This magnificent and quite powerful digital image named Forest Guardian was created by Sara Burrier and is available exclusively through Crafts and Me Stamps (here). I found myself drawn to the detail of this incredibly beautiful image and expect that its symbolism can spiritually touch anyone who's experienced a broken heart from the loss of a loved one through a broken relationship or death. It can also affect environmentalists who seek to protect wildlife from building development. To see how the Forest Guardian envelops this devastated young lady, holding pieces of her shattered heart, within his majestic, angelic wings provides such comfort and hope.
Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled Forest Guardian image . . .
I've sized my Forest Fairy digi paper (find it here), sheet 26, to 5.75" and printed it onto textured white cardstock. I've layered it with coordinating black and fuchsia cardstock. A Satin Sensations 5/8" fuchsia ribbon, topped with black cotton lace, creates a bottom border.
I adhered black cardstock to grungeboard then die cut the Sizzix Tim Holtz tree branch to add some dimension to my card front. I used a Tim Holtz hitch fastener and charm clip to hang my bird charm from the branch.
A My Mind's Eye Dolled Up "Day" button and "Cute" twine are centered in my flower cluster. A Rubberstamp Tapestry sentiment is surrounded by some Creative Impressions Small Tropical Iridescent Blossoms, Doodlebug Design boutique bubblegum brads, a couple of airbrushed paper roses, as well as Prima flowers, heirloom paper leaves pecan and a gillian raspberry flower.
I included a die cut silhouette of a buck and fawn from the Memory Box Deer Trio and a QuicKutz bunny to include the animals of the forest expressing their concern too.
Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Sara Burrier's Forest Guardian digital image . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion "Anything Goes" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes - option Shrink Plastic" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Pink and Girly" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Cute as a Button" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Pink and Girly" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Anything Goes with a Button" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Charmed!" (here)
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Feminine Flair" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "My Favorite Things" (here) digi image, die cuts, Copics
skin - E000, E01, E11, BV00, E93, RV95
hair, girl - E47, E35, E31
hair, angel - Y13, Y26, Y28
broken heart and bands - R81, R83, R85
angel wings - C3, C1, C00, B00, R00, Y00, YR00
angel clothing - C3, C1, C00
halo - YR00, Y00, Y0000
ground - W5, W3, W1, BG93, NEW BG90
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!