Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have Faith in God - Word Art Wednesday and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
Hope you are having a fun summer so far! We've sure been enjoying the warm but not too hot weather! Had a great time a couple of Saturdays ago attending our local Christian music festival called Jesus Rocks the Redwoods.  It was held near Richardson's Grove, right in the middle of the beautiful redwood groves on the Eel River, here in northern California.  It was a fun time, our church had a children's ministry booth and it went over well. The little ones enjoyed getting crafty!        

Well, it's time for another Word Art Wednesday Challenge!Over 360 entries in our last challenge!  Thanks so much for playing along in our family friendly anything goes challenge.

Here is my card for challenge #242 & 243:

I've stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger white embossing powder the flowers and leaves (Dahlias -Penny Black).  But before even getting started I made masks using the Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper for each flower and the leaf.  I've stamped and embossed the two side flowers first, added the masks and then stamped the leaves. The paper I've used is Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper and then I've colored the images using Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Picked Raspberry), I trimmed the paper to 4" x 5.25" and then mat with black card stock and adhered to an A2 Neenah white card stock base. Our Scripture Art (free art Scripture art for you!!) this week is from Mark 11:22 and I've printed it on Neenah 80lb white paper and diecut it from the Cottage Cutz Oval Cross-stitched die with my faithful old Cuttlebug!

Wonderful inspiring verse this week (as always!) from the Gospel of Mark.  It happens to be the book our Ladies Group from church is studying, we just started the Lisa Harper DVD series called "The Gospel of Mark - The Jesus We're Aching For" (Lifeway).
I appreciate the words of Jesus telling me to "have faith in God" - the faith I have in myself is flawed but God is not flawed, my faith in my faith is flawed but He is perfect in every way.  He is unparalleled in His compassion, mercy, grace and love.  I can trust and rely and believe God. He is faithful.  Even when the answer seems to be no when we have asked and believed for I can be assured that God has something so much better for me.  So have faith in God.

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a blessed week and don't forget to play along at Word Art Wednesday with us!

I really wanted to play in this 30 day challenge more often.
Thank you so much Kathy for all of your inspiration and creativity!