May 29, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #17


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Better late than never. I have my DT card today for Inspired by All the Little Things #17. The post went live on Saturday but I wasn't able to post my card. It has been a rough week, as much as I can't wait for the warmer weather to return each spring along with it comes migraine season for me. The humidity and barometric pressure has been playing ping pong with me all week. A nasty migraine that has also brought on an upset stomach and muscle spasms in my neck that shoot right up to my eye. So now that I have painted a very unpleasant picture I have my card for this week that I selected for the challenge.



I focused in on the colour scheme, the lilac and the tea cup. I die cut and stamped my tea cup using  Bo Bunny's Secret Garden Arbor paper, stamped and embossed the flourish to come out of the cup like steam and then I used my new Magenta Nuance Water Colour Powders to paint and splatter the purple over the background.


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I am also submitting this to this week's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



Hope that you can come over and play with us this week.
Wishing all my American friends a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

30 comments :

Keeway Tsao said...

So pretty!! Such a creative take on the inspiration this week. Love the texture those powders create!

Hannelie said...

Your card is beautiful Tracey!
I know that feeling of the migraine creeping from your neck to your eye. My eye gets so teary sometimes, it gets all swollen ! Hope you feel better already!

Karen B. said...

I hope things get better soon! Lovely card.

Susi K. said...

Well worth the wait, Tracey - your card is lovely! The purple BG is awesome and I love the contrasting purple colours featured on this beauty!

Teresa Kline said...

hello tracey! awesoem design...luv the background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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~amy~ said...

SUPER pretty Tracey! Love the embossed flourish and the paper pieced tea cup!

Deni(se) said...

Sorry to hear about your bad week... this is a beautiful card, the painting, the embossed swirl and the lovely cup design. Just a WOW for me.

LauraJane:) said...

Sorry you have had a rough go this week. Your card was worth the wait, I love the flourish of Lilac goodness coming from the pretty teacup!.
Here's to a better one!

Jen W. said...

Oh Tracey, I'm so sorry you've been having such a rough time. :( Migraines are so hellish and I hate how much time they steal from us. I hope you're doing better now and they give you a break.
As for your card - I LOVE this! The flourish steam is so cool and that Bo Bunny paper is gorgeous! If you weren't on the DT this would be the winner! :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Dance said...

Oh Honeygirl! I can so relate to what the weather has been doing to you!! See if your insurance covers this newer med: Cambia. 20 minutes and relief starts. Seriously. My insurance doesn't cover it (I got some samples), but will jump some hoops to try and get them to do so. Here's hoping all those darn things are through for a while!!! Your card is brilliant! How clever to do the steam like that and that flowered cup is beautiful. A beautiful birthday card. Thinking of you my friend...Bev

Diane Jaquay said...

How pretty!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty and fun, Tracey! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Shelly said...

This is so pretty, Tracey!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! This is so pretty!! I LOVE that little tea cup and the way you created that background. It looks so cool!!

Linda said...

Sorry to hear about your migraines. Hope things get better. Beautiful card. Love the color.

Kathy said...

Tracey...this is so gorgeous! It took my breath away almost. Loved the inspiration, and you have my favorite colors here on your card, as well as the cup of tea, which I love. Thanks for this inspiration!

Anita in France said...

I'm so sorry the strange weather has brought on such horrid migraines, Tracey ... do hope by now you've found some relief and are feeling much better! Your card is beautiful ... the paper pieced cup would be right at home on any high tea table ... the 'steam' rising from it is spectacular! Hugs, Anita :)

Georgiana said...

Wow! Looks amazing! Love your water color background and how the white looks like steam.

Lindsey said...

Yep, it's been a fun week for the migraine-sensitive. Hope you're past the worst of it.
So, I introduce you and Ardyth to wc powders, and both the students have eclipsed the demonstrator. :D Love this card!

Sharron said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! Love the colors and the creative steam with your wonderful flourish. Sorry you've had some rough days with your migraine. Hopefully this coming week with be much better. Take care!!

Marcie Sharp said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great lately. This humidity is brutal! Your card is absolutely lovely!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...your card was well worth the wait, this is as stunning as it gets. Just love that incredible purple inking, so amazing. Sending good thoughts your way and wishing for warmer weather for you too!

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, no! I hope that your migraine season improves soon. :( But I am glad you felt better enough to make this beautiful card. That sure is some colorful steam coming from your cup!

Barb Ghig said...

Your new watercolor powders are so pretty, and I love how they bring out the details in the flourish! Gorgeous card, Tracey!
I sure hope you're feeling better by now...migraines can be really debilitating, and it sounds like you've had a rough time...sending hugs your way!

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the purple and swirls. I am so very sorry to hear how ill you have been. I hope you feel better soon.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous and full of whimsical magic! LOVE!

KimCreate said...

Hi, I hope the weather evens out to bring you some relief! I like how you used a flourish to resemble the steam coming from the cup! Very creative. :)

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, Tracy, I'm so sorry about your terrible headaches that radiate so badly! The weather can sure play havoc on us! But you made a gorgeous card for this challenge, and I LOVE the idea of the steam coming up from the teacup! Sounds like some nice, hot tea might help you! Big hugs, and thanks for the inspiration!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful use of watercolors!