I decided to make a birthday card, using the colours of the sky as inspiration. I also wanted to use a chair stamp that I got from Sizzix when the sale was on as I thought the set was very pretty, and then have been lost for how to actually use it! So here is my creation:
I layered a 'Works' patterned paper of leaves on a grey background and floral embossed turquoise paper onto a white card base. A slit was made in the card edge and a papermania floral ribbon slotted into this and tied into a knot. I coloured the top of a peg with promarker and added the sentiment, before clipping the peg to the ribbon. The chair and bird were stamped onto a grey floral patterned paper that I received with an ATC, using Distress ink. Then some flower heads were stamped onto white card using papermania turquoise ink, and coloured using turquoise and several grey promarkers.
This was inspired by the following challenges:
abc-challenge H for Happy Birthday
I did say that I would get a picture of my new cross stitch for you all to try and guess what it is: