Well last weekend DH hosted some fellow pigeon fanciers for whom he had nurtured and trained their birds from babies. Their 'Young Bird Flying Season' culminated in the Young Bird Classic. For those unfamiliar with pigeon flying the birds were hampered up on Thursday and transported to Blenheim where they were liberated on the Saturday of Queens Birthday Weekend. The first birds were home in 5 hours 18 minutes. For this race 3-bird teams were entered and there were prizes for various individual birds, lofts and teams home.
It was a perfect day for pigeon flying (considering the weather that followed for the rest of the weekend) and DH was lucky enough to get the first 3-bird team home. Individuals in his loft came 4th, 7th and 9th overall and the 9th placed recipient was a visitor from down south who received a scraper for his bird's achievement. He seemed a tad disappointed with his trophy (lol) so a bit of scheming saw the prize left behind and a bit of art work at the engravers followed by some creativity in the scrap room and this is the result. Hope he likes it better now!!
I covered an 8 x 10 canvas with Gesso and tissue and let it dry thoroughly over night. I then played around with distress and chalk inks then decorated in corrigated card sprayed with tattered leather Glimmermist, a Dusty Attic bird netting inked with silver, Prima packaging, Hamley print transparency and Kaiser scrolls inked then finished with Antique Bronze Kindy Glitz and finished with a little vine and leaves.
Dusty Attic laser cuts are available at Embellish It Ltd.
I will leave you with a card made for a friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago.
Take Care and have a good week.