My thoughts and prayers are with those in the areas affected by Sandy. Although we had high winds for a day or so and prepared for the worst, we were fortunate not to lose power.
This is my final project as a Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday. It has been a delight to word with the Amazing Word Art this month.
This week's Word Art is based on Hebrews 4:16 ~ "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." One of the very special people the Lord brought into our lives is Dick Edwards. He worked with my husband back in the 80's. Gary was instrumental in helping him get into alcohol rehab. After completing rehab, he became like a part of our family, even celebrating birthdays and holidays with us. We have so many special memories of special times spent with Dick. I am so grateful that the Lord gave us the privilege of having Dick in our lives until his death a couple years ago and allowed us with grace to help in a time of need in his life.
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Word Art ~ I printed this week's word art on some lightly patterned paper, then inked over it to bring in the color of my background paper before distressing. I inked first, then distressed to keep the white edges.
Stitching ~ I stitched randomly here and there on this page including this stitching above the word art, several rows below my title and some fun x's on the side of my corrugated board
Handcrafted Flowers ~ I created several of the flowers including the blue one here and off white one in the photo below using my new Bitty Blossom dies by Donna Salazar. The leaves were also cut using Bitty Blossoms. I created the blue flower below using Donna's Grand Peony dies and added a jewel brad to the center. The rest of my flowers are an assortment from Petaloo and May Arts.
Layering ~ Under the photo I used a number of distressed layers including patterned papers, Donna Salazar's Corrugated Board by Zutter, vintage dictionary page -torn and inked, burlap, and cheese cloth. Distressing was done with my Distrezz-It-All. I just don't know what I would do without this handy little distressing machine these days!! :-)
Gears ~ These Donna Salazar Want2Scrap gears were so much fun to work with. I inked them with Donna's Mix'd Media Inx in Patina - I just dabbed it randomly, not covering the entire gear, I then dabbed some Ranger Paint Dabbers in copper. I used my heat tool close over the paint until it bubbled up, then did the same with the gold Paint Dabber.
Corrugated Board ~ The photos don't do justice to the distressing on the corrugated board. Of course the first thing I did was run the edges through my Distrzz-It-All. Then the ridges and edges were painted with a mix of metallic green and black paint. Once that was dry, I coated with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint which gave a shiny crackled finish. Finally I added some fun stitching.
Heat Embossing ~ next to the matted photo I stamped Donna's Lace Corner image using her Mix'd Media Inx in Jasmine, and embossed using seafoam white embossing powder.
Pearl Flourishes ~ You can get a lot of mileage out of your flourishes by cutting them apart to use on different parts of your page like I did with this sweet Zva Creations flourish.
Paint Splatter ~ In the top corner, I used a stiff paint brush to splatter some metallic paint behind my title for a bit of extra texture and dimension.
Donna Salazar Products:
Antiquities ~ Tails of Travel
Antiquities ~ One Sheet Wonderful
Antiquities ~ Time for Tea
Antiquities ~ Die Cut Ribbons
Lace Corner Stamp
Spellbinder ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinder ~ Grand Peony
Want2Scrap Chipboard ~ Sprightly Sprocket
Smooch Spritz ~ Sea Breeze
Mix'd Media Inx ~ Patina, Honey, Jasmine
Zutter Corrugated Board
Zutter Corrugated Board
No surprise here ~ I'm entering this layout in Donna's October sketch challenge using this fabulous sketch by Mistra:
Other rules ~ use green - a flower and my leaves, and at least one DSD product - I think I have that covered.
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~ Blessings ~