It has been quite a while since I had one of the books from the True Colors swap that I am in (before Christmas I think)
I just finished working on Nancy's "Neutrals with subtle pinks, blues and greens"
I browsed through my paper stash and found this "postcard" paper in my Photo Stack pack. I thought it fit the 'neutral' theme well and I love using writing as background.
I then began thinking about what would go with all those correspondences. What if someone was having a long-distance relationship?
So, I then began the search through my clip art cds for the perfect woman. I think she portrays a feeling of longing and hope.
The text is from Mahatma Ghandi: Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
The butterflies were created in Photoshop Elements. They are from a set of butterfly brushes you can download for free here
I first created them in color then did a final layer in black to define the lines. I printed them onto transparency film and attached them to the pages by just their body using Crystal Lacquer.