I have been suffering from a weird sub-clinical cold for the last few weeks. I'm not sick enough to slow down, but I'm constantly tired and feel off. I've been thinking I will just shake it off but it keeps going on and on. So I decided to skip the gym last night and head home early from work. Heading home early came with the benefit of finally having a bit of time in the craft room. However as it was already dusk when I got home (despite being home early!) and pitch dark by the time I finished the card (although it was quite a quick card) so I had to wait for this morning to get a picture.
This card is the amalgamation of inspiration from various places. First of all, I was inspired by the gorgeous inspiration image over at Daring Cardmakers. I was inspired by the colours (turquoise, purple, pink and black) the Christmas theme and all the gold and glitter. I was also inspired by the theme "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which made me add a ton of glitter to the wreath. I was also inspired by One-Layer Simplicity Challenge where the theme is Peace. Last but not least I'm linking up with the CAS Mix-Up Challenge where the theme is Stamping + Masking + Your Choice (in my case heat embossing).
I started by stamping the wreath from STAMPlorations Joyful and the sentiment from Framed Christmas: Peace, Love and Joy in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. Then I masked the wreath and edges of the card and inked Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress inks through the ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil. Last, I watercoloured the wreath using Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet for the berries and Mermaid Lagoon for the leaves.
Card: 300 gsm Daler & Rowney watercolour paper
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Distress Inks Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon
Other: Gold embossing powder, ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil