I need to make some thank you cards and as I was thinking about this darling birdie my SIL gave me last week for my birthday, I decided to use the Barn Swallow image from Sugar Creek Hollow. You can see that I placed the little thing up on my TV cabinet with my collection of white birdhouses. (They are white despite the fact that the photo has some blue tones. I do love all white cards and over the last week or so have seen some pretty ones so I was inspired to make use of white as well.
I did add lots of interest and texture with the two styles of embossing (Swiss Dots IS my favorite embossing folder, that I know without any hemming and hawing) and the silk bow.
I colored the swallow in greys and yellows, not only because it matches the birdie on my cabinet, but because the other day I saw a bird with a yellow breast flying by with a stick in it's beak. All the birds are busy building their nests right now. Just colored pencils, layered on each other. No blending agent at all. I like this look. I was hoping for a bit of a vintage feel; wanted to add some glitter but couldn't really decide where.
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