Welcome to my little corner in cyberspace, hope I find you all well today? The summer holidays are fast approaching, my little one is on her school trip today, but I don't think she'll need the sun hat, as it is another grey day here in NE Scotland.
One of the first signs of summer here in the UK is the arrival of the lovely little Swallows that migrate here every year. Thousands of miles they travel, how they do it I don't know, and then they have two or even three broods of chicks before migrating back to Africa again!! Little miracle workers eh?? So, I just had to draw some didn't I, and here they are:
Both of these dig-images are now available for purchase in my shop, Delicious Doodles. I have used the Swallow image for my card today, which was made following the sketch over at Midnight Madness:
I turned the sketch upside down for the card, as the flowery bits fitted better with the shape of the image. I have used papers from Funky Hand for the backing pieces. The challenge at Get Funky is to use the colours 'Pink, Brown and Cream' along with Funky Hand products, so this fits the challenge there.
At Delightful Sketches and Challenges they have a new theme of 'Summer'. Hopefully my little Swallow will be summery enough for that one! I coloured her in with my usual watercolour pencils before scanning in and printing a couple of times to get the layers I wanted.
My flowers are all made with my usual punches, and some brads for the centres. I dotted some dimension paint on the petals, and also on the flourish bit at the bottom, which is a digi-image from a cd I have. This was printed onto both pieces of paper before cutting out and sticking down. It was fun trying to line them both up I'll tell ya!!
Right, I really must get on and do some DT stuff for next week, and do my paperwork - ugh! See ya folks!