Tuesday, 3 February 2009

WAITING

NOW TRADED
The theme this week on TGIF is to use green, which has long been my favourite colour (before I took up pink) and yet somehow I don't use it very much.

This piece started with a scrap of sage green card, which I overstamped with a French script from Stampin Up. I absolutely love images like this from the pre-Raphaelites and can't get enough of them. This graceful maiden just appealed to me and there are lots of greens in the image.

I overlaid it with lace, and added a flower from a Paper Whimsy collage sheet. The final touches were a brass bee, a corner stamp and the word (from a sheet of words) "waiting". It just seemed to fit somehow - my green lady has a quality of stillness about her and I can almost imagine her waiting patiently - for someone or something.

It feels SO good to be making ATCs again!! I've missed it. I sometimes wonder what on earth to DO with all the stuff I make, but I never worry about ATCs because even if I kept them all they wouldn't take up much space. I've been swapping for years and have still only filled 3 ring binders.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Thats really lovely Rosie...gorgeous colours, beautiful image, all perfectly put together.
Love Linda xx

LazyKay said...

Truly beautiful and my favourite colour too. What a lovely mood.

xxxxx

Jaqi said...

I agree with you Rosie, these images are beautiful, I have some full size prints somewhere I bought years ago, I will have to dig them out.
The colour that you have chosen goes really well with the style and works perfectly. Its a lovely atc , Well Done Jaqi

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow Rosie this is wonderful.
Unbelievable design.

Thanks Rosie for this great entry to TGiF.

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece, love this!

Rosemary said...

What a gentle and beautiful ATC, you are certainly a gifted and versatile artist, Rosie.

Kris Dickinson said...

Such a lovely ATC!