The sentiment was what grabbed me more than anything - after we moved back to the States I endured several months of mild to moderate depression... because of my faith and God's faithfulness through that time I maintained a strong hope, which was my light on those dark days. Hope is a strong theme during this month... sometimes we even describe hope as a 'flicker', 'glimmer', a 'ray' or a 'beacon' - that's light against darkness.
I colored the image using Touch Twin Markers- coloring to capture the glow of light is a little tricky, but Sandy Allnock has a great video on how it's done. I used Sakura glaze and glitter pens on the fireflies and scribbled around their glow circles with a Prismacolor pencil to add movement and a little more glow.
Inside the card I used a sentiment from a set from My Favorite Things - they're one of our sponsors this month for our Hope You Can Cling To participants. (Have you SEEN the prize list?!!)
These are the Touch Twin Markers that I used:
I have some fun things to share with you over the next couple of weeks - Wednesday it's my turn to share a tutorial at Splitcoast, and I've been having fun working on that for you! I also have a blog birthday coming up with prizes to share! Stay tuned! Hope you have a wonderful week.