Sunday, March 28, 2010

Critter Challenge Blog - Challenge #7

I know, I know.. normally the Critter Challenges start on Monday... but we are a day early because we have an exciting blog hop happening tomorrow. This gives you an extra day to get your creation for this week done!

So.. normally I'm much better prepared, but with the kids getting ready for Spring Break (woohoo!!) I didn't get my design made until late this past week. But I am so glad I waited. I went to a weekly crop night at my LSS and found this lone piece of paper (Basic Grey - Offbeat - Carefree) sitting on the sale table. I picked it up and thought.. eww.. what on earth would you do with that. I put it down and got working on the pages I'd brought with me. While sitting there.. I remembered this photo I had.. last year, while staying with an Aunt.... my youngest discovered birds. He spent hours, looking, reading, learning about birds... this little guy was his favourite! So I jumped up and scooped the paper... my mom's response.. "What on earth are you going to do with that?" I reminded her about Carsyn's infatuation with the Pine Siskins. She was skeptical, but trusted me.

This has become my favourite layout. With the awesome sketch provided from the Critter Challenge Blog I created a layout my son loves and will treasure remembering all that he learned about this tiny bird.

Thanks for visiting... make sure you play along.... and join us tomorrow for the Paper Jewels/Critter Challenge Blog Hop!!

Basic Grey - Offbeat - Carefree
Basic Grey - Bittersweet - Belgian (from my scraps)
White - from my scraps
DCVW - Metallic Blue
Ribbon - DCVW
Everything is inked with Versa - Pinecone


Darsie Bruno said...

fabulous photograph!! Fabulous layout page!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great layout using this week sketch, love the photograph.

marsha said...

What a great photo and love your layout!


Melina said...

AWESOME pic! Great layout :)

Lesley said...

Great dp, I love it!

Julie said...

What a great photo, and the perfect paper to go with it!

Tracey said...

WOW, what a fab photo.

Colleen said...

neat - the dp is perfect!

April said... great is this! LOVE the DP and great shot of the bird!