Monday, December 12, 2016

Not your Spring Chick-a-Dee~

We have regular visitors at our bird feeder and bath all season long...the sweet and chirpy Chickadees! This year I've noticed the bird bath freezing over and less and less visitors at the feeder which prompted me to ask for a heated bird bath for Christmas! Wouldn't that be fun to see the birds up close on our deck?
I was able to snap a photo of a chickadee  at our mountain condo last winter. A bit shadowed, it is hard to get a picture up close. They are a little bit shy.
I almost forgot about my card. I used a design very similar to my friend,  Grace Nyweing's , (at Th-inking-of-You, that she shared quite awhile ago...I had the same stamp (I think) and was inspired to use it in a Christmas card.
The image is colored in copic markers and I use a multiliner to add a bit of black to the eyes. The evergreen and pine cone are Spellbinder die cuts and a branch punch with diamond stickles added. I used a retired Stampin Up paper pack. A pretty double loop bow and my, this Chickadee is looking pretty festive. The sentiment is Papertrey Ink.
Thanks so much for your visit. I love hearing from you and knowing you were here. Wishing you blessings as you prepare your heart for Advent and this wonderful Christmas season anticipating the birth of our Lord and  Savior, Jesus! 

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  1. Ohhhhh, Traci, this is beautiful! I do so love anything bird related. Just bought a similar stamp. In fact, two bird stamps. Now I hope I can color them soon. Our bird bath has frozen a couple of times this year. I've seen the birds walking on it. That sure would make a great Christmas gift! When they manage to break through the ice the sparrows enjoy taking a bath. Can you imagine? Brrrr! Your chickadee and bird feeder picture with the snow in the background is beautiful, too.

  2. Beautiful indeed and no not a springy chick. I like the warm colors and all that white space feels like snow. Beautifully done Traci!


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