I came across this greeting that I had written for something and then changed my mind and kept it for 'later' - and I found a couple of stitched swirl pieces that I had saved. I found some background paper that had a lot of brown in it - and added the flowers and blue gems to match the background - then matted the stitched piece with gold to match the beads. The text I matted with gold too and added a few blue gems.
I think it is harder to work up a piece this way round - rather than starting with the paper colours as I normally would - but it's a great feeling to create something new from odd left overs
PS - Blogger had a hitch the other night and lost a whole days postings from every one - so if you thought you saw something - or you entered a challenge - and it's gone - you are not going mad (well not just yet anyway) - blame Blogger!!
Please all check any blog challenge you have entered - including Do You Stack Up?