Yes, you have seen this color scheme, and paper combo before... Don't know why, but I always feel as if I ought to apologize for that. At the same time, it's completely typical of how I create... I'll start with one thing, then, while I have the matching supplies readily at hand, create several other pieces... Not something I plan on, just what usually happens.
Anyhoo, I wanted to share something with you before signing off for the rest of the weekend, and this was 'next' on the share pile... For paper, inks, clouds and faux brad info. you can refer to my earlier DK-22 Together post.
Additional details are as follows:
Stamps: DK-23 Almost There, and HSD-Two Bunnies(grass)
Inks for sponging/stamping grass: Versamagic Spanish Olive
Punches: PBS2and PBMD2
Other: The boy & girl image was stamped, embossed, colored with markers, cut out, and adhered to the background panel. The girl's top, turned jacket in this case, was paper pieced.
DK-23 Almost There is another new set from the March '09 release. As you can see, each of the saying components interprets the image in a slightly different way, and taps a different nuance of emotion.
Now a commentary concerning the particular saying used on this card. It comes after watching a portion of ABC Nightline's recent debate over Satan's existence, and hearing one of the panelists who rejects the Devil as reality, proclaim that everything, positive or negative in life, comes from within each individual, so one must be enlightened, and believe in oneself to bring about goodness, prosperity, and achievement... In a nutshell, to me, yet another twisted version of "it's all about me."
Having anyone think that any saying rubberized by smARTworks could be interpreted in support of such a premise would greatly bother me, so I'd like to clarify things by answering the question, "Does the saying on the card, and included in the DK-23 set, echo the same type of belief in 'self' as proclaimed by Nightline's guest?"
Not to me, and here's why: My relationship with God which is based entirely on having accepted the free gift of salvation provided by Christ's death/resurrection, is such an integral part of me, and my outlook on life, that when I use a saying such as "Believe that you can, and your're almost there," it isn't a separate entity from KNOWING that everything I do or achieve is by the grace of God -- my 'vision' is in Him... my dependence is on Him... my help is from Him... Whenever I look within myself, He's there. I'm able to believe that 'I can' because I know the Source of my abilities.
BTW, did you know, as stated on a morning news program that according to a recent poll, less than 1% of America's young people ages 18 - 25 believe that Satan is real?
Pondering that, and all its implications with much sadness,