And we're done! This card got a distinctive touch with a silver filigree butterfly. I collect lost "single" earrings to use on my cards and have been saving this one for something special. I think I know just where this one is going.
Hope you've enjoyed this journey with me. Happy Valentine's Day!
Background paper for all these valentines come from Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash pad, introduced several years ago. The second I laid eyes on these papers I fell in love and I've never fallen out of love. Appropriate for valentines, no?
I was able to grab a couple of days in my studio of unstructured PLAY! So much fun to not have a deadline or project that I need to get done. I keep little containers of embellishment bits and pieces that I like but haven't used for whatever reason and I love to just spill those out and start playing.
I had the idea that I wanted to make valentines for all the ladies in my Bible study. I was on a roll to make a dozen or so different cards and thought "why not just keep plugging and blog a valentine a day for 14 days?" Works for me!
"I don't worry about the wounds. When I go up there, which is my intention, the Big Judge will say to me, Where are your wounds? and if I say I haven't any, he will say, Was there nothing to fight for?" - Alan Paton, Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful
Love never fails. - Paul, the Apostle
God seems to be far less concerned with where I'm going than with who I'm becoming. - Mark Batterson
Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado greatly influences me as a mixed media artist. For me, the Rockies are much more than granite and elk. The birds, the wildflowers, the smells and sounds cooperate and harmonize into something that soothes and settles the soul. Bring together the hard edges and the soft flutters, the dark shadows and the sparkling light, the strength of the bull elk and the delicacy of the lupine and you'll find the beautiful contrasts that move me.