When Bear stayed recently I took some longer walks with him and we went to see if the swans were nesting in Beddington Park. There were lots of fowl on the water and under the weeping willow I spotted a very unusual duck.
He was all by himself among the mallards and had found himself a little perch to preen himself on.
Wow just look at this handsome chap....
The adult swans have moved on, just as they have at my local ponds, but the year old cygets were still there with their sweet juvenile plumage.
My challenge project today had to be bird inspired. It is a tag that I have made for Easter and features lots of birds.
I had a play with my Distress Oxide inks again both to make the background and also through my flourish stencil. I just love these inks. The bird on the branch is a Tim Holtz die and I have added crackle on top on my paints to give some texture. I tried stamping with archival under the Oxides and was delighted that this gave a very soft subtle background effect.
My tag was made for the following challenges;
A Vintage journey all aboard
Dies R Us 1/2 Easter
Crafty calendar April showers/ spring
The Artistic stamper 1/3 backgrounds
Love to Create 2/2 anything mixed media goes
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
Simon says work it Wednesday spring
That's crafty 1/3 foliage and/or flowers
Fussy and fancy 1/3 embellish it.
Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you are enjoying your week? Our gorgeous sunshine is here again and the temperatures are still very mild indeed. My birthday celebrations continue today as my Hb is taking out to lunch in London. I shall take my trusty camera with me 😉
Bye for now,