I'm back today with a brand new card, I think I must be slowly getting over my cold as I was able to create today. I didn't quite get through everything in one go, I had to take a nap halfway through, but at least I did manage to finish the card. This means it's back to work tomorrow, which is good as there has been a bunch of things that have piled up while I've been away. I do feel terribly guilty about taking sick leave. I know I shouldn't, and it's probably good that I'm not at work giving everyone my cold (although to be honest, colds are already contagious before you feel the symptoms, so chances are I have already given it to my colleagues...) and the truth is I probably wouldn't be very efficient in my current state, but I still feel so guilty just wrapped up warm in my bed or on the sofa.
Isn't it funny how some stamps become your favourites almost without noticing? I fell in love with the STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches stamp set because of the gorgeous daisy stamp, but somehow surprisingly and a little bit sneakily, the poppy one has been my most used stamp from this set (despite being quite a pain to colour, not to mention fussy cut...). As the theme over at Fusion currently is poppies, I couldn't resist to play along. I was inspired by the fun sketch over at Mojo Monday (which I interpreted very liberally) and the colours over at Color Throwdown. I also went to look for inspiration over at STAMPlorations CASEplorations. I was inspired by the stunning watercolouring of Deepti's card, and the cool stamping on Monika's card. Last but not least, I'm linking up with the STAMPlorations Anything Goes challenge.
Card: White 300 gsm card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, gold mirri card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches, Mixed Media Elements
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks Abandoned Coral, Antique Paper, Peeled Paint, Tsukineko Versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder, gold sequins from my stash, Lawn Fawn Thinking About You border die