are from Spellbinders and I’m really loving this die. The little tags are from Cuttlebug dies and the gold sentiment, stars, etc. are a peel-and-stick. The background paper is from the stash. I made all three cards in the same design but different backgrounds and different coloured ovals. Here’s the other two.

Update on the grandson with a broken arm – he broke it Sunday, stayed home with his mom on Monday and back to school on Tuesday. He is one tough little trooper that one! He was back in school before I got a card made for him!

That’s it for a Wednesday!







jinxxxygirl said...

He sure is one brave boy! Maybe he'll have fun showing off his cast and get everyone to sign it!

I cannot imagine that many bluejays all in one place. That must have been spectacular!! Hugs! deb

Karen D said...

I love the pictures of the butterfly and sparrow.
Your bird cards are wonderful too. Lovely colouring on the images.
Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Benzi said...

Very pretty 'bird' cards with the different papers.
I've never seen that many blue jays together but I know several can really make a lot of noise when they are together. They know how to tell the news when they are disturbed about something getting near their nests.
Nice photos you shared.

Marcia said...

Beautiful your coloring! :0)

Bonnie said...

What a special picture of the Monarch and the sparrow is so pretty.We don't have that kind of sparrow here. Your cards are all beautiful! It's amazing how the different backgrounds give each a very different look! Thanks so much, Violet, for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

Susan said...

You've used one of my favourite Christmas bird stamps! And used it beautifully! Wonderful colouring, and I agree, it looks great cut out with that particular die!

Sue said...

What a wonderful set of cards, they have a lovely traditional fee! Your colouring with the pencils looks amazing.

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely cards Violet, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lesley said...

Love your cards, Violet! The birds are coloured perfectly and the die cut is wonderful to showcase them! Sorry to hear about your grandson but they are resilient aren't they!! Happy he is back to school! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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