Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Psalm 62:8 - WAW #29

I chose to doing something other than a card to highlight the focus verse for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The verse is Psalm 62:8, "Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is refuge for us. Selah."

I think this verse is such a good reminder that we should trust the Lord no matter what is going on in our lives {ALL times} and also that He wants us to pour our hearts out to Him.  In my mind, the phrase, "God is a refuge for us," means that He is a place of safety.  Not only will He protect us but also, when we pour out our hearts to Him, our secrets are safe with Him.  What a wonderful, loving Lord we have!

Since this verse is one of those verses that it's good to keep in front of you, I decided to make a wall hanging out of it.  I bought a small, unfinished sign at Michael's and altered it.  It came with the cord hanger so I didn't have to attach one.

After painting the sign with acrylic paint and letting it dry, I swiped a distress ink pad across the service to add a little distressed look to it.  I distressed the edges of my papers and inked them as well. After adhering the papers to the sign with Mod Podge, I gave it a couple more thin coats and let it dry overnight.  

Then, I embellished the sign with some flowers and a pearl flourish (it was cut into 2 parts).  This was really a simple project.  It's a great way to keep Scripture before us and having it hanging on our walls is another way to witness to others.

Unfinished sign - Michael's
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned paper - Prima
Embellishments/Tools -  acrylic paint (Anita's - latte), Mod Podge (matte), flowers and butterfly rub-on (Prima), pearl flourish (Recollections), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tea dye)

I'm entering my sign in the following challenges:
Scripture Thursday - Use Scripture
Crafty Friends Challenge #4 - Anything but a card

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll play along with us this week -- don't forget to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog for your free digi of this week's Scripture.


Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful wall hanging! Love the touch those roses and pearls add to it -- so very, very pretty!

Marlena M. said...

I love this Stephanie! It is the perfect verse to have nearby. Gorgeous work.

Gemiel said...

Your wall hanging is so pretty. What a beautiful way to keep this scripture in front of us as a reminder. I'll have to look for one of those signs next time I'm at Michaels.

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the embellishments you've used--the colors are so pretty! Thank you for the inspiring words! :)

Shannon White said...

Wow! What a Lovely wall hanging! Wonderful scripture and just Gorgeous embellies and colors! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Beate said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging, Stephanie! Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends Challenge.Hugs and smiles

krcmasterpiece said...

I love altering things. You did a great job! Our scripture is framed wonderfully!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Stephanie, this wall art is absolutely beautiful. Would make a lovely gift, but if I made it, I'd have a hard time giving it away. Thanks so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ` Abby

Unknown said...

Fantastic project! I really like your flowers and pearls. Thanks for joining us in the Tuesday Throwdown.

Helen Berry said...

Oh that's breathtaking! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Heather Rogers said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the broken wood look. This is amazing! Thanks for playing at TCFC! :)


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