I had to do today's color challenge. I am trying to get my inspiration back. I love when I can envision a card in my head, put it on paper and then say "Wow, I made that". That is not happening much these last few days. I promise I'll keep plugging along.
Today's color combination was Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke. I used Bordering Blue as my base and I stamped it with the Polka Dot background stamp. The Mellow Moss layer is wheeled with the Jumbo Whimsy wheel and I am in love with it. It is so subtle and whimsical. It goes so well with this stamp set too. I decided to use some HodgePodge Hardware instead of hoarding it and I laced some Cream grosgrain ribbon through it before attaching the ribbon together behind the layer with a glue dot. I then added the sentiment layer and used the retired corner rounder on the edges. I still have to order myself the new version and I hear that the corner is not as wide as this one. I added a splash of Rose Red in on my tulip and popped the flower up on dimensionals. I stamped the smallest butterfly in Bordering Blue, once on the card and once on a scrap piece of paper so that it appears to be 3-D. The card still needed a little something so I added the larger butterfly that is stamped in Bordering Blue and then rocked in Not Quite Navy to give it's wings a little more dimension. I had some sticky strip and added it just along the body so the wings are also popped up on the card.
It did end up raining today! We got about 3/4" of rain. We still need a lot more, but it did give me an excuse to stay inside and stamp instead of running around in the backyard with the boys. Colin had his eye appointment today and we got some good news. He doesn't have to patch, but we do have to have his prescription changed back in his left lens again. Now instead of his eye crossing in and him having problems with Amblyopia his eye is going out slightly. Our opthamologist thinks that it is because we had to increase the prescription in that lens when we came to a standstill with the patching about 6 months ago. We are still keeping our fingers crossed that his eye problems will all end soon, but at least he is young enough that he regained the sight in his eye. After the age of 7, the blindness can be permanent so we are lucky to have caught it so early.