One man's weed is somebody else's wildflower. European goldfinches are meant to love thistle seeds, and indeed in the wild they do. I've seen whole fields of them in Greece, and small flocks of them here. But the only time I left a couple of thistles in the garden, they paid not the slightest attention and all I ended up with was a fine crop of thistles all over the following year. At least Sherry won't have that problem with these, and they have attracted a few pretty birds for her. You know what they say about a house with books - as far as I'm concerned you can say the same about a garden without birds!
A2 base, Memory Box.
IO image stamped on watercolour paper with Versafine Black and coloured with distress inks. I added a touch of Stickles to the birds' wings, the thistle flowers and a few leaves. It's layered onto green Bazzill and then I tied some organza ribbon round it.
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 GMT Views: 682
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 17930
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 9:05 AM
Sabrina, these flowers will look lovely in Sherry's garden!! Great sheer ribbon!! Thank you so very much for your kindness, I know Sherry is going to be thrilled with her teaparty!!
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Registered: December 15, 2008 Location: Kingsland, Georgia Posts: 34141
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 9:17 AM
How pretty Sabrina. I love how you sparkled up the birds wings. I love to watch the birds in my backyard where I sit on weekends and make cards (too dark now when I come home from work to watch them while I make cards....lol) Awaiting the return of my hummingbirds! Your card is just darling and I am sure Sherry is going to love it!
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Oh how pretty Sabrina. I love all the colors. Great coloring and this will surely be appreciated. I feed the birds so I really enjoy seeing them in my garden. I have a whole section of my yard dedicated to flowers to draw hummingbirds. Your birds are cute on here.
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39224
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 1:56 PM
Sabina love your wild flowers and darling seed eating birdies. My new puppy eats bird seed too. He would go perfectly with your card. hehe Just kidding. This is fabulous. WOW WOW WOW! TFS :0)
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