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Cold Hands Warm Heart Cariad Love January 27, 2012

Take one word, good all year round, which gets a lot of attention in the deep of winter and that's my word for the Inspiration Avenue Challenge this week which was to use a word or words, letters of the alphabet, or a single letter and make something creative with it.  I chose the Welsh word for love, "Cariad."

The piece is layered, colored, made to look like a postage stamp with postmark, textured to show torn paper, and then graphics and text added.  This was all done over at Picnik which in case you use it and don't know yet, is shutting down on April 19.

There are two saints with holidays in the middle of winter and connected to love, St. Valentine- you all know about and there is also, St. Dwynwen a Welsh saint remembered on January 25.   Since it's not winter everywhere and love makes you feel younger doesn't it, I've given the piece a warmer spring/summer look.  I've had all three seasons here this week and we're back to icy, snowy weather, so I'm concentrating on warmer things.  Click over to Inspiration Avenue to see what the other pieces are for the theme, enter your own at the link before noon est on Sunday, too.

I wanted to add that it's time for you to go to the aceo challenge blog have a look at the January entries and vote.  My aceo is one of the aceos you'll see there.  Thanks for checking it out.

7 comments :

Magic Love Crow said...

I love this piece of art you did Gloria! It has so much meaning and it's so full of life! I voted for the challenge ;o) Have a great weekend ;o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Nice entry to IA this week! I like all the color and different patterns and the fact that it has so much meaning.

see you there! said...

Great piece, I like the postage stamp look and as a bonus I learned a new word.

Darla

New End Studio said...

Thanks Stacy, Debbie, and Darla!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish I had stopped by earlier in the week, but my time got away from me due to real life. Thanks for stopping by my place because it meant a lot. Cariad, a word I had only seen once before, is perfect for this week's entry. I love the postage stamp and postmark. You put so much detail into this piece. Nothing was overlooked. I'm on my way to the ACEO site, now.

Claire said...

how beautiful!!

New End Studio said...

Thanks Elizabeth and Claire!