I needed to cheer myself up today so chose to break away from dark vintage mode into my favourite colour palette. I made a background with Colourwash sprays and Distress inks - always fun splodging around with those! Then I got out two new Paula Best stamps that I haven't played with yet, and spent a happy half hour painting them with mica paints.
Must be a glutton for punishment because then I cut them out (yes really, all those stamens) and mounted them onto the background. The little buttons reminded me of peas in a pod somehow, and anyway they work with this week's Layers of Colour challenge!
Isn't it strange how working with colours you love can lift your spirits? No perhaps not, I shouldn't be surprised that making art helps me to feel strong and positive ... it is after all why I do it! Because I don't feel really alive unless I am creating.