Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom!

 SWAT has drill #48 up and it is a mood board inspiring new beginnings...  There is nothing like a birthday to inspire a new beginning.

For my mom's birthday I created this card inspired by the mood board.

I used Bazzill scraps and watercolor paper for the card base.  I used a thin layer of gesso and sprayed with Distress Spray in broken china.  The sea birds are a stencil from Um Wow Studio with heavy gesso.  The chipboard is also UWS, spooky branch and leaf confetti.
The stamps are Viva Las VegaStamps! banksy swing girl (watercolored with Distress Markers) and it's your big day.

The tiny leaf buds are painted with Art Anthology velvet paint.

I was also inspired by the January VLVS! mood board.

I love the blue background, the contrast of the black ink and of course the new beginnings and new growth!!
You have until the end of the month to enter both challenges for you chance to win great prizes!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!


  1. This is a beautiful card - makes me want to enjoy our sunny, cool day! Your mom will love it!

  2. This is so happy and awesome!
    It makes me think of spring as a child
    when we could finally go outside and play :-)

  3. Great card ! Love those colours together !

  4. How fun. I love the swinging from a branch. Great and wonderful idea.