I don't often combine challenges but this time it was just perfect for 2. Firstly the Play Date Cafe Challenge 55 where we were to use 2 blues, 2 reds and a pink. The colour image is at the end of this post. The background is made up of 2 shades of blue, the edges have been distressed with rusty hinge and barn door with a subtle hint of Cracked Sapphire right on the edges. It has been layered onto a pinky red patterned paper which I have used my most favourite paper punch on. Loops, Martha Stewart punch. Then this has been placed onto a rich red backing paper.
I have also entered this image into Simon Says challenge where we were to use our favourite Tim Holtz stamp. I just love this Umbrella Man. I love the way he is not quite solid but made up of lots of numbers, and the quote is one of my favourites too. The blue paper really minded me of rainy day colours.