To the Moon and Back

If you visited the Artsy House on any given day, chances are that you’d hear this conversation, or something like it…
Me: “I love you to the moon and back.”
LC: “I love you to the stars and back.”
Me: “I love you more than Starbucks.”
LC: “I love you more than breakfast dates.”
Me: “I love you more than ice cream.”
LC: “I don’t like ice cream.  I love you more than Elmo.”
Me: “I love you the most.”
LC: “No, I love YOU the most.”
And it melts my heart.  Every. single. time.
For Christmas, my mom got me this incredible necklace, made by the talented Blythe of Desperate Craftwives.
{well, not this exact one; mine has LC’s name on the tag!}
But I also kept wanting to do something with the saying myself.  I just wasn’t sure what.  Then, the other day, the idea fell into my lap!  Remember how LC and I made our fun dot paintings with watercolors?
Well, don’t tell, but his first attempt wasn’t actually so dot-like {oh, the things you don’t see on the blog!}
What actually happened was that he decided he was just going to watercolor the entire canvas purple.  As it dried, I found myself thinking, “What in the world am I going to do with this?!”  I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good canvas, and there were actually some pretty cool watercolor effects on there…then it came to me.  I’d finish watercoloring it, filling in the white and blending in a few other shades of blue, purple, and green, and make it mixed media.
I cut out the words from a magazine…remarkably, I was able to find them all in the same issue of Parents…and Mod Podged them onto the canvas.  I took a picture of a plate and cut it into a moon shape, then added that in the “sky.”
It still needed something, so I decided to add some stars.  Since LC and I are agreed that “Glitter makes everything better,” I painted small dots of Mod Podge on the canvas and sprinkled glitter on top to make the star effect.


I glittered the upper left corner too, and added a foam star that I covered with some blue sparkles for a little bit of dimension.
I finished it in time to give it to him for Valentine’s Day, which was pretty special.  I love that it’s a collaborative project, since it’s “our thing.”  Some of my very favorite projects are the ones we do together!
He also enjoyed his other present, a Lego spaceship, which hubby and I got to help him build…look at that smile!

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my “I Love You More Than Keepsake”! I love your “I Love You More” project! We may have to do another one, so *I* have one : ) The grandparents get all the good stuff around here, lately!

  2. p.s. I am a new GFC follower! I know there is talk about GFC ending, but I’m not sure I like the other options… so until then! Would love for you to follow me back!

  3. this turned out cute! mixed media art is my new passion (as is evident by my shop, right?) i love these precious little interchanges between momma and kiddo. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  4. We LOVE that saying at our house too. What a fun way to incorporate it into a craft! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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