Sleep Makes All Faces Golden : Mixed Media Card


I finally feel like gold after a few nights of uninterrupted sleep. It is amazing how a break in the REM cycle can make all the difference between a grouchy mama and a sweet mama. I usually pack a lot into my week and then ponder over it when I lay my head down to sleep. I have a brain that never seems to shut off. I think this meme describes it perfectly.



That extra sleep is due mostly to the recovery of my sinus infection. It is nice to be able to breath again when in the supine position. I am still getting hives on a daily basis, but thankfully they no longer cause the swelling of my extremities. I am unsure of the cause but I think my sinus infection triggered it.

Needless to say, I am feeling fabulous now that I can resume my normal routine!


Creating the Card

For the base of the card, I added a layer of paper bag onto which I stamped and sprayed. Next, I added a sheet of old book paper, tissue paper, washi tape and thread. My main image is a PaperArtsy image by Lynne Perrella. I embossed it in gold and painted the background with Dyan Reavely paints.


Tea Day




Since today is tea day, I am sharing my Maui Mango Herbal Tea, all set to be steeped in the strainer. I usually give it about 5 minutes to infuse the full mango flavor. Isn’t it pretty?

I am playing along with all the wonderful ladies for T-Day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s.

Happy Tea Day,




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18 thoughts on “Sleep Makes All Faces Golden : Mixed Media Card”

  • those Lynn e Perrella stamps are so fine and detailed aren’t they. Beautiful card Kate! Glad you’re feeling better. That mango teas sounds so good- I love mango! Happy T day!

  • Mango sounds like a great flavor for January. Especially when you can’t escape to someplace exotic. I think now that you are feeling better that must be on your mind with that cool paper layering piece. Happy T day Kate. hugs-Erika

  • Hi Kate, so glad you are feeling much better now-a whole new you-hugs
    I love your art piece this week-and you share the best teas-
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

  • Beautiful work. Sorry to hear your not up to par, sinuses can be so painful.
    Yes, you tea is very pretty, almost too pretty to drink.
    Happy T-day

  • So sorry you have been suffering Kate, hives and allergies can be very difficult to deal with but it sounds like you’re well on the mend. Love your gorgeous colours and layers today, they are beautiful. Enjoy your week xxx

  • Lynne Perrella has some of the best stamps. I loved the Asian influence to this piece and how you embossed it, too. The wow factor was the layering and Tday I saw on one of the pages.

    Your tea looks beautiful, It’s been awhile since I’ve had mango. I loved the overhead shot of the strainer, too. Thanks for sharing your lovely card and tea with us for T this Tuesday. I guess the best news is, though that you are feeling better and sleeping, too!!!

  • That sounds a delicious flavour tea for the winter months.
    Your layered card looks beautiful and the opulent gold colours look amazing.
    I’m so pleased you are feeling better there is nothing better than being able to get a good nights sleep as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • I’m so glad you are feeling better and back to normal now! Your card is beautiful, I’m always amazed by the layers you create and the opulence of the design with the blue and gold embossing is stunning 😁. Your tea looks so pretty too! Wishing you a happy tea Tuesday! J 😊 x

  • Glad to hear you’re able to get some sleep – that’s the best medicine for everything else that’s going on – hope you’re fully recovered soon.

    Love this card. Isn’t that stamp amazing embossed in gold – I was so pleased with how much detail I got with it – and it looks fabulous with the blue book text behind. Completely gorgeous textural layers behind – I love it!
    Alison x

  • I’m so glad you are feeling better. Yes, a few nights good sleep will work wonders. I am so fortunate that I switch off when I go to bed, on top of that I read before I turn the light out. Usually fiction, which will keep my mind from churning over the things of the day. It works for me.
    Your card is beautiful as usual. All your artwork is so gorgeous. What do you do with it all? Do you have an Etsy shop?
    Your tea looks delicious. Did you see Jo’s post about the Tea and Biscuit Shop in Arundle.? I went into the shop’s web page. Lush teas. Right up my street.
    Happy T Day,

  • Boy, you’ve had a rough stretch, Kate. I hope the hives clear up completely soon.

    Beautiful card! How on earth did you heat emboss such a detailed image?

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  • so nice to hear you are doing better with your sinus infection and thus the uninterruüted sleep comes back:)
    i also love perrella´s stamps – and gold goes so well together with turquoise! very exotic, a bit egyptian like.
    happy t-day!

  • Isn’t it great to have a good nights sleep…or rather isn’t it horrible not to ! I love your card, Lynne Perellas stamps are brilliant and look great with the gold embossing!! Belated Happy t day! Chrisxx

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