The current Impression Obsession challenge is What's Your Hobby. I love bird watching--in my backyard or when we're camping--in fact, I'm always looking for birds & keep track in my bird book when I see a new one or one I seldom see. Decided this was the perfect occasion to ink up a couple stamps I hadn't yet used: F13050, Nest Collage & D13038, Let Your Soul. The card front is also stamped with CC049, C-A-C Screen, very lightly inked with Distress old paper. I die cut a piece of white cardstock with Spellbinders Labels 10 & used cotton balls to cover it with brown, orange & green chalks. Then I stamped the image in Versamark & rubbed on black chalk. I added more brown & green to get the look I wanted & a touch of blue to the eggs. Then I used an applicator to add more green chalk to the leaves & brown to the nest. The quote is embossed on vellum & die cut using Spellbinders Labels 18 & a piece of K&Co brown printed paper is die cut with MFT's Dizzy Doily. I finished the card with a clear brown button, twine double bow & blue Stickles on the eggs. I'm also entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.
I'm so happy several people are participating in my Blogiversary Challenge & there's still plenty of time to CASE one of my first year's cards. I'm getting a lot of great ideas from the beautiful cards people are making--thank you all for taking the time!