Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Squirrels, Wildflowers and Sketches


Meet Stumpy, one of the resident squirrels. I call him that because (for reasons unknown) he has only part of his tail!

He and several of his friends like to raid the bird feeders even though they have corn on several trees. I guess it’s like comparing hamburger to filet mignon, corn to sunflower seeds!

I’m glad we live in the country because city neighbors would wonder when they heard me open the dining room window and holler “Stumpy! Get OUT of the bird feeder…..go eat your corn!!!”



Now, wildflowers and sketches

Here is the card I did for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today.

I needed a birthday card for a friend today, always happy when I can “kill two birds with one stone”.

Here is the sketch…


I flipped it for the balloons.

I colored Queen Anne’s Lace Background with Marvy embossable markers, used clear embossing powder and heat set. I love the look!
Each balloon from the Happy Birthday die is dry embossed with different folders, and happy birthday from the same die is on the inside. The greeting is from Life is a Gift.

I also used Flourished Star Pattern die (love that dotted edge!) and Beautiful Borders die, cutting off the ‘fringe’ so I just have the large scallops.


Well…it’s that time of morning when the feeders are starting to get busy. I’d better go check on Stumpy!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Cathymac said...

Oh my...those squirrel photos are just too cute, Dawn! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the pink on the Queen Anne's Lace and the embossable markers look fabulous!

Bernadette Shisler said...

I love your story about Stumpy, Dawn! I would love to be there to see him in action and to hear you scolding him! He deserves it! LOLOLOLOL!
I also love your card! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the card Dawn. Very nicely done. Not a fan of squirrels though. Trapped and relocated more than 40 two years ago and close to 40 last year. They are destructive in our area. - Jim