Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Let's Go Fly A Kite"

After reading the title of this blog post, did you find yourself singing the song from Mary Poppins? My fond memories of my sister and I singing that song on long trips and the fun of flying kites as children were the visions in my head as this stamp was created.  A kite is such a multi-use image and seems to inspire a feeling of lift to any day and for any occasion.  By simply changing the color and background focus, you can reflect different seasons, events, and audiences. Try using the leaf stamp, also in this new set, as a background for a more fall experience or gray inks for a cloudy day.  For this sample, I also incorporated one of the first techniques I share with Survivors at our workshops...making clouds.  I love this look and it is so easy. For more depth to the card, I embossed striped paper with an argyle pattern to give the look of smaller kites in rows. I then colored the kite with Copic Markers to match the paper.  Since I like bling, by adding Stickles glitter glue to the frame and tail of the kite, it gives the impression that the sun is reflecting off the ribbon.

Whatever the need, a kite flying in the sky just seems to bring a sense of wonder.  Enjoy the small wonders in your day and remember, the winds of March are just around the corner...Let's go fly a kite!

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