There is a moon shaped light on the wall behind me and I thought that she was talking about the light shining through what is left of my hair.
She continued to repeat 'a rainbow, a rainbow!' until she reached forward and lovingly traced each line in my forehead with her finger.
What a wonderful way to describe wrinkles, I hope they got there from smiling and not frowning!
So..... This week I decided to take rainbows as my theme, Sadly we don't currently make a rainbow die so I reached for my old friend the circle Framelits and I used two sets which provide me with every size I could ever need The sets are Circles and Circles #2.
I picked out 6 circle dies which, for the instructions, we shall number with 6 being the largest and 1 being the smallest.
I chose my rainbow colours from quality heavyweight card stock (Inspire Me Papers are super quality) and cut each one in turn I also used circle #3 to cut a hole in the centre of the red, orange, yellow and green circles. The blue circle is cut using die #2, with die #1 used to cut the hole in the centre. Next, I matted them together using PVA glue before cutting the concentric circles in half using craft knife and steal ruler (Don't discard the other half!)
To make the little clouds I used the smallest Framelits die in the Scalloped Ovals set and cut two from white card, before trimming away the bottom third of each die-cut with scissors and re-attaching it with 3D foam pads to appear like overlapping clouds. Next I attached the clouds to the base of the rainbow using the pads.
Finally I made a 'Rainbow quote search' on my computer before settling for the words of wonderful Maya Angelou. I printed the quote onto a white card blank using my PC and attached my rainbow...Easy-peasy!
As I was getting ready to post my blog I noticed the other half of the rainbow sitting all by itself on the edge of my cutting mat. There can be no sadder sight than a discarded rainbow, that is, if it wasn't for the fact that it sat upside-down creating a beautiful rainbow smile.......