Monday, June 18, 2012

The Midnight Hour of Spring

Since summer officially begins in two days, I wanted to squeeze in one more Spring themed project. I came home one day to find this Mama Duck and her little troupe of ducklings swimming in my pond.  My pond is not very large, mind you, so maybe this was training ground for the troupe.  It's only about 5 feet long and 2 feet deep and between the fountain and the lilies, there was barely room for them all.  It was the only day I saw them, but I later found the nest and eggshells at the back end of my yard.  I just had to create a scrapbook page in their honor (my very first, by the way!).  The wisteria that covers my deck seemed to be the perfect companion, as was the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set "Spring Swirl".  I touched up the photos with Raspberry Soda, Lacy Lilac, Lemonade, and Starfire glitters from SNS - these pics might show them better:

  The sentiment strip, umbrella, and snail were embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Mulberry Star and Moss Star.  

And THEN, I just had to make a matching card!
It's a 6 x 6 card - Oh! the wonders of digital photography!  I was able to shrink the image down to 2 x 3".  I added a few punched flowers to the card that were punched out of sticky paper and covered with Starfire glitter.  The background paper was touched up with the same glitter using a glue pen.  
You can find the complete instructions for the Scrapbook page here and the card here on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website!  Thanks for looking!


  1. Gerlinde this is lovely! What a nice surprise to have seen mama duck and her babies in your pond, hopefully they make a return visit. Love the glitter accents, nicely done!

  2. Love it! Are you sure this is your first page!?! Really like the little line of ducks, so cute. And the papers that you ended up using are perfect. Great job!

  3. What a fun page and matching card! You rock! The little duckies are so cute (both the real and the stamped).

  4. Oh MY! LOVE the use of the glitter everywhere, Gerlinde. Looks fabuloso! LOL The accompanying card is darling. I would never have thought of using the umbrella image the way you did! I LOVE IT! Great layout and card. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This L/O is just too darned cute. Love that you made an accompanying card as well.Beautiful!!!

  6. I love this page with the duckies!! How cute:) On a side note...the colors on your blog make it very hard to read the links.
    Thanks for sharing:)