Hi everyone! The challenge this week over at Just Us Girls is a color challenge. Cheryl is our hostess and chose these fun spring colors!
I'm longing for Spring to appear here in Western New York. We just had a snow storm on Wednesday (like most of the northern part of the country) and a snow day to go with it. The second week of March should start showing signs of Spring, like birds returning to birdhouses. So I chose this die set from My Favorite Things to get me into the mood. The pieces of the birdhouse were impressed with a wood grain impression plate and the edges inked with tea dye ink. The bird was die cut from pattern paper and the background paper is also pattern paper. I used a Paper Smooches die to get the curve bottom. I added the sentiment, twine, and wood grain sequins to finish it off.
I used this sketch from Fusion, but realized after I made it that the challenge was closed! Oh well, I really liked the sketch!
You can see more inspiration on these blogs.
Stamps: Wishing You (PTI)
Paper: Neenah white, so saffron, old olive, Dolled Up (MME)
Ink: Chocolate chip, tea dye distress ink
Accessories: Homespun birdhouse (MFT), borders 1 (Paper Smooches), wood grain impression plate (PTI), twine, sequins, dimensionals