This is what Magda said about her challenge.
"I always have a pen or pencil with me. Always with notebook full of drawings and doodles. I'm sure not only me! I would love to see a pen in your project. It can be a drawing, doodles, or simply some journaling. It might be even a single word. I'm looking forward to see your entries for this challenge!"Apparently I misunderstood this challenge. I thought I was just supposed to use markers. Maybe that was wishful thinking on my part since I rarely (never) doodle and also never use my own handwriting in any of my work. I can't imagine doing so. It's not that I don't have good handwriting. I do. I just get really, totally, absolutely neurotic about my writing or doodling. If it's not perfect, I re-do it. Over, and over, and over, ad nauseum. Literally. Oh well. It's not easy being me.
So my project uses Copic markers. I tried to do a lot of blending to show my m/bad Copic skillz. You can be the judge of that.
Here my card that uses Stampotique's Lovebirds stamp.
Lovebirds was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, based on the coloration of the Fischer's Lovebird. Since the birds are so colorful, I kept the design simple and used a sheet of patterned paper from Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue 8x8 pad, some cool gold and green mesh I've had forever, a die-cut, and some gemstones.
If you're interested about how I found out about loveirds, I "googled" for information, as I often do when I'm stymied.
So apparently lovebirds are a kind of parrot. That was my new fact for the day. I've always loved parrots and especially love seeing them in the wild. That's why I wanted to get Stampotique's Lovebirds stamp."Lovebirds are 13 to 17 centimeters in length and 40 to 60 grams in weight. They are among the smallest parrots, characterized by a stocky build, a short blunt tail, and a relatively large, sharp beak. Wild-type lovebirds are mostly green with a variety of colors on their upper body, depending on the species. Their name stems from the parrots' strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spend sitting together."
Here are some stories for you to read if you're bored.
When Beanie, our first cat passed at the age of eighteen, our daughter, aged nine at the time, told us,
"I've been doing some research. Our next pet should be a parrot since they live up to eighty years and I don't want to go through this again."Here's another parrot story. My parents used to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends, one of whose birthday was January 1st. My parents and their friends liked to partake of spirits and that particular New Year's Eve, they did just that. They woke up the next day and my dad looked out the bedroom window, only to see a parrot in their crabapple tree. At first he thought he was a wee bit hung over and was hallucinating. So he called us all into the room and we told him we saw the parrot too and since we were young children, he believed us. So he decided he was being pranked and called the birthday boy to congratulate him on a great joke. The birthday boy claimed innocence. So we concluded that someone's parrot escaped...
So there you have it.
Thanks for visiting today!
I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
• Catered Crop Challenges: Put a Bird on It.
• Hobbycutz Challenges: Flora and Fauna
• The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #67: All Creatures Great and Small