The French sentiment on this card, translated, is; "Each day, life offers a little beauty." Sometimes, we have to look hard to find that beauty, and this rainy, windy, and cool spring and summer do challenge me to look hard!
The idea for this card came from the May 2011 issue of the British publication, Craft Stamper. There's always a small, free clear stamp attached to the cover, and inside, examples of art made using the free stamp. The magazine is offering a free, down-loadable e-zine; check it out here: http://www.craftstamper.com/ezine/
It was mainly the color combo and the bird stamp used on the sample card which inspired me. The article, "Designer's Palette," called for burgundy pigment ink and "coffee colored dotted embossed cs". I got out my SU Cranberry Crisp dye pad and my Color Box Cocoa pigment pad for the stamps, and used SU Very Vanilla cs with no layers. I also used a scrap of SU Close to Cocoa to layer the sentiment.
The bird and eggs are from the SU Nature Walk set, and the sentiment is taken from SU Sérénité. The background stamp is SU French Script. I loaded the bird and egg stamps with VersaMark and Cranberry Crisp, embossed with clear ep, then overstamped with the French Script in Cocoa.
Hope you find this adds a bit of beauty to your day.