A Teensy Bit of Silence

Oh, the sweet sound of silence. {happy sigh} My boys are off at soccer camp this week, so I've been basking in the silence and the chance to actually do a little work. Trevor has recently been super verbal. He's either non-stop talking or repeating silly sounds over and over. It's sweet and cute and he has lots to say, but add in Kellan who talks to himself out loud because, "I can't hear my thoughts over Trevor's words", and things get a bit cacaphonous.

So I've been really looking forward to this week of silence. A lot. Enough to make a card about it over the weekend!  LOL It was inspired by one of the challenges for Dare to Get Dirty.


I started with a watercolor panel, and smooshed up some excess india inks on my craft mat from the drippy card I made the other day. I love these colors and thought the smooshing turned out fabulous. I then stamped the teensy bit of silence stamp from Happiness Is in early espresso ink.  (PSA: This set sold out during our release, but is back in stock and on sale during our Anni-VERVE-sary Sale!) I pulled out the distressed mug from the same set and stamped in cracked pistachio distress oxide using my MISTI, then I inked up the edges with broken china and stamped again with the MISTI to get a two-toned look.  I colored the coffee part with Copics and cut with the coordinating Happiness in a Cup Die Set .


Next I added the -and- stamp above the sentiment, then decided how I wanted the mug to lay and placed the Happiness Is sentiment above that.  I added a little washi down the side to bring in some of the browns and then finished off with a portion of a Heart Swirl die that was a freebie in my last order from The Cats Pajamas. Isn't it just perfect for steam?  I added a little coating of Nuvo crystal drops for a bit of shimmer, then added the whole panel to a white card base.  And that's just about as clean and simple as this girl gets! {grin}

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day filled with happiness and a teensy bit of silence.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Happiness Is (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper (Creatology)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), Bombay India Inks Set 1 (Dr. Ph. Martin's), cracked pistachio and broken china distress oxides (Ranger)
Accessories: Happiness in a Cup Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Heart Swirl (The Cat's Pajamas), washi tape, Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic)

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