Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pat's Saturday Night Challenge

This week Pat had a really cute challenge. She had us seeing spots, or dots, or circles. When I came home this afternoon, I discovered my little Mama Robin, and her three little ones had flown from the nest. So I went and got camera, and took the last picture part of the story. I had been so excited to get home everyday and be flogged by the Mama, the minute I stepped out of my car. Then up the steps, I would go and peek and see how much the babies had grown. I knew this day was drawing near, but I didn't want it to be so soon. I was just standing there thinking about the circles of life, when that light bulb came on. "Pat's Challenge" it is due tonight. So this layout is the result of that light bulb. I thought the background paper looked like it had been splatter painted, with all these bleached out little spots on it. I just traced a circle template over all the pictures I printed out, and cut them out. Then I arranged them in a circular order starting with the new nest I found, then 3 blue eggs. . Next came the new hatched babies. They were not even dry yet in the 3rd picture. Two days later, Mama was feeding them, and I snapped a picture of them with their beaks opened. I didn't know they grew so fast. Seems like, within just a couple of days, they were outgrowing the nest. You can see one little one peeking out from behind it's siblings wing. Then the circle is back where it was began.....a empty nest. I added some K&K rub-ons to the top and bottom. Added the "Summer 08", and a little metal embellishment, that says observant.

Supplies used:
Daisy D's Vintage Paper
Making Memories Adhesive metal signage
Marcella by K
Bellisimo Monograms
K & C Lettering

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

what an outstanding job of showing the circle of life, you do amaize me with your talents. I would never of thought of that.*

pat said...

beautiful story and great layout. I was thinking about your birdies the other day and wondering if they all survived.

Robyn said...

Great layout....I love your story behind the photos!

Jen D. said...

Very Cool...you even got a "circle" in the title! Lovely layout.

wanda said...

Outstanding job!!! Way to go!!!