1/30/11

Beauty is not in the face...

I am really lovin' the color challenges on Moxie Fab World this month...next up for me is the Pretty PastelsThe Pretty Pastels Challenge.   And I was inspired by the examples that Cath posted, especially Erin Lincoln's adorable 'glad we're friends'.  The dress forms were just so cute.  And an idea
was born!  Isn't this B Line Designs 'MAN'nequin great?  I knew I would find lots of uses for a

MANform.  Today I would use the stamp to create an anniversary card...cause there's nothing better
than being held by my loving husband.





The Khalil Gibran quote:  Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart  seemed to be perfect 
for my headless mannequins and the thought I wanted to convey to my husband.  We will celebrate 24
years of marriage on Valentines' day (yes, I got a true romantic).  In fact, our faces have become a road
map of our journey (read wrinkles here)!  He'll say, 'you're still cute to me'...but I know that it is the
light in our hearts that help our eyes to see the road we've traveled down.

I dressed the Crafty Secrets dress form in a sheer ribbon skirt, vintage German scrap underneath, and
ity bitty vintage lilac buttons on top.   I cut the MANnequins' hand free so I could slip the WOman into
his arms.  They are cut and popped to create depth.  Along the side, I stamped the numbers 24 to record
the years.  The quote is placed between the beautiful paper doilies of My Mind's Eye 'Adore'  paper.  And about that wrinkly seam binding up top...I purposely wanted to use it as a gentle reminder that it is truly about what lives in our hearts.

Thanks kindly for stopping by, I wish you beauty.

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

wow...okay, this is incredible...how perfect!!!! I love the sentiment....love love love the card!

Stella said...

This is gorgeous; and it doesn't need a picture :)
So elegant; I love that dressed up dressform!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I am in awe of that quote/sentiment.....so true and so perfect......I have said this before and I really do hope to do it soon.....I need to make a quote journal...and wow...when I do I will be back to grab many of my favs from your blog....your quotes 'speak' to me......

Syneloi said...

Szukaj tego co pożyteczne. Szukaj ludzi szanujących siebie. Ukryj siebie przed szkodnikami. Uśmiech będzie Twój! Jesteś doskonałą osobą!

Emily Keaton said...

How wonderful, Susan! The thought you put into your card is so inspiring, as is that lovely quote. I have never considered myself to be a vain person, but the appearance of signs of my own aging this past year have been more of a challenge to me than I thought they would be. Your post has helped put a lot of that into perspective. I hope that you have a wonderful 24th anniversary on Valentine's Day!!

Julia Aston said...

what a romantic card Susan! and a big wish for an upcoming happy Anniversary to you both!

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for entering the Pretty Pastels Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Valerie said...

another outstanding card - your work is really gorgeous!
Nice to 'meet' you, too Susan :)

Lynn Stevens said...

This is just darling!!!!!