Happy May Day.
Your feet must be aching from all that dancing around the May pole so why not rest awhile and cast your eyes over my latest page:
We have a blackbird [or maybe more than one ... they do all look rather similar] who sits on the TV arial of the house beyond the bottom of our garden.
He perches there singing his heart out, regaling us with his entire repertoire:
I truly love garden birds and their familiar, comforting songs.
And, as you may already know, I have a particular soft spot for the blackbird:
If you're new to Mr.Blackbird [the one in the the foreground] you might like to read the story of how he came to live with me here.
When I spotted the real-life Mr.Blackbird on his perch last week I was struck by how much he resembled his indoor counterpart ... and so I reached for the camera:
The photo came out so much clearer than I could have hoped for ... which is more than I can say for the print out I made of it.
Still, this meant I could experiment with the printed photo and so I sanded it and sprayed it with Shimmerz spritz and water.
[Typically the ink and water didn't have muhc effect when I wanted it too ... yet if I'd sprayed it by accident .. what's the betting it would have made the printed colours bleed or blobbed pigment where I didn't want it?].
I also spritzed the Shimmerz inks through a die-cut paper to create the soft flourishes at the bottom:
And I was so pleased to dig out some old Dymo tape in a blue which matched my Easter Monday blue sky so perfectly!
It's the first page I've made on the Ranger 12x12 Manila cardstock and I liked it a lot.
So much so that I was very restrained in my use of patterned papers over the top of it ... and that doesn't happen every day!
I think even Mr.Blackbird approves!
Here's to spring sunshine, open doors and beautiful yellow-beaked soloists.
Thanks for dropping by.
Page design inspired by Sketch 235 at the Pencil Lines sketch challenge blog.