Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Song Inspired Craft

One of the albums I have been listening to on repeat lately is "Sigh No More" by Mumford & Sons.  They are sort of indie rock, country-ish, mellow band.

One of my favorite songs is the title track from the album.  There's a lyric in "Sigh No More" that I simply love.  It says "Love.  It will not betray, dismay or enslave you.  It will set you free."

From what I've read about it, I don't think Mumford & Sons meant this to be religious in nature, necessarily. However, I immediately connected it with Jesus.  So many times, the church is thought of as a place of condemnation, rules, and hypocrisy.  But that's not what it really is.  The church - not the building or the denomination or the religion - but the church in terms of the body of Christ...should be love.  God is love.  We love because He first loved us.  God so loved the world that He sent us His Son.  Love - is not something that will betray you.  It won't let you down.  It won't bind you in shackles.  Love...God's Love - TRUE love - will set you FREE.

I had a canvas hanging around (or...not actually hanging around yet - haha) from a 2-pack I'd used only half of.  I wanted to put this song lyric on the canvas somehow.  I saw this picture on Pinterest...

And used that design as my inspiration for my canvas!

The canvas is painted in Martha Stewart's Root Beer Float craft paint, with the edges in a dark brown (Martha's Vanilla Bean).  Painting it with just one coat gave it that sort of antiqued look.  

The letters were cut on my Cricut using some scrapbook paper that color coordinated with my living room. I edged the larger pieces in brown Sharpie to give them some definition and a little antique look too.

And there it hangs on my living room wall!


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