Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Make Me An Instrument…

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Ever since I got this new ODBD stamp, Prayer of St Francis, I had this idea… finally, I put it to paper!
Although, I’d originally thought I’d
put it on a card front.

If you’re anything like me, you have a drawer, container… or {CLOSET} … yes, I do…. full of alterables. Little (or big) treasures that only a paper crafter can appreciate!

This particular one I found in the reduced aisle, a plaque, 5x5. I think it had a rooster on it…lol


I stamped the prayer 5 times, then using Spellbinders Labels 25 cut each layer with my Grand Calibur, and sponged with Old Paper Distress ink.

Taking my black Copic, I went around the edges of the plaque for my border and cut a piece of Basic Grey Little Black Dress to fit.

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The paper flowers are more from my ‘closet’. For filler I used Flower Soft wires curled around a chopstick, and wires with Flower Soft glue and Ivory, Ultra Fine Koala Grey and Black

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The leafy swirls are Fanciful Flourishes by Cheery Lynn Designs cut from the same Basic Grey pack.

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I love how it turned out… much better than the rooster!

I hope I’ve inspired you to dig something out of your stash and get creative!

Thanks for stopping!



Doni said...

That turned out BEAUTIFUL!! I love the prayer of ST. Francis...and you did a marvelous job on it! I think it's so cool too to use recycled materials to do it with!
Great job!
Blessings, Doni

Gloria Westerman said...

How beautiful!!!! I love how you stamped all the layers....at first I didn't see how ....but taking a closer look..... unbelievable...tfs

Brenda said...

Hi Dawn,
Another beautiful card. I never tried the technique you used but did wonder if it would work. Now I know. I need to put the GC to work more.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs 'N Blessings

Jeni said...

Just breath taking Dawn!! Love it ~jeni :)

Sandy said...

Dawn your creation is absolutely glorious! Beautifully done.

Becky said...

wow Dawn, this is gorgeous.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful cards on your blog. So pretty and with gorgeous sentiments. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Karen x

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

You never cease to amaze and astound me! The vines and flowers are beyond gorgeous & the way you have the prayer popped up on different levels: Brilliance!

Ann English said...

This is amazing and so very beautiful-it needs to be framed! Gorgeous!