Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nothing too hard for God - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!   Can't believe we are already in the middle of February.  Wasn't it just Christmas?  My mom had back surgery January 6 and is finally doing better and walking with a cane rather than a walker. Please continue to pray for the Lord to strengthen her and help her to persevere with her exercises. I've made a card for our family friendly - Anything  Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday #270 - 271!
We have a great sponsor in Simon Says Stamp!  As a matter of fact I've used the sheep from the Melody's Easter stamp & die set on this card. Did you know if you play along you have a chance at winning a $25 gift card for Simon Says Stamp Online store!
  I've colored the sheep with Copics W0, W1 and R20;  Then with my Micron black pen I began adding (what looks like smiles) curved lines on the body and the forehead,  I thought that would add a little fun and dimension to the wool.  And since it's still winter I've added the snowcaps to the mountains (Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border).  These are available at the Simon Says Stamp online store!

This is a really simple card to put together, 2 pieces of pattern paper,white card stock, blue card stock, the mountain die, the sheep, copics to color and Scripture Art, and voila!
I love how Karen Murray (Scripture Art designer) made the last line bold.  It truly highlights the verses meaning and Jeremiah who is being quoted from chapter 32 verse 17 experienced the Lord's hand in his life and if you know anything about Jeremiah's life you know he had his ups and downs (just like all of us) but the bottom line is that "there is nothing too hard for Thee."  God who spoke the world into existence isn't hindered whatsoever in delivering you through or out of your difficulties.  Jesus is the faithful Good Shepherd (that's what I'm learning this week in our Bible study with Lysa Terkheurst's "Finding I Am" - this is a very good Bible study.

Well thanks for visiting and don't forget to play along with us at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge, remember you can link up 5x and that means you have more chances to win that gift card from Simon Says Stamp!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Faith, Hope and Charity - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's time for another card for our challenge at Word Art Wednesday (#268 and #269).  Hope you will play along and remember it's Anything Goes - Family Friendly. Our sponsors this week are Winnie & Walter and the Cutting Cafe!  Thank you sponsors!!
Our Scripture art is from 1 Corinthians 13:13 and it's all about the love of God - Agape!

Here is my card:

Here are the ingredients and steps to making this card:
1. Base - Neenah bright white card stock A2 size with side fold. 
2.  Cut Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper 5.5 x 4.25
3. Using blue painter's tape (1" wide), place tape around all the edges to make a "frame".
4. Stamp heart (Simon Says Stamp - Roses for You set) using Jet Black Archival ink on watercolor paper.
5. Stamp same heart onto masking paper and cut out and cover the stamped heart.
6. Stamp stem and leaves using Olive Archival Ink (see photo for placement)
7. Remove masking paper.
8. Using Zig Clean Color brushes, color the heart (Dark Pink, Dark Red, Carmine Red).  Dry. Color Leaves (May Green & Light Green). Dry completely. Use waterbrush or #2 round brush and clean water to blend colors before drying.
9. Color "white area inside the frame with Cobalt Blue Zig Clean Color brush, blend with clean water and #3 round brush.  Dry completely.
10. Carefully pull off blue masking tape.
11. With Micron black pen, draw lines using a ruler to frame out focal image.
12.  Add Scripture Art that has been printed out on Vellum, adhere on the backside of watercolor paper.  Adhere to the card base.

Our friend is here from Nebraska visiting for a week so I need to keep this brief. He is a pastor and evangelist and will be preaching at our church 3 nights this week plus Sunday morning so it's a busy and blessed week!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week and are walking in love, it's the best gift to give and receive!

Thanks for visiting and please remember to pray for the USA!