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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Old Rugged Cross

We've all seen the super fun specimen art floating around blogland.
You know- cool art like this creepy art from Tatertots and Jello

or this fun St Patty's day piece from Flamingo Toes

I decided to give it a shot, Easter style.

The plan was to go very rustic- rough edges everywhere

and all fabric

Linen seemed like the natural choice for easy fraying.

I wrapped my frame in the linen fabric, then used hot glue to adhere the tattered art piece.

The words are hand stitched- I'm no counted cross stitcher- so this was a little tricky.
Can anybody say carpel tunnel?

Each cross is slightly different and all distressed and rugged

because let's face it

Jesus didn't die to save each one of us on a perfect, smooth cross like the ones we hang on our walls,

or follow to the places we worship.

It's easy to get caught up in the eggs and bunnies.
This Easter- we are reminding our girls the 'reason for the season'.
He IS Risen.
Thank God for the Old Rugged Cross.


TaMara said...

Very nice! What a great way to put Christ back in Easter.

Following you from Tiggerific Tuesday.

Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

VERY NICE! I really like that :)

Patti said...

I like the "rough" edges...nice touch for the holiday.
Stop by Pandora's Box for a chance to win some vintage linen

Laura Bridges said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Lesley Ward said...

I'm a new follower, I'd love a follow back :)

Tammy @ Type A said...

this turned out amazing. thanks for sharing this at my party!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said... this is gorgeous! So glad I took my break from studying to head over here :) I love your blog header too!

Beverly @ said...

Your cross art turned out just beautiful!!
I love your description too - what a nice post. ;)
Thanks for the link!

Sam said...

Love it! But, then again, you know that. :)

Donnie said...

He is the reason for the season and this looks lovely.

Jen @ said...

Nice job! I love the rustic quality that it has too!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love bringing in more of the Reason for the Season. Blessings! Thanks for the inspiration.

Chessa said...

Amen sister! Thank GOD for the Old Rugged Cross. You might like my EASTER Subway art at


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Kristina said...

Beautiful! I have some extra burlap on hand that I might try this with! Thanks for sharing!

Coley said...

It's so easy to forget the real meaning behind the seasons sometimes. I love this. I'm featuring it on my blog today. :)

Walking by Faith said...

Love love LOVE this! I was looking to do something similar for Easter this year and just might have to copy your beautiful art work. ;)

Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays!

Jaime @ Stitch2buttercups said...

Visiting from So Sweet Sundays at Little Rays of Sunshine. Love this! It is sad when the true meaning of a holiday is forgotten. Thank you so much for sharing!