I combined several challenges for this card.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Summer
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - We're Going Dotty
The background was made with a yellow gelato and Green Grass distress ink. I scribbled the gelato on my sheet and added water. I dipped the watercolor paper in it. The distress ink was done the same way. You needed to let them dry between dippings. I believe I came back and redipped the yellow so it was a little brighter. The cute little birdie was stamped on gessoed book pages and colored with distress paints. He was cut out and glued to the panel. Googly eyes were added with glossy accents. The ribbon was dyed with the distress inks also. The dots are embossing paste - the dots add just a little contrast to the green/yellow back ground. Everything was matted with dark grey cardstock.
I hope you are enjoying your summer. Thanks for stopping by.