Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Crosses for 2019

From the epistle of 1st John, we have a reminder that God loves us so much that His Son Jesus was our substitute on the cross:

My sister-in-law Linda, her daughter Lisa with fiancé Kevin, and Lisa's daughter Bridgette drove 4 hours one way to visit with us this afternoon for about 3 hours! They are going to do some river road on the return drive (about 20 miles worth) along the Illinois River in order to have a break from all the flat land! :)

I made these Scripture crosses as their keepsake for Easter weekend.

Design notes and details along with the challenge blogs that I will be linking this project to=

Above: 2 key patterned papers= this was what remained before tracing and cutting out the circle background bases from my April mini kit for the CKC blog.

Above: this is what I started with at the beginning of April 2019

CKC blog ID badge:

Marshmallow white cardstock (Colorbok) served as the paper for the Scripture typed in a Google Doc. I tried several different fonts and sizes until I got this situated like I was envisioning. I'd been seen several different word art verse crosses in some Bible journaling groups in the past week or two and knew I could create a forgery.

Last night I measured out the edges then cut out each one (document set up in 2 columns with 2 in each column). This week I was at Dollar Tree stocking up on some household items and ventured to the teaching/crafting section (shame on me!) and saw a 3-pack set of textured plastic rubbing plates!!! I decided to use the brick wall looking patterned one for the crosses. I used up to 5 different crayons to vary each one (brown, burnt sienna, raw sienna, apricot, and peach). Bright white crosses become interesting and textural with the depths of colors and line marks.

other challenges and links:
a. Use Your Stuff #355 Easter/Spring theme prompt

b. Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog #76 Pastels theme prompt (parts of each one are pastel/muted tones)

ID badge:  

c. A Place To Start blog # April 2019 Mid-Month Challenge: Anything Goes (or twist to pick 3 of 5 items=tag, vellum, watercolor, die-cuts, or flower(s))--but I'm just doing AG

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Shout-outs to: 
a. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls...I will post my blog link
b. my Facebook group about mixed media simply called--Mixed Media Creativity
c. my other Facebook group about Bible/church related art--Scripturally Inspired Creativity

Have a blessed Easter Sunday 2019! 

I serve a Risen Savior,
Becca S


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    1. Thanks for taking time to read this post, Cheryl!

  3. Hi, Becca! Your keepsakes are very pretty and I am sure your family appreciated your thoughtfulness! I think the use of both the heart and the cross were very imaginative! Thanks for playing along with us at A Place To Start! We enjoy your visits!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  4. What a sweet gift for your family, and I love the texture and colour you have included on the crosses.

  5. Such pretty keepsakes for your family.

  6. Becca, love your heart-shaped reminders of His love for us. Thank you for sharing with us at Scribbles Designs


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