Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The best and most beautiful things
One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller. "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the HEART."I have a stamp set which I bought a while ago because of the variety of quotes included.I was watching a new show on HDTV recently about New Orleans and it reminded me of the trip my husband and I took a few years ago before the flooding. We walked in the beautiful Garden District at dusk and were watching a man scrape paint off this beautiful old iron fence. He told me that in his family, they always keep a bit of the old paint on the repainted one to keep the good spirits alive. In his the honor, I made the fence using one of the Glimmer Screens .The card brings back memories of a special adventure time for us.
This is a one sheet card with nothing but paint and ink to create the effect.The background colors were applied lightly. After drying,The Glimmer Screen was placed on top and sepia ink was lightly sponged all over the fence area. A toothpick dipped into vanilla ink added the hints of "old white paint". Finally, the verse was stamped on the top of the card.
Glimmer Mist: Sunflower, Jazz Blue, Cherub Pink
Glimmer Screens: Ironworks
Stamp: CTMH-Love Quotes
Inks: Memories-Sepia, Scrappy Cat-Vanilla Frosting