Hello Delightful friends and family!
Word Art Wednesday our Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge #332-333 starts today! It's a two week challenge and you can link up 5 new projects a week for a chance of winning a prize. Our sponsor this week is Winnie & Walter be sure and check out their shop and blog for lots of creative inspiration! Maybe you will be the winner of the $25 gift card. They are involved in the Mega Sponsor Blog Hop that ends this Friday (May 4) with lots of prizes so check that out too.
I really enjoyed coloring this Penny Black stamp (Aviary) with my Zig Clean Color Brushes and look forward to using it again, maybe coloring with Prismacolor pencils or Copics. I stamped with Archival Tree Branch to give a more natural feel, no dark lines. I've used Strathmore 140# cold press watercolor paper. The only thing I would change is to print the sentiment on vellum. It just looks a little odd in the photo. It's not quite so bad in person, but it does take away from the roof line on the birdhouse. Perhaps if I had resized it a bit smaller it would have been better. I'm still learning the art of digital images! I usually have the Scripture Art printed in a couple different sizes ahead of time so I never know how it's going to work on the card!
Note to self: print on vellum and have a variety of sizes to work with!
Here is the Scripture art that is free to use if you'd like to use it in the challenge:
What a wonderful promise to King Asa in 2 Chronicles 15. He was encouraged by these words and continued to remove the idols and restored the altar of the Lord. A lesson for us for sure. It's not always easy to do what's right in the Lord's sight especially in our culture. People mock and try to cause you trouble. But if you seek the Lord, the Word of God says "He will be found by you" . I'm so glad that even when we fail, God truly does show us grace and mercy. Of course we need to repent and return to Him to receive that grace and mercy! We are to be "strong in the Lord and in the power of His might" and when we remember that He is faithful and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, it enables us to stand strong and be obedient to His Word. So I want to encourage you today to be strong in the Lord Jesus and when you are feeling weak and inadequate (that's not really a bad thing) He then can be your strength and will be with you in the work He has called you to do. To God be the all the glory - His faithfulness endures to every generation!
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