Friday, May 18, 2012
Write your sorrows in the Sand and blessings in Stone!
Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! I have a new project to share with you today. This is one of those $1.00 wood frames found at Michael's. I covered the face of the frame with K&Co Blue Awning dp, still one of my all time faves! I then used T Holtz Distress Inks to paint the edges of the frame, and sponge around the edges of the paper. I stamped the image from Our Daily Bread designs The Mighty Sea with Memento Ink and colored with Copics, really not even doing much shading... just letting the image determine the shaded areas! I inserted the picture and some sturdy backing into the frame, then I spread Muddpuddles Malibu Beach onto the sand area in the foreground. While it was wet I added various tiny shells and pressed into the sand. I then let that dry.
The sentiment is from ODBD's Count the Waves set. I stamped it on a small shipping label and sponged the edges with distress ink and did the same to the white string that came with the label. I cut a small corner of fishnet for my lower edge, and then tucked some larger shells behind the net, and hot glued some in front of the net. I adhered a piece of corrugated cardboard that I tore, then added the sentiment tag to that. For the outside edge of my frame I used some braided twine ribbon I found at Hancock Fabric. I hot glued that on with a high heat glue stick.
I hope you enjoyed this little project! It didn't really take that long and I am pleased with how it came out. Isn't this sentiment great? You know... there is a lot of wisdom in this little sentiment! If we would be willing to let God wash away our sorrows and just hold on to our many blessings, I think gratitude would dominate our thoughts and emotions. It's so hard to let go some times.... those painful things just raise up their ugly heads... but we are indeed sooo blessed, and how wonderful it is to be able to make those the cornerstones of our thoughts!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Try Something New (Muddpuddles), Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes, Moving Along With The Times - Keep it real - no fantasy figures, Paper Play -Destruction - tearing, distressing, grunge, etc, Shelly's Images- Anything goes, Word Art Wednesday- based on Scripture & free digi
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for looking... I love knowing you were here!