Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beauty ...

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness." - Maria Mitchell
This background is a paper scrap that included that pretty doily and lilac to start. I just trimmed the 12x12 down to fit my Memories Journal page and it was one of those "put something on a page" prompts from early on with our group journaling process at art aMUSEment.  So there that page sat - needing finishing. 
I was looking through my images to Prismacolour and found the "lady with the mirror" (a freebee from Papercraft Inspirations) and thought she might do well with this page. I took her colour scheme from the scrap paper. 
The butterfly was a free B&W image that I used the Prismacolours on as well. The flowers at top left and bottom right are diecuts. The quote was boxed in by a scalloped template, done in pink marker and white-out pen. All of the drop shadows in pink were done with watercolour pencil and blended with water.  A Stazon light pink ink was used on a floral scroll stamp to add a bit more interest to the background. That bit of lace was needed on the edge because of over-spill colours from previously painted pages and I needed camouflage. :-)


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Von! I love how you have used so many strong elements, each able to stand alone, actually, but together they are powerful!! Great sentiment, by the way!

  2. I love it Von, so pretty and feminine, soft colors like that really attract my eye! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥


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