Good Wednesday all my crafty friends! Long time no post!!! LOL It has been a minute since I posted last and trust me when I say that my heart has little pains when I can't get on and post some artful goodness! It has been a whirlwind for me for several months now! I hope to get some semblance of order before long! I been extremely blessed by receiving a promotion at work, but of course, along with that promo comes more responsibility, so it has made it a little tight to get things on my blog when I want to. In addition, I have had some sickies lately and just haven't had the time or felt like too much arting! I know right? That's almost blasphemous! LOLOL Luckily I had started two of my monthly challenges some weeks ago, so I had a little lead way, but now I am crunched for time to get it on before February is all but a memory!
So today, I am going to share my February Challenge for the Tag It Tuesday Linky Party over on Sheri Whitfield's Blog Cards and More by Sheri! This months challenge was to use the Rose Quartz Pantone color, which is a pretty pink. As I don't have exact Pantone colors, I just got as close to the swatch as I could. Also Sheri picked Valentines Day theme as well. I know Valentines is over, but I went right with it anyway! LOL
I really did have fun making this tag even though I'd say that pink is not my thing. But I knew I would incorporate it with other colors, so it turned out alright with me! I always start my tag out with some gesso because I never know where I am going with it and then I pulled out my stray paper stash. Most of that paper is gelli prints, book page, hymnal pages and the like. So I just laid down pieces here and there with Mod Podge. I then pulled out the Caran d'ache Neocolors and went to town. At this point I can't remember which colors I used, but coordinating colors to the gelli print pieces that I used. I love the heck out of those crayons they are so yummy to work with!
I used my go to background stamp here and there for more texture and then watered down some gesso and spritzed here and there. I found this cute free graphic online of this angel and knew I wanted to use her. I took a paper doily that I had and painted with the closest pink to the Pantone I could find and then covered with Mod Podge and sprinkled with Ranger Rock Candy Glitter. I then simply glued my little angel to the doily and then both on the tag.
I have a cute little Sizzlit die that is little hearts, so I cut some out with scrapbook paper and then placed them on my tag and then I shaded them along with my angel with my favorite Faber Castell Big Brush Pens. I then stamped with the "love" stamp that I have from my December 2014 Layers of Life Kit from Unity Stamps, added my sentiment and a couple of heart elements. Voila! Nothing fancy, but it reminded me of the old Valentines we used to get in our handmade "milk box, Valentine box" in school......those were the days! LOL
Thinking on the sentiment that I placed on my tag, I thought about how magical love is! Do you remember your first crush, your first kiss or your first true love? Thinking back on all that, it was so very magical to me, but God's love is "real!" There is no magic to it nor is it a fleeting fancy. It's real and it's passionate! God loves us with such a passion that He offered up His only Son for us that we may have life with Him for all eternity! That's a BIG LOVE! The immeasurable love that He offers can be experienced by ALL! It's "real" and it's unconditional and never ending! In every day life, loves come and go, but not so with my God! You can count on Him to be your FOREVER Valentine! :) You are the apple of His eye!
Open your heart today to a passionate God who loves you more than you can know!!