Wednesday, April 15, 2015

He's Not Far Away

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another great challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week we're looking at a verse in the New Testament.  Acts 17:27 states, "That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us:"  This verse is talking about the omnipresence of God (the fact that He is everywhere at once).  He is near to each of us and has His eye upon us at all times.  It doesn't matter where we are, city, country, on land, in the air, on the water, or even out in space, God is never far from us.  Romans 8:38-39 states, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." WOW!!  That's something to carry you through life and encourage you during the tough times.

For my card today, I wanted something bright and spring-y.  All around outside, we're seeing signs of new growth.  The trees are budding, lawns need mowed and flowers are starting to bloom.  Our neighbors have put up a few bird feeders and some beautiful birds are coming to feed there.  I chose to use this beautiful image of a wildflower bouquet and colored it with copics.  It was matted with black and put on a white embossed panel.  This really helps the colors in the wildflowers pop.  You can't tell in the pics but the flowers and butterfly were coated with a Wink of Stella clear glitter marker.

This week's verse was printed on vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  It was then wrapped around the image panel.

Cardstock:  Paper Trey Ink (my new favorite for Copic coloring), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black), The Paper Studio (vellum)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Acts 17:27), Flourishes clear stamp set (Picking Wildflowers)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: R81, 83, 85; V01, 04, 06, 09; Y000, 11, 13, 15, 17; BG000, 01, 05, 15; E25, 31, 33; G03, 07, 09, 14, 17; YG03, 05; B000
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders dies (Petite Ovals Large, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large); Cuttlebug embossing folder (Basket Weave), The Paper Studio rhinestones, Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter marker (Clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Spring Flowers
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Girls Challenge #1 - Spring Time
Path of Positivity Challenge #25 - Growth (spring flowers are a great symbol of growth to me)
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for more inspiration and your free digi.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Owl-ish Happy Birthday

Just a quick post to share this funny little owl and flower themed birthday card with you.  The owl is colored with Copics, die cut, matted and popped up on the card front. I followed the Sweet Sunday Sketch #264 for the card design.  As you can see, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  My biggest addition is the fishtail banner for the heat embossed sentiment.

The interior of  the card received another sentiment and a little decorating.

Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (white for image), Georgia Pacific (all other white), Recollections (kraft), Bazzill (blue embossed)
Patterned Paper: Pebbles (Family Ties 6x6 pad)
Clear Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp (Owls), Mark's Finest Papers (Celebrate Big), Stampendous (Birthday Wish)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Onyx Black)
Copics: E25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37; Y11, 15, 17; W1
Tools/Embellishments: Studio G baker's twine, Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Small, Petite Scalloped Circles Large), My Favorite Things dies (Fishtail Stax, Mini Scalloped Edge), Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Sakura Glaze Pen, Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (Clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #264 - sketch
The Kraft Journal Challenge #219  -Take Your Pick (I used blue, baker's twine, a bow, a funny owl, and embossing)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #129 - Birthday Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #368 - Bonny Blues (blue as main color or only color)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Smart Owl

Hello, I hope your week is going well.  I'm sorry my post is so late.  I've had some computer/internet problems and wasn't able to get my post It’s time for another challenge at Word ArtWednesday.This week’s focus verse is one of my all-time favorite Scriptures. Psalms 126:3, “The Lord hath done great things for us whereof we are glad.”My brother sent me this verse after our son was in a car accident and only had minor injuries.Since that time, I’ve found that it is applicable in so many situations…good and bad. A wreck isn’t generally considered good news, but when the only un-crushed space in the car is the exact rectangle where your son is, yes, you can say, “The Lord hath done great things for us whereof we are glad.” When someone shares good news, it’s a great way to rejoice in how the Lord has worked in their life.When someone has reached a milestone or major accomplishment, that’s also a good time to rejoice in the great things the Lord has done.  

Robyn’s Fetish is one of our fantastic sponsors this week and I was able to play with Smart Owl.I thought it was perfect for this verse. When someone reaches the point of graduating from a course of study, that is cause for great rejoicing!! 

Smart Owl was colored with Copic markers. His eyeglass lenses were coated with Glossy Accents for some shine. He takes center stage on this 5.5" square gate-fold card.  The left-over pieces from a corner bracket punch frame the four corners. 

On the back of the image panel, this week's focus verse has it's own showcase.  Some background stamping adds some interest to the solid kraft cardstock.  A bracket punch sets off the interior sentiment. 

 When sandwiching the image and sentiment panels for the gatefold, there was a gap because of all the layers.  A piece of fun foam helped keep things level.  I didn't want the white of the foam to show, so I used Copic marker E29 to color the edges.  

Cardstock:  Paper Trey Ink (white for image), Georgia Pacific (all other white cardstock and card base), Bazzill (brown), Recollections (kraft) 
Patterned Paper:  Kaisercraft (Secret Bird Society Collection - Undercover) 
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Psalm 126:3), Robyn's Fetish digi (Smart Owl), Autumn Leaves clear stamps (Swirls), Inkadinkado wood mount (Congratulations) 
Ink:  VersaFine (Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black) 
Copics: (Y11, 13, 15, 17, 35, 38; E02, 04, 07, 08, 09, 11, 25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37; N1, 3, 5, 7, 9; W1; B21, 23, 26; R24, BG000, 01; Colorless Blender) 
Tools/Embellishments: Staedtler fine tip marker (brown), Fiskars Decorative Corner Lever Punch (Bracket), Darice Fun Foam, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders dies (Class Squares Large) 

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:  
Pile it On Challenge #64 - Die Cuts or Punches - I have both 
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #33 - Anything Goes  
ABC  Challenge - G is for Go Digital (must use something digital - the owl image and Scripture are digis) 
Crafty Creations Challenges #286 - Anything Goes 
CropStop Linky Party 3 - Anything Goes (I used my Cuttlebug, and some Glossy Accents,  which are available in the Crop Stop store) 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #80 - Use a die or punch (I used both)  
Inky Chicks Challenge #49 - Stitching (Real or Faux - I used faux)  
DigiChoosday Week 14 - Use a die (I used a square Spellbinders die)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge #254  - Bingo (diagonal bottom left to top right - punches, digi image, faux stitching)  
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Use a punch 

I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday this week for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and to pick up your free digi.  Thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blessed Be My Rock

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is very similar to last week's.  2 Samuel 22:47 says, "The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation."  This verse also encourages us to exalted the Lord and emphasizes that He is our rock.  This past week has been one of change for our family as it became evident that my mother-in-law needs a bit more care.  We are researching assisted living facilities and giving her options so that she can make the best choice for her needs.  These are big changes and important decisions for her (and for the rest of us).  In times of uncertainty and change, it such a comfort to know that the Lord is our rock and that our foundation is sure.

Deedee's Digis is sponsoring our challenge this week.  I hope you'll play along with us for an opportunity to win a voucher for some free digis from her store.  My card today uses the current Digi of the Month set, Blooming Blessings.  You can find out how to play along in the Digi of the Month Challenge here.  I used the pre-colored frame for this card and layered the verse on top.  After fussy cutting the frame, the edges were trimmed with a black Copic marker to hide the white edges.  I was *finally* able to use my Classic Diamond Spellbinders dies and some Nestabling.   I added some lace trim and scattered some pearls in each corner.  The base panel and the inner diamond panel are highlighted with faux stitching.

I printed a 2nd frame and fussy cut the flowers. They were popped up over the verse panel and this entire panel was popped up over the diamonds.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific
Patterned Papers:  We R Memory Keepers (Anthologie 6x6 pad)
Digi Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (2 Samuel 22:47); Deedee's Digis (Blooming Blessings)
Copic:  100 (for fussy cut image edges)
Tools/Embellishments:  Staedtler fine tip marker (brown), Offray lace, Stickles (Star Dust), individual pearls (The Paper Studio), Want2 Scrap Nestabling (Diamonds), Spellbinders dies (Classic Diamonds), My Favorite Things (Mini Scallop Edge)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #105 - Use a Faux technique (I used faux stitching)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #255 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Week 13 Challenge - Use an Oval
Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge - Anything Goes (must have sentiment on the front)

Thanks for coming to visit today.  I hope you'll have time to play along with us this week.  You're sure to find more inspiration, and a free digi WORDart, on the Word Art Wednesday blog.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Now and Forever

Deedee's Digis is sponsoring this week's Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #79 which is to make a wedding card.  My niece got married last Saturday and loves purple.  I used Deedee's Digis Now and Forever set to make a quick card for the new Mr. & Mrs.  This set has four great images in 3 formats, and 8 sentiments.  It's perfect for all your wedding card needs.

For the front of my card, I colored the cake with Copics to have purple flowers and ribbons.  After die cutting it with a square die, I matted it a couple times before adhering it to a 4" square card base.  Stickles were added to the flowers for some sparkle.

Since we were enclosing a gift card, I kept the card fairly flat so that it would mail easily. 

The interior uses another image from the set as well as one of the images.  The image was colored with Copics.  This is a simple little card but I think it also has a very elegant look.

Cardstock:  Paper Trey Ink (white), Bazzill (purple)
Digi Stamp Set:  Deedee's Digis (Now and Forever)
Copic Markers: V000, 01, 04, 06, 09; N0, 1, 3; YG03, 05; Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders dies (Classic Squares Large and Small), Stickles (Star Dust)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crop Stop Linky Party #2 - Use something from the Crop Stop Store (I used Star Dust Stickles)

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you'll be able to play along in the Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge and have an opportunity to win some free Deedee's Digis.  I'll be back tomorrow with another way you could win some free digis from Deedee's Digis.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Lord Liveth

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week is a reminder that, "The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted."  Psalm 18:46  I'm so glad that we serve a risen Savior.  He is our rock and fortress both in good times and bad.  We think of Him as a rock of safety when we're having a difficult time but He is also our rock during good times too.  I think we can enjoy the good times more knowing that we are standing on a firm foundation.  He does so much for us and has provided salvation for us.  Yes, His name should definitely be exalted!!

I kept my card simple this week and let the Scripture be the focal point.  I really enjoy this paper that looks like a quilt.  I accented the centers of the design with some baby bling.  A little ribbon, a little faux stitching, a couple brads and rhinestones and this card is done.  This is my version of a CAS card.

Cardstock:  Bazzill (yellow), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Quilting Bee 6x6 pad)
Stamp:  WORDart by Karen (Psalm 18:46)
Tools/Embellishments:  Baby Bling (Want 2 Scrap), rhinestone (The Paper Studio), brads (Craft Essentials by JoAnn), ribbon (Bobbin Ribbon), Uniball Signo white gel pen, Spelbinders dies (Petite Oval Large, Petite Scalloped Oval Small)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenge # 61 - Sentiment as Focal Point
Craft Your Passion Challenges #254 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above (must use a die cut)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll be able to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to get your free digi and see the rest of the Design Team projects.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Blooming Blessings


Today starts a new Digi of the Month Challenge at Deedee's Digis.  You must use the Digi of the Month set to participate in the challenge.  If you participated last month, you will receive this month's set for free.  If you didn't participate, then it's available for purchase in the store for a greatly reduced price.  Each month you participate in the challenge, you receive the next month's set for free.  This month's set is perfect for Mother's Day, feminine birthday cards, or just to let a friend know you're thinking of them.

I chose to use some of the pre-colored images in the set.  In Word, I layered the sentiment over the oval frame.  The frame comes with some small flowers on the lower right side.  However, since I was fussy cutting this, I made it easy on myself and fussy cut some of the individual flowers and just layered them on top.  I also added a group of flowers to the top of the frame.  The centers of the flowers were given a drop of Star Dust Stickles (my all-time favorite in the Stickles line).   I added shading around the interior of the frame and around the flowers with Copic Markers.

 The image panel was matted with a doily die cut and then popped up over the layered background.  A sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#292) was used for the card design.

The interior sentiment is not from Deedee's Digis.  I'd forgotten to print the interior panel and my hubby was taking a well-deserved nap.  I didn't want to printer to disturb him so I just stamped  the interior greeting with VersaFine ink.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  We R Memory Keepers (Anthologie 6x6 pad)
Stamps:  Deedee's Digis (Blooming Blessing), Stampendous (Birthday Wish - interior)
Ink:  VersaFine (Onyx Black - interior sentiment)
Copics: 100, C0, C1, Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments:  My Favorite Things Die-namics (Decorative Doily), Stickles (Star Dust), Staedtler fine tip marker (brown)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #285 - Chevrons or Stripes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #303 - Mother's Day/Female
Pile It On Challenge #61 - Sentiment as Focal Point
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Use your favorite ____ (My favorite technique is to add faux stitching)

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you'll be able to play along in this month's challenge.  We love to see what you make with Deedee's Digis.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Safety is of the Lord

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another great challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Our focus verse this week is Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.  When an army is preparing for battle, they go to great preparations.  They get a plan of attack ready, outfit their troops, pack ammunition and provisions, scout out the terrain, clean their weapons, prepare their armor (in ancient times) or uniforms, prepare their transportation (horses, camels, tanks, trucks, ships, etc.), and study the typical weather conditions.  However, even with these elaborate preparations, the outcome of the battle is still in the hand of the Lord.  Many times during the Old Testament time period, the children of Israel were outnumbered and/or had lesser equipment, but God intervened and they won the battle/war.  During WWII, the Germans planned to invade England via the English Channel.  On at least four different occasions, unusual and never seen in recorded history weather conditions prevented their attack.  God alone controls the weather. The Germans had made their preparations and timed the attack perfectly according to human reasoning, but truly “safety is of the Lord.”
Making preparations during a time of war or even for daily life is admirable and right.  In Luke 14:28, the question is asked, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” As we look around our world today, we see so many things that can alarm and dishearten us.  We may feel that there is no way Truth and Right can prevail.  However, we must remember that whether we are acting as an individual or a nation, it is God that determines the outcome of all things. As John Phillips states in Exploring Proverbs Volume 2, “A nation’s best line of defense is an active trust in God.”  

When I saw the WORDart for this verse, I thought it would be perfect for a bookmark.  I really like the papers in this BoBunny paper pad and decided to use some favorite techniques with them:  inking and dry embossing.  I inked the edges of all the papers in Chestnut Roan chalk ink.  After dry embossing the patterned paper layer, I used the direct to paper technique with Walnut Stain distress ink. 

After stamping the compass image with the same Distress Ink, I die cut it and double matted it on two more circles.  After adhering all the layers, a metal eyelet and some rough twine finish it off.  Since I wanted it to stay flat, I resisted the urge to put some bling in the middle of the compass.  :) I love to read so this bookmark will be put to use pretty soon.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny (Weekend Market 6x6 pad)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Proverbs 21:31), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Across the Miles clear stamp set) 
Ink:  ColorBox Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan), Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Tools/Embellishments: Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks (Multi-Stripe), Spellbinders Dies (Circles Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Circles), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Fish Tail Stax), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Basketweave), eyelet from stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Week 11 - Make Anything but a square card
Crafting When We Can Challenge 90 - Favorite hobby or activity (reading)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope you'll be able to come back soon.  Please take some time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects made by the rest of the Design Team and to pick up your free digi.  Have a good week!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

A Fairy Tale Come True

I'm back today with another project for my Guest Design Team spot at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  You can see my first project for them this month using a Lunagirl image here.  As a reminder: The theme word for this month is Serendipity.  Serendipity means "fortunate happenstance" or a "pleasant surprise" (source: or luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. (source: As I thought about what to do for my second project, I realized what could be a better example of "serendipity" than a fairy tale?  Fairy Tales are full of fortunate happenstance and pleasant surprises.  When I showed the colored image on today's card to our daughter-in-law, Amy, she said, "that looks like Cinderella!"  So, a Cinderella theme emerged.  Amy gave me some ideas for ways to incorporate the theme and even sent me a sketch to use.  I love having a crafty artistic daughter-in-law.  Since we live 8 hours apart, our crafting now takes place via texts and phone.  I'm thankful for technology.

The image of the couple is the "star of the show" on this card.  It's a beautiful digi generously provided to me by one of our fantastic sponsors, Sami Stamps.  I had to cut off part of the princess' dress when I die cut her but in the original image her dress flows so nicely.  After coloring the couple and background with Copics, the image panel was die cut and then triple matted.  Some rhinestones were added to the largest die cut.  I added dots of Stickles to the princess' dress and earring and added Wink of Stella to her hair. The printed vellum adds to the romantic theme.  Some iridescent sequins topped with more Stickles add more sparkle.  The flourishes on the corners of the background panel were heat embossed with sparkling embossing powder.  This provides a little more subtle shimmer.

I tried a "new to me" technique for the butterflies.  They are a free digi from  I printed them on acetate.  I didn't want the edges of the wings to be quite as dark as they were so I laid them on a piece of scrap paper ink side down (carefully so I didn't smear them) and blotted the ink a bit.  Then I left them to dry overnight.  I colored the backs of them with two colors of Copic markers and then fussy cut them.  When fussy cutting acetate, I discovered it's much easier to put a piece of white paper behind the acetate and cut it out at the same time.  It's much easier on the eyes that way.  I slightly bent the butterflies in half, then rolled up glue dots into a tube and used them to attach the butterflies to the card.  This lets their wings  be raised up off the card.  Some pearls for their bodies adds the final touch.

I used one of my favorite romantic quotes for wedding and anniversary cards on the bottom panel of this 5.5" square easel card.  It was stamped with black ink and then clear heat embossed on the printed vellum.  More glitter paper and pearl strips anchor the vellum piece and more sequins topped with Stickles adds sparkle.

For the rest of the interior, I punched some small butterflies from a scrap of glitter paper and let them fly up the side of the card next to the heat embossed sentiment. They are only attached in the middle so that they also have dimensional wings.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (teal and silver glitter), Making Memories (scrap of teal glitter paper for interior butterflies), Acetate
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio (Printed Vellum)
Stamps:  Sami Stamps (On Your Arm digi), (Butterfly digi), Stampabilities (Once in Awhile wood mounted), Mark's Finest Papers (Celebrate clear stamp set), Autumn Leaves (Swirls clear stamp set)
Ink: Versamark, VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copic Markers: Butterflies (BG05, 15); Skin (E00, E02, 11, R20); Dress (BG000, 01, 05); Suit (N3, 5, 7, 9); Her hair (Y32, YR21, E31); His hair (E25, 31, 35); Background BG000, B000, Colorless Blender)
Tools/Embellishments: Stickles (Star Dust), Wink of Stella brush glitter marker (clear), Want 2 Scrap (Baby Bling - silver rhinestones, pearls for butterflies), The Paper Studio (pearl rope, larger rhinestones), Fiskars Butterfly punch, Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), A la Mode embossing powder (Sparkle), Spellbinders dies (Classic Oval Large and Small, Petite Oval Large, Floral Oval), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge), Darice sequins

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #364 - Celebrate (any celebration occasion)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Things that Fly
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #250 - Fairies (Fairy Tales)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #100 - Celebration
Pile it On Challenge #60 - Use 3 of something (3 acetate butterflies)
ABC Challenge - F is for Festive
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #196 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist to use 3 of something

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you'll have time to play along in this month's Serendipity challenge at the Path of Positivity.  Also be sure to visit both of our fantastic sponsors Sami Stamps and Lunagirl.  They have some fantastic images; you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. I have really enjoyed my time as a Guest Designer for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  Thanks so much to Lisa and the rest of the Design Team for allowing me to work with you!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Be Content

It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge.  This week we are focusing on Hebrews 13:5, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."  This verse starts with an admonition and ends with a very precious promise.  It's so easy to look around at what others have that we don't (health, money, possessions, jobs, relationships, opportunities to be with family, you name it) and want what they have (that's coveting). However, the Bible says that we are to be content with what WE have.  Not with what others have but with what the Lord has already given us. Why?  Because we have the promise from the Lord that He will never leave us or forsake us.  Wow!  That is a promise much more valuable than anything else. I really want to remember this the next time I see someone enjoying something I don't have. 

One of our fantastic sponsors this week is Taylored Expressions.  They generously provided some of the Design Team with some stamps to use.  I was able to play with Cherish Every Moment.  I stamped it repeatedly all over a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used my distress inks to water color the design.  The heat embossing helped keep the colors where I wanted them.  When I had the flowers colored, I then watercolored in the rest of the background with a couple shades of blue.  Because I didn't want to cover up this pretty design, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  The Scripture was matted and popped up over a strip of lace trim.  Bling was added to the centers of some the larger flowers and faux stitching around the edge of the watercolor panel and Scripture panel finish it off.  I used fun foam behind the watercolor panel to lift it up off the card base.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Strathmore Water Color Paper, Bazzill (red), Recollections (black)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Hebrews 13:5), Taylored Expressions cling stamp (Cherish Every Moment)
Ink: Versamark, Distress Inks (Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers)
Tools/Embellishments: ribbon (Offray), rhinestones (Want2Scrap baby bling), Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large and Small), Stampendous embossing powder (Opaque white), Darice Fun Foam 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #113 - Flowers and Ribbon or Trim
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #32 - Watercolor
Digi Choosday Week 10 - Lace/Bling
Craft Your Passion Challenge #252 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #131 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #196 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge - Flowers/Garden

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll have time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog and see the projects from the rest of the Design Team.


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