My DH used a movie quote in his sermon yesterday and it really stuck with me. It is from "What A Girl Wants" where the bf tells Daphne, "Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were made to stand out." I thought it would pair well with this image and sentiment from Tim Holtz. I hope you'll forgive me for using dp glued to a white base for my one layer....I don't have a bg print set and wanted to have print as my initial layer. I stamped my umbrella man then used pencil smudged around the edges to blend in. I masked and stamped my spatter around him. I hand wrote my quote with Night of Navy and Real Red markers and used the Island Indigo marker to make the one word stand out in the stamped sentiment.I sponged Soft Sky and Smoky Slate as well as Basic Grey around the edges. I sponged through dry wall mesh with ink and the chalk inks. I crumpled the whole piece and sponged a bit of grey to make the crumpling stand out.
I really wish I'd learned this life lesson earlier in life, especially during my teen years! My hope now is to teach it to my kids so that they'll stand up against peer pressure and figure out what God wants for their lives and then follow that no matter what others may think. (still needing to do that in my own life too of course!)
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 GMT Views: 1645
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Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 4:43 PM
WOW! I LOVE this! Your sentiment is awesome. Love that bg with that image. Fabulous card. TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
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Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
I love your design it fits so perfectly with the sentiment! This would be a perfect card for a teen having trouble fitting in at high school..sad to say but I see it so frequently being a high school teacher!