Another very simple card which took no time at all to complete (which is nice, for a change – I really must try and not be so slow!). Some vintage text, an old postcard image and a lovely lass – nothing too difficult or complicated. I added some dimension to the lady’s head band with Diamond Glaze, just to make it stand out a bit more and add some interest. All edges were inked with “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink to add continuity and overall sense of harmony (in terms of the colours all looking as though they “go” together). It’s a good technique for when you maybe have some papers that don’t strictly work together – try inking them up a bit to help tie them together tonally.
To finish, a little quote to go with today’s post, from one of my favourite books (and authors) :
“If you cherish something enough”, she told me, “it doesn’t matter how old or worn or useless it’s become; your caring for it immediately raises its value in somebody else’s eyes. It’s just like rehab- a body’s got to believe in their own worth before anybody can start fixing them, but most people need someone to believe in them before they can start believing in themselves.”
— Charles de Lint : Waifs and Strays