Ok, last night I finished reading A Feast for Crows... OMGosh, so many cliffhangers! And I don't think that there will be many resolutions to those cliff hangers as I have read that the fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, takes place during the same time frame but follows the characters who weren't featured in A Feast for Crows. That means that I will have to wait to find out what has happened until the sixth book is published in a few years! Argh!
I haven't started A Dance with Dragons yet because of that long wait that is looming. I know that once I finish this fifth book there won't be the immediate gratification of diving right back into the story. So I'm trying to pace myself but these books are just SO good! If I got HBO I would at least be able to fill the void a bit with season 2 episodes of the Game of Thrones series. But alas, I do not and I will have to wait a year for it to be released on DVD. Believe me folks, I wouldn't be whining near as much about these long waits if the story wasn't absolutely amazing! ;)
Alrighty then, card time! Today I'm playing along in this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge to create a Spring inspired card. Easy peasy... especially since I had sweet Peony already stamped up just begging to be colored. I thought that the Miss Caroline Dolled Up paper pad had some pretty patterns that suited her and the soft colors definitely feel spring-ish to me. That great cluster of accents on the left is all part of the paper itself which made this come together super quick and I was inspired to add just a few more small doilies to pull that design across the card. Peony was loads of fun to color, especially that great skirt of hers. I really like how she pops against the lighter colors of the background yet still ties into the darker pinks of the flowers in the corner and the butterfly fluttering up above. Yep, I'm pretty happy with this one! :)
I've got lots to keep me busy today so I won't be reading at all. Though I will be getting ready for new Sweet November and ATS previews that are starting up this week so be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll be kicking off the new release fun!
Hope to seen ya then!
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline Dolled Up)
stamp- Kraftin Kimmie (Peony)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
My Favorite Things mini doily dies
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sharpie white marker
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, Y21, Y26, E33
eyes- BG53, BG57, BG18, BG000, 0clothes- YG21, YG95, YG97, R11, R21, R22, R29