Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let Your Light Shine - SIWS15

This week's focus verse in the Say It With Scripture Challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."  What a great reminder that the purpose of letting our light shine is so that others may see our good works.  NOT so that we'll receive acclaim but so that the Lord will be glorified.  Our world tells us that we want our actions and accomplishments to be seen so that we will gain notoriety.  This verse puts our good works in perspective by reminding us that our purpose is to bring glory to our Heavenly Father.  Sometimes, we all need that little prompt that it's not "all about us."

My card this week has a quilted background made from 3/4" squares. All the edges were inked before being "quilted."  I colored Cocoa and his candle with Prismacolor and blended with gamsol.  It doesn't show up in the picture but I used a glitter pen to give the candle flame a little sparkle.

Cardstock - SU (kraft),  Recollections (cream), Georgia pacific (white)
Patterned paper - Reminisce (In Bloom)
Ink - Colorbox fluid chalk (chestnut roan)
Embellishments/Tools - DMC floss, Buttons from my stash, Offray ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities (petite ovals, petite scalloped ovals), Prismacolor Pencils, gamsol, Sakura clear star gelly roll pen

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts
Stamptacular Sunday #179 - Just Sayin'
Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches

Be sure to stop by and play along with us.  And don't forget to grab your free digi.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Marianne said...

Beautiful patchworkcard. Love your candlemouse.
Thank you so much for joinig us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.
Hugs Marianne

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) The papers are lovely and the image and sentiment are fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x


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