These "Happy Birds" were calling my name. I think the sentiment is just perfect because I had a big smile when I stamped and colored this guy.
I did switch the sketch to a circle. In retrospect I didn't need to. My original plan was to use a woodgrain print and I was going to use the negative of the circle like a hole in a tree. When I stumbled on this bird printed paper and decided it was perfect - it didn't occur to me that I didn't need the circle anymore. And now that I'm typing this, it's occurring to me that I should have used a sunburst or zig zag die cut behind the circle like a sunburst - an even "sunnier" look! I hate when I think of things after the glue is dry!
I hope to see you playing along!
The blue is the long retired Brocade Blue from Stampin' Up. The banner is a regular fishtail die. I cut it going both ways.