Friday, 14 February 2014

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Guest DT Spot

Hello...and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!
I am very excited to be a Guest Designer for Scrapping Everyday Miracles!
I hope you like what I have to share!

My project was completely inspired by the wonderful SED theme this month
"Love is in the Air"
and the beautiful Scripture verse found in Colossians 3:14:
"And over all these virtues put on love, 
which binds them all together in perfect unity."

If we look back in the Bible verses previous to verse 14 it says:
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, 
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

Wouldn't the person wearing THAT wardrobe be stylish? 
We should each have those verses hanging in our closet,
so we can see them every morning when we get dressed.

Then our final accessory should always be love!

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Here is my canvas:

I tried some fun new things on this canvas, starting with the mixture of gelatos and gesso that I used to paint the background.  I can completely understand why gelatos have become so popular...they are lots of fun! 
 I was thinking of these garments we are to clothe ourselves with, and I thought a clothesline would be fun. I just happen to have bought  new clothesline die. Rather than using the mini clothespins that came with the die, I opted to use my miniature wooden ones to hang my "LOVE" clothing.
My clothesline is hanging from some trees. Since the background looked so much like Spring, I added some new leaf buds to the branches using some pretty green glitter glue. 
Of course, every clothesline needs a bird sitting on it! :o)

I added some fun doodling around the edge of the canvas to frame it. 
Then I added some more doodling on the letter hearts to help them stand out. 
The Scripture says..."which binds them all together in perfect unity."
That made me think of hearts all connected to each other. 

I punched out several different sizes of hearts and scored and layered them together.
 I added some little hearts randomly in the background, and covered them with pink stickles.
The final step was to write the first part of the verse on white cardstock, and adhere it front and center!

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I would like to give a BIG thank you to Scrapping Everyday Miracles for having me as their Guest this month! :o)

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Materials Used:
12 X 12 Canvas;
Papers: Various Scraps from GCD Studios and K & Company;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Heartbeat Border Punch;
Dies: QuicKutz Cookie Cutter - Clothesline, Tim Holtz Alterations - Bird Branch,
MM Slice Design Card - Je t'adore;
Fiber: Hemptique - True Hemp - White;
Glitter: Stickles - Cotton Candy, Studio g Glitter Glue - Green;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Other: Palmer Liquid Gesso, Faber Castell Gelatos.


Susan M said...

Oh Nancy, this is just fabulous! What a wonderful post too, I love the scripture , it's really good to think about , especially today ! There is so much to say about your canvas I don't know where to start! Love the colours of the painted background and all those beautiful hearts and your doodling is perfect around the border. Love those mini pegs ! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day !

Karen Conner said...

I love your clothesline! I'd like to have some scripture clothes! LOL
Let's put on love today!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Tracey Fehr said...

Nancy, this is just absolutely amazing! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you've done the scripture. The clothesline is such a cute idea and your 3D hearts add the perfect touch!

Vivienne Holden said...

This is amazing Nancy! A VERY creative and fabulous canvas to grace any room! xxx

Marianne said...

Nancy I am so impressed! This is really a work of art. I love all of the little techniques that you managed to work into this one canvas. I had just attended a class yesterday where we made tags and we did the same kind of idea with the hearts. I have gelatos that have just been sitting here waiting for me to use them so now you've given me the push I needed to try them out! Just awesome work Nancy!

Christine L said...

A beautiful canvas Nancy... love your colour choice, and the hearts with doodles... and of course, the little touches of glitter and pink!

Big hugs
Christine x

Tereese S said...

I love your canvas, Nancy. Everything do and make are simply beautiful. I thought you stitched around the hearts but I saw you doodled. Love how it looks stitched though. TFS... Hugs!!

DebR said...

This is so beautiful.

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

So beautiful !! I love what you have done w. The clips !! :))
Congrats on your guest spot !! :))
So well deserved !!! Xo

Ira Huberts said...

This is such an adorable creation Nancy and there's so much love in this! It's truly a fabulous design with such pretty colours, too! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracy said...

Fabulous! Love the sweet clothes line and the way you used the hearts. Clever, fun, and beautiful Nancy. Hugs!

Penny said...

Really adorable canvas, Nancy! I love the darling "love" design. Love your use of die cuts, your doodling, and the sweet scene you created! The bg is just gorgeous. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cely said...

so very cute! i love the background you made!

Dunja Dücker said...

I LOVE your Canvas Nancy. It looks adorable. Oh well, i fell in love with Gelatos a few weeks ago also. The creamy and colorful "Essence" is great, right? Think i need some more colors too :) The hearts are gorgeous my friend.

Lots of Love and Blessings

Jonia said...

Oh Nancy it is a beautiful canvas and you are just so talented. Congrats on the guest DT spot.

Geri said...

Oh, so very pretty and perfect for the theme and scripture!!! (and it's got Spring written all over it!!!;)

chanya13 said...

Wow!!! love your clothesline!!!