Saturday, May 29, 2010

Layers of Color SALE!!

Good Morning.  Are any of you shopping this weekend??
Well then you will want to know about a fabulous sale over at Layers of Color Blog.  Hop on over and find out more about the SALE and an Operation Write Home Blog Hop!  OH, and you can also get a FREE digital image of the sentiment I used on my projects below, from Layers of Color.  It was beautifully designed by Nina Brackett - Crafting in Croatia. 
It reads "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord"  Ps 33:12
In a gesture to support our troops, 10% of all sales this 3-day weekend will be donated to Operation Write Home.  Laura over at Layers of Color is sooooo generous.

Here are a few projects I created using Layers of Color "Gothic Crosses".

I love patriotic holidays because it reminds us to take a moment from our hectic lives and remember those who have and do defend this great nation. They sacrifice so much so that we can be free. And we often take it for granted.

Technique : Stamping on Clay
I created this first Gothic Cross project using sculpey clay. I had lots of fun doing this. And I have to tell you, I am no expert. I'm just one of those gals who just does it. So when the sculpey stuck to my stamp, I tried spraying it with cooking oil. Worked perfectly! I'm sure there is a better way to do this, but hey, it worked for me.  So begin by softening your clay.  Roll it through a Pasta Maker to flatten.  Stamp your image in the clay.  Use and X-acto knife to trim it out.  Place on a baking sheet and follow package direction.

We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful country and need to continually pray for those who defend it and for God's protection.  We also need to pray for our leaders.

 I used a swirly from Layers of Colors "Nature Walk" on the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!


Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Melisa, wow your cards are outstanding! I love your creative Sculpey crosses, so clever and fab results!

Thank you my friend for this special idea and supportive post! You're the sweetest!

God bless our troops and Americans like you!

Big Hugs!

NinaB said...

These are beautifully done, Melissa. Thank you for suggesting that verse. I will be using that a lot.

Carolyn said...

Wow, awesome colors Melissa. Love the swirls on the white and red paper. Thanks for joining in at SSC with us.
Hugs xx

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Happy Memorial Day, Melisa!!


joy said...

Melisa, thank you for sharing your cards and your sentiment. The sentiment is one I'll use over and over. - not just on patriotic cards.

Joan Ervin said...

All your projects are FABULOUS, Melisa...the crosses are all sooo awesome and I love the verse!!!! I love the colors, too!!!

Cindy Groh said...

Lovely card. You have some amazing work on your blog:)

Kristine said...

Hi Melisa! These are absolutely stunning creations. I love what you did with these Gothic Crosses--so unique. Love the country feel of this collection too =) Great job!


Jan Hennings said...

love your crosses..just amazing!

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