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But darling what if you fly?

Hi everyone Danie here with you today - this month is all about showcasing the wonderful digital images sold at Altered Pages.  What I love about Digital Collage Sheets is that with a simple editing program on your computer you can resize, recolor and shape them however you desire to create your project, you may even like to crop and cut out parts of the image and combine them with other digital elements and create a whole new piece of digital art.

I have been working closely with images of the feminine of late and have been particularly drawn to the colors of the rainbow and goddesses with wings this past week or so, so I was feeling really called to play with a beautiful image fitting into this type of theme from the Lovely Ladies Collage Sheet.

I started by cropping my desired image and saving her to a new file which I then resized and printed out onto a piece of A4 Paper so I could play in one of my larger journals.



I simply added random color to the page for my background with paint and then decided on where to place my image.  I had a quote in mind for this image which online was often depicted with a feather so I decided to very loosely stencil a feather onto my background using black paint.  I added some black paint elsewhere on my background to balance my page and then proceeded to stick down my image.




To finish I added color to the dress/wings of my lady using some watercolor based crayons and also stamped my quote onto both the background and my image using a small alphabet stamp set and black ink.  It reads What if I fall? Oh but my darling what if you fly? 



Now and in every moment is the perfect time to dream big and not let fear stop you from chasing your dreams! 

Danie xx

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