But To One Person

".. but to one person you may be the world."  Bill Wilson

If you have not found the Uptown Zodiac Girl collection from Stamping Bella yet, you are truly missing out.  I am a big Stamping Bella fan; the images are just so beautifully illustrated and their rubber stamps create such clean, sharp stamp lines every time.  (Thank you, rubber.  lol)  

For this card, I selected Uptown Zodiac Girl Aquarius (linked for purchase from Stamping Bella since it is out of stock at 7 Kids).  I purchased the images from the Zodiac collection (from awesome 7 Kids Craft Supply Store) that could be used outside of just a zodiac birthday card, if that makes sense.  I also wanted to experiment with no-line watercoloring, a new technique to me (and befitting this Uptown Girl since she is the water bearer, as someone pointed out).  I stamped her with Antique Linen Distress Ink onto a scrap of Canson watercolor paper.  Then, using a water brush with my Distress Markers, I colored up the image.  To "de-scary" her black dot eyes, a dear friend Anne suggested adding a spot of white which made an amazing difference!  I actually do this from time to time anyway; it really adds a great touch.

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Isn't she just beautiful!  The image is so soothing and yet refreshing.  I had a mirrored card panel ready from another card and knew it would be perfect to accompany Aquarius, emulating waves in cool seafoam green and soft teal.  I imagined her sitting upon a bed of sparkly sequins, and found the perfect match in my stash from Little Things from Lucy's Cards in Phosphorescence, a dreamy mix of hearts, stars, and sequins in the perfect color mix for this card.  Then, it was time to select a sentiment.  That is where I was stumped.  I kept thinking I needed something to do with water, but nothing I had in my stash felt right.  I then saw this quote in a large stamp set that was free with a magazine (Creative Stamping Magazine) that I purchased second hand.  It was just right.  I stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder (one of my favorites).  I scattered her sea of sequins and called it a card.

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I seem to rest easy every time I look at this; it also makes me smile.

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I hope you love her too!  She may be one of those cards I have to keep.  I hope you'll give no-line coloring a try!  I need to play with Copic no-line again, but I thoroughly enjoyed how therapeutic this process was.  Until next time, lovelies.. xo

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