Sunday, 2 February 2014

All Dressed Up Challenge - LOVE

Hello, my friends!

It is time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up.
Our theme for this challenge is *Love*
Here is my project for this challenge:

I have created a canvas that measures 8 X 10.
The background paper was actually torn from an old Bible. 
It was one of those huge coffee table Bibles that somebody was getting rid of, 
and I rescued it knowing I could put it to good use! :o)

The Bible page I used contains 1 Corinthians 13...the LOVE chapter.
The bible page was quite thin, 
so I adhered it to a piece of cardstock and ran it through the printer.

The image I used is called "Amore" and it's found HERE.
The fabulous image actually comes with three files: 
the girl holding the balloons, the girl, and the balloons.

I did some stitching around the page with red thread, and then adhered it to the canvas using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi-Medium.
 I then brushed another coat of the medium over the top of the entire page.
When it was all dry I did some coloring using my water soluble wax pastels.
The balloons were colored red, and the area around the balloons was colored blue.
I then used a wet paintbrush in the wax pastel.
The result is this lovely pale and translucent color!

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This challenge will run until the 15th of February!

Head on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT creations, 
and why not enter the challenge while you are there.

 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.

There is a link there to some fabulous freebies!

Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat with fellow crafters. 


  1. This is stunning Nancy !!! xx

  2. Wow Nancy!! This is SO gob-smackilngly creative! (Another English saying for you to Google)! LOL SO clever to to incorporate a verse from the Bible about love! Ya just can't beat it! xxx

  3. This is a gorgeous piece Nancy and I love it. So creative and Fab-U-Lous!

  4. WOW what a stunning idea Nancy HUGGLES Stacey S xx

  5. You are so creative! What a fabulous canvas! I love the entire design! It is a real work of art, Nancy! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Hi Nancy

    Such a fabulous way to use this image... you've created a fabulous canvas... and what better text to put behind the hearts.. STUNNING!

    Christine x

  7. Beautifully done! Love your canvas!

  8. Hey Nancy - your canvas is outstanding. I love it!!! I prefer clean and simple over fussy and busy and your design is just perfect.Full of so much meaning with the page from the bible and the verse. All of the details you added made this really special.
    Sandy xx

  9. This is a fabulous idea Nancy ! Your canvas is gorgeous and I love that red thread so significant with the scriptures!

  10. Oh this is so sweet Nancy, love your hearts, what a wonderful idea to just use part of the stamp, very powerful and there's never enough love in the world, now is there? Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  11. I love it! What a great way to rescue a book that otherwise might have ended up in the trash. Especially a Bible! You know it's too funny because I'm using old dictionary pages right now to make up some flowers!

  12. This is my style wow, love what you did with just the balloons on the Bible page!! I love the transparent hearts and color with the stitching. Great page to use also. I love this one, it would be perfect on the wall and to add more with it, truly beautiful in every way.
    Hugs Kelly

  13. This is such a great way to recycle a book page and the perfect backdrop to the pretty balloon image :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  14. I love how you can still see the text through the coloured hearts,
    So pretty.

  15. Oh Nance that scripture page makes the most beautiful background. So wonderfully creative my friend. Hugs!

  16. You are a creative genius with this one!!! :))
    Just awesome w: a side of magic !!!
    Love it !!


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