What a rainy, dreary day it is today. Perfect for card making but I have both Max AND Phoebe home today. Max's cold turned into croup during the night and he sounds awful. Its not good news because he is part of the school choir festival tomorrow night and we are all looking forward to it. So fingers crossed his throat doesn't get worse. Phoebe is now coming down with a cold too, so not a quiet card making day....
I was so excited about this Little Tangles challenge as I love mint and gold together but every design idea I had just didn't work. So I got out my small stash of Neat and Tangled stamps and stared at them till I came up with this:
I haven't water coloured for a while, my paintbrush was feeling very neglected, so I took her for a spin! After heat embossing the Neat and Tangled 'Faceted' stamp in gold on water colour paper, I used Distress Ink 'Cracked Pistachio' to add some minty colour. I used a circle die (from Couture Creations) to cut out a large circle and also a smaller circle from vellum. I heat embossed the sentiment (from Neat and Tangled 'Sparkle and Shine) in gold and put some double-sided tape behind the letters to adhere to the water colouring. The large circle was put on foam tape and I added lots of gold star sequins to make it 'shine brighter'!!
I have four other challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Die Crazy)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Use a Stamp)
Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 14
Happy Little Stampers - September CAS Challenge
Max is playing a video game and Phoebe watching yet another episode of Modern Family. So I'm off to try out a brownie recipe I found on Facebook this morning and get my shopping list ready for tomorrow. Hopefully then I can squeeze in a card or two......