Monday, May 27, 2013

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There is a story behind this layout.  Every Spring I encounter Finches that insist on building their nest on my front porch.  Whatever it may be, a potted plant or hanging plant, I always worry once the eggs hatch, as I fear when the babies begin to fly that my dog will go after them.  I try each year to check my plants and if I see the beginnings of a nest I discard it.   This year I wasn't on top of nest checking and found one in a planter on my front porch.  By the time I had discovered it, eggs had already been laid, and when I checked on it Saturday, I discovered that the eggs had hatched and the nest contained several little babies.
It's hard to tell in the picture, as the babies are tiny and all curled up.  I thought this picture was perfect for  Bellaidea's May Challenge at Inkido, birds, feathers & birdscages, along with the Punches Challenge at Frosted Designs.
I used a few pieces of papers from Inkido's Beautiful Memories and Forever Summer collections along with some of their Fashion Flowers. I punched a strip using my Martha Stewart Daisy Lace border punch and them stamped it using a Crochet Lace Doily stamp by Recollections.

Here I incorporated a small twig that I found near the nest and added a K & Company bird along with a metal bird cage by Recollections.

A pretty flower cluster.
I painted a small amount of gesso on the flowers and added some spanish moss.

And here I added a few small delicate feathers.

It's a chilly day here today, and quite windy.  I've got a cook out planned for my sister whose birthday is Tuesday.  Looking forward to spending some time with her today.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

20 comments:

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous layout Debbie! Love this!

Lizzy Hill said...

Have a lovely day with your sister...you're so lucky to have GIRLS in your family....I've no sisters, no daughters....*sigh*.....anyways...this LO is divine...the colours, the photo, the story & most of all the feathers & twigs!!!! Just YUM:):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love the story behind your lo and loveeeeeeeeee the lo itself! Precious photo and loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers and the butterflies!!

Helen Hapsi said...

Very very pretty!Looks like the birds are already flying in your layout! It is trully realistic! Love it...

Judith said...

Beautiful. Your nest creation is gorgeous.

sandee said...

wow Debbie, this is stunning! You did such a beautiful job. I also have a lot of determined nesters who seem to love my plants and my balcony! Hope your new little family does well! Stopping in to say hi to my fellow Monday Inspiration ladies, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Lynn said...

This is gorgeous. I love how the little butterflies just seem to come off the page. Such a great cluster of elements with the moss!

Cindy Gay said...

It's a very pretty page. I can just picture the little birds flying away.

Ashley Horton said...

What a great photo, Debbie!! Love the way you embellished your page with the flowers, butterflies and birds!

Barb Craft said...

Holy Cow Debbie!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! All of the embellishments and special touches make it look like you have a nest right on your page!!! Love this!!

barb :)

Bellaidea said...

What a beautiful page you made for Inkido challenge, thank you so much!

Kelly Foster said...

This is incredible, Debbie!!!! SO gorgeous, I am just in awe here :) So glad you joined our challenge at Inkido!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

wow - jaw dropper indeed. Just love the nest effect and natural feel. Thanks for playing along at Inkido

Bente Fagerberg said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love your interpretation of the challenge. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely page with us at Inkido!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

This is my new fave of yours, Debbie! Gorgeous page. Love the story too :) Thank you for playing along with Inkido!

Ulrika aka LillBlomman said...

Wow! Gorgeous page! Thank you for playing with us at Inkido! Hugs!

Zanka said...

What a stunning work! Everything is perfect there... Thanks for playing with us at Inkido!

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Amazing and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the details too.
hugs,
J

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hi again!!
I am back to congratulate you on the win over at Inkido,
Awesome page!!

Dolly B said...

This is just so beautiful, initially the gorgeous colours grabbed my attention and then the more I looked the more I loved. The little twig you added, the meaning behind the layout of the little birds taking flight, the colours! it is all just divine
Mary