Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night determined to create something?!? Yeah, me neither! But tonight (well, this morning, by now ;) I woke up to check school closings, and then decided I was hungry, so I toasted an English muffin and drank a diet Coke. While I was finishing my diet Coke, I sat down with the laptop to check the blogs I follow* and, lo and behold, Kristina Werner had posted a new color challenge!!! Usually I am not very good with challenges, but I am trying to break out of my comfort zone and challenge my creativity! So here I am, at 4 a.m. working on a card. As I've said before, rarely do ideas just pop into my head. I usually have to look at all my favorite blogs, Stampin' Up!, and Splitcoaststampers to find inspiration for a particular project. But for some reason, perhaps the haziness of my brain at 4 a.m., I immediately visualized what I thought might be a good layout for this challenge. I stamped the trees from Branch Out (my new favorite set) in Old Olive Craft ink and then embossed with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Then I brayered on So Saffron, More Mustard, and Taken with Teal beginning at the bottom of the card and layering as I went up. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a scrap of brayered paper and layered it with a circle of Taken with Teal cardstock. I also added a few teal butterflies. I hope I will like this card as well at 10 a.m. as I have at 4:30 a.m. . . . and I hope you like it to! Back to bed for me! Have a great day!
*This little story makes me think I could write a children's book along the lines of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Maybe I should call mine If You Give a Mom a Laptop!!! Or perhaps a diet Coke!!