Here we are, already on day three of the countdown to the release of Heavenly Medley! Make sure to check out THIS post for the details if you are just now visiting. Just a reminder that this set is available through Papertrey Ink starting June 15th. We've been having a fantastic time and I'm excited to share today's projects!!! Starting off I'm featuring the images from the preview... the Baptism Rainbow and Sun!
When I am Baptized (Click link to hear.) This is such a sweet Children's hymn that talks about the beauty and cleansing power of baptism. The gentle voice in this particular recording just twangs my heart... it's so sweet. The Rainbow has long been associated with baptism.. It was a token given from God after the Great flood, that covered the entire earth and cleansing it... to show his promise that the Earth would never be flooded again. (Genesis 9: 8-17) I thought a Rainbow was a perfect image to use for representing baptism in the Heavenly Medley stamp set too!
So... here is what I made with it to share with you today!
Ella will be able to be baptized at age 8, if she chooses. I was thinking of her when I created this set. I wanted it to be cute and brightly colored, with as many rainbow colors as I could include. AND... with Ella, Glitter is a must!
One trick I've gotten used to doing when sewing bits of paper together is to adhere them to regular printer paper before sewing...
This method is something I couldn't live without in my papercrafting. Next I can, if need be, trim some of the backing paper off the back...just make sure not to cut your stitches! After I trim my sections off there are loose ends. I use Fabri-tac to tack it down to the paper... just a tad though. (ETA: I was asked if I have 2 separate sewing Machines one for Paper Crafting and one for sewing... nope, I never sew... I can't follow a sewing pattern to save my life. I just just one for Paper crafting. It's been a great buy!)
I wanted to point out that the Sun image is separate from the Rainbow image. You might have noticed the subtle stamped sun on the card base. I thought that having it separate would make it more versatile.
Ella LOVES photos... especially when they are of something she has been involved in! Baptisms are huge in our church and there is typically refreshments afterward. Many family members will fly out to attend... so there are usually a ton of photos. This little album is by We R and holds 3x3 protectors inside. Isn't it darling!
You can see how I used my awesome Copic markers here too! Shading the sentiment really makes it POP. Glitter was added on the smaller lines as I wanted it to be subtle. Oh... and aren't those vintage buttons the perfect finishing touch! *Button Crazy woman here!!!*
Next is There is Sunshine In My Soul Today (Click to hear) A familiar Hymn written by Eliza E.Hewitt. It was interesting to read that she "suffered a severe back injury, but after six months in a cast, she was finally able to take a simple walk in the park. The joy she felt at her recovery prompted these words.".(cited) Oh boy... I can relate to her situation, I have Degenerative Disc Disease and some days are really hard. It took several months after I had a surgery to remove my neck brace and I remember feeling grateful for the simplest things. I think about that often as a reminder to find and feel joy in all things!
I asked my kids what the sentiment brought to mind. Hannah (age 14) said "a heart and sun together". So that was the inspiration for this card! She's such a smart girl!
I designed the sun to have an open center for coloring in or putting smaller images into it. The acrylic heart is cut and embossed using my Cuttlebug. I used a Copic Marker, Y38 to color in the indented areas then backed it with some Lemon Tart paper.
The long circle are also in Heavenly Medley. They go great with the "Together Forever" image as they symbolize (to me) the intertwining of our loved ones into Eternity. I made it more than 2 rings because the principle is for the entire family being together, not just husband and wife. Notice the little buttons peeking out under the oval sentiment? Just something different to do with those great buttons!
So... I'm dying to hear what your favorite image or project has been so far? How can you see using it? Also, feel free to post questions!
Thank you once more for the lovely comments and personal emails! I'm overwhelmed by your excitement for this set! Thank you! Many of you has said that you have friends that would love this special set. Thanks for spreading the new about it! See you tomorrow for more new project and images from Heavenly Medley!
Thanks for poppy-ing by!