Hi Creative Friends! Last week I shared a bridal shower card I made using the beautiful new Love & Wisdom Background stamp. Today I'm sharing how I made use of the other half of that beautiful background. This card was made as a form of therapy. Today I felt sad. It happens once in a while. I can logically say that I'm okay and everything is fine, but the feeling was there and I chose to create as a form of therapy. I hope that you can relate.
I started by looking or a stamp set that had a sentiment that could express how I felt. The gorgeous Graciellie Design's "Time to Let Go" just spoke to me. I needed to reassure myself that although crafting isn't the most popular thing in my circle, it makes ME happy. And that is valuable! I had pieces from other project just sitting there and I wanted to make use of them. Part of me wanted to make something that seemed to be partial (like scraps) whole again. I took the left over piece from my last card using the Love & Wisdom Background stamp and chose to build on it.
This card wasn't going to be bright and cheery, because I wasn't feeling that. I started by coloring the girl in colors that looks more like me. Brown eyes and brown hair. Basic, but me. I colored the flowers. in grey, but wanted to add a little bit of life so I added a super light shade of Pale Grape. It was softs and subtle and a little sad... it was the emotion I felt in this creative moment.
I layered the scrap from Love & Wisdom Background stamp and layered it on a soft lilac piece of scrap and layered this beautiful girl over the edge. The sentiment is everything.
"Never be afraid to do the things that make you feel free."
I needed to read this. I needed to hear this. I needed to say this. Creating is an emotional outlet. It allows me to color something outside of me that I feel inside. The images inspire me and they pass the creative baton to me and I need to run with it. We cannot be afraid to be creative. We need to share our love for art in every form.
I encourage you all to share you feelings and share you love of art. Let your heart flow through your art. And when you create, make sure to share it in any group that brings you joy... because we all want to see your heart.
Thank you so much for spending this time with me and I hope you have found some inspiration. Until next time...
Copic Colors Used:
Face: E11, E21, E51, R11 & R56
Hair: E29, E39 & E15
Flowers: N3, N2, V91
Leaves: G94, G82 & G21