I think I found my muse this afternoon and sat down to finish my page that has left me so unsure last week. A challenging page this one turned out to be, but I'm feeling a bit blue today so the page seemed to make more sense to me and I used my emotions to guide me thru it.
I did use the Dina Wakley pebble heart stencil to create my hearts. I used Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste to create the texture. Once the paste was thoroughly dry, I sprayed the hearts with Prima color bloom spray in Ginger Coral. I held the nozzle very close to the page as I stood the page up on end so that the color would puddle and run. I didn't want to get a lot of over spray which is why I held it super close to the page to get direct spray to the spot I wanted. The very top left heart I did the book upside down because I didn't want the color to run over top of the eye. I dried the color with my heat tool and then took my pan pastel in the Turquoise extra dark and shaded around each heart and softly blended that color outwards onto the page. I then used pan pastel in Permanent Red extra dark and a larger sponge to create the variegated brick look and to add more depth to the hearts. I added my lashes to the eye, which I almost forgot to do, Oops! The sentiment stamp is from Artistic Outpost Chalkboard Wisdom set.
Here is my page from my last blog post that left me staring at it for a week... I liked where I was at with this but had no clue where to take it. LOL I'm glad I had the patience to just wait it out until my inspiration or case of the blues hit.
The stamps says, You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are Heavy. And, those words are so true. Sometimes I think we find, I find, that we expect someone to react in a certain way, to be supportive when asked to be supportive, and when they aren't it hurts, because deep down I know that I would be that supportive person if asked. But can I expect someone to be supportive if they don't feel it in their hearts to do so? No. And so, that is where this saying rings so true. Let it go...because that burden we put on ourselves to carry that hurt only hurts us and it is not in my rights to ask someone or make them feel bad for not doing something they do not want to do. Let it go...let it go.
And with that, my page is complete and my emotions are left on the page. This process really is therapy and I am so glad that I found this outlet in which I can express myself in good times and in sad. :) This page really is putting it out there and wearing my heart on my sleeve. I think this page is probably one of my most vulnerable moments that I am sharing on here, since most of my pages are pretty carefree. Thanks for stopping in and sharing this moment with me. I love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave me a comment so I know you stopped by. :) Hugs. xoxo