I'll admit, it's been a bit of a tough week. There are a few things that Matthew and I have been hoping and praying would happen, and earlier this week those dreams were, once again, squashed...It's been hard to just pull myself out of bed in the morning knowing that what we wanted so bad still isn't happening...and not having anyone to talk to has made it worse.
I'm thankful that I have such a wonderful husband. Even though we are both going through the same struggle, he's been there for me to lean on and I know that together we will get through all of this.
As I finished up my card for this week's All That Glitters is Gold challenge at Meljen's Designs, I tried to turn my mind to the positive and just smile...like this cute little hummingbird (which we both mocked because at the time of me working on this card, we were both pretty down, and he just looked way too happy for us...)
Instagram (which you probably don't because I haven't really promoted that at all :) ), you may have seen this little hummingbird pop up last week. I did 2 attempts at watercoloring this little cutie. The first one was just horrible, so I tried again and it turned out much better. Since the challenge is gold, I wanted it to seem like his wings were just fluttering off so much gold glitter dust. Not sure I achieved that, but I still like it.
I watercoloring in Stitched Lotus flower as well and then used a border die to cut off the bottom. I kept everything else pretty simple since there was a lot of watercoloring on the image. I did tone on tone stamping with a sweet little Lawn Fawn freebie stamp and then embossed the border panel in gold to match the hummingbirds swirls.
Be sure to check out the Meljen's Designs challenge this week! And remember that Melissa has decided to close up the shop so everything is 50% off! Stock up on these adorable images before they are gone!
Would like to enter this card into these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #139-Clean and Simple
Fab n Funky #250-Focus on the Image
Simon Says Stamp-Things That Fly
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