The January eTeam Picks Challenge over on the eclectic Paperie blog is to design something with HOPE as the theme. I wanted to use this cute stamp from Crafty Individuals. It's part of a set of 4 stamps called "Pretty Girls."
I did some research on what color is used to symbolize HOPE and in most cultures that color is green. I chose some green patterned paper from DCWV as background, stamped the image on a piece of DCWV patterned paper with a faint musical note design. This was mounted on a mat of dark green corrugated paper. The image is colored with Inktense colored pencils.
To me the butterfly is also a symbol of hope as it changes from a caterpillar into a butterfly. For embellishment I added a lace butterfly. I used some Stickles to define its body. Other embellishments are a dotted swiss white ribbon, 2 paper daisies and 3 green half pearls.
Here's hoping from an end to this bitter cold winter...Paulette