Thursday, March 10, 2016

{Part 3} Spring Plaques Inspired by Song of Solomon 2:12

The weather is beginning to warm.  Spring is just around the corner!  The first few buds and blooms always make me think of Song of Solomon 2:12.  (I prefer the Authorized King James Version.)

"the flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land"

This year,  that beautiful verse inspired a series of three plaques.  I hope you can visit often and see all three!  If you would like to view the first one, please click HERE! or THERE! for the second plaque!

Here is the third and final one!

It's my favorite!

Please let me tell you about the *FREE* materials I am using for this project!  We are currently re-modeling our kitchen.  WHEW! 

First comes DE-struction, then comes CON-struction.
The destruction phase included ripping out a pantry and these boards were part of the shelving.  They each measure 11.25 inches by 14.5 inches.
JACKPOT,  right?  Totally free, right?  ;-)
I didn't have to salvage them from anywhere but my own kitchen!
I gave three of them a quick coat of off white paint.  (only two made it into the photograph)

When phone books were left in our driveway this year, I almost tossed them immediately into the recycle bin.  Does anyone use those anymore?  'So glad my hoarding habits kicked in and made me keep them in my craft room!  ;-)  The pages look like newsprint to me. 
Jackpot, right?  Totally free, right?  ;-)

 A couple of pages were ripped out of their books and glued onto each of the shelving boards using children's regular ol' white glue.
I created and printed this FREE PRINTABLE for Song of Solomon 2:12c.  I am into a raw look for this project, so the paper is just wide ruled notebook paper and the each word is cut individually. 

Next, using some pretty green scrap book paper that has been in my stash FOR EH VER an adorable Turtle Coloring Page was found.  The first was just printed as is.  The second one got a quick size edit and then flipped so the turtles could snuggle.  ;-)  A bit of coloring with my colored pencils and voila'.  Cuddling Turtles!  Aren't they sweet?!  I love her eyelashes, lipstick and pedicure!

Plain white glue holds everything on the board.  This project was so much fun and practically free!

What have you been crafting for Spring?  What is your favorite inspiration?

;-)  -Marci


  1. These are really cool and a very fun way to put the message out there!

  2. Oh my gosh isn't that the cutest thing ever. I have no idea where I'd use it, but I just love it! visiting you from #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup

  3. this is so cute! I just love watching people make art!

  4. Brilliant work love the paper piecing, what fun!! just become the latest encourager of your blog, as I just joined .. I love KJV too!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}


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