On our Yahoo Group we have been challenged to make something for a Valentine Mingle. I decided to try a slide mailer but didn't want it to be too OTT on the Valentine front. However, trying to incorporate 'Love' was another matter.
Looking through my Lisa's Altered Art images I found these 2 little girls who just summed it up brilliantly - 'Love' 'Life'. How many of us spend too much time moaning about trivial stuff when we should be enjoying life no matter what it throws at us. The saying goes that whatever life throws at you if it doesn't break you it will make you stronger. We can all find stuff to whinge about but perhaps we should take a minute to think about the people in Haiti many of whom have had their lives cut short. So this mailer is not only representing 'Love', but also 'Life' and how precious it is.
I used Adirondack dabbers in Pink Sherbert and Juniper to paint the right hand side, and then overstamped using Hero Arts Fanciful Heart Filament from their Fanciful Set (I haven't used these in ages) coloured with Tombow pen 847.
The papers are K & Co Sparkly Sweet and I've finished it off with a Large Ribbon Brad with ribbon from the Blonde Moments (Art From The Heart) range, Paperartsy German Scrap, and Heart gems. The large heart on the back, used to secure the ribbon, is an Anna Griffin brass embellishment.