Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beautiful with Altenew


 This month's challenge at Altenew is the beautiful inspiration above.   I was playing with some of my new Altenew inks - and came up with this card

This is made with a number of Altnew stamp sets, dies and inks.  
Stamp sets: Flowers and leaves - Beautiful Day, green splatters - Watercolour Frames, and sentiments from Simple Flowers. 
Inks: Turquoise, Tide Blue and Starlight for the flower which had been embossed with Platinum EP
Leaves were in Rocky Shores and Espresso and the frame in Olive.  

We had a great weekend away, despite traveling through a thunderstorm to get there.  And another thunder and lightening storm on Saturday, which ended with a hail storm. 


It looked like snow!

And we weren't able to sit outside on the deck due to a Mamma Thrush deciding her nest would be situated on one of the deck chairs. 

The chair was about 3 feet from the door out onto the deck.  I got a bit close and she flew off so I got a good look at her four eggs.   It was really interesting to watch her sitting, flying off for something to eat and then back to sit on her brood. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 


Dotty Jo x said...

Wow! Fabulous card, Dawn and a lovely post! Jo x

Brawny said...

What a beautiful card. Fabulous colours used. Love the thrush eggs...we've got a family hang out at our house x

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Dawn - i have the same thing every spring with a robin who decide to have her brood on my deck.

Greta said...

Really beautiful card, Dawn--perfect for the challenge! Glad you had a good time away in spite of the weather. How fun to watch the momma bird!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love how you combined stamps from different sets and the different shades of blue are so pretty! Loving your splatters in the background, too!
Thanks for sharing pics of the nest with cool!!!

Erum Tasneem said...

I had fun reading your post. The eggs though!
Thank you for taking part in the challenge, your card is absolutely outstanding! Love how you have used the watercolour frames ♥

creationsnz said...

Aren't birds amazing? We had one build her nest in the kink of a downpipe right under the kitchen extractor outlet - she must've thought she was in the tropics every time it went on. CarolG

Virginia Lu said...

Your colors and design are spot on, Dawn! I love the attentions to details! Thanks so much for playing Altenew August Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS! ps: thanks for being the best blog friend!