Friday, March 25, 2011

A Signal That Winter's End is Near

The Canadian Geese are on their way north again which signals for me the nearing end of long winters here in north Idaho. Each spring and each fall they stop to enjoy the mowed hey in our field and the neighbors. This picture was taken a few weeks ago on one very cold bitter day in the teens with about six inches of new snow on top of a few older inches of snow. They were happily eating and enjoying the warmer water of the flowing creek here in our field. I took the photo from a distance from our house on the hill with a 10x optical zoom. I guess it didn't turn out too badly from as far away as I was taking the picture. The snow is now all gone but for a few piles where the snow blower or our shovels made it deeper and in some area where the sun does not yet reach around the trees. I long for the brightness an warmth of the sun and look eagerly for the warmer summer months, which are always too short here in the north.

The card below was stamped with white ink and than colored with color pencils. The paper is a dark blue star paper, which has a soft glitter like sheen to it. I do not recall the name of this technique but it was fun to do and very easy. Daisy image is by Stampin' Up!

The next two cards are the same but for the color of the paper. Both were embossed in a Tim Holtz embossing folder after applying ink to the folder itself in order to get the dark and light impressions. The birdhouse is stamped and cut out, applied with dimensional glue dots. Image of birdhouse is by Unity Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the coming weekend and blessing to you and your loved ones.


1 comment:

  1. Your blog is amazing. Love your cards. Very cool technique.