Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beautiful weeds

I made myself make a different color combo, even though I still have a few of the colors from the past few days to show soon. I used the new cling from Hero Arts,  stamped it in Memento black, and sponged on distressed ink in bundled sage and milled lavender. The buttefly was sponged with the milled lavender and highlighted with copics then cut out.

I am so bummed, we discovered yesterday that Starlings have displaced our Purple Martins in their house! We have tried so hard to keep our Martins safe, every year something ends up happening. One year two snakes climbed up into the house and ate almost all the babies. We were able to save one nest and we fed them for a day then returned them to the nest. We watched closely and believe it or not the martins returned to care for them. They would not sleep in the house and we were so happy to see those babies take flight. As soon as they were able to thought, they all left. We believe the same thing happend the year before that, but we just did not catch it. Last year we put special snake gaurds and dilegently checked the house, but still they left late in the summer. We were so excited to see them come back this year and 3 had started making the house thiers, until the Starlings moved in!  Now they are no where to be seen, and we are going to have to evict the current guest! I never realized how difficult it is for these poor birds, I am hoping they will come back, but think we will have to wait until next year! So much for the expensive Starling proof house we bought!


  1. Beautiful soft card today, Tanya! Isn't it frustrating - those starlings come in flocks and clean out our feeders in a matter of minutes, so they aren't my favorite bird, either!

  2. Love these colors together it is so soft! beautiful card!