Today, I am expressing my "thankfulness" to actually get to post and not only post but to be able to post to the Link Party over on Sheri Whitfield's blog, Cards and More by Sheri! I am so thankful to Sheri for providing this opportunity to play along each month and taking the time to come up with a theme and invite us over for fun! Thankful for you today Sheri! :) This months theme is Fall/Thanksgiving! Yay for me because I never want to pass up an opportunity to be thankful!!!
As I have expressed so many times before in my blog, I have virtually no technology to really display my crafts except my phone. I'm thankful for my phone, but the pictures never seem to really convey what I see with my crafts. This tag was full of shimmer and shine, but sadly you can't see that in this photo.
I began this tag by brayering on several PaperArtsy Fresco colors and then a Daler Rowney cream color and then smooshed around further with a baby wipe. After I heat set it, I then sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Silver bells and Pearl over top.
I then used a stencil by Donna Downey called Create Truth and stenciled using Silks Acrylic Glaze in French Lilac on the tag. I further outlined the stencil for just a little more prominence. I then spritzed again with my Tattered Angels. When I finished I used my homemade texture paste through Jaime Echt's stencil called "Art Is" for some further texture.
I then went through my embellishments drawer and saw this great border sticker that had some sparkle to it to use on the edge. And then found this word set from Tim Holtz that had "remember" that I popped out and painted with Daler Rowney Acrylic Silver. It was still too dull for me so I then went back and painted the word black and sprinkled with Finnabair's art sugar in Antique Silver! I love, love that product! I then simply adhered with some Aleene's.
I have a beautiful stamp set from Quitefire Design called Give Thanks and I stamped using one of the sentiments on card stock and then spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Fully Purple. I then edged the sentiment and the tag with StazOn in Gothic Purple. I then simply painted another piece of card stock to put behind the sentiment in black and sprinkled with the Art Suger. I used double sided tape to put the two pieces together and then used pop dots to pop the sentiment up off the tag. Voila!
Not you traditional colors for fall and thanksgiving, but I guess I wanted to do something different! LOL But the sentiment is still the same in my heart! In God's Word in Psalm 95:2-3 it says "Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods!" Amen!!!! Any time I go before the presence of our Father, I make sure to go with thanksgiving and praise! As Matthew Henry said, "He is the author of our blessedness!" I am so richly blessed beyond what I deserve! My Father in Heaven never fails to provide for me and extend to me the fullness of His great love, mercy and grace!
God the Father is the One true Living God and is so worthy to be exalted, honored and glorified. He asks for nothing more! He definitely gets the short end of the stick when it comes to His children. We, as believers don't, or shouldn't, exalt Him for all the things He does (and He does many things for us daily) BUT simply because He IS!!! He gives ( and gave the One true eternal gift to us) and in return, He just wants our adoration! What love is this????? Mighty!
Won't you take time to step into His presence with praise and thanksgiving today? He deserves nothing less!
Bless you today! :)