A lovely lady sent me the same beer mats that Linda uses - I said a private thankyou - but publicly I am saying another thank you as it has enabled me to finally have a go at these. (Sorry I can't put her name or she might be inundated with requests for beer mats - and might end up paralytic)
This is my first effort so not very good - but it is symbolic - and special to me.
A few days ago, I was sitting in the garden in the early evening, relaxing after all the digging I had done. So what's special about that you might ask?
Well, I was fortunate to get the very latest hearing aids a few days before, and as I sat there I was overwhelmed at hearing the birdsong. It was beautiful - so many birds - so many sounds - it brought a tear to my eyes I have to admit. I could hear my chickens before, and the occassional pigeon cooing - but the chorus of birds all around was quite a revelation.
I can see that this isn't very good at all - it's my first attempt.
I covered the beer mat with silver plumbers tape (self adhesive)
Then I embossed it through my Wizard, and coloured it spring green
Went over the floral raised embossing with alcohol inks.
The dovecote, dove and sentiment were stamped on card which was covered in the plumbers tape
It's hanging in the studio,with the date on the back - of the day I heard the birdsong