Feed Me for Paper Players #279
Watercolor Friendly Flowers for As You See It

Sea Side Treasures for Just Add Ink

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I have a quick post for you tonight that I made for this great sketch across at Just-Add-Ink - here's the sketch

I looked at this sketch and realized that I had the perfect stamp set to create 4 images for the focal point.   I fell in love with this set late last year and decided it was one I had to have.

Here's my take on the sketch:

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I love how realistic these shell images are and I love them stamped in these darker colors, they really pop off the page.  I stamped the background from the phrase stamp from the set in a color that reminds me of those gorgeous blue tropical waters that you find right at the edge of a white sandy beach.  It also makes me feel much warmer looking at it :-)

On a personal note:

I thought you might like to see a couple of photos from our deck.  These guys love having fresh water to drink from in the depths of winter.  Even though it has gotten down to minus 37 - the heated water bath has managed to keep up.  

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It's amazing how muted the Goldfinches become in the depths of winter.  I miss their bright yellow feathers as they flash through the bushes.  Mind you, this muted coloring does help to keep them safer when there are no leaves for cover!

The doves also love the water heater.   They not only drink from it, but on very cold days they sit on the edge to keep warm!   You can see how cold it was the day that I took this photo because of the amount of ice that has accumulated on the edge of it.   It almost completely covered the bath.... but just managed to keep enough of a space open that the birds could get into it to bath - and drink.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you.  In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Sea Side Treasures (Fun Stampers Journey)
  • Inks:  River Rock, Cool Pool, Denim Days
  • Cardstock:  Recollections #110