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Free as a Bird for Paper Players #456

Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us:

I thought this sketch called for the use of some of my new DSP - Bird Ballad.  It's part of the Bird Ballad product suite.  I love the paper - and I love the stamp set.
I stamped the bird onto Neenah Solar White 80# and watercolored it with my zig real brush markers.  I chose colors that would complement the colors in the DSP.  Instead of a white base, I decided to go with an old textured card stock from SU.
Here's my card:
Freeasabird (1 of 1)-5
I love the polka dot background and I think this paper does pair nicely with the grey.  :-)  It really is hard for me to get away from white card bases!!!
I hope you will join us and play along this week.  As usual, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

I got to spend a little time in my craft room today.  It really is getting easier and easier to use my hand.  Still a way to go - but still so far from where it was a couple of weeks ago.  I exercise it constantly throughout the day to try straighten the finger.  The tendons are still holding on to the bent position, so I am constantly fighting against it.  But, with exercise - and patience - it should get back to normal!

I'll be back with another card for you tomorrow.  That will be my.... 4th day of posting in a row!  It's been a very long time since I have been able to do that.  :-)  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Free as a Bird - Stampin' Up!
  • Paper:  Bird Ballad - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Inks on 3 - black.   Kuretake Real Brush watercolor markers
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 80#.  Going Grey textured - Stapin' Up! (retired)