Reach for the sky!

Morning, I have something a bit different today. I have a before and after and I'd love to hear your opinions. I made this first card after being inspired by the challenge over at Less is more- up in the air. I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set called Sunny Skies. I dies cut the circle and stamped clouds all over it, stamped and paper pieced the kite and curved the sentiment around the bottom of the focal point including a little bird from the same set. 

 Then , as I often do I showed my husband, who as I've mentioned before is a graphic designer. He said he like it but added its a shame there is a little "blue glow" behind the cloud panel. So, I taking his advice I re-made the card but used a ranger blending tool to add a touch of blue ink to the base card. 

I also decoupaged the little bird as he looked a bit odd with a blue tinge to him. I have to admit I prefer this "pimped" card but would love to know which you prefer.

Thanks for stopping by, 

Rebecca x


  1. Smashing take with both the kite and the bird


  2. WOW!!

    I love both of them Rebecca. Maybe my favourite is the second but only because I like dimension on my cards.

    I love the simplicity of this, the 'circular' clouds are very effective.

    Love Sheila x

  3. rebecca this is fab love the layout and the curved sentiment

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  4. I like them both, both lovely and simple and great paper piecing :)

  5. I love both cards, but the second one is my favourite with the blue 'tinge' and decoupaged bird.
    Kath x

  6. This looks great Rebecca.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. Gorgeous card Rebecca. I love the kite image and the fab design.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  8. Love them both but the second has that extra something.
    Lynne xxx

  9. Both look great, but I think the 'pimped' one just has the edge !


  10. Love them both such a fab layout ! x