Oval Beautiful

Hey all, Happy Monday. Dreary, windy and precip on the way here! ick :) Staying in and working around the house today - goal to get back to the stamp room later, after chores!

I did a little stamping yesterday. The room is a disaster and I need to spend time cleaning and sorting, but...I chose instead to pick up Life is Beautiful which was already on the desk and mounted on blocks. I pulled up Pinterest and did a quick search and found inspiration. Here are two versions of what I tried.

The card I saw was very different colored but I was inspired to try a blue/green combo so I could use the Blue Gems, specifically the blue/green ones, not the blue ones.

I didn't read the suggested colors (Night of Navy, Balmy Blue) and instead grabbed Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock.

First, I cut an oval (the largest non scalloped) with the Layering Oval dies. I held that over my Very Vanilla background and sponged on Pear Pizzazz in the center, Pretty Peacock at the top and Mossy Meadow on the bottom. The "heaviness" of your hand will lead to very different results here. Also how much blending you do. Over the oval I stamped the tree trunk in Cinnamon Cider. Both trees have dots in Pear Pizzazz. The hello one then has leaves in Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock full strength, and some off once in Pretty Peacock. The Thinking of You I skipped the Mossy Meadow and just did the Pretty Peacock. More leaves at the bottom and a saying in Cinnamon Cider. Gems added amongst the leaves.

A good start and first attempt. Many possibilities with layout and different colors! Thanks for stopping by today!! Contact me if any questions!

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