Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Paper craft project no. 457: Seeking for ideal truth

I've been meaning to play in this month's One Layer Simplicity and I finally managed to get a card done before the linky closes in 10 hours. Between my business and being mommy to a super active girl (who is turning one year old in 5 days -- has it really been a year since I joined the mommy club?), I'm hard-pressed to find time to craft. But make a card I did!

For my one layer card, I stamped the big butterfly four times in blue (the other three I stamped off on scrap paper first before stamping on the card base). Then I created masks for the butterflies and stamped the newsprint background from HA. I artsied it up a bit by stamping some splatters and ink blots in blue and yellow. Then I sponged blue all around the card before stamping the sentiment about art.

Also would like to link my card up to 613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes), Crafty Creations #322 (Words/Letters on the Background), and Word Art Wednesday #245-246 (Anything Goes).

The Kat Report
[Snapshots of life with my daughter.]

The Kat woke up at 4 a.m. and decided she wanted to stay up for a little while for some play time and cuddle time with mommy. Usually when she wakes up in the middle of the night, she wants a bottle and then promptly goes back to sleep after she finishes it. This morning, she had the bottle but didn't want to sleep. So play we did in semi-darkness.

A couple of hours later, she told me she was ready to go back to sleep. I picked her up from the Kat pen and started singing as I danced her to sleep. Two songs later, she was asleep. She slept for an hour, long enough for me to get a little bit of work done.

When she woke up, she had the biggest smile for me. I put her in the Kat pen so she could play and stretch a little while I prepped her breakfast. She loves pulling toys out from her toy chest (she's strong enough to pull the chest to its side since she couldn't reach her toys when it's upright), but she loves her books most of all.


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  1. Always admire how beautifully you can make a one layer card. They always have so much depth and interest. Oh well, something for me to aspire to.
    Love to see a little one interested in actual, touchy-feely books and not a electronic gizmo...that's how they start their love of the book smell and feel and words in general...hope more Kat Tales are coming in the future.

  2. Such a perfect sentiment for the challenge on your fabulous artsy card. Loving the colour combination and the layout. What a darling Kat is but as you say leaves not much time for crafting, so it's amazing you managed to find time to produce this beauty. Thank you for sharing x

  3. Brilliant card, the way you build layers of interest is just brilliant.

  4. What a fabulous background, Shery. This is super creative and turned SO beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenge, and I really hope that you will stop by and join us again soon. I really enjoy seeing your sweet creations.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Another beauty Shery! Saw this in my bloglovin feed and had to get a closer look! hugs x

  6. LOVE your card!!! Kat reports make my day! ;)
    Suchi xx

  7. Love all the elements in your card! It was great reading about your Kat report, you really have alot of patience!

  8. The fact that Kat prefers books makes my heart happy!!! Thanks for sharing those adorable pictures of her, Shery. And thanks also for sharing your stunningly artistic card with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge. You've got such an eye for balance and harmony while working with so many different elements. Love this card!

  9. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the layering of images and the butterfly is just perfect!


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