Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday!  Our sponsor this week is the Project Bin! They have some really cute stamps and coordinating dies.  Thanks so much to Denise Storck (founder/owner of the Project Bin).  Be sure and check out their blog for inspiration and some very cool tutorials! Our sponsor is giving $15 to be used in the Project Bin Store! 
Here is my card for this weeks "Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge:

I had fun designing this card using the "Sunburst" technique.  I will try to explain it but there are lots of tutorials and videos out there in blog land, it's definitely not a new technique.
I've chosen 5 different patterns from the Bo Bunny "Early Bird" Collection of 6x6 papers.  I cut them into strips of 1.5" x 6" (I could have gotten away with 4" lengths). Then I cut those at a diagonal so I  had 10 pieces (triangles) to work with.  On a piece of white card stock cut 4.25 x 5.5, I made a score line across from the bottom at 2.5".  Then I added liquid glue to the white card stock above the score line.  Beginning in the center I added the "triangles and worked down to the score line.  The tricky part is to make sure that no white is showing at the top of the card stock, so you will have a lot of "overhang" which will be trimmed off.  Sorry, I should have taken pictures of the process.  😟
After trimming all the excess paper, I added a piece of pink card stock 2.5 x 4.25 to the bottom and then adhered a dark pink ribbon and bow over the seam. Our Scripture Art was matted with the coordinating card stock and designer paper.  I added this all to a white card base.  It didn't take much time at all and it's a great way to use up those 6x6 paper pad leftovers!

The Scripture Art this week is from Ephesians 2:6 "And hath raise us up together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."
I am so glad that I have a place in Christ Jesus, once we are believers our identity and life are in Him and this earth is no longer our home but heaven is our home because of our fellowship with Jesus. We are just pilgrims or strangers on this earth! Verse 6 is right in the middle of a group of verses that show God's work of redemption in us individually.  I hope you'll take the time and read the Book of Ephesians especially chapter 2! God's gift of salvation is such a blessing and my prayer is that you've had a personal encounter with Christ and have surrendered your life to Him.  A decision you will never regret.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  Be blessed.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Put on Love - Word Art Wednesday

Thanks for visiting!! I trust you are having a great week. 

Today I am sharing a card for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly). We have a fantastic sponsor this week : Waffle Flower Stamps and Dies!  Be sure and check out their blog for some fun inspiration.  Thanks so much to Waffle Flower for sponsoring our prize this week.  Don't forget you can link up 5 new projects per week of the 2 week challenge.

I've used the Bouquet Builders 1 stamp set on my card.

I used my Zig Clean Color brushes to color after stamping the individual images with Archival Watering Can ink.  I did a little tiny bit of masking but that work is hidden under the Scripture art strip! I've used Strathmore 140# cold press watercolor paper and kept this pretty simple, the card base is A2 and I cut the watercolor paper that size too.  I do love the vibrant colors of the Zig real brushes.  I used a waterbrush with the Light Blue for the background.  I may make another one and add a bit of texture/dimension with some Liquid Pearls or Nuvo Jewel Drops or perhaps a few sequins.  I'm pretty CAS when it comes to the watercolored cards.

Our Scripture Art this week is from Colossians 3:14
"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."

Love is truly the summary of all the things mentioned in the previous verses in this chapter in Colossians.  It is the righteous requirement of God to "put on charity aka love (agape). It's what shows that we are His and that bond of perfectness is the manifestation of the life of Christ Jesus in us, to which we were called.  Jesus said that others would know we belong to Him by our love for one another.  Chapter 3 of Colossians has a great checklist to examine our lives to see if we are walking in a way that is pleasing to the Lord, especially in our relationships with others.  I know I sure fall short, I'm so grateful for God's love and forgiveness.  I'm truly loved and feel so blessed because of His goodness to me!  To God be all the glory.

Have a wonderful week and thanks again for visiting!  I will be busy this afternoon making the grandkids their Valentine cards after our Ladies Bible Study in the morning.  Hopefully I will be able to post them here tomorrow.  I really want to make some peek a boo cards I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  They sure were cute!