Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Spring is here!

Good evening!

One of my favourite things this time of year is when 'my' house martins return.  When I first moved in to this house nearly 20 years ago, my neighbour had lots of martins' nests on her house and mine had netting to stop them.  I removed the netting but had to wait several years before they started to build a nest on my house.  I was so excited when they eventually did!  Since then we have had good years and bad years, I now have three nests outside my bedroom window and I just love waking up in the morning to the sound of these delightful little birds chattering away together.
I am happy to report that the first pair arrived back at the weekend!  I always worry about them!  They have such a long way to fly to get back.


I thought I would share this card in honour of the occasion...in my mind the birds are martins.
I stamped the outline tree, then masked off each area and added brusho powder, and rather than spritzing, I used a waterbrush to activate the colour - you get a bit more control.  I did sprinkle and spritz a bit as well!

Once it was all dry, I mounted on to another piece of card, which I did sprinkle and spritz.

Stamps used:
Grove tree outline and mask

Thanks for stopping by,
Janet xx

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Janet, and I am so pleased that your house Martins are back...I had a rather large heron helping itself to breakfast out of my pond this morning...have a lovely Easter...xx

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    1. Thanks Jo, sorry to hear about your fish!

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  2. Glad to hear the martins are moving back! Very pretty card! Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, I think it is still only the one pair at the moment, hopefully more will arrive soon! x

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  3. Nice card Janet. Our Swallows returned yesterday. Amazing birds to fly so far and come back to the same nesting site. Only problem is we have a spotty horse for the next few months, but it's worth it.

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    1. Thanks Anne, it does get a bit messy, I agree, but worth it to have the birds around xx

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  4. Ich finde deine Karte sehr schön und auch die Erklärung dazu. Deine Erfahrung mit dem Brushopulver kann ich teilen und finde, es ist sehr schwer zu handhaben.
    Liebe Grüße zum Osterfest, Annegret

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    1. Vielen Dank Liebe Annegret. I enjoy using the powders xx

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