ODBDSLC124 Something Musical

Church music, especially hymns, have been an important part of my life since I was very small. I can remember back to age three when I learned to sing in Children's Church. Sometimes I sat with my parents in the sanctuary, not paying attention to anything until we started singing hymns. That would grab my attention as I tried to learn to sing some of the words. For some reason, I loved a hymn called "Love Lifted Me." That was 60 years ago. Now, at this age, I miss those old hymns that have been replaced by more modern music. But they are still inside my head every day as I go about my daily routines.

Here is a home decor cross I made that used "Amazing Grace," one of the hymnal pages I gleaned from the old hymnals I found in a thrift store.  Both of the stamped verses are from Our Daily Bread Designs. I chose ones that would be an encouragement for following Christ and answered prayer.




 The digital verse on the right is from Papercraft Memories, WordArt by Karen. The Paper Studio frame was one I found at Hobby Lobby. I keep looking, but I've never seen any more. I'd like to make more as gifts. The paper on the right and left is from Close To My Heart "Clementine," and the top and middle papers are Graphic 45. The textured flower is from Prima (with a CTMH button added) and the leaves are unknown, from my stash. .

May your heart sing today as you rejoice in the Lord!

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
Anything But A Card - Texture
Craft My Life - Anything But a Card
Come and Get It - Anything But a Card
Lexi's Creations Challenge #74 - Anything But a Card
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #124 - something musical
 

18 comments:

Christine said...

Saw this on the ODBD blog. It is an incredible project. I love Karen's word art and ODBD stamps, too. Thanks for sharing!

Rose Petal said...

Hi. This is stunning and what a wonderful gift. Gorgeous colours and papers too. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
Sandra xx

Julie Short said...

What an interestin project to have for your home. Thank you for joining in at ABAC Challenge this week.

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Glenda Atkins said...

Love this stunning creation, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'a gift- anything but a card' challenge!

Carla said...

Love this frame- would love to find some here! And I too find myself missing the older hymns I grew up singing...Love Lifted me was also one of my faves- along with Amazing Grace. I never tire of hearing that! Love your gorgeous project- the different scenes come together beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Emma and Susan said...

This is an amazing piece of work, I absolutely love it, and I know my Mum would have loved this also. Thank you for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations, I hope you will come back again.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Julia S-W said...

I adore listening to church choirs and I still sing some of the hymns I learnt when I was little! Your cross is beautiful, lots of wonderful images and texture.
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous cross with us at ABAC and I do hope you'll join us again soon.
Juliax

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty and lovely art work. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it challenges this week.

Christy said...

How beautiful!!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

Mandi said...

Beautful. This has such an elegant look. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness... your project is absolutely GORGEOUS!! love all the different papers and embellishments you used! what a fantastic and thoughtful gift this will be!! thanks so much for sharing it with us at the shining the light challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning project!! I love all your use of stamps!! The cross design is beautiful!! Awesome colors, details and design!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!! Your creations are an inspiration!!

Valerie said...

This is beautiful!

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous! I would love to know where you got the cross piece! I love ODBD!!! I am glad that some of the stores are starting to carry them. Beautiful as the message contained therein!

Cards By Jan said...

This is STUNNING Vicki!! I love how you put it all together in the cross frame, and love the fall colours, and little flower, & sentiment!!
Gorgeous!!
Hugs

sparklingblackrose said...

This is absolutely incredible Vicki, and I have featured you on my blog to share your gorgeous project! The Link is below :-) Thank you so much for joining my all crafts challenge, and please feel free to enter again, I love your work! Elaine at Craft My Life-xxx-
http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/featured-crafters-from-my-all-crafts.html

Gayle said...

This is so beautiful and inspirational. Please share where we can find the home decor cross. I have been googling for over an hour with no luck at all. I would love to make one for my bedroom and this would be a wonderful present to personalize for each of my 3 granddaughters.
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.