Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
I recently participated in an Altered Art Swap through the ‘Create, Share & Inspire!’ site (www.morepaperthanshoes.com ). I received an item this past week that was hand-crafted by a woman in TN and I sent one that I made especially for her to her. Now that we have each received them, I can post photos of our projects! We were to use items we already had in our ‘crafting stash’ - and make some kind of a wall hanging… A quote was to be incorporated.
I really enjoyed the creative experience and the sense of ‘mystery’ involved - wondering what I would be receiving - and wondering if she would like the one I was making and sending -
I used a Quote by Helen Keller - “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen, or even heard, but must be felt with the heart -“ Thus, my scripture quote above -
Here is the one I made for her. Details follow -
I chose to do mine for her in ‘neutrals.’ I made the large flower from a page from a book ($$ Store) that I tea-dyed, cut and then rolled into a flower. I spritzed it and the small flowers ($$ Store) with an Opalescent spray and added gem centers. I made the ribbon flowers, also. The leaves, fairy, birdcage and scalloped oval frame were cut with my Cricut/SCAL2. The woven backgrounds and the floral scalloped oval are wallpaper remnants. The 6x8 canvas (Michaels) was inked with 'Wheat' Versa Magic ink. The 8x10 wood frame ($$ Store) was dry-brushed with white and then gold acrylic paint. (Do you get the idea I get a lot of crafting items from the $$ Store?...as well as Michaels…)
Here is the one I received from her. I’d mentioned that lavender and black were my favorite colors.
I found it quite interesting that without knowing, we both incorporated a cage, winged elements (fairy - butterfly), pearls, ribbon, leaves, handmade flowers and book pages - yet in very different ways! What a fun, creative project! I'd be happy to make one for You - or for You to give as a gift - Just let me know -