Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Make A Heart Sing!

Easter Scene - Digital Collage
Ah…the early days of Spring. Makes you feel like you want to get out of the house and go exploring, doesn't it? Where would you go …picnic in a park…gardening around your home… out for a stroll?
The tug of visiting an outdoor flea market or an antique shop is irresistible for collage artists. We are lucky to have several excellent venues located in our area. They have a spectacular variety of items for sale…from farm machinery to the most delicate vintage handmade lace. But I usually have my sights set on the paper ephemera. And what wonders I have discovered.
For me, it’s always about the story. I love to find the odd bit of correspondence tucked away in a book, or written on the back of a postcard.  For a hopeless romantic like me, my imagination soars at the thought of the possible route the cards and their messages covered from sender to recipient. 
I’ve noticed when looking through boxes of vintage cards how often spring or Easter cards are included.  They range from religious to just down right pretty scenes of the countryside. But the sentiments written on the back usually embrace a feeling of relief that winter is over and longer, warmer days are so near.
I recently received the Gecko Galz vintage collage sheets filled with wistful Spring and Easter images. Viewing them, I was transported to an earlier time. I could well imagine the excitement and anticipation felt by someone waiting for the mailman to deliver that special keepsake that would allow their heart to sing.
Our challenge for the month of March is to be inspired by all things shabby chic. I wanted my image to have the feel of a vintage postcard. The pink roses reaching for the sky is from my collection. I added the sweet image of the peeps and country house from the Gecko Galz sheets. The French script is compliments of Stampington & Company.
I have nothing against emails or texts…but isn’t there just something so special about honest to goodness placed in your hands mail?
And now it’s your turn. Below you will find a FREE Digistamp from Gecko Galz to you. Have fun adding it to your Spring correspondence. I know you will make your recipient’s heart sing!