Joy is not based on circumstances, but rather comes from within. No matter what is happening in our lives we can have Joy because of our love for the Lord and our hope in Him.
Joy is also one of the fruits of the Spirit…
Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
My Joy is papercrafting, and especially using supplies to try a new technique : )
I happened to see a long handled pasta brush ($3.95) and I bought it to see if it would work like a much more expensive one that is on the market.... I used Distress inks and brushed them across white cardstock, viola. I also brushed color on a smaller piece of cardstock for the sentiment. I turned it around to cut out the sentiment. I cut out the Memory Box die and glued it onto Turquoise cardstock. I decided to leave the card CAS.
I took a second piece of cardstock and cleaned off the brush on it after using the ink above. It was much lighter in color. I thought it would be fun to add a stencil over the top of the cardstock- I did not clean off the brush between colors, can you see how the dirty brush grayed up my brushed on colors?
I experimented with the flower, and finally was happy with a piece that I had brushed on the Coral Distress ink on before stamping. I added white Signo pen highlights and a touch of shimmer to the centers of the flowers. I fussy cut out the top image leaving the flowers out. I colored the leaves with Copics and fussy cut out a 2nd image, so the floral layer is sitting up a layer. I also had a butterfly punched from a piece of waste that I added onto the top.
OK, now Darnell has asked for April that we post Boo Boo's. Initially, I was going to leave 1/2 of the sentiment white. I decided I did not like that and was going to brush color onto the white part of the die, and essentially ruined my 1st panel..... (which I used for butterflies and Easter Eggs).
HERE is a link to the SCS gallery for the group cards- stop by and see all of the great inspiration!
NBUS- Boo Boo/April Fool
Double D Challenges- Color challenge
Artistic Inspirations- AG
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