Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring is in Full Bloom!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I'm sharing another tag!  Love this color combination of the greens and blues.  I've used Distress Stains (Ranger) again to create the background.  I also used them (stains) to add a bit of color to the flower and the beaks and feathers of these funny long legged birdies! I've used a Q-Tip to apply the stains to the images and I wasn't overly careful, I wanted to keep with a watercolor look.

cute little trio!

Just need to add the ribbon and this one is ready to give away!

First day of Spring 2012, can you see the dew about to drip from the blossom?  This tree is right out my back door.

Same tree two weeks later, look close and you'll see a honey bee feeding off the blossom. The tree just hums as we walk by. Today that same tree is full of green leaves and only a few blossoms are on the tree, most of them have taken flight or have covered the grass beneath the tree! I just love how the Lord's handiwork is so magnificently shown and declared in nature. What an awe-inspiring Creator we have!
Abby shared a lot about the changing seasons on her blog Little Birdie Blessings (Scripture Thursday challenge). We all go through seasons of life, some good and some not so good but we can be sure that our Lord Jesus will be by our side and has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  I think that is why the verse I used on the tag is so important to memorize "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding"  if you keep reading in Proverbs 3, it continues on to say "in all your way acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."  So no matter what season you are in the Lord is there to keep you on the right path, IF you will trust and obey Him. He is always faithful.

My tag today is entered into two challenges: 

Ingredients - Stamps: Ranger Dylusions (birds); Unity Ippity line (Devoted set), Taylored Expressions (Faith in Bloom -flower); Ink: Stazon, jet black; Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed and Ranger Craft Tags (Manila #8).

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.    2 Corinthians 4:6



  1. Hello Natalie, your tag is as delightful as you are. The little birds just walking around, trusting in their creator. Proverbs 3:5,6 is my husband's life verse.

    The pictures of the tree in your yard are beautiful, I love flowering trees. Thanks for all that you shared in this post, and for linking to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  2. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and the testimony. I needed it today, as it's been difficult recovering and remembering it's just a season in my life, and the pain will subside with healing from the Great Physician. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. You really blessed me today and I will look at it all week.
    Karen L

  3. Your tag is beautiful. Love the verse that you used. I also love your tree outside your door. Flowering trees are my favorite trees, especially the dogwood. I can't grow them at my home, soil not right for them. Love the gorgeous tag!

  4. Very nicely done! I love the watercolor effect and of course the verse! I know I shouldn't lean on my own skills! Whenever I have success and indeed God has blessed me with good success, it is all because of His goodness!! Patsy from

  5. One of my absolutely favorite scriptures! It helps me remember that my life is being planned by someone very much smarter than myself. And that really brings peace! LOVE your water coloring--it's amazing! And your tree looks gorgeous!!! :)

  6. Such cute birds and beautiful watercolor effect too! Of course this is a wonderful verse to ponder...starting again every day it seems (at least for me)!

  7. This is such a wonderful scripture and I love how you've added to this tag! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    I absolutely love your spring blossoms, God creates all things beautiful in His time!

  8. Beautiful tag and artwork...and what a glorious I need to keep focusing on!!!

    Lovely photo of the in Spain the air is wonderfully heavy with the fragrance of orange blossom.

  9. BEAUTIFUL watercoloring!!! LOVE the colors and how you used a q-tip for the other smaller pieces! I need to learn how to do this with inks--do you use just an ink pad or the ink refills??? MUST try it!!

    LOVE the scripture;) HUGS!!

  10. Just beautiful Natalie! I am thinking about getting some of these Ranger Distress inks. I love what you can do with them and you did them justice with this tag! Beautiful!!

  11. i love your tag and the sweet birds decorating it! that scripture is one of my very favorites. If we trust in him everything else will fall into place. He is so faithful!