Sunday, December 22, 2013

"Bless the Lord" Ironwork Cross by ~ Tracey Sabella Featuring Bitty Blossoms

It's Tracey here to wish you each a very merry Christmas. One of the things I enjoy about the holidays is creating one of a kind, handcrafted gifts. Today I have a trash to treasure gift to share with you. I found this ironwork cross for a dollar at a local thrift shop and decorated it with handcrafted flowers created with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies.

"Bless the Lord" Ironwork Cross

Tips and Techniques
I have a stash of bitty blossom flowers created with project scraps, so this was a quick holiday project to pull together. A tutorial for my Bitty Blossoms Flowers can be found here. I used all three sizes of Bitty Blossoms. I adhered the blossoms to the ironwork cross with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, but a hot glue gun would work as well. 

I printed out this verse from Word Art Wednesday onto white cardstock, tore it out, and rubbed several colors of Mix'd Media Inx on to coordinate with the flowers. I backed it with a strip of chipboard to hold it's shape and backed with foam tabs to raise before gluing onto the cross. 

Once I had the flowers and Word Art arranged and adhered to the cross, I applied Clearsnap Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Donna's Fairy Dust Glitter which adds so much gorgeous sparkle! 

Once final close-up.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to pull out your Bitty Blossoms dies
and create a handcrafted gift this holiday season. 

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~  Natural Beauty, Family Jeans
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle, Honey, Leather
Clearsnap ~ Fairy Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer

Other Products
Ironwork Cross - Thrift Store
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Zapdots 
Verse from Word Art Wednesday


  1. This is really a lovely piece, Traccy! hugs, Julierose

  2. lovely tracey, i need to ramp up my bitty blossoms too.

    1. Thank you, Ava!! I can't wait to see what you create with your Bitty Blossoms!! ~ Blessings

  3. This is fantastic, Tracey! You are always so inspiring!

  4. This is utterly stunning and I love that you recycled the cross. Your flowers using Donna's dies are gorgeous and I will be watching your tutorial. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Absolutely stunning! I would buy this at any decor shop!!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful makes me break out in Praise song... " Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul... worship His Holy Name... "

    1. Thanks so much, Rea!! I hope my mom feels the same when she receives it. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  7. WOW! This is simply stunning. I love how you've turned something old into something beautiful and new. xx

  8. Your cross absolutely beautiful!!!!