We are fortunate enough to have ducklings in our stream most years – last year I believe there were 10 that waddled through our garden and, at one point, sat outside our French windows and waited patiently while their Mum pecked on the glass with her beak, presumably to speed up the lunch service!
Let’s hope we are as lucky this year in the number of our quacking visitors – it’s one of my biggest joys in life, having the stream running through our garden and the wildlife it encourages (OK maybe not the water rats … they can stay away!).
This image of ducklings was painted for us by Jayne Netley Mayhew as part of her Spring decoupage collection. The minute I saw it, I knew I would love making cards with it.
The backgrounds here are from Holly Pond Hill CD and then an embossed square of pale green card. Using embossing folders is a favourite technique of mine – it adds texture, interest and I have fun embossing them!
The decoupage can be as shallow or as deep as you like – this has been done with just the smallest amounts of Pinflair glue gel to build it up, but it’s easy to use large blobs and get a much more pronounced 3D effect – depends what you want for the finished look!
I’ll let you know how many ducklings come and live in the garden temporarily this year!