Hi there! Today I would like to share a project that I created for one of the Swirlydoos challenges this month, to create a project using one word. More points if we DON'T create a layout!
I got my thinking cap on, and suddenly remembered my goal that I have this year, to be at peace, especially when I drive on the roads. I'm pretty impatient, and when people aren't driving as fast as I want them to, or are just annoying to me, I tend to fill up with rage. And then my blood pressure skyrockets, and then I'm exhausted before I get to wherever I'm going! Not good and not healthy.
After praying about it and trying to figure out how to NOT be that way, I decided that as soon as I start to get hot, to just calm down immediately and think peaceful thoughts. It's actually working! YAY! I'm a happier person when this happens too, so the results are positive! :D
Ok, where am I going with this? I decided to create a cross that I will hang somewhere in my car that I will see when I'm getting annoyed, or annoying others, a.k.a my husband! Ha! Here's what I created!
The cross itself is made from 2 manilla tags. I reinforced the main part of the cross by cutting a third piece of a manilla tag and gluing it to the bag. That's why it can stand so tall without wanting to lean!
I used a stencil for the main letters, but then, I drew the halos around each letter myself. I cut them out from Xpress it cardstock and then colored them with copics. I used the dot technique that I found in a copic technique book. I wanted the letters to be light where the halos hung, and then gradually go to stone. The dot technique seemed to work the best to achieve this look. I wanted the letters to look like stone, but softer.
Paper: manilla tags, Mother Nature paper (2 types), Xpress It Cardstock
Ink: Y17, Y13, Y35, Y32, O, C1, C2, C3; Metallic Gold Embossing Paste
Embellishments and Other Things: Chalkboard Letters Stencil, Resin crown, Swallows dies (Amuse);
Fancy Flourish (MFT); gold elastic ribbon (from a Christmas gift)
Have a great day!