Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I Will Look Unto the Lord

It's Wednesday again, so that means it's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week's focus verse is found in Micah 7:7, "Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation:  my God will hear me."  I don't know about you, but I find it easier to look to the Lord for answers that it is to WAIT for Him to answer.  However, I know the Lord hears me, and He will answer me when the time is right.  God always answers us.  Sometimes it's "yes," sometimes "no" and sometimes "wait."  Most of the time, what helps me wait for the Lord's time table is wanting HIS best for me.  I know His way is best and if I wait on Him to work things out, I'll be much happier than if I work it out on my own.  While waiting is never easy, knowing you have the Lord's best is well worth it.

I thought this hot air balloon image was perfect for this week's verse.  It's a great reminder to keep looking up to the Lord.  I used the Love Lifts You Outline digi set by Daydream Designs.  This great set also comes in a color version which you can find here.  I used the balloon with the blank banner section and added this week's verse there.  I also removed the hearts on the top sections and made them solid panels.  Since I ended up fussy cutting the balloon, I made life easier for myself, and added a little texture, by using baker's twine for the ropes.  After coloring the balloon with Copics, I used a VersaMarker on the pink and purple parts of the balloon to add two coats of clear embossing powder.  I really like the shine and texture and gives the balloon and basket.  The balloon is popped up over the sky panel.

I made the sky background by sponging the edges of a petite scalloped oval.  I started with a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of white cardstock.  I started the sponging in the top left corner and worked my way across and down the page.  I just sponged along the edges of my scalloped oval and then moved it to a new area turning it so that all the "clouds" weren't going in the same direction (I see now I should have done a little more turning).  Then I die cut the panel and inked around the edge.  The card base is made from two scalloped ovals.  In the picture above, you can see where I cut a small piece off the bottom three scallops on the back panel so that the card will stand up on a flat surface.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (card base), Neenah Solar White (image)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Micah 7:7), Daydream Designs (Love Lifts You Outline Digi set)
Ink:  Memento (Paris Dusk)
Markers:  VersaMarker, Copics (V01, 04, 06, R81, 83, 85, 100)
Tools/Embellishments:  baker's twine (The Twinery - charcoal), SU embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Spellbinders (Petite Ovals Large, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #195 - Make Your Own Background Paper
Tuesday Throwdown #184 - Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because (anything goes)
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge #192 (ODBDSLC192) - Shaped Card

Thanks for stopping by today.  As usual, I would encourage you to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has made and to pick up your free digi.


Lady Bug Stampers said...

Beautiful verse and fantastic card. Love the cut you used. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
Linda K. DT

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Steph, what a fabulous card, and I LOVE the shape using the hot air balloon and your wonderful clouds! What a precious Scripture verse...and I love how you've shared what it means to you...I so agree! It's a delight to have one of the Word Art Wednesday DT members join us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I just LOVE that challenge, and I know a number of our ODBD gals play regularly! What a joy to connect with sisters in Christ! Hugs!

NanaConnie said...

Love, Love, love your pink and purple color combo, Steph! Fantastic clouds and a perfect scripture.

Sandy S said...

Such a beautiful card! All the elements of it work so well together...

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays....

Sandy S
(Sentimental Sundays DT)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Stephanie, I so agree that it is much easier to pray and look to God for answers then to wait for them. My hubby and I often say that we wish that God would sky write the answers for us. Your image kind of made me chuckle for this reason since so often people fly messages in the sky using the hot air balloon. Your coloring, design and shape is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD this week!!

Linda Carson said...

What a unique way to showcase scripture! Wonderful design, wonderful coloring and powerful message! Thanks for Shinning the light with us at ODBD!


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