Tuesday's prompt for the Kickstart your Art Challenge is hearts. Yea! Another easy one. I wanted to do a bit more with the background (HA! none too difficult since I did NOTHING yesterday) so I took a produce bag (grapefruit) and used it as a stencil and pounced Distress ink in Barn Door and Black soot over my page and then removed the mask and did some blending around the edges. Wanted to use some stamps this time and printed out Smeared Ink's Holding heart from the Bloody Valentine set, colored it with Copics, fussy cut it and said "Now what?" My original thought was just this stamps with the sentiment "Love is fragile, handle with care", but I'd printed it too small for what I'd envisioned.
I poked around until I came across my Dependable Dotty set by Dyan Reavely and the "Always" caught my eye. "Love is fragile, ALWAYS handle with care". Cool! It even sort of looked like a bandage on her head to me (until I realized it's a bird, what's up with that?) Poor Dotty now looks like she has "MAN HANDS" but she's offering her heart which is FULL of love, and trusting that it will be cared for and cherished forever.
The wings I've added are from the Cuttlebug Emboss Plus Vintage Collage set and I've stickled them for some bling. Dotty's heart, black tipped French mani, (I'm sooo gonna do that when I get a chance) as well as her lips, eye and boots are coated with Glossy Accents. One side says "I'm still all aflutter".
The other, "your love gives me wings". Top corner now reads "Always and Forever". She's in it for the long haul.
Sorry for this ultra long post. Got a bit carried away with this one. So my point? When you find your ONE, never ever let him go. Offer yourself fully and completely and as long as you both remember to love, respect and cherish each other, your life will be filled with joy and there will be nothing you can't do...together.
I'm also adding this to the Mini Spotlight Challenge with Diana Fernandez at Anything but a Card.