I loved making this card, once I decided on the image and background paper. That's alway the hardest part of getting started. Although I have a LOT of stamps and cardstock, sometimes it is a hinderance to getting started. The image, I decided would have to be based on the size I needed for the measurements given. In the way back of a drawer I found a set (SU's Birds, ret.) that had NEVER been used! So I stamped it with Going Gray and Watercolor Crayon painted it with Celery and Bordering Blue, and Pumpkin on the beaks. Then, I found one pattern paper I really waned to use, and nothing else in the K&Co Bailey collection matched. So, I found a muted celery-ish pattern there and stamped French Script over it with a Blue Bayou, to tie it to the piece I loved...on the right. I bordered the pieces with Going Gray and used Soft Sky as my card color...then I wondered if there was a way to pull our the swans a little more.