Happy Monday to you, my friends! This Monday is bird day here on the blog. I may have mixed up the species in my coloring, but he’s still a handsome fellow. I was determined to use this gingham frame which I’d made some time ago but never used and therefore it was relegated to the card parts basket. Today it’s a frame for my Bugaboo Spring Bird. The frame is was created with a Sizzix Elegant Wreath embossing folder. I cut out the inside, as you can see, and added some punched flowers with black sparkly centers.
Coloring of the bird image was accomplished with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits, but the blue sky shading around him was done with Copic markers. There’s a little sanding on the frame and the Core’dinations card base.
Some honest to goodness Chickadees are populating my garden since I put the feeders out. Below are three Chestnut Backed Chickadees enjoying a seed cake which hangs from the Eucalyptus tree.
I can’t help but have a mushy soft spot for the White Crowned Sparrows as they reside here year round and have grown quite comfortable with us. This one is perched in the smoke tree. He (she?) has carried a sunflower seed away from one of the feeders.
They’re so cute! Have a happy day!
Stamps: Bugaboo Spring Bird digi, Hero Arts sentiment Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Pool Party Core’dinations card stock, October Afternoon Fly a Kite designer paper Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black (sentiment), Barely Banana Coloring Medium: Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits, Copics Accessories: Flower punch, Black Diamond Stickles, Sizzix Elegant Wreath embossing folder, Scotch brand foam mounting tape