Well I am running out of pictures to show you. But rest assured I have more to come. I am waiting until I have a good supply before I remove from camera and resize and copyright mark them. I was asked a few times if I allow you to use my photos to make cards. It is very nice to ask me. As long as it is not to make 3D images or other media to make cards for the purpose of making money in any way without my permission is not a good idea. I also know that once it is out there on the internet it is public matter but I am asking you to mention where you got the photos from if you do so need to use them for personal use only. If for any other reason please always email me so arrangements can be made.
I post them for the sole purpose of your viewing pleasure and if it is enjoyed I have attained my goal for the daily blog that I work on for you.
Here are the photos some of you have been anxious to see:
From my front yard. This is a rose that bloomed 2 days after being planted in the ground from the nursery to here. Now does that look like a plant in shock to you? I have cut 5 roses already from it and it keeps on coming up every other day! The one I planted in the back garden has does the exact same thing only, it has produced at least 8 roses. I think I have a proper ground to rose roses...
That's the same rose (3 first ones after transplanting them)
Another one of my favorite color roses in a close up. Up above!
These below are the curled ones mini roses I get at the front, they come out in pairs and always look so similar and are good for about 3 days. If I don't remove the dead ones no bloom shows. But as soon as I remove the dead ones I see two more buds coming out of nowhere. Weird but true.
Once you see those pictures you will wonder "what bad hair day?" LOL I felt better after seeing a few of them with feathers all over the place hee hee. But they were courteous to pose for me and Mom and Dad were not far watching and gotten used to see me go up in the round stair case every day and realise that I wasn't harming her little ones. I was just enjoying taking pictures of them.
It took me over a week to realize that there wasn't just 3 birds in there but a shocking correction had to be made. There were 5 of them and one egg that had never hatched. I must say with all the bird nests we have around us and the little ones flying off the nest it is very very noisy and very unpleasant. They fly over our heads when sitting and eating outside it has become a nuisance. So we will be better prepared for next Summer.
Look at the one in the back he was the volunteer to step out of the nest to leave more room for the ones underneath him. He looked as if he was guarding his sibblings.
Remember me talking a bad hair day! Well look at the one photo above
The day before they were ready to start learning how to fly they were all lined up on my Wisteria branches and I knew it was the last picture I had taken of all of them together. Please note that the pictures are not in chronological order they were taken. But you get the picture hee hee
To make a long story short after this family of bird had left to spread their wings and fly away they didn't. They are staying here. What I had to do is remove all of the nests built in my Wisteria. We had poop galore all around the patio it was disgusting to step in that so we had to act before more little birdies would be born there. I had to remove all of them. 6 of them were sitting there around the patio. That would mean 30 more little birdie camping at our place for the Summer. We couldn't have that it is way too disturbing. In fact they are eating buds out of my fresh flowers and so on. It has become a nuisance. So time to move on and go spread your wings at other neighbors yards. If anyone of you have any trick to keep the birds away or scare them permanently please pass the info to me. I am sure others would also love to know how.
Now for the card to share:
I am a person who loves to play with inks and colors so don't be surprised to see more of similar cards to come in the near future. I love this technique.
First you will need a stamp of choice mine was the tulips in this case. You will also need a spellbinder shape of choice. Mine was a long rectangle. Or better yet, if you are not a Spellbinder fan, cut yourself a frame out of CS rigid enough to use as a mask. You will need black ink for the stamped image and grey ink for the shaded areas. If you wish to insert your sentiment into the image itself and you feel you have enough room for it, go for it! lastly you will need some Copic pen in red and some laquer on top of your red colored tulip and a sponge dauber you have on hand.
I used the white Bazzill CS (linen texture) I stamped my image direct to my card, (be sure to secure your card before stamping. That would require some temporary tape or rub some tape on your clothes to accumulate lint so the tape will not tear your card's corners apart when you are done with stamping and shading.
Once your card is secure and the flap is not flapping loosely anymore you can stamp your image where you want. Now it is time to mask your entire image. You will need a shape that will hold all of the image. For this card at least. Then secure your mask frame with more not too tacky tape. I still hold on to my Spellbinder shape while I am sponging the color around the shape.
Note: When you sponge daub around any shape you need to make a circular motion starting with applying some ink on your sponge (direct sponge to ink pad technique) then on a scrap piece of paper daub one time on your scrap paper to remove the too intense color and then you can start in circular motions starting on the outside of your frame and inside all delicatelly done so you don't get big blob of ink in some areas and not on others. So I suggest if you are new at this to practice on another paper with your mask frame so you know what pressure to apply for a really nice soft effect around the innerframe.
I then color my flower of choice, apply some crystal lacquer for some dimension. If there is room for my sentiment I add it there before lacquering. After lacquering an image it must sit aside for at least an hour. Better safe than sorry I say!
So this is your card for today and there is more of the same technique coming. Like I said it is a quick, simple and so elegant looking card, who needs the frames and embellishments when a card can be so elegant with less. Plus you can mail it without having to pay the excess thickness fees.
Enjoy! If you make something similar please send it to my email so I can see what you made. Perhaps I will share it here if you let me.
Have an exceptional day! Take time to share a smile with someone today. I promise it will feel awesome.