Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Faith Wall Hanging

Last year I joined Ali Edwards and lots of other bloggers in selecting a word to focus on for the new year. She calls it OLW (one little word). My word last year was FAMILY and I made a banner for our mantle to remind us what we were focused on. This year my word is FAITH and I made this wall hanging to help us think about building our FAITH everyday.
I am so in love with these colors. They just feel so light and fresh... like you should feel when you are walking in full FAITH! These papers are from Close To My Heart's Splendor collection.
The backing was an old cereal box that I traced this pretty shape onto. I had the shape from an old Technique Tuesday kit. If you don't have a shape you like, you can search on line for clip art and trace it that way. I traced the shape again and cut out the inside to make the frame. It is stacked up with a double layer of 3D foam... that makes it look almost like a shadow box.

Here is my birdie... lovely, huh? I kinda free handed her...again on a box for chip board. Her wings are used dryer sheets... ironed, cut, and layered! I also used them as ties on the hanger and bottom trim. I am sure there is a name for the fan folded circle I stuck her on- I am so addicted to these things! They are super easy and add loads of texture to layouts and cards!

Ta-da! I used the handy ole Crop-o-Dile for to punch the holes for the wire. And all the beads are from an old beaded wine bottle cover -ha. Now, I am thinking something similar for a house warming gift or Valentine decor!


Allison said...

I think faith is a good choice for your word this year! I feel ya! Best wishes for a fabulous new year!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this work!

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