Thursday, March 18, 2010

Love Calling...

Have any of you heard of TobyMac? He has a new album out and the song that inspired this piece is call "Get Back Up" . It makes me feel peaceful and happy every time I listen to it. I think if you listen to it, you'll see what I mean. :)
I've been playing with Wood Paper and Fleur De Lis Spellbinders from McMahon 5 Designs and came up with this cross. What fun it was to make with all the added embossed sparkle and gems! :) I started out making a simple cross with 2 strips of wood paper and then layered the die-cuts along it.Here is that awesome Heart Digi which I printed onto glossy photo paper in Grey-scale instead of the vibrant red. Then I used the heart shaped Spellbinder to cut it out and sponged on the distress Tattered Rose ink. The ink caused the paper to curl which then gave me the idea to create a pocket. The tag inside the pocket has a verse from the song and my favorite line of the song is in the Tim Holtz frame. :)
This piece actually has turned into more of an inspiration and encouraging reminder when things are tough, than a card, so I've attached it to a wooden plaque to hang on my wall. Thanks for stopping by to visit me!
I'm entering this piece into the following challenges:
SSCC30 ~ Create something that makes you feel Peace


Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

WOW! Is this beautiful!! I am sooo inlove with that Cross! What a smarty pants you are figuring that one out! Love how you changed the color of the heart! Awesome Tim Holtz hardware! Butterflies, flowers and BLING! This is perfect for the SSCC challenge! Now I'm going to really have to put my thinking cap on for that one since you've entered this one! :)


Anonymous said...


,,yeah, this one is a winner! TOO cool! Love everything about it!

Helen said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! That cross is amazing! I love this!
Thank you for sharing it with us at SSCC!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Michelle - well - this just jumped off Blogger and no wonder - it is gorgeous! I love the cross and all of the cutting and embellishing - I would have made it into a plaque as well - it is so beautiful and what a fabulous reminder to us!! Your work is always fabulous Michelle - love it! Thanks for sharing my friend!! {{{hugs}}}

peggysue said...

What a beautiful creation, look at that cross! I would hang it on the wall permanently as well. And yes, I love Toby Mac. I am not sure if I've heard his new song, IU will have to look it up. Thank you for sharing with us this week at SSIC.

Rufus said...

Wow is this gorgeous! The perfect inspiration piece. What a great cross you created.

Carolyn said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I LOVE the way you made the cross. You are so creative and imaginative. It is such an elegant and touching piece.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

How did I miss this Master peice or should I say Master peace???? Wonderful - I am in AWE. Stunning, beautiful and what every one else already said. Jane

Phyllis said...

Michelle this is just awesome. Love your colors and all that embellishing in the corners! Lovely!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team