PagesPat's Ponderings

Monday, July 6, 2015

Life is Best when Shared

I could never live a hermit's life. Never to share a smile, a meal, a laugh, a memory-with a friend, a neighbor, even a stranger. No, I am entangled in humanity. I smile at people as I pass by them, each on our ways to the destinations of the moment. I speak with people in grocery lines, in the dentist's waiting room, and fellow shoppers. I am a chatty person.
I am a person invested in life. A bottle of wine tastes sweeter when shared with my husband, a rainbow more wondrous when shared with my granddaughter, a memory more tender when shared with my mom and sisters. I could never live a solitary life. I think I wold shrivel up and die.
So, the new challenge theme at the Path of Positivity is the perfect inspiration for my project today. The guest sponsors are Fresh Brewed Designs and Limited Runs. I got to play with an image today from Fresh Brewed Designs called Best Friends. I created a water color background for my card, then popped my image onto it. After coloring their hair, I decided to leave the rest of the image transparent. Then I added the sentiment, followed by embellishments from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, as well as stamps from Photoshop.
I think I'll have to print several copies of my card, as I have specific people I would love to send this to. I think they need to be reminded how wonderful they are. I think everyone needs that reminder now and then, don't you?
The Path of Positivity challenge blog is a place that promotes inspiration, nurturing and support for the soul, one project or post at a time. The monthly challenge themes are thought-provoking concepts that inspire crafters to stretch their imagination in a positive way.
 The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • Three images of the winner's choice from Fresh Brewed Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on the start, midway, pondering or top picks post for Challenge #28.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
So as you craft this month, please share what you create with us at the Path of Positivity challenge blog, won't you?
Other Challenges I am Entering:
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Use 3 elements from Inspiration photo
Left of Center challenges - Splash of Paint (water colors)
Sister Act challenges - Anything Goes
ART-tastic challenges - Use Water (water colored background)
Digi Galore challenges - Summery Bright


Jo said...

A beautiful sentiment and a lovely take on the challenge. I like what you've done with your background on this project and I'm sure whoever gets this card from you will be very appreciative. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic :)

Katrina Brown said...

This is a great card! Love it!! The image is so perfect with the sentiment!

Lizzy Hill said...

What a insightful creative process you've taken....great result! And a fabulous take on our ARTastic challenge.....thanks so much for sharing with us at ARTastic this month:):)

Dolly B said...

Lovely use of colour and a beautiful sentiment. Whoever receives your card is very lucky. thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic

Deb said...

A beautiful card and lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing this with us at ARTastic.

raven said...

A beautiful card. I loved what you had written on your blog and the way you see life. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at the Left of Center Challenge. Good Luck..Genny DT

Tone-Lill said...

You have done fab job with your digi card :) Thank you for playing with us at ARTastic :)
P.S Our sister blog is called Pixels and Paper where digis are most welcome. Why not pop over to see what we are doing. We would love for you to share your digi creations :)

maureenjscott said...

Gorgeous Project, I love the background you've created. thanks for sharing at LOC this week, mo x

Jo said...

Beautiful card and fantastic sentiment :)

Katya said...

Beautiful watercoloring and colored image. Loved reading through your post about sharing life with others very touching and inspiring just as your card. I'm actually a person that is quiet but I do smile with others or when someone as friendly and chatty as you talks to me I get quite happy to share a few stories and laughs. LOL :) Thanks for sharing and playing with us at Digi Galore.

Katya Bess
Digi Galore DT

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

Love the way you've blended the colours on your background. Beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic.