I absolutely love this quote by William Shakespeare from the play, Hamlet. It is Hamlet who writes this in a love letter to Ophelia.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Of course I've read Hamlet before, but this quote did not resonate with me until I heard Melanie Doane sing a song written by Ted Dykstra, entitled, Never Doubt I Love. It is haunting. You can find it on her debut album, Shakespearean Fish. It really says it all, don't you think?
Ok, ok, enough chitter chatter. Without further ado, here is my challenge card:
stamps: sheltering tree, something to say
paper: soft sky, crisp cantaloupe, whisper white
ink: soft sky, pink pirouette, crisp cantaloupe, blackberry bliss
itty bitty heart accents punch
It is hard to see from the photo but the tree was stamped in blackberry bliss. Have you ever noticed the bark on some trees has a reddish tint? Then the leaves were stamped twice -- pirouette and cantaloupe. The hearts were stamped in bliss and coloured in with a cantaloupe marker. You will notice the strips of soft sky through the tree. I wanted to portray the illusion of coolness in the air. With the pink pirouette on the ground, this is showing how life is warming up from all the love.
Happy St. Valentine's Day one and all. Check out all the other artists' projects @ watercooler challenges. And then ... link up your own Valentine!