Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wish upon a star... with Anything But a Card Challenges

Hello! It is week number three of our 'Celestial' challenge and my turn to share.  It was so hard for me to narrow down the direction I wanted to go with this theme.  With Christmas right around the corner, I could go with a Christmas star creation, or maybe something with angels and the heavens... But in the end I decided on something a little motivating to place in my crafty work area to remind me of where I am and the direction I would like to go.  I created an ATC to add to my growing collection (really need to do something special with them...) and decided to play with some long neglected supplies too.  Once again, I have found my photography skills severely lacking.  This really sparkles with the gold and glitter, but the photo turned out very 'eh'.

I colored the background of a piece of watercolor paper with some black, purple, and blue pastels.  Then I pulled out my stars mask and dug out my bottle of gold Smooch that I've had for ages.  After the ink dried, I stamped my mantra words for the coming year.  The whole thing was treated to a smearing of dazzling details to give it just a little more sparkle.

The three words are a gentle reminder to slow down and not allow myself to become so busy that I don't have time for dreaming, creating, and inspiring.

I will leave you with a quote and the hope that you will find time to play along with us at Anything But a Card.  You still have a week left to share your inspiration with us! Have a wonderful week!



  1. Margaret your ATC is beautiful and I too love the words that you chose. I enjoy making these mini masterpieces... great job !

  2. Great job on your ATC. I love the words to remind us all to slow down!

  3. Love your sky full of stars, and that's a wonderful quote from Frances Clark! Sorry to have missed so much... but I'm looking forward to catching up a bit in the New Year!
    Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season.
    Alison xx

  4. Beautiful ATC - there is a real magical quality about it. Wishing you a very merry Christmas :)


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