On one of our regular riverside walks we discovered a new member of the local duck clan. He apparently arrived about a week ago, and according to a dog-walker he's caused quite a stir and become a bit of a celebrity. Sadly, he makes the other ducks look rather drab!
Several years ago, on seeing my first Mandarin duck I fell totally in love with the colour scheme of aubergine and copper. Just look at the wonderful deep feathers on his chest and the contrast of the tan/copper brown against them - heavenly!
This is a card I made all those years ago, after rushing home and having to do 'something' with that colour scheme!
I stamped a background pattern onto aubergine coloured paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then sprayed Moonshadow mist (walnut ink with a metallic mauve sheen) gently over the background. Finally I rubber stamped the flower and butterfly onto the paper and embossed with metallic copper embossing powder.