Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. Don't know about you all, but I am so looking forward to the weekend and it is shaping up to be a WONDERFUL weekend weather wise. It's going to get into the 70s! Yes... Oh boy... and if we have some rain, then things should start greening up really soon :-)
I got the chance to play along with the Less is More challenge this week.
ETA: I was also told about the AAAcards challenge which is Shiny spring... look at this wonderful badge and how bright and sunny it is! So, I will be adding my card across at AAA this week as well.
I thought about the three pastels and realized that I could use the Novo pastels that I received in my Simon Says Stamp card kit last month - as well as the Egg stencil that was also in the kit.
Here is closeup of those gorgeous Novo mousse pastels. I love how easily they apply and they are a breeze with a stencil. When you turn the card in the light, it catches all of that lovely shimmer and shine.
Here's my card..... seen this layout before? :-)
I decorated the inside very simply:
The card is clean and simple and easy to put together. The longest part of the process was the drying time for the mousse - and even that didn't take too long. I mounted the panel on an opalescent - pearl colored layer - matches well with one of the colors in the egg and popped the sentiment up on a little foam tape.
On a personal note:
I wanted to share a couple more photographs from our Caribbean trip. I couldn't believe it when I saw this guy flying high above us when we were tendered at Guadeloupe. It's been nearly 30 years since I last saw one of these guys - and that was off a little island called Cousine in the Seychelles. Then the island was a pristine paradise with no buildings on it. Seems that they have built a hotel since then - but hopefully they have managed to keep some of the paradise feel of it!
This particular bird is amazing. They have a wingspan of 88 inches... yes... 88 inches - and their wings are incredibly narrow and make it an incredibly agile bird. One of the other amazing things about it - it spends almost all of it's life airborne. Even though it spends a lot of time at sea, unlike gulls and other birds, it never lands on water. I can't tell you how happy it made me to see several of them flying overhead - it was incredibly hard to catch a photo of them
I share this particular photo with you - only because I wanted to show you just how narrow and angled their wings are... I promise the photo that comes after it is much better :-)
The wings are really narrow with a very sharp elbow - and the tail is long and forked. Here is a better - clearer photo
What makes them even more amazing is what the males do to attract females during breeding season. I didn't have a photo of my own - so am sending you to the allaboutbirds website to take a look - as they have a great shot out there - and I do encourage you to check it out.
I'll leave you with a photo of the sky and the reflection on the water as we were sailing away from Guadeloupe. Lou and I sat on our balcony with a glass in hand (white wine for me - water for Lou) and toasted a wonderful day in paradise.
I'll be back later in the week with another card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamp: Easter Bunny - SimonSaysStamp
- Inks: Novo mousse