Friday, March 9, 2012

Be Yourself

I am finally at the end of the pink and purple moment.  It took me a long time to figure out what to do with all that pink stuff I started working on for a challenge a while back.
This girl reminds me of Oscar Wilde's wise words:  "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken".  Unfortunately, most young people do not see how beautiful they are until time and age has taken all that youthful beauty away.  Years later while browsing through old photos they are usually shocked to see how amazing their skin looked, how white their eyes were and what gorgeous smiles they had.  So, enjoy it while it lasts!
The girl stamp is by Stampotique.  The stars and mirror frame are made from grunge board that has been inked and highlighted with a little Glossy Accents.  The pink and purple background was done on a piece of watercolor paper and some acrylic paints.  I ran the dried painted paper through my embossing machine using Tim Holtz's Cracked and Patchwork Texture Fades.  That pink paint swirl is a piece of plastic that I recycled out of a magazine.  The girl's image is colored with Copic inks and then a tiny bit of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  The finished card measures 5" x 7".


  1. WoWzA, this is fabulous ... LOVE that image ... and the message! GREAT card, Renee!

  2. Great card, Renee! Love the way you've framed her and yes, those sure are words of wisdom.