by Janet Blue on February 6, 2016

This female cardinal was sitting on one of our bird feeders when it was snowing two weeks ago. Tom snapped her photo. You can see the sunflower seed in her beak.

To create this art, I used Ribbet, followed by LunaPic to add the beveled edge, and then Picasa for the drop-shadow border.


winter cardinal


neonThis is our entry in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and Mom Marie. If you’d like to submit an entry and/or view the others, click on their badge.

On the right is the original photo.

winter cardinal in the snow

So tomorrow is a big day for football fans with the Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. For all of the animal lovers, we get the Puppy and Kitten bowls. But it’s also a big day at The Cat on My Head. That’s right…it’s our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

We hope you’ll take some time to snap a selfie and join us prior to the start of all the football hoopla and hysteria. None of the Kitties Blue have come forward to volunteer to share their fuzzy face. Guess it will be a surprise.

See ya’ll tomorrow.

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles February 11, 2016 at 12:26 am

How interesting! Cardinals are quite photogenic!

Kitty Cat Chronicles February 8, 2016 at 9:26 am

Neat effect! I looks like we are looking at the cardinal through one of those square blurry glass window things that are used in bathrooms all the time time.
Sampy sends 20349852309457 kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!!

Jan K February 7, 2016 at 7:30 am

Great job on that photo! I think the female cardinals are as beautiful as the males in their own way, don’t you? I love their bright beaks and splashes of red.

Athena February 7, 2016 at 4:54 am

Beautiful art!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

meowmeowmans February 6, 2016 at 11:09 pm

We love the photo of that cardinal, and your beautiful transformational artwork, too. 🙂

Cathy Keisha February 6, 2016 at 9:58 pm

Whoa! That looks like a 3D light box. TW’s old BF used to make those.

Savannah's Paw Tracks February 6, 2016 at 8:33 pm


Ellen Pilch February 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Very pretty photo and art. We will be here for selfie Sunday.

Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles February 6, 2016 at 7:03 pm

What a cool shot!!! I just love how clearly you can see the seed in her beak MOL!

Annabelle February 6, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Love how you transformed that photo, it looks fantastic!

Christy Paws February 6, 2016 at 6:46 pm

We don’t have cardinals here. Yours is beautiful. We’ll be watching the Kitten Bowl.

The Island Cats February 6, 2016 at 6:06 pm

That’s a great shot of the cardinal.

prancer pie February 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

We love the photo! You kits have some great bird tv!

Flynn February 6, 2016 at 10:59 am

That is a good effect. It is like looking through a frosted window.

The Swiss Cats February 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

Beautiful bird, and cool effect ! Purrs

Brian Frum February 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

That is darn fancy and very pretty too!

The Menagerie Mom February 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

I love this image. Cardinals are so beautiful, and I love how you made this one even more so! As for the Super Bowl, I’m honestly not a fan. But, I am a huge fan of the Kitten and Puppy Bowls!

Sammy February 6, 2016 at 8:24 am

One of my Mom’s FAVORITE sights is Cardinals at our bird feeders in the snow……the red on the white – what a sight (say…I’m a poet!).

Love, Sammy

Carol Lowbeer February 6, 2016 at 7:32 am

We just love the way you share all your art effects so our human who thinks she knows it all can learn and grow. We never used ribbet before but looks like a winner. We love the girly cardinal and would like to EAT HER UP! (Literally).

Toby February 6, 2016 at 7:04 am

That is so cool!!!

Summer February 6, 2016 at 1:08 am

That is very cool!

Erin the cat Princess February 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

What a lovely little bird that is. Great picture entry, we love the semi obscured imagry. Purrs Erin

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