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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy As A Bird With A French Fry

Good Morning Stampers,

Welcome to The Paper Players challenge # 292. Claire has a great sketch challenge for us today. It's right up my alley! I love layers and I know many of you do to. 

I'm using another "new to me" stamp set, which I think is just too cute! Especially this image and sentiment that goes with it.

I wanted to do a water colored background for this little guy in some nice bright hues. I used Zig water color markers on an acrylic block to smoosh yellow, pink and orange onto water color paper. The vertical layers are simply cut and I used the top layer to stamp the sentiment. I debated this placement, but finally decided I liked it. The image is cut out with a Die-namics Pierced Circle die and popped up on dimensionals. Finally, my favorite embellishments, sequins, were added.Though I didn't take a picture of the inside, I made this card a thank you card.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with this great sketch from Claire. You can check out the rest of the DT cards here:
The Paper Players Design Team
Colleen Begley-Me

Have a great Sunday and week ahead. I'm excited because I only work four days and we are flying to NYC on Friday for a week. Just to hang out and have fun.

Thanks for coming by,

Stamps: Happy Birds set by W Plus 9
Paper: SU Ballet Blue and Yoyo Yellow card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock, water color paper, Lawn Fawn plaid patterned paper
Ink: Zig water color markers, Memento tuxedo black, Copics
Other: Die-namics Pierced circle die, sequin, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Colleen, this is adorable! I love the watercolored background and mix of patterns!!! So bright and fun! This sentiment made me LOL! You certainly made my sketch shine! Have a great week! XXX

  2. Super cute card! The background looks amazing! Love the sweet blue bird!

  3. That image is just so sweet....what a cute card! And that sentiment is sure a fun one!

  4. Colleen, thanks for making me laugh this morning. Your bluebird is adorable and love the background treatment with the gingham paper. Fabulous take on the sketch.

  5. LOL..how cute! I can relate to that little bird, who isn't happy when they're eating french fries, right? Your background is super, too!

  6. Colleen you had me right away with that cute bird and hysterical sentiment! Love this!

  7. LOL, this little bird looks like he swallowed that french fry and more! Love this sentiment and the way you've stamped it vertically. Fun background too! Enjoy your short work week and fun trip!

  8. Love the vertical sentiment and that funny little bird, but top marks go to the watercoloured background - this is just beautiful and brings all of the elements of your card together perfectly Colleen!

  9. Super cute! Love this birdie and the fun sentiment! Your coloring and background are wonderful!


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