Sunday, December 09, 2012

Robins and Magpies


This week over at One Layer Wednesday the challenge is to put snow on your card...and not just stamped snow - "glitter, sparkle pens, Smooch, glimmer mist, flower soft, flock, puff paint, artist's paste, or any other simulation of snow you can think of".  I decided to try something new so I have used a dimensional paint.

Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts image, Artee Stamps sentiment, Kaleidacolor ink pad, Lyra pencils and KindyGlitz 3D dimensional paint.

Will also connect with
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-anything goes
Artistic Inspirations-anything goes
Great impressions December: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network 6: anything goes

We have a family of magpies living in our garden and at breakfast time I can watch them feeding in the garden.  There are three babies that can fly but not feed themselves yet.  I like watching the parents running from one baby to another to feed them all.  The babies are quite noisey until food is put in their mouths.  I have been trying to take a photo of the process and finally have a reasonable shot.
Magpies can be very territorial during mating season and will swoop anyone or anything that comes into their territory.  I have walked out of a park backwards so I could keep an eye on a magpie.  Because the minute I turned my back on it it would attack me.  When we took our dog for a walk in another park the magpies would leave us alone but attack the dog.  In the end our dog refused to enter this particular park.  Not surprising really.
The family in our garden don't bother us or our pets.  But at present they won't allow any other birds into our yard when they are feeding.  It doesn't matter whether the bird is big or small the magpies chase them out.
I hope you are all having a nice weekend. 
Thank you for dropping by


  1. Such a delicate card and the snow looks very effective.
    Those magpies are so cute - thanks for sharing their pic.
    M xxx

  2. Gorgeous CAS card Skye..Loz

  3. What a great one layer design! The bird is so decorative, and the added snow is such a nice touch. You do one layer so well!

  4. Love this classic image and the texture added by the 'snow'. Wonderful OLW card!

  5. This is gorgeous...Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers

  6. I love the simplicity and sweetness of your image with 3d snow.

  7. Lovely image of the robin, beautifully coloured ... and the dimensional snow is inspired! Anita :)

  8. This is beautiful The clean and simple look is absolutely perfect backdrop for teh robin

    Thanks for joining us as Crafty Bloggers Network
    (CBN DT)

  9. great snow, i haven't tried any dimensional paint but don't mind the thought of getting myself some ;-)

    Visiting from OLW challenge
    xo, Kristina
    I'd love if you popped over for a visit

  10. Love the CAS creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment