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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kingfishers




This is my last card for the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards blog Challenge site where I have been a Guest designer for November. I have really enjoyed my time with them.  Why not put your name down - that's all you have to do - and see if you get selected!

The theme is Clean and Simple and 
the sponsor is Delicious Doodles!

My card features a Kingfisher:

We have Kookaburra's here - they often laugh at you when you are walking through the bush. I remember one when I was a child, collecting sticks and bark for the fire box, and as I bent to pick up the stick, it flew past my nose, seemingly missing it by a fraction of an inch, and picked up a small snake that was laying right where my hand was moving to........scared the proverbial from me but it certainly stopped me from being bitten.  It was not a very poisonous snake (a whippy) but big enough to make me sick.

This is an Australian Kookaburra - my sister-in-law feeds them mince and they sit on her hand.



The Kingfisher is a different beast - more showy. I think it comes from the Northern hemisphere!   As a Guest Designer of  Chocolate, Coffee and Cards I was given a choice of digi stamps from Delicious Doodles for this challenge, and chose this one:

I had to look up the colouring :)


Here is my card!



It has to be CAS - lots of white space. I had one idea, and then stuffed it up so had to cut down the white card and re-think my approach.  This is the result.  I had cut out the oval on another sheet and was going to lay it over the top (as if looking through an oval window) but it was slightly crocked and in trying to fix it, I bent it and then put a mark on it.....brrrrr! So I ended up throwing that away. 


My second take - perhaps the white space is too big?  Needs to be trimmed?  Not sure but it  is not doing duty to the image which is coloured up with my Copics and looks lovely I think. I love those bullrushes! The orange on the belly of the bird is reflected in the shading on the rushes and the background paper. I did learn something in my art class this year!


3 comments:

Merry said...

This is beautiful Susan....such terrific colouring. How lucky were you to have the kookaburra so close. We have three that visit here at different times of the year. Sometimes they will sit on the clothes line which at our back door and not even worry when we walk by them.

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. So glad you didn't get bitten.

misstreez said...

I love the old kookaburra, very aussie. Your CAS card turned out very good with your very nice colouring.