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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Time to heal

Another perfect word from Ronda this week!! I often feel we are kindred spirits as I too have been undergoing a slow healing process. Getting my new job has given me a huge confidence boost & the healing process has sped up quite a lot since being told the job was mine! I took this photo of myself almost a year ago & have turned it black & white so the colour didn't distract from the other side of the page.
I made the background paper for this as I couldn't decide on a piece of patterned from my growing collection (thanks Studio Calico!). First I inked a piece of cartridge paper with two shades of Rangers Distress ink, Fired Brick & Worn Lipstick, & blended them together. First I stamped lightly all over with a script stamp, then I added very faint dragon flies for a bit of depth.
I have taken to stamping on cartridge paper as it gives a smooth surface & the images are crisp. It also takes inks well & doesn't buckle too much like card can often do.

7 comments:

Em said...

That is stunning work :)

Eleni said...

Beautiful!!! Good luck with the new job tomorrow! :D :D

Will be thinking about you!

lam said...

that is so beautiful

Je@net said...

Congrats on the new job! You made two wonderful pages Paula!
Have a nice week!

Ronda P. said...

very beautiful. The picture speaks volumes.

michelle said...

I'm glad the new job has been able to help with the healing, cause most don't.. great page!

Pouky said...

Good work !