First of all, many, many thanks to those who had suggestions for variations on yesterday's layout! What fun it was to read your responses and contemplate whether I have the stamps to give them a try. When I get back from vacation, I'll see what I can come up with!
And now for the last post in the current Wonderful World series.... When contemplating the large round sentiment Janet sent me, I realized that it might be fun to break up the background for it by drawing a line through the circle. Straight lines love curves, and curves love straight lines. Here's the result.
The fonts of the sentiment invite this sort of layout, with the cursive below the line and print above the line. The pastels and water spots give a dreamy effect to the bottom of the card, and the butterfly flies up out of the pink to accent the sentiment and to create some unity between the two distinct parts of the card.
While I haven't had time to do this, yet, I'd love to remake the card with a landscape orientation rather than portrait. That would allow me to use a slightly larger butterfly (which might balance the sentiment better) and give a bit more space for the butterfly to fly into.
Nevertheless, the card makes me happy the way it is! I hope it makes you happy, too.
As Holy Week moves toward the great celebration of Easter Sunday, resurrection, salvation, and new life, I hope you'll take some time to contemplate what a wonderful world we live in. It's certainly not perfect, but there are joys everywhere for those with eyes to see and hearts to appreciate. Let your eyes and hearts be open to the wonder of God's creation and the abundant evidence of His Love flowing through His people.
When Jesus died on the cross, the temple curtain was torn and the division between God and His people was removed. Jesus--the sacrificial Lamb--died so that everyone (not just a temple priest) could be close to God. This invitation isn't just for some...it's for everyone. Every. One.
What a wonderful world. What a wonderful God. Thanks be to God.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Tim Holtz distress ink
accessories: post-it notes for mask, inking tools, paint brush and water, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, black half pearls, glue pen