Wednesday, October 26, 2016

His Wisdom and Knowledge - Word Art Wednesday #254 and #255

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is my card for Word Art Wednesday this week!  I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, it's a very loose watercolor technique but I'm happy with the final result.   Below the picture I have the step by step instructions.
This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp!  So visit Word Art Wednesday and play along. You can link up 5 new projects that are family friendly for a chance to win the $25 gift card!  Have you seen Simon Says Stamp's new release (here is link to their blog hop with lots of inspiration! I want the new Believe die set.  Love it!

Word Art Wednesday's FREE SCRIPTURE ART! 

Ingredients to card:
Stamp: Penny Black: Berries and Cones (yeah, kind of interesting name for this stamp since it has a lamppost in the set.)
Paper: Strathford 140lb cold press watercolor paper
Inks: (Background - Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord)
Markers: Tombow - N55,055, 847.
Misc. black card stock, Neenah bright white c/s (base); Mini Mister, #2 round paint brush; #12 round brush, Wink of Stella clear. MISTI

Step 1: Position watercolor paper and stamp in the MISTI.
Step 2: Using the markers, color the stamp  (I used dark gray, yellow and red) spray lightly using clean water in the Mini Mister.
Step 3: Using same markers, do some touch up, add more color onto paper and blend with brush. I also used Distress Ink Black Soot for some contrast.  Dry.
Step 4: Use the yellow marker to give the top area of the lamppost a "glow" Dry completely.
Step 5: Wet on wet technique - wet paper with brush and clean water around the lamppost without touch it.  Begin to drop in the Chipped Saphire ink, then the Dusty Concord.
Step 6: With small brush, add more of the Chipped Sapphire around lamppost for shadow effect.
Step 7: Dry completely, then add splatters of clean water or use a Mini Mister, let it set on paper for about 20  seconds then blot with paper towel.  Dry completely then add Wink of Stella to yellow ink.
Step 8: Make black mat for Scripture art.  Assemble card, pop up the Scripture art with dimensional adhesive.

The Scripture this week is from Romans 11:33, I encourage you to read all of chapter 11 in the book of Romans to get a good grasp at what the apostle Paul is saying in this verse. He is explaining how God's ways, His wisdom and judgement are so much higher than ours.  His plan was to use the unbelief of the Jews to bring the Gentiles into a relationship with Him.  But He has not put away the Jews, His covenant with them cannot be broken but He allowed the things to happen so that we could be grafted in/adopted into the family of God. That was always His plan!  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16). His love for us and His wisdom and knowledge is so deep that it amazes me.  He is a faithful Creator. To God be all the glory!
 I thought the lamppost was a good image to use with this Scripture verse.  We cannot see as God sees but what we can see is what God allows us to see - the lamppost gives off light but it's definitely not a spot light or a crafter's Ott light is it?  The more we get into the Word of God though and seek Him for revelation/understanding in the Word, the more He allows us to see Jesus develop (especially in the Old Testament) but sometimes our spiritual eyesight is dim, until we turn up the light! Just as the word says "here a little, there a little, precept upon precept, line upon line" (Isaiah 28:10 Natalie's paraphrase) we keep seeking Him and He is faithful to reward us with knowledge and wisdom. I certainly can use all the wisdom and knowledge I can get, especially considering the day and age we are in!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Seeking Him Early - Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday!  We've had a couple of really busy weeks here at home and at church and I hate to say it but it doesn't look to slow down much either especially with the holidays just around the corner.  Don't they just have a tendency to sneak up on us!
Well, it's time to reveal my card for this weeks Word Art Wednesday Family Friendly Challenge.  Don't forget to play along (there are prizes to be won!) and you can submit up to 5 new projects!  This weeks word art is from Proverbs 8:17 and if you would like to use the free Scripture word art just save it to your computer! Sponsors this week are the Flying Unicorn and Cutting Cafe!  Be sure and visit Word Art Wednesday there is an exciting announcement about Instagram!!

Here is this weeks Scripture Art:

Here is my card:

Here is the list of ingredients:
Stamps: JustRite Clear Floral Silhouettes One
Background: Peerless Watercolors
Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper
Bazzill Cinder card stock
Neenah Bright White card stock, 80lb.
Archival Jet Black Ink
Paper Accents Vellum
Step 1: lay clean water down on paper, add water color lightest to darkest colors. Wet on wet technique.  Dry completely before stamping.  Cut to 3.5" x 4.25"
Step 2: stamp flowers, leaves and stems positioning them with the MISTI.  Stamp all in Archival Black ink.  Trim panel to 3.5" x 4.25"
Step 3:  Print Scripture Art (resize if needed) and print on Vellum.  Trim to desired size.
Step 4: Optional - splatter ink or water color onto stamped panel before adhering the Vellum.  I meant to do that before putting my card together ( bummer!)
Step 5:  Pop up the water color panel with dimensionals. Adhere layers together.

Are any of you doing the Entrusted Bible Study by Beth Moore?  Each session is so good.  We will be on Session 5 this morning.  Last week I was inspired by something I read in the homework that really touched my heart and it was the topic of our ladies Monday night Bible study and Potluck.  It was based on Philippians 3:12-14 and a quote from Beth "Your faithfulness is the key to somebody else's faith."  That is so true!  How many people are watching us and seeing our faithfulness to the Lord.  It should really challenge us to "seek the Lord early" so that we can make the Lord our focus for our day and be accountable to Him. I want to always be found faithful to the Lord Jesus and I know I fall so short.  But I'm striving forward and with the Lord's help I will "press on to the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus". 

Be encouraged today and remember to love the Lord with all your heart!!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting!