May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
Skipping Stones Design has another really cool sketch this week. You can make it clean and simple, shabby and chic, or whatever suits your fancy. There are many wonderful examples over on the Skipping Stones blog, as well as challenge details!
The beautiful, neutral color palette offered at The Play Date Cafe and a Favorite Things Challenge from Basic Grey proved to be such a great starting point. If you haven't noticed, I've got a thing for crafting with birds lately, they prove to be one of my all time favorite subjects. I've also been experimenting with layers, textures and the natural color scheme. It's fun to step outside your normal limits, just to see what you can come up with. I started by stamping the sweet little songbird image from Heartsong onto kraft paper, colored him with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolors and then carefully fussy cut him so he could rest on a burlap background. A bit of beautifully realistic patterned paper from Basic Grey's Curio Collection and twine, a button and a stamped sentiment from Uplifting completes the look.