Friday, February 14, 2014

For God so loved the world...

My favorite way to say VALENTINE is with John 3:16
I have liked it ever since I saw it done this way about 8 years ago.
I think it goes really well with the card I made today for the MIX55 challenge on SCS.
I made made this faux barn board piece last week using blues, greens and shoe polish. When I was done it reminded me of the photos of the earth taken from space.
I decided to make a heart for my clear element for the challenge. I took a piece of acetate and ran it through my cuttlebug.I used the script embossing folder. I liked how it looked, but thought I would add just a little bit MORE. so I took my sharpie copper marker and drew over the raised parts and around the edges of the heart. I decided to use the MOJO332 sketch so I gathered the rest of these embellishments to make my card.
I was in the process of putting the card together when I decided that the turquoise ribbon that I had picked wasn't what I wanted to use. It was a little too bright and drew my eye right there without seeing the REST of the card, so I decided to switch it out for a piece of  black and white gingham ribbon. 
I wanted to have a key charm, but it wasn't in silver so I colored it with the sharpie marker. I decided it needed other charms so I colored a heart and a paper fastener that I have had in my stash of stuff for years. I also colored some beads and added some turquoise beads.
The biggest challenge when working with a clear element is how to attach it to the card. I decided to use hot glue underneath where the ribbon would hid it. I wanted the heart to really stand out so I put a lot of glue and held it high off of the card until it cooled. This next photo shows how it has dimension.
The finished card. 

I am going to share this with the Word Art Wednesday challenge.


  1. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, we really enjoy seeing your own unique styles. Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday DT
    Five of your family friendly cards, tags or projects are welcomed each week.

  2. This is absolutely lovely, Marilynn. You are so creative, and I feel so incredibly blessed to have you share your art with us in this week's challenge. Hope you're having a great week, and that you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. MariLynn this is stunning - love your colours and the way you have coloured the charms to co-ordinate, and also how you have raised the acetate layer. Beauitful!

  4. Beautiful Marilynn! Thank you for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you again!

  5. It's gorgeous, MariLynn. I just love all the ways you are experimenting with color and texture through different art mediums (shoe polish???--brilliant!). This is a beautiful card.