Wednesday, October 9, 2013

He Shall Feed His Flock.....

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday, is Isaiah 40:11, "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young."  I love the verses in the Bible that talk about the Lord being our Shepherd.  A shepherd spends all his time caring for his sheep. He's searching for the best places for them to feed, keeping alert to protect them from danger and harm, guiding the errant back to the flock and comforts the sick and weak.  If you study sheep, you'll learn they aren't the brightest in the animal world.  They can be stubborn, willful, and rebellious.  Sounds just like us -- I guess that's why the Bible compares us to sheep.  But how comforting to know that when I'm stubborn and rebellious, the Lord is willing to guide me back to Himself.  When I am weak, hurting and just can't go another step, He'll carry me.  Now THAT is comforting.

I wanted to play along with this week's sketch at Mojo Monday.  I've also been seeing doilies used on cards fairly often lately and wanted to give it a try.  I also managed to add my usual favorites:  ribbon, bows, pearls and faux stitching.  

There's quite a bit of dimension on the card even though pop dots were only used on the sentiment panel.  The picture above and the one below give sneak peeks of the interior decorating.  It also includes faux stitching.  :)

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper (Farm House)
Digi Stamp:  WORDart by Karen
Embellishments/Tools:  ribbon (teal - Offray; white - Michael's), brad (The Paper Studio), pearl flourish (Recollection), individual pearls (The Paper Studio, Queen & Co.), Spellbinders (Decorative Photo Corners), doily (Sunny Side Up Bakery), CM Fine Tip pen (black), Uniball Signo White pen

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday (MOJO314) - sketch
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #64 - Anything Goes (must include ribbon)
Papertake Weekly - Two by Two - Use two of something (I have 2 patterned papers, two ribbons, two colors of faux stitching)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - 3 or more layers

I hope you will stop by the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog to pick up your free digi and to see the projects the rest of the design team have made.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Your visits and comments are greatly appreciated.  :)


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful colours and fab use of the doiley. Thanks for playing at PTW and crafty ribbons

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just too beautiful. Love the little pearl accents and the ribbon bow.
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Sandra said...

Fabulous card, love the colors and the layout!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautifully designed card. Love the colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments - good luck, Susan x

Janine said...

Lovely card, with a pretty layout and design. Great detail. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine x

Diane Noble said...

Stephanie...This is breathtakingly gorgeous. How elegant. Love all the blingy touches, colors, layout. It's like the perfect card. Love your work!

Dannette said...

Really pretty creation! I was just taking a glance at your blog and I really enjoyed your creativity! Hugs, Dannette

Jac’s Playground said...

This is beautiful, love the colours and papers, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Unknown said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the pearls and the bow and the dimension...just beautiful!

Laura Love said...

What a stunning card! I love the colors and the bling you added! Lovely sentiment also! Thank you so much for playing along this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful in every way, Steph! I, too, really like the verses that speak of the Lord as the good shepherd. I find them so comforting. Thanks for sharing this lovely card, and your wise insight!


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