Monday, April 30, 2018

Pick a house any house

     Now that the weather has warmed up here, my hubby and I are starting to do some fishing again.  I love being on the water.  We have so many amazing coastal birds here and I just love getting to see them close up.  Last week at gorgeous Great Blue Heron landed next to me on the pier while we were launching the boat.  They're my favorite.  I call them Twiggles because of the little feathers that stick up on their heads.  We have pelicans, seagulls, terns, water turkeys, grebes, ospreys and a whole host of others.  Wish I had my friend Pauline's camera skills to capture them.
     Anyway, I said all that to say that I like birds.  LOL
     This little fellow is no water bird but I don't discriminate against yard birds either.  We have lots of variety in that area too.  He has his choice of birdhouses to choose from and I added a few little jewels that match and pick up the colors of the card.  Purple Onion Designs birds make it easy to fall in love with our feathered friends.

Copics Used:
bird E31, E35, E55, E41, E2, E43, Y15, YR24
bird houses E31, E35, E51, R21, R30, B00, BG01

     Hope this card brings a smile to you.  Have an awesome week!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio adhesive jewels, doily


Ros Crawford said...

It sounds Idyllic being on the water and seeing all those beautiful birds... A blue heron? Wow!Your card is so lovely with those cute houses and birdie and I love the soft pastel shades... Happy May ... Have fun!

Geri Neumann said...

Sweet card Tracy. Take your camera next time you go fishing....I’d love to see some of those birds!
Hugs, Geri

Pauline said...

Tracy, you are so lucky to live near bodies of water to see all the beautiful birds. I took a picture of a Caspian tern coming out of the water with a fish a couple of weeks ago, but had to drive an our to see the terns, but well worth it. I love the great blue heron as well and the egrets. So graceful when they fly! I will post my pics soon. Your card is so sweet. Love the little scene you created along with the pretty papers and doily. I never think to use my doilies, they just add that little bit of extra to your card. Enjoy your outdoor time with nature!

CaroleAnn said...

You made it hard for this sweet little birdie with such adorable bird houses to choose from - love the colors used in all this creativeness!!! Your pattern papers are lovely!!! Good luck with the fishing and enjoying all the wonders of nature!!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very sweet image and card Tracy, the tiny print papers work beautifully too. Nature is a wondrous thing and you are so lucky to be able to get close and enjoy it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card. The sentiments is perfect.

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like you live in such a tranquil spot, my friend! I love being near water, too. There's something so incredibly peaceful about being around water, and out in nature. Your little yard birds are super adorable, and I love the soft look and feel to your card design. Such pretty colors. Love the feminine bit of doily peeking through. And the gems are a fabulous touch!

Lori said...

Adorable! Such a sweetly colored image and darling papers. Your fishing trips sound wonderful!

Dotty Jo said...

So sweet, Jo x

CherylQuilts said...

Tracy, we too have so many beautiful birds in South Florida, and I love each one for their different looks and sounds. So glad you and hubby are getting out in the boat and fishing and looking at all the beautiful things God has made. I love this darling little bird, and I'm sure he is quite delighted to have his (or her) pick of birdhouses. Such a darling card with the DP and the sweet doily. And your gems finish your card off perfectly! Hugs and love! xoxo