Monday, September 11, 2017

Using Glitter Cardstock and Birds and Nature

We had a beautiful weekend here in Ontario but my thoughts and prayers were down with people in Florida and nearby islands. Unbelievable damage from a storm. We know someone who lives in Orlando but she let us know this morning that they are safe and sound and didn’t even lose hydro….feeling grateful!

If you checked my blog post on Friday and noticed the card was missing – oops, my booboo! My friend, Jane, emailed me to let me know it was missing so I immediately went in and corrected it…and thanked her. Be sure to scroll down to see it if you missed it. The background started out as very ugly paper but I transformed it into a more pleasing look.

Today’s card is another one using the Memory Box poinsettia but I tried something very different on this one. I love giving myself challenges to see how many different looks I can get using the same die or stamp.


The die was used on gold cardstock this time but I didn’t use the flower petals. Instead I die cut it again using puffy glitter paper. The background was plain mustard yellow so I sprayed white acrylic paint over it by dipping an old wet toothbrush into the paint and running my thumb across the bristles to get a nice spray. Then it was glued to the white card base. It looks crooked in the photo but it was the camera angle; the card is fine.

The large white die cut piece is from another Memory Box die. It’s not a flower or a snowflake – just a nice scroll so I glued it on first, then the gold die cut; then the red glitter petals. The sentiment started out as silver but I sponged red alcohol ink over it to change it to red. Then small red gems were added to the die

cut poinsettia in some places and three large ones to the right side. It’s okay but not my favourite.

Saturday we went to Point Pelee to walk some trails and hopefully see some birds and monarchs. Friday night they reported 2,000 monarchs at the tip of the park; our count for the day: 2. We have the worst luck being at the right place at the right time.

We did see a nice Cedar Waxwing and got an okay-only photo.

On Sunday we went to Rondeau Park and had a lovely walk through the trails there. We saw several small birds, likely warblers, but they were too deep in the trees for a clear shot. However we did get a nice shot of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo; a Merlin (first time we have ever seen one); and a monarch. Here are those photos. Double click on any photo to enlarge it.

That’s all for a sunny Monday, September 11, 2017.



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1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Such great shots Violet and a lovely card! I've never heard of a Merlin.. beautiful bird.. and i've never seen a cuckoo... Now the cedar waxwing i believe i've seen in the New Jersey mtns where we lived YEARS ago and i think they are supposed to be around here but i have yet to see one... Hummingbirds are still here... Monarchs don't come thru here but we had hundreds of them in TX... Hugs! deb

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