For this fortnight, the Craft Barn words we need to use are Heart, Risk, or both. I chose a quote.
Somehow I got confused, possibly because I've just finished a month of intensive daily posting. Or maybe it's because I saw penultimate on Craft Barn's DT and challenge page. For some reason, I thought this was week 25, and started a new page, rather than using the back of my "Foxes" page from the previous challenge. All that aside, here are a couple of step out photos.
I started by laying down a bit of gesso onto my substrate, then painting and spritzing some paint and shimmering mists onto the used file folder. The name on the tab had soaked through, so I decided to cut it off, since not even the black paint would cover it completely. I cut a heart from a piece of printer paper and used it for a template. I laid down the red heart using a red colored pencil (and because I'm so anal, had already put it away before I shot the photo).
Next, I attempted to stamp an image inside the heart, but I'm not much of a stamper, so it turned into a bit of a disaster.
Off to the office I went, where I printed out the quote, and added it to the page. I also used my finger to run some pigment ink around the heart and the quote.
I forgot to get out my mouse pad, so the stamping took on a bit of silliness.
This detail shot shows more of the quote,
as does this one, including the author and the "supposed" week number, which I will now need to change to 24.
In case you can't read it, here is the quote:
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.This much loved South African statesman died on Dec 5, last year, so I thought it was a fitting tribute to him and his good deeds (and heart).
Somehow I allowed the time to get away from me, so missed visiting two people, who I will visit once I have posted this. Thanks as always for your generous comments. You have NO idea how much they mean to me, especially since, when I came into this challenge, I felt like such an outsider.