Sorry for all the quiet over the last few weeks. Summer is always a hard time for me to craft but this summer even more so, it seems. I have been working in the flight office at Dulles for a month (and through this month) and while it is more consistent, it comes with long days. The pay off has been some weekends off and even the 4th of July off but we have done a small amount of traveling. Thus, not much crafting. But I did have a few minutes to play with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge with this fun sketch by the amazing Narelle!
Given that Narelle is the queen of fussy cutting, I decided to do some cutting of my own. Die cutting that is. I took a bit of liberty with the dies (and the sketch) to create a bluebird out of a robin die. I spritzed some watercolor paper with Oxide sprays and let it dry. Then I cut the bird from the watercolor paper and then used my Bitty Blender Brushes to add Salty Ocean and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink.
There was a bit of mix and match with the dies but that is what makes these such a good investment! The Winter Greenery branch with leaves from the Dogwood set created a pretty summer branch. I added a nest with some little Salvaged Patina inked eggs. For the additional circle on the bottom of the sketch, I took my yellow blender brush and applied what happened to be on there. Likely some Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade. I added a small sentiment from On the Line: Fall Florals. Before I added the elements, I decided a little more Lost Shadow spray would be good behind them.
Thanks for stopping in today. As always, come over to see what the team has created! Hope you are doing well. See you soon!