I made this card for Victoria's Strip Please challenge - This is one of my favorite background techniques, and I used scraps that were already out on my desk (one benefit of not cleaning up after myself...!). Stamps are from Unity, and I colored the image using Shinhan watercolor paints. I added some white Flower Soft to the dandelion for just a touch more texture.
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Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 6:25 AM
I got the word yesterday that a college sorority sister is in her final days of a long, valiant fight with breast cancer. So, while the card is stunningly beautiful, your sentiment screams to me today through tears, every breath is a gift. Thanks for beautifying the gallery and FB with your special works from the heart, Dina. HYCCT aside, this one really touched me today.
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Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 1:20 PM
Dina!!! How beautiful. I love everything here - the background, the paper lace, the fabulous image. I'm guessing it's a dandelion but something about it just reminds me of bog-cotton - the soft look, probably.
Your strips were cleverly done, but the image is what really attracted me to your card. Your water coloring is fabulous. Also, the sentiment is very touching and fits so well with the stamped image. Beautiful card!
------------------------------ "You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach