If you are hopping in order, you should have arrived here from THE one and only Betsy Veldman.
By now you know the purpose of this hop, and how bitter sweet it is. I am so happy to be apart of this momentous blog hop, and to be able to let Cath know just how much she she means to all of us and how dearly we will miss her. We have all appreciated all inspiration she has provided us over the years.
I am not really good with this sort of thing, farewells and such, but I would like to share a favorite quote of mine that I have already shared with Cath, on her blog. It really says so much in so few words. It's from the Movie Hope floats:
“Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.”
Cath, I wish you well, I wish you sunshine and rainbows. May this be the beginning of something even better for you. May you look back on this and know that it was always meant to lead you to your "next big thing".
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to make and I decided it would be a really cool idea to look through Cath's Pintrest boards and pick an image to inspire my card. At first I thought I was so smart.... but since there are so many amazing pins, I was so overwhelmed! I have about 6 unfinished cards on my desk and about 100 other ideas, it was inspiration overload, lol!
In the end I went with this pin:
It was pinned to the "all that glitters is gold" board, and let me just tell you how in LOVE I am with gold at the moment, he,he ;)
Here's my card:
I started by water coloring the background. Next, I stamped the polka dots using a glue pad. I then rubbed gold leaf onto the dots. Can I just say... it looks AMAZING! in real life. I have tried to find an embossing powder that would give me that "real gold" look, but have yet to find one. So this is perfect. I love that it looks like a patterned paper and not like I made it, ha,ha!
Well, friends, the time has come for you to move on, and so without further ado, I will send you on over to the lovely Wanda Cullen.
Have fun :)