Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello and happy first week of Autumn to you all!

Summer's gone and you wouldn't know it by the heat wave we are feeling here in Northern California, but that is the norm for us.  We call it Indian summer.  Cool in the morning and very warm in the afternoon and early evening.  Perfect weather if you ask me!!  
I have a card to share for Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor this week is Cas-ual Friday Stamps. Be sure and check out their blog HERE and be inspired!!

 This time, I've used the Scripture art inside the card rather than on the front.  So that's a little different for me.  This stamp set I've used is called Friendship Blooms which is a collaboration between Gina K Designs and Hero Arts (celebrating their 45th anniversary!)  I've stamped it on watercolor paper using Versamark and gold embossing powder.  I've colored with my Koi water color set (Pocket Field Sketch Box).  This set has some lovely sentiments and I love the fonts the artists have chosen for it!  So pretty!  I've trimmed out the paper using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment is also die cut using a Cottage Cutz cross stitched square die,

Here is a peek at the inside:  Die cut using the LF stitched rectangle with a pretty piece of card stock, not sure of the color.

The Scripture from 1 Corinthians, written by Paul begins this first chapter with thanksgiving for this church, which is pretty amazing considering all the correction that had to take place. This is a really good example or pattern for us in leadership in the church to always remember to be encouraging even in the midst of correction.  To be able to see the grace of God at work in this congregation is a real blessing to Paul and he thanks the Lord for their strong points as he corrects their carnality later on in this letter.  He will go on to give thanks to God who gives them the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ towards the end of the letter and reminds the Corinthians that they are beloved and reminds them to be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that their labor of love was not in vain in the Lord. (paraphrased by me 😆)  This is a good word for us as well.  I have a friend that will be getting this card and I pray it will be a blessed encouragement to her when she reads the inside verse.  I hope you are encouraged too!

Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Taylored Expressions

Hello Delightful friends!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Our Scripture Art is Psalm 91:11.  Psalm 91 is a beautiful reminder for us to live in the safety of God's power and His protection, He will even give His angels charge to guard us and keep us in safety as we abide in Him.  Pretty incredible promise!  So many wonderful benefits when we abide in Christ.

Here is my card for this week and I've used our sponsor Taylored Expression's stamp set called Simply Stamped Zinnia to create the background.  This is a layering stamp and I've used it on watercolor paper.  Be sure and visit TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS, they are celebrating their 11th birthday!! Congrats to Taylor and company!!  I bought my first online stamp set from Taylor (CreativiTEA) and was a Key Ingredient member for quite a while as well.  Their stamps and dies are wonderful and you will be inspired (I PROMISE!!) so be sure to visit the blog and store! Thanks Taylor for being our sponsor this challenge!!

Card Details:
I've used 3 different Distress Inks (all Oxide) Squeezed Lemon, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo, I chose those colors to give it an Autumn color scheme. I've also added white acrylic paint, in addition to a bit of "dots of color" in the center of the flowers using my Koi Watercolors; those colors were added after I stamped the layers and misted with water and let it blend, then air dried.  I was going for the "loose" watercolor look!  I die cut the sentiment with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle and then added the yellow and brown layers of card stock. I die cut Desert Storm card stock with the Stitched Rectangle (Lawn Fawn) and then adhered the layers to a cream card stock base after adding the hemp cording and bow.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to visit Word Art Wednesday and play along, the challenge is for two weeks and you can share 5 new projects each week for a chance to win.

Here is a card I did a few weeks ago using a fun die and stamp set from Taylored Expressions (I am pretty sure it's been retired 😢), not sure if I shared it or not but it was a fun one!

Have a great week!