Monday, July 14, 2014

Whatever is Lovely!

Happy Monday!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  It was such a relaxing weekend....just as I had planned!!  I did some wonderful art, feverishly read my advanced copy of the last installment of an AWESOME trilogy (thank you my precious sister) and spent some wonderful time at the pool with my children!  Pretty much a perfect weekend!  I give praise to God!

I was able to work on a couple of art projects this weekend, but I will share one with you this morning. There are so, so many talented artists that I glean from on the internet!  I've mentioned before that I am a journal junkie and as such, I comb the internet for inspiration.  I could name so many artists that inspire me and the list would take me awhile!  But I try to think outside the box of my brain and review many kinds of art.  I don't ever want to get stuck in a rut!  But one of the things that I like to look at, but don't really think I could get the hang of is "shabby chic!"  I love the style, but don't know that I could do consistently!  I'm pretty much low maintenance and the "quickest route" is the best in my mind! LOL!!  That being said, you "shabby chick" artists rock and I hope to continue to glean little nuggets from you with thanks! Below is a tag that I attempted as I "think outside the box!"

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." Philippians 4:8  That is the scripture that came to mind when I did this tag this past weekend. Whatever is praiseworthy........think about that! I could do nothing but praise God this past weekend out of my gratitude for His goodness to me!  My LIFE is praiseworthy!  Each day that I get up and breathe is praiseworthy, each day I look at His marvelous creation is praiseworthy and lovely!

I used Distress ink in several colors on both of these tags and emphemera.  I also used some Colorbox through a stencil with clear embossing powder.  I had some chipboard that I painted with Silks acrylic glaze and placed a butterfly on top.  I tried to distress the chipboard somewhat, but didn't do such a hot job at that, so I ended up just putting a glitter glaze over top of the butterfly.  I then laid it all down with some other emphemera and some flowers from Maya Road (I think..haha) with a little glitter glaze as an accent there as well.  I pulled it together with some wonderful yarn that I have, that one day I will make a scarf out of...ha ha ha!  All in all, I think it turned out alright for my first attempt anyway!! LOL!!  What do you think?

Are you praiseworthy today!  In WHATEVER things........give praise!  I'm so thankful to God for His marvelous provision that I could even try "shabby chic!"  He's interested even in the small things, so even in the small things, I give praise to Him!!

Give Him praise today!


  1. Love the tag and that is one of my favorite verses!

    1. Thank you Tina. One of my fave's too! It is a reminder for to ALWAYS be praiseful to our Father in Heaven! I'm blessed!