Sunday, 23 February 2014

U is for

So now we are heading down the road of less 'friendly' letters this would be a good time to jump off the bus. However I am going to ask you to hang in there, lash yourself to the seat if you have to but don't abandon the journey.

We are up to the letter 'U' and the word 'Unique'. This is truly simple - we are all our own unique selves. We may have to conform and live within certain parameters according to the law etc but that doesn't take away from us all being special. How we build upon our uniqueness is another matter, we can only hope that we grab the opportunites as they arise and that we don't squander them.

Remember when you are creating your masterpieces that you add something uniquely you to every project you make. We all have a certain 'style' that stamps itself as being our artwork; even if we emulate others we still bring that certain something of our own to the party. 

To my party today I am bringing you a tag that I made quite a long time ago. It has been languishing in my 'keep' box. I think it's about time it received an airing.

I wanted a different shape to my tag so I decided upon this double ended version. The tag was covered with one of the printed papers from the Butterfly Bliss Cd-rom (no longer available I'm afraid). I then brayered a piece of silk art card with Scattered Straw Distress ink, masked off both sides and brayered Dried Marigold down the centre. 

The matching corners are from Nature Swirls and were stamped with Butterscotch Adirondak dye ink; whilst the sentiment from Words of Comfort and Cheer was stamped with Espresso Adirondak. Finally I used a gold fineliner pen to add the squiggly lines!

We are all given chances in this world, some greater than others.  Recognising what they are, and how to deal with them, is all part of our unique self. It may be great to be part of a crowd, and we all want to fit in at certain times in our lives. But there is no such thing as a perfect fit, just the ability to recognise those people that understand our own particular brand of uniqueness. Keep it polished and be proud of it.

See you tomorrow.


jackiescrafts said...

I like the saying on your tag and the double ended idea is great
Jackie x

Sarah said...

Really like the shape of this tag and the colours too Lesley, and the sentiment is perfect ... not many left to go now!! Sarah x

Doreen said...

Love your words of wisdom today Lesley.Your tag is gorgeous love what you have done here. A very unique piece of

vinny said...

love this unusual shape on your tag. Sometimes its good to be different x Lavinia

Paula (PEP) said...

Your combination of yellow with the deep deep purple is brilliant & really draws the eye. Isn't it lovely with those reversed corners from that stamp set? I love the shape you created & the horizontal format with lovely yellow gold ribbons & eyelets.
Thank you for more thought-provoking wisdom.
Paula (PEP)

Linda Simpson said...

I have really enjoyed today's post, and agree that we are all unique in our own way! Love your tag too!
Linda xxx

Miranda said...

Unique or You-nique? A beautiful tag with these contrasting colours and like the unique shape of it! Lets all appreciate our Uniqueness! Thanks for your inspiring post and wise words, xxMiranda