Sometimes isn't it nice not to do a challenge or a trade, but just sit down with some stuff and please yourself? So that's what I did, although I sort of challenged myself to use something I hadn't used before. Well I'd had this Paper Whimsy collage sheet for some time, but never seemed to use it, perhaps because the images are ever so slightly fuzzy. Anyway the bird and eggs were my starting point.
The background is a scrap of leftover paper, the nest is from a Lisa's Altered Art sheet, and the leaves are an Inkadinkado stamp which I've watercoloured in shades of burgundy.
The background "trees" were done using a Lavinia clear stamp having first masked off the nest and leaves area. I'm really pleased with the blue against the pink and burgundy. If you can have a soft blue bird who lays deep blue eggs, I figured you could have pink leaves and purple trees. And no, I haven't been at the mind-altering substances - unless chocolate counts??