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28 April 2011

Superb Fairy Wren

My latest layout is one I made for the Get Picky Sketch Challenge #7. I combined it with the Southern Girls Green & Blue challenge and came up with this layout about the cute little Superb Fairy Wrens that have been visiting us lately. They’re terribly hard to photograph as they’re so quick and it seems that as soon as I open the back door with my camera, they’re off. Finally one day though I was lucky enough to get a few shots. The male, the beautiful blue one, isn’t often with the group of females, but on this occasion he was. I love these little birds and the lovely twittering that heralds their arrival in our yard.

So much for the birds, here is my layout. I made it completely from scraps and bits from my stash. The cardstock and ribbon are both from TLC, the patterned paper is by Sandylion, the green felt flowers are from Stampin Up!, the title letters are by Portacraft and the little blue flowers, blue metallic thread and green heart buttons have been in my stash for some time.

Logan thought this layout was too plain, but I think its simplicity suits the subject well. What do you think?

Till next time, happy days!



Tanya Tahir said...

this is such a sweet layout, Francine. Love the little buttons. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Picky :)

karenw said...

I love these littl ebirds, we don't get them often and they run away before I can even think about getting the camera out, you did so wel geting such good photos of them.

It's a lovely Lo and i think you are right that it suits the photos. It is hard for scrappers to acknowledge that sometimes less is better.

thansk for playing with southern girls again this week and congrats on getting in the top 5 last week. xx

Mitralee said...

Cool layout and great job capturing a good memory!

Alicia said...

Oooh this is a lovely LO! We have these birds at home too and I love them! Thanks for joining in with our Green and Blue challenge at Southern Girls. I have Magnolia candy on my blog if you would like to enter.
Alicia xx