Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cross ~ Where Your Treasure Is - GDT Word Art Wednesday

Good Morning! It is looking to be a beautiful day here in Ohio. I hope it is lovely where you live! 

I am so enjoying creating projects with the gorgeous Word Images at Word Art Wednesday this month!! Today I would like to share an altered cross I created featuring Word Art with Matthew 6:21 ~ "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." This is such a great reminder to reflect on what I am treasuring and to realize that is where my heart will follow. 

Here is my project with this wonderful Word Art image:

Be sure to drop by Word Art Wednesday to see what their fabulous DT has created with this Word Art!

Word Art ~ I printed the Word Art onto a piece of cotton canvas. No, it was not printable canvas. I printed the Word Art onto a sheet of printer paper, then cut the fabric to size and adhered it over the printed Word Art using repositionable adhesive. I then ran it through the printer again. I pulled out some threads on each side and inked to distress.

Handcrafted Flower ~ I just bought the Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms Die set. I have been wanting this die set for months, and was thrilled to finally create with it!

Trinkets ~ I have an assortment of fancy metal trinkets, corners, keys and clocks, and I pulled from my stash of goodies for these.

Mixed Media ~ I started with a simple, wood stained cross I found at a thrift store for less than a dollar. I sanded lightly and applied a rather thick coat of modeling paste to the front and sides of the cross, then took some punchinella with square openings - kind of like mesh and pushed it into the wet modeling paste here and there to give texture. When Dry, I brushed on white gesso. I let this dry again and spritzed on several shades of glimmer mist and spray ink - mostly browns. 

Vintage Hymn Page ~ I am so blessed to have been given two small, vintage hymnals that are tattered and well - falling apart. Because they are in such rough shape, I don't hesitate to tear them apart. I found the hymn, Wonderful Peace, which includes the words treasure and heart. I tore them out, inked just a little, then Mod Podged to the cross along with a couple other snippets. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I applied some crackle accents over the hymn pieces. While still wet, I sprinkled on a few silver micro beads. 

Mod Podge and Lace ~ Once all this was dry, I cut a piece of black lace and placed it on the cross. I brushed the entire cross, including the lace with Mod Podge and allowed to dry before adding the metal trinkets and flower. 

Alcohol Ink ~ The heart clock was too shiny silver looking, so I pulled out my alcohol inks and dabbed some onto the clock and hands. 

I also have some exciting news to share with you. 

My Peaceful Day by the Sea layout was selected as the winner for the Peace challenge at Bird is the Word. What an honor!! 

Thanks for all who went to May Arts to vote for my You Mean the World to Me layout that I entered in their Ink It Contest. It was selected among the top 10 winners for the contest. Your amazing support means so much to me!! 

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! I lovelovelove the amazing textures here and the canvas text. :)

  2. Ohhhh Tracey! This is gorgeous... I want to hang up in my home. Love it.

  3. Hi Tracey, this is beautiful.. what a treasure you have created... and well done on your win too on BITW, your layout is so worth it!!

  4. CONGRATS on all the good news!! That is AWESOME and you soooooo deserve the recognition!!! I love love love love your cross!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the colors and textures!!!

  5. Wow, simply gorgeous!! Just love it.


  6. I LOVE your work of art here in design (and in HEART) Tracey! Congratulations on your recognitions~your work is lovely!

  7. TFS your wonderful techniques, Tracey. Congratulations on being featured at BITW. Loved your page :)

  8. Absolutely stunning, Tracey! Beautiful texture.

  9. This is stunning!! What a gorgeous cross, Tracey!! It would look beautiful on any wall!! Have a great day :)

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  10. ohhh that is sooo pretty!!! LOVE all your details!!!! beautiful work!!!

  11. Beautiful project Tracey! Love all the found objects!

  12. Tracey, just wanted to pop in and tell you how beautiful your cross project is. It's so fun having you as our guest designer at Word Art Wednesday and I'm so glad I'm connected to your wonderful inspirations. This is a gorgeous project. Love all the shabby chic creations you do!

  13. Gorgeous project, Tracey! Love all the fab details! Hugs

  14. This is just so beautiful! Words cannot describe just how much I love it, Tracey!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  15. This is just beautiful and that is a WONDERFUL scripture. I love your work!!!

  16. What a beautiful cross!!! Love all the details...simply gorgeous! Congrats on the win at Bird is the Word and May Arts!!

  17. Great news about the cpntest - congrats! And what a stunning cross. The sentiment on canvas looks great, as do the trinkets. Amazing details!!

  18. This is simply gorgeous...I love the effect of the printing on the canvas.


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