Friday, October 3, 2014

You Are Loved


There are some artists connected through Facebook who participate in The Angel Project.  If we know someone who is having a hard time, because of sickness or other reasons, we alert each other with the name, address and details of what they're going through.  We send the person "Happy Mail" or "Encourage-Mail."  I like to have some ATCs and cards handy to send out.  Recently, I created a bunch of cards using my "Judy's Trees" stencil from Stencil Girl.   


Using Wendy Vecchi's Black embossing paste and a gelli print, I scraped through the bottom left tree, which I think of as "The Tree of Life."  I added dots of Scribbles 3D paint for fruit and color.


While the tree was drying, I stenciled a background on Kraft card stock using the Medallions stencil - one of my favorite all-over designs.  I started with white,


Then I changed the registration slightly and re-stenciled using yellow.

 Then I changed the registration of the stencil again and added blue:


Finally, I glazed over the entire surface with Turqouise (Phthalo) and glazing medium.


Once the tree dried and I cut it out to mount it on the card stock, it was too dark against the blue background.  This was a happy accident, because I painted over it with gold paint, leaving black around the edges for a shadow effect.  I ended up really liking how it looked!



I did a few of them, and now have cards ready to send.

I decorated envelopes for them using the Seven Hearts stencil.   Hopefully this mail brings some happiness and joy.

If you know anyone who would benefit from mail like this, please let me know and I'll alert The Angel Project.

And let someone know today that he or she is loved.  It's a wonderful gift.












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7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful project and lovely art work ~ Used to paint and belonged to Paint Party Friday ~ am now alone with my doggie and sad at times ~ Would love to get involved in your project and also would love to receive one of your cards ~ How do I do that?

    artmusedog and carol ~ A Creative Harbor

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    1. Carol - I would love to send you a card. Please send me your snail mail address - jessicasporndesigns at gmail dot com. I will also let you know about joining the group!

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  2. a fantasic project and your lovely art is just wonderful Jessica! Happy weekend!

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  3. What a loving project! You truly are angels...and the artwork is so beautiful too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Such a wonderful group Jessica! and your Judy's tree is so beautiful in all of its jewel tones! hugs

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  5. I love being part of the Angel Project, Jessica! I need to up my stash of cards as soon as I get home after our upcoming Art-Is-You Conference! I love to use Wendy's black (as well as her gold) embossing paste in project, but have not thought of using it on cards! Thanks for your beautiful inspiration, my friend!

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