While rummaging through my scraps, I found the remains of a sheet of green/blue wavy lined paper, that made me think of a bird swooping up and down in the sky, so it put me in mind of a very sweet little set of clear stamps that was in the wonderful goody bag I won in the January Charity Kit raffle at Hope and Chances. And if I could work them together, it would fit the "Wings" theme which is this week's challenge at Less is More.
I suddenly realised this morning that Santa had brought me three sets of "Create a scene" dies that I hadn't even opened. One of them is a village scene, and I chose the curviest die and used it to cut away the upper part of the front of a square card. Then I covered the inside of the card with my patterned paper and stamped a bird on it, stamping the word "Smile" roughly along the wavy lines of the paper across the width of the card.
I wanted to make the bird stand out more by paper-piecing it in in another colour. And I had in mind a yellow bird, but it's a cold, wet miserable February day in England and a Little Brown Job seemed to be more suitable. So I stamped one and cut it out, but it was no use, I couldn't stick it down, I wanted a yellow bird and I was going to jolly well HAVE a yellow bird. So another dive into my snippets to find a nice sunny scrap of yellow. There, I'm much happier now, but how did a yellow bird happen to be flying over the village? Well, it's an escaped canary of course!
I'm joining in with
Less is More - Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Use a Die
and of course, the Snippets Playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.PS - no, I don't know what the little line just above the bird's beak is for - I thought it was a fault in the manufacture of the stamp, but there's another bird in the set and it has ne too!