Monday, May 11, 2015

A Thank You Card and Birds and Beavers



Well we had a wonderful weekend and hope all of you did too. Bird watching was hit and miss, as usual, as a lot of the warblers were very high in the trees so it was hard to identify them. As one lady said, “It’s like watching black dots jumping around.” However, last night around the supper hour Joe and I decided to walk one last trail before heading home (an ice cream break recharged the energy level) and we were the only ones on the trail and the much sought after Prothonotary Warbler showed up and we watched it and photographed it for over half an hour before others showed up. I got so many good shots of him (yes, this was the male) it was hard to narrow down the favourites but I’m posting 5 of them….along with one Rose-breasted Grosbeak and the beaver! Yes, Rondeau now has beavers and this one put on quite a show for us. They are huge – and quite ugly in my opinion.

The card posting is after the birds and beaver so feel scroll down quickly if you are not into nature photos.








Now for the card:

I wanted to make some simple thank you cards for the quilt guild to give to our guest presenters. This is one of them. The background was embossed and then lightly touched with dark brown ink to just hit the embossed areas in places. Sometimes I like all the embossed areas hi-lited but sometimes less is more. Then I just added the brown strip and added gold strips (peel-offs) to the top and bottom of it and added the peel-off sentiment. The peel-off rose was glued to white cardstock and then I coloured it in and glued it on. A simple but nice thank you card.

That’s all for a cloudy (and thunderstorms coming) Monday,

Cheers
Violet

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