The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Turn Your Face to the Sun

Yesterday was such a hectic day for me. I spent most of the day running errands (that I thought I could wrap up before lunch--HA!), and then our evening was rushed so we could attend our daughter's middle school holiday concert (thoroughly enjoyable--she really shone!). But all of yesterday's busy-ness left me in need of some quiet time for myself today. Here's what I did with my bit of "me" time:

I made this card for Flourishes' Let's Hop Progressive Challenge, which requires 8 components:
  1. NOT an A2 size (my card is 5" x 7")
  2. Use some type of floral (mine is this beautiful hollyhocks image from the Flourishes Hollyhocks stamp set)
  3. Add ribbon or lace (mine is from May Arts)
  4. Be inspired by this beautiful photo (I drew my colors from it)
  5. Add a tag (used it for my sentiment, which comes from the Flourishes Sunflowers stamp set)
  6. Add a rounded corner (check!)
  7. Add ink distressing or sponging (which I did around my sentiment tag, main focal panel, and card base edges)
  8. Use a die cut or punch somewhere (I used medium and large tag punches)
This is was such a fun challenge, and putting my card together was so relaxing. Just what I needed today! Now it's time for me to head out to do my weekly grocery shopping, so that's all for now.

Thanks so much for checking out my little slice of bliss today!


Julie Koerber said...

Absolutely gorgeous Emily!! What a perfect image for this challenge -- you nailed it! :-)

Annette Allen said...

wow great take on the inspirational it

Pam said...

Such a gorgeous stamp, and you colored it beautifully!! Great work on the challenge too! So many things to put together, but yours looks effortless!!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful Emily! Soothing ...perfect for your day too!

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful card Emily. No wonder you felt relaxed as you created it.
I find time means nothing and stress just melts away when I get working with my paper and stamps. The best stress therapy ever!!! :D

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so beautiful Emily, those flowers and the colouring just fabulous!

Lisa Elton said...

Seriously beautiful Emily! Love the freshness of those blooms, they brighten things with the chilly weather! Your pretty little tag and lace trim are the perfect accents.

Oh I'm with you on the business and trying to get things done quickly. You would think it was Christmas Eve already the stores and traffic are nuts!!

Hussena said...

Wow what a gorgeous card!! i love the image and the sentiment you have beautiful!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I find estimating how much time errands will take is pretty much impossible! Eventually it maybe sorta evens out - every once in a while they go a little faster than expected ;)
Glad you got some time to relax! I love this gorgeous card - the bottom edge of the lavender panel is so pretty - how did you make that? And your colouring of the hollyhocks is stunning :)

Jingle said...

This is SO pretty!

Marlena M. said...

This is fantastic Emily! I haven't tackled this challenge yet...not sure if I'll be able to. I'm so impressed you did~and beautifully too!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Emily - I love every creative detail on this beauty. You're such an inspiration. Hugz!

Greta said...

Love how you met the challenge, Emily! Gorgeous coloring of those flowers!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow. This is stunning! I love hollyhocks. You've colored them sooo beautifully! Looks like you are quite enjoying your new stash o' Copics, my friend!