Misstress T; i love the detail with the place ribbons, even on the little cat wagon dragging along behind has a little green ribbon. it makes me wonder what kind of compition they were in at the fair...gives my imagination food for thought.
i loved the idea of an empowerment shrine, I've toyed with the idea of shrines in my head for many years but had never actually done one. so i hunted down the kit for this and decided to still do an empowerment shrine but to not use what came with it. so here it is...
in the center of the flower on top is a small working compass, the fortune cookie sayings are: you should let go of negative things today; change has both physical and psychological attributes; you can't choose how you will die but you can choose how you will live. i always save the little fortunes and i thought that these were appropriate ones for the shrine.
i've been taking my time and slowly reading through all the pages that i had missed, so much information and inspiration! its a tad overwhelming at times...so i figured i would go ahead and post my first pages in this years book, i did them back on jan. first. i picked a word for the year and did a page inspired by that for the front of my book.
thank you everyone for the kind words! i just wanted to say (and this may be oversharing) how liberating this board has been. i have been a member of craftster for years and years and have mainly lurked and ogled everyones abilities, but never really posted anything of my own except maybe 3 or 4 times in the past 8 years. i don't really have the confidence to put my original stuff out there for everyone to see and not usually things I've used a pattern for either. but this one i can say hey i liked this and tried to replicate it and this is what i got. and ya know failed pins are just as entertaining as win pins. so it feels okay if i go down in flames in trying to do something. alright now that I'm getting teary eyed i just want to say thank you for starting this board and thank you to everyone for being so kind. its done more for me than you'll ever know!
i love christy tomlinsons art over at the scarlet lime. and I've had a bunch of canvas' laying around for quite a few years so i decided to do one of her tutorials. i'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. mine came out a little differently obviously, the only part I'm not totally happy with is the way the stamp turned out, but it was a learning experience, now i know that when stamping on a canvas i need to apply pressure to the back as well. i was going to try and cover it up with a rub-on but decided to leave it.