Have you ever had a 'word of the year'? I liked the idea but found it hard coming up with one word. In the end, I settled on this little phrase...
Joy is effervescent hope. It came from a bible reading via UCB. I wanted to go a little deeper so added the definitions and synonyms...
Without getting too preachy - this is a craft blog after all - I like that having that hope in the Lord, knowing that he is always working for your best, can bring joy; joy that just spills over out of you that you cannot control. I want that in my life!
Back to the craft... I grabbed a 12" embroidery hoop and some paper and rub ons from like for ever's Woodland kit.
I added a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps to add some twinkle.
To hang it I added some 3mm grosgrain and my favourite mint lace from Crafty Ribbons.
I added the rub on butterflies to vellum and fussy cut around them. This gave them lots of dimension and delicacy especially when only adhering down the centre of their body.
I so pleased with how this turned out and hope to focus on these words all year.
Here is the process video of how it all came together:
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