Monday, August 19, 2013

Pistachio Pudding Birthday and the Birds

This card above was for my sister's birthday last Thursday.  The card base is Pistachio Pudding and so much prettier IRL.  In fact, this whole card was so much prettier IRL.  Right now I'm afraid that the smudging I did behind the flowers looks like a mistake.  I actually took pictures of this card outside at first and it was even more washed out, so I thought if I tried it against a complimentary color it might show up better.  Oh well, she liked it.  The flowers are stamped with Summer Silhouettes and embossed with white EP.  The butterfly was stamped using Polka Dot Pieces in VersaMark. The sentiment is from Label Love.  Both the butterfly and the label were punched out with the appropriate punches.  The white strip was punched out of Whisper White cs with my new MS Nested Petals Ribbon Punch and lined with a strip of Pear Pizzazz cs.  I added a grosgrain bow with a similiar green (generic ribbon) keeping this card pretty monochromatic.  

These birds directly below could be seen from the back porch of the condo this morning.  We were anticipating having some new windows installed today only to find out that the salesman sold us windows that were not exactly the same as the rest of the units.  Luckily, HWNSNBP checked them out while they were still on the truck.  So the appropriate windows will come at a later date.

We also had an electrician come out to do some minor electrical work for us.  I stuck around for a while and then decided to take a bike ride.  It was a glorious bike riding morning - not too hot and just barely a breeze and I was going to cut my ride short but then decided to go down to a street that borders the refuge opposite of where we live.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the birds were right up near the road there.  However, the marsh grass is so high that it's difficult to get a clear picture, especially with the wind blowing.  So if they appear blurry, remember you're looking through the weeds.  Click on the pictures to get closer.  I decided not to crop some of them.

This next picture needs your imagination. Every time we have ridden by this area I was curious about that grass that was curled over.  Now keep in mind that the surrounding foliage was all green, until I saw it again today.   Today, being all in brown now, it appeared to look like a giant sitting bird to me.  And it wasn't until I downloaded the picture that I realized that the curled grass was part of the root system to the rest of that brown - the tree that had apparently been blown over.  

Do you see the bird?  I hope so.  

I have a couple more cards to post and some other projects that I've been working on, but I will try to spread them out over the next week or so.  Have a great one!


  1. Lorraine, I had such fun catching up on your Zentangle pages. They truly are amazing when you look at several in a row. You have given me the idea to get a calendar for next year and try my hand at drawing my characters on the lines of the pages each day.
    A plan, a goal. Inspiration found here!
    Thanks for stopping by! Elizabeth

  2. Lovely card Lorraine, great color, stamping, punched ribbon and of course all your fabulous pictures.

    Regards diane


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