I used the "Teddy bear Sunday" image three times and colored it like a neapolitan ice cream adding the light green rhinestones also made me think of some yummy spumoni ice cream. I keep this card really clean and simple. I colored my image with my colored pencils and added some glossy accents on the syrup on the bears as well as the cherries and then once dry I added some stickles on the cherries, but that is hard to see in these pics. I added the pretty red ribbon and bow to set it all off.You can find the challenge at the Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog; There's Magic In The Air HERE.
With everything so dry and with the drought in Indiana everything is drying and dying so early and things are going to seed quickly. That is the case with my cone flowers this year. I have not been watering a lot since everything was close to dead when I got back from vacation. Anyway.... since my cone flowers are going to seed they have been attracting the goldfinches to my cone flowers. So I decided to sit not far from where I kept seeing them land and attempted to get some pictures of them so I could do a few watercolors of them. Here are a few pictures I got that I thought where pretty good pictures.
In the picture below this little birdie was singing.... it's song was so beautiful and lovely to watch.
In this picture below he is looking right at me.
Have a beautiful day and make sure you take time to see the beautiful things that are all around you in the small things we tend to take for granted sometimes. These goldfinches were just that. They brought a lot of joy to my day and it felt good to sit in the sun and capture part of this beauty in still to enjoy and to maybe paint at a later date. Thanks for lurking by and seize the day with some joy!