Thank you, Jean, for bringing us a throughly art filled TeaPotter Challenge this month. I learned so much through your links and that Pinterest Board of yours...amazing! I was good, though, and didn't peak at it until my card was complete.
It took some time to develop this card. I really wanted to use a pot, vase, or other object of art. And I tried...but it just wasn't happening. Instead, I am giving you food for thought. And using two new~ish tools. The woman is a stencil from A Colorful Life. She was colored with VersaMagic 'Charcoal' and fussy cut. I stamped the sentiment and scar (Visible Image) on her back. The sentiment was embossed with Rangers 'Verdigris' and the scar with Stampendous Frantage 'Chunky Metallic Seasonings'. I used TH 'safety pins'. The flowers were fussy cut from a hoarded piece of Art Paper.
The background was stenciled with The Crafters Warehouse 'ART is' 6x6 with VersaMagic 'Turquoise Gem'.
'Art is just another way of expressing our innermost thoughts onto concrete media. Where form and function come together in beauty, color, and shape. We put our feelings and experiences onto paper, canvas, surfaces of all kinds. Allowing ourselves to release and surrender to this all encompassing force. This need to register what was today, what might be tomorrow. And what was yesterday and the day before that.' I love that. Just as the scars on our bodies and minds.
I'm seeing my scars in a new light, how about you?
Thank you for your comments! Gifts of encouragement we give each other.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 GMT Views: 457
Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 11469
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 3:03 AM
I am speechless. Receiving this card could change someone's perception of themselves, whether the scars are visible or not. All your cards are wonderful, but this speaks volumes and should be on sale worldwide! x
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 37850
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 5:14 AM
What an amazing interpretation of our theme...WOW I'm blown away. It's beautiful and thought provoking. Susan you are our SCS philosopher....always making us think and consider our art and our lives....
Registered: February 27, 2007 Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Posts: 14275
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 5:38 AM
Oh Susan, I have tears in my eyes....it is the invisible scars that are the hardest to heal, but we all have a few visible ones, some bigger than others. I can still see scars on my knees from a fall off my bike many many years ago. That fact that you had that sentiment stamp is so impressive...and the 'safety' pins. wouldn't have thought of that either. What Polly said...FAVD and FAVD again and again.
------------------------------ Jean Bean the Dancing Queen "You can play a shoestring if you're sincere." -John Coltrane
Registered: January 11, 2017 Location: Wisconsin summer and Arizona winter Posts: 8261
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 8:03 AM
Susan, this is an inspiring piece of artwork! I love all the thought that went into this superb creation! I wish each and every one of the teapotters could receive this fantastic card! I love the sentiment and the verse! Wow, wow and wow! Fav'd
------------------------------ Judy aka Gracie "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou
Registered: February 23, 2016 Location: El Paso, TX Posts: 14582
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 12:18 PM
Wonderful sentiment and exactly what I told BOTH my kids who have undergone Cancer surgery - The scar you made here quite resembles the one my son carries from front to back on his torso. We always called it a zipper gone awry . . .The safety pin embellishments are total genius!!!
------------------------------ Linda aka Bubbles
I'm not a Hoarder . . . I'm the Curator of an extensive collection of embellishments!!
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Registered: May 26, 2015 Location: Oregon Posts: 3287
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 1:27 PM
I've always made light of my physical scars, facetiously toyed with having them tattooed. Jean's Challenge and your card take scars to a whole other level, an extremely high one, so healing and deep. Thank you.