There are two celebrations in our family that occur back-to-back in September. My mother's birthday and our anniversary. I had been testing out some new art supplies - Brushos. They are powders that react with water. I spritzed a couple of sheets of watercolor paper with water and then sprinkled the powders on randomly. Then I spritzed some more. I kind of went crazy with the different colors. And so I wound up with two prospective backgrounds for cards.
I used one of them on these two cards. The first is the birthday card for my mom. She loves butterflies and I happened to have an assortment of die cut butterflies waiting in the wing in an assortment of colors that just happened to match the colors in the background. I first used a heart die to cut a heart shape into the the panel. Then I just kept adding butterflies in the open heart.
I saved the heart that I diecut and used it on my anniversary card for HWNSNBP. I die cut leaves out of matching papers, glued them to the card base and then added the heart popped up.
I'm really pleased with the way these came out. I just love the bright colors.
And speaking of bright colors - HWNSNBP sent me this beautiful floral arrangement in a pumpkin. It had some more beautiful sunflowers to match those in the vase that I had picked up over the weekend. The colors of the flowers were very similar to colors of the dresses that our bridesmaids wore 38 years ago. There were 4 of them in fall colors. (And see my new scarecrow boy and girl solar dancers too! The kids love them.)
The theme this week at Our Beautiful World is "Assorted" and I do have an assortment of butterflies, leaves, and flowers - all in beautiful colors to share over there this week. Won't you check out what other "assortments" have been shared from, really, all over the world? Click here.
I'll be back soon to share what I used the second background piece on.