Sunday, February 28, 2016

Anything Goes?

First of all, I want to shout out a Happy 49th Birthday to my big brother, John.
Love you, John!

I've been saving this gorgeous paper from the DIY pad by Cratepaper.  
I love the watercolor look--perfect for a background.

I chose a spot with mainly pinks and yellows and cut it for my background, and then created a simple card with my Bluebells stamp from Serendipity Stamps and a bird die from Momenta.
Well,...I wanted simple, yes, but not blah.  And this looked downright blech!
After a bit of musing, I cut my card front in half.

With these two pieces, I created two cards.
For the first one, I framed and cut piece with a bit of blue from my scrap drawer.  I die cut another bird from a scrap of brown.  The sentiment is from my new stamp/die set from Sizzix, Hot Air Balloon.  When stamping the bluebells, I used blue and green markers, and then added a bit more color with a light blue chalk pencil.

I used the same supplies for this second card, using more of my brown paper scrap for the frame.  I almost think I like this one best of all.  I'm going to enter it in the latest Serendipity Stamps challenge:  
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