Hi friends, I hope you are all doing well. Before anything else, I want to say thank you. You have been part of this very difficult journey and your prayers and words of encouragement have meant a lot to us.
It has been very difficult making the transition to 'normality', but today the sun was shining and for the first time in several days and I picked up my camera...
And while taking photos, it was so clear to me that when a loved one parts and their physical presence is gone, their love remains behind...
This journey has left us with a deep desire to love deeper and has given us a different outlook on life...
I started this little project a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't until today that I felt like completing it and taking photos...
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
1. I painted both sides of an 8"x11" piece of card stock paper using pink watered down DecoArt paint (1:5 paint-to-water ratio)
2. Gently scrunch paper, unravel and allow to dry (the wrinkles will give the effect of mulberry paper)
3. Once paper is dry, cut a 6"x3" strip and scallop one edge
4. Roll strip and hot glue the end
5. Cut several petals of varying size
6. Hot glue around centre roll
7. Continue gluing until you reach desired size
8. Curl ends under
9. Paint separate card stock with green paint and follow step number 2
10. Cut several leaves
11. Cover degradable plant pot with desired scrap book paper
( I used Vintage French Script by Canvas Corp)
12. Glue a couple of leafs onto pot and some onto the flowers
13. Place some peat moss pellets and seed packet into pot
14. Make simple lid to keep items secure
Inspired by these, I think they would make a sweet
Valentine's gift, wedding favor or bridal shower.
As another chapter in our family's life closes, another starts. One filled with blooming love.
Thank you so much for being here, I hope you have a beautiful week.
ps. If you have not yet entered the JO TOTES giveaway, you still have time, but hurry as the deadline for entering is this Friday (Feb 10).
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