I'm starting the year off with a card for the January Love Lives Here revisited from Papertrey Ink. This is not a challenge but a way to design with an older stamp set. Perfect, because this is one of my all time favorite sets from Papertrey Ink and designer, Melissa Phillips.
I also took my inspiration from the charming book, The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, and illustrated by Nancy M. Leak. We all need the reassurance of love at one time or another. And little Chester is very unsure about going to school.
"Mrs. Raccoon took Chester's left hand and spread open his tiny fingers in a fan. Leaning forward, she kissed Chester right in the middle of his palm." ~ The Kissing Hand.
Beautiful words and a wonderful book for any occasion. A kiss placed with love right where Chester needed it. A lovely way to start the new year, or any day - giving our loved ones the reassurance that we are with them always.
My card used the Love Lives Here stamp set, sentiment, and coordinating dies. A sponged background with a masked and sponged moon. Rangers Perfect Powder mixed with water and sprayed over the background gives a nice soft sparkle of stars. A Sakura white Gelly Roll pen dotted randomly adds a depth to the stars, and becomes little fireflies below. I've outlined each little firefly light with a Sakura Koi Brush pen in a lime green.
I hope you had a wonderful beginning to 2015 today. Ours was quiet - just the way we like it (she smiles).