Paper Players challenge this week which was to create a CAS card using watercoloring. I find coloring--watercoloring in particular--so soothing. It's a go-to activity for me when I'm in need of calming and peace. In fact, when I was teaching, if the class was particularly unruly, I would quickly come up with some activity that required coloring (I would join in!) and before I knew it, we were all calm once more.
It's been a hectic couple of weeks around here and this challenge was just what I needed.
I hate that that old adage about death coming in threes seems to be true because I found I was once more in need of a sympathy card. I pulled out my "Easter Blossoms" stamp set, inked up using brown Staz-On and went to work. I used Rich Razzleberry on the buds and blooms as it reminded me of the gorgeous red bud tree in my front yard.
Although you can't see it in the photo, the vanilla base is stamped with the same branch using VersaMark. I wanted to include a sentiment (I don't always) but wanted the branch to stand out so I stamped the message on vellum.
And, because I was still in need of a bit of calm, AND I needed a birthday card for Miss Beanie who turned two yesterday, I made a second card (so I once more have two submissions for the challenge--I can't seem to stop at only one these days...):
I cut the little darlin' out using my oval Nesties, added a very sweet sentiment from "Curly Cute" and I was finished.
I'm grateful to the Paper Players for this week's challenge--it helped me find my calm center once more. Thanks, ladies! :o)