Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In His Time

It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week our focus verse is Ecclesiastes 3:11, "He hath made everything beautiful in his time:  also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."  The last few weeks, the verses have seemed to emphasize waiting on the Lord's timing and that He has things under control.  Maybe that emphasis isn't apparent to anyone else but me.  However, I think the Lord knows I need the reminders. :)  When you are in "God's Waiting Room," sometimes He sends these reminders not because you don't already know but as an encouragement that He's still working.  So, if you are like me, and are waiting on God to work in an area (or two or three) of your life, remember, "He hath made everything beautiful in HIS time..." [emphasis mine]

For today's card, I wanted the verse to be the focal point.  The sketch from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge seemed perfect for that. Since we are starting to see hints of spring, I thought the pansies would be a good example of one of the beautiful things the Lord has made.  They are from the fantastic Bloom & Grow digi set from Deedee's Digis.  This set has 6 different floral images that come in pre-colored, outline and layering formats as well as 5 different sentiments.  I chose the outline version of the pansies.  I colored two sets of them and then cut one set apart to use just one of the flowers.  A pearl center and a coat of glitter from a clear Wink of Stella brush marker finish them off.  The sentiment panel was matted and then popped up on a doily die. 

My tip for Top Tip Tuesday Challenge is to use portions of a diecut or layer that will be covered up for matting or other decorative elements.  On this card....I didn't have more of the green cardstock used for the doily die.  I needed something else green on the card so I cut the decorative corners from the center of the doily.  The sentiment panel covers it up and you wouldn't have known if I didn't tell you.  LOL  It's a great way to stretch your paper supplies. 

I used a Fiskars border punch to make a lacy border across the card.  I topped it with a piece of dark purple cardstock and a strip of pearls.  I also used the punch on the bottom of the card front.  This allows the purple cardstock on the interior to show.  I really like the crisp white against the dark purple.  More pearls accent this border.

For the interior, I reversed the white/purple combo and have a purple punched border layered over the white writing panel.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (green, purple)
Patterned Paper:  Best Creation, Inc.
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Ecclesiastes 3:11), Deedee's Digis (Bloom & Grow)
Copics: V01, 04, 06, YG03, 05, 100
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large and Small, Decorative Photo Corners), Cheery Lynn die (French Pastry Doily), Fiskars border punch (Give it a Swirl), pearls (Michael's, The Paper Studio), Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush Tip Marker

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #210 - sketch
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge -  3, 5, or 7 (use 3, 5, or 7 of something - I used 3 flowers and 5 pearls on each of the decorative corners)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (I used the top row of gems (pearls are gems right?), die cuts and flowers)
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because (anything goes)
Crazy 4 Challenges #226 - Be Sentimental (the sentiment must be the focal point)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #14 - Punches Galore

I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to pick up your free digi and see the projects from the rest of the Design Team.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate your visit.


Unknown said...

Beautiful and so elegant. Love the verse and the layout.

SCarol said...

Beautiful card! and a lovely post too. I've just written on prayer and waiting on the Lord too!

Faye said...

Wow, those purple flowers really look awesome on your beautiful card.

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Cindy said...

Beautiful card and verse! Thanks for joining us at SBC.

Unknown said...

I like corner pieces and tags, they are my favorites. I know there is no tag, just sayin'. I thought the flowers were purchased or cut by machine somehow. They look amazing. I liked your tip and I like very much that you decorate the inside. Blessings

Papercrafting Princess said...

Your card is beautiful inside and out. Yes indeed, it's all about His timing and I'm willing to wait on Him!

ladynurse4 said...

This is quite lovely. I love how you use scripture on your cards. The pearls add so much to this card. It is a great design too.
SBC Design Team

stefali said...

Fab card! well done! love the design and colours! thanks for joining TTT this time. Steph DT

Grannymama said...

Awesome card. Thank you for playing with us in Challenge #14 at Scrapbook Blessing Club


Unknown said...

Another Beautiful card and your sentiment is perfect.
Thanks for joining us at the Scrapbook Blessings Club.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member The Scrapbook Blessings Club

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie I love using the Tip Tip you have given as use it often.... Shuuush! don't tell anyone! tehhehhee, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

Fab card, so elegant and a great top tip.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and


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