I have no illusions--the artistic genes skipped me--LOL! Never a doubt that nursing was the place for me. I was so excited to discover stamping because I could use other people's images for creative projects. I love seeing the variety of styles & techniques by my fellow paper crafters even when it's outside my realm of possibility. Turns out lots of nurses also got those artistic genes. Two of them are Sue & Mona. At first I was just awe-inspired by their work. Eventually I realized I can make use of some of their techniques without trying to do what they do. The red glitter Memory Box heart has been sitting on my table for days. I began coloring a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Paint spun sugar, adding some water with a brush.
Then I used a Heidi Swapp mini stencil from Alexandra's Blog Candy in the corner with worn lipstick (swiped with a bit of Gesso to soften) & stamped the Art Impressions sentiment. Next the piece was dry embossed with Anna Griffin Rosa folder & spritzed with Tattered Angels Snow Angel. I used the mister of TA Scarlet to add drops of mist I encouraged to run. My friend, Maria, gave me the beautiful lace which I attached across the bottom along with a row of white sequins that came strung together. The PTI tiny tag was lightly sponged with spun sugar, stamped & attached to the heart. I made sort of a "junk bow" (Melissa Phillips) with white seam binding, tulle & pink grosgrain embellished with pink paper flowers I dry embossed & a pink glittered rose. The flowers were in the pink box I won from Mrs. A long ago. The heart is mounted with foam tape & a couple red gems cover dots that are part of the sentiment. The piece is matted with black cardstock & attached to the card front. I'm entering several challenges:
Country View Challenges--Drips & Drops
SSS Monday--H is for...Hearts
Inkspirational--Rose Shades of Red &/or Pink
Loves Rubberstamps--Anything Goes
Dies R Us--Hearts
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge--Think Pink
The Mixed Media Card Challenge--Love
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