I was THRILLED when I saw that Liz Qualman was bringing back her Sunday sketches! I have always been so inspired not only by her sketches but by her work. So it was a joy to sit down this afternoon and create with her first sketch of 2012:
The loon is Minnesota's state bird, and I can't tell you how many pictures I take for that one little moment when it opens it wings. We were on Forest Lake, and this particular loon was very friendly and allowed me to get really close. I just kept snapping until I ended up with this near perfect shot! One of the reasons Jerry and I love the lakes so much is the call of the loon. What a beautiful bird!
Almost the whole page was done with Magnifique paper and the matching stickease. I matted the stickers with black cardstock helping to draw out the color of the loon. I added some black brads and buttons, chocolate waxy flax, and some licorice gems. Those of you that know me, know that I already miss the Level 1 kits. There is just so much more that can be done with them than meets the eye! Look carefully and you'll notice that I popped up the 9x9 mat to add some interest to the page. I carried that them throughout trying to achieve balance.
Hope you're all having a great first week of 2012 - thanks for stopping by!!