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Perfect Imperfection

10 Jul

An oxymoron?

I think not.

There is a Chinese proverb that says:

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

Though I do believe it is important to strive to work toward perfection (in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it’s called self-actualization—thank you, Psych101 ;)), I just as strongly believe that there are many beautiful, wonderful things that are amazing not in spite of but precisely with the little things that make them not-so-perfect. The sweet little freckles on your niece’s pretty face. The little twitch in the nose of my youngest son while he concentrates on a Math problem. Your best friend’s little personality quirks that can be both infuriating and endearing at the same time. Ah yes, there is perfection in imperfection (and doesn’t God’s perfection shine brightest in His children, greatly imperfect though each one of us is?).

I like the idea of imperfection in art, too. Which is the inspiration behind my latest product in my shop:

If you love the handmade, realistic look on your digital creations, you’ll love this easy way to get all that great texture and realism on your projects and layouts.

Smudge It Vol.1 Rub-Ons & Brush Set has 18 smudges that I created in real life with real art schtuff, then scanned and extracted lovingly so that all the little details are retained in each smudge. These are perfect for adding that handmade look with just a little messiness and a whole lot of goodness! Perfect imperfection! 😉

And here are some amazingly perfect layouts done by the awesome JessicaSprague.com Creative Team!

This one is by Jana:

Other liv.edesigns items used by Jana on her layout above are Brownbagger Paper Pack Vol.2, Doodle This Way Arrows, Scribbled Alpha, and Snippets Word Pack.

This one is by Amy:

Amy also used my Nature’s Canvas Paper Pack on her layout above.

This one is by Heather:

Heather also used these products of mine on her layout above: Doodle This Way Arrows, Click! Mini Kit, and Click! Paper Pack – The Solids.

This one is by Carol:

This one is by Jen P:

This one is by Jen F:

LOVE all that eye candy!

Oh, and did I mention that Smudge It Vol.1 is 25% off the entire Monday till 12:00 midnight Eastern? 😉

See you soon, my loveys! (((hugs)))

WoW – Wonderful Wednesday!

12 Jan

Just passing by real quick because it’s Wednesday and it’s a wonderful one, and because I didn’t want today to pass by without reminding you that (breathe, breathe, pant, pant) …

this pack of paint-swished paper is on sale for half its regular price!

My Paint Play-Swishes paper pack has 7 highly-textured paintbrush-swished 12×12 solid papers in delicious, juicy colors, and all are guaranteed to bring a bright splash of color to your creations. Here’s another look at them:

And here are some amazingly awesome layouts created by the marvelous ladies on the JessicaSprague.com Creative Team!

Layout by Jana

Layout by Carol

Layout by Meg

Layout by Lisa

Layout by Amy

PS. Some of these layouts use the coordinating paper pack, Paint Play – Splats, which are liberally sprinkled with paint splatters. (That one’s not on sale today, though. 🙂 ).

Ooh now aren’t those WONDERFUL layouts just stunning works of art? Love me my CT girls!

If you don’t have this in your stash yet and you want to grab it while it’s half-priced (good till midnight Eastern Standard Time), click on the product images above or click HERE, and have yourself some WOnderful Wednesday shopping therapy!

(((hugs)))

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