As I needed a birthday card for a customer before the weekend I decided to have a go at this sketch challenge. It took me ages to get it right, I had the idea in my head but none of the bits seemed to work, the air was a lovely shade of blue for a while :).
Anyhoo, I decided to go with this image and matching papers from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley-Mayhew cd. I decided that the puffins would be perfect as the card is for a Shetlander and we have lots of puffins here. I decided to use a dark blue card and then covered the front with one of the matching backing papers. Then for the horizontal element I used a strip of the blue card and a strip of silver mirri card embossed with the swiss dots. For the vertical element I used the dark blue card again and matted a strip of the second matching paper onto it. The topper was matted and layered twice onto dark blue and silver mirri. I hope you like it