I am late getting this posted for the new Word Art Wednesday challenge. My husband has been away and I've been swamped. He'll be home Saturday and I can't wait!! Anyway, back to the new challenge....our focus verse this week is Proverbs 16:9, "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." This verse reminds me that while we may think we know the best way for things to work out, it's really God that is in control. I remember when I was unhappy where I was working and looking for a new job. Since some of the reasons I was unhappy were because of work conditions that I knew didn't please the Lord, I was sure that leaving immediately was the best thing for me to do. However, nothing opened up. I was convinced there was a black hole somewhere that was full of my resumes. But in God's time, the perfect job for me opened up and things fell into place so easily. We could see God directing things so clearly. I love my current job and looking back, I am so glad the Lord didn't let me have any of the others. I don't think it's wrong to have plans and goals as long as we surrender them to the Lord's leading. That's the only way we'll truly be happy.
On of our sponsors this week is All Dressed Up Digital Stamps. I was able to play with their A Cuddle Makes It All Better image. It comes with a sentiment but I chose to not use it this time. I colored the image with Copics. The dog was printed twice. After coloring her, I fussy cut her and glued her on top of the full image. This adds some dimension to the card (and covers up my coloring mistakes on the first one LOL). Her bow and the girl's dress were coated with two coats of Glossy Accents. The dogs nose was coated with a glaze pen. I used a fine tip black marker on the dog and girl eyes to darken them and then added a highlight dot with a white gel pen.
The sentiment circle was popped up with some fun foam. The patterned paper is an old piece of Echo Park paper. I believe it is retired. Faux stitching helps define the edges. Sequins and a few rhinestones were added to finish off the card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps June Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #315 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #197 - Make Your Mark (I used Copics to make my mark)
Please be sure to visit the Word Art Wednesday Blog for your free digi and to see the rest of the projects by the design team. Have a good week!! Thanks for visiting with me today.
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