love is . . .

This is a 4" x 4" collage that I did for the Bi-weekly art lottery on the ARTchix studio yahoo group. The idea behind this lottery is that you create a small piece of art that uses an ARTchix studio product. Upload it to the yahoo group folder, and the hostess who chose the theme will pick a name from a hat (or somehow randomly). Whoever's name gets picked (one of the participants) wins ALL of the lotto entries! Who ever participated sends their piece to the winner.

It has been a while since I have participated! Some of my past entries are on my webpage. This bi-weekly lottery theme is: "Love is . . ."
I thought about this entry for quite a while before I started working on it. I wanted something meaningful to me to finish the have sentence, "love is . . . ". I talked about it with my husband and he suggested a quote stamp. He asked me, didn't you have a number of love stamps from when you had your own stamp company?? (LennaLines) WHy, YeS! I did, and I found the perfect one - Love is, above all, a gift of oneself. It was easy after that! I looked for ARTchix images that illustrated that quote, cut them out & arranged them on a 4x4 card. When they were all glued down I used a brown water colour crayon to add colour to the edges and small spaces in between the images. Then I added a small bit of metallic gold pen to the edges of the heart and the outside edges. the quote was stamped on tissue paper and then adhered with matte medium, which I also used to cover the whole collage. This was really fun to create. Now we just have to wait until Sunday to see who wins! : )