Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Feathering the nest

I'm slowly settling in here at our cottage in New York, I have completely unpacked and enjoyed a few grilled to perfection dinners on the deck. This place is so beautiful and its a great reminder to slow down for a minute or two and enjoy the great outdoors. We always have at least one birds nest under the tall deck and this year we have two ..but no robins eggs, so I made my own on this pretty nature inspired card. I embossed the nest image {unknown} in a tarnished gold powder, and colored the eggs with my pastels and a blender pen. I followed today's sketch challenge at SCS its an interesting layout to work with.
I have a jar of antique buttons that will take me eons to use, my cousins started picking them up for me at garage sales and flea markets until I had to tell them No more!! LOL A girls can only use so many buttons although I have to admit I LOVE pouring them on the table and admiring them!

I dont know if anyone else has noticed that eyelettes have sort of fallen out of favor with paper crafters, I for one remember when eyelettes were the "star" of the paper world, maybe if we start using them in new and unusual ways they will come back into the limelight...who knows it could happen :) join me in my silly quest!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the color combo. I just bought some fabric to make a a similar color layout!