The themes were 'What's in My Garden" and Colourful Birds.
For both sets I have used my rubber stamps and coloured with my Tria Markers.
For the What's in My Garden Series I used masking and sponging techniques taking some inspiration from what is happening in my garden of late aswell.
Of late in my garden have been lots and lots of beautiful butterflies
particularly ones with lots of rich tones of brown.
The butterfly is the Stampin' Up! All A Flutter Image and the background is the En Francais Stamp.
The most recent addition to our garden has been a beautiful hyrangea. As my mother's alzhiemers progresses we find her reminiscing more and more and the hyrdrangea was all throughout her mothers garden, it holds fond memories for us all.
The Hydrangea Image is a Stamp from the Because I Care Hostess Set by Stampin' Up! and the Background is the En Francais Stamp.
Each morning we awaken to the garden full of joyful song from all the birds preparing for their busy days ahead.
This little fellow reminded me of the Blue Splendid Fairy Wrens that I just love.
The bird is part of a Crafty Individuals Stamp and the Background is the same as my others in this set.
For the Colourful Birds Set of ATC's I used the Crayon Resist Technique with Alcohol Inks The whimsical type bird stamps I used for this series are all from one set, I have misplaced their packaging but I think it is a set from Inkadinkado. Again I have taken inspiration from the birds I have seen in and around our garden.
For this bird it is all about the tail..........he so reminded me of the Wrens and Willywag Tails we have frequent our garden. I chose the colours of the wrens in our garden to use for this fine fellow.
The racous of the Lorikeets and King Parrots feeding can be heard constantly
in our garden when the Bottlebrushes and Grevillas are in flower.
Quite often we have caught a glimspe of a shadow of an Owl in the Moonlight.
His colours remain somewhat of a mystery but you don't miss his big bright eyes.
Our lovely host in New Zealand is also hosting a Magnificient Elephants Swap and a Beautiful Butterflies Swap so I am looking forward to hopefully joining in the fun of these ones as well in the coming months. This all depends on well I get on top of my Christmas Card Orders I have from a few regular customers and my own list of cards to send.