6x11.5 mixed media collage, renaissance art stamps, candy hearts, paint
My offering for Wednesday Stamper's-"Valentine" challenge
Here is the same image manipulated with filters in photoshop.
and here again manipulated using Glowing Edge filter.
As I mentioned in earlier comments, I am not one for the "V" day hoopla, nor all the commercialism that follows this holiday, but I am nostalgic about hearts cut from paper, paper laced doillies and the old timey candy hearts from Necco.
I loved receiving these as a child and I love receiving them as an adult. When I arrived at work on Thursday, I was greeted by a box of these Necco Sweetheart candies and a cut paper heart with a lovely handwritten sentiment on the back, "Happy V Day" from Gracie. Imagine my delight.
Unfortunately these sayings aren't stamped as clear and sharp as they were a long time ago but the sentiment and feelings are the same. I don't even like to eat these candies, they just make me smile, so I thought best to memorialize them in a collage.
You can learn more about the candy confectioners who have been making these candies since 1847 here at Necco.com
I leave you my sweet hearts and thanks for stopping by!
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