Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Will Praise Thy Name

It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  As always, our challenges are Anything Goes (as long as it is family-friendly and has an uplifting sentiment).  Our focus verse comes from Isaiah 25:1 this week: "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful  things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth."  How wonderful to have a God whose counsel is ALWAYS faithful and true.  The Lord deserves our praise and exaltation.  He truly is good....all the time.  This was brought home to me today when I read a CaringBridge entry from my husband's former student.  His student's teenage daughter, Jana, had a doctor's appointment today to find out if the radiation treatment she had completed had been effective.  The mom said, " I said I would give Him the glory no matter what the doctor said today."  This statement really struck home with me.  What a testimony of faith in God's goodness! {Thankfully, they received much encouraging news today.}  If you think of her, please remember Jana as she starts a chemo regimen on August 19th.

Today's 3.75" x 5.25" card has a school theme.  I think this little mouse from Deedee's Digis Chalk Talk set is just adorable.  I used several of the pre-colored images.  

There is a chalkboard that has the mouse in front of it but it wasn't the right shape.  After adding today's verse to the chalkboard and recoloring it to look like chalk, the mouse and eraser were layered on top.  After printing and fussy cutting, some shadowing was added with Copics. An apple button from my stash accents the upper left corner of the chalkboard.The image was popped up over the background papers with pop dots.

  The corner accents were made by cutting a 1" square diagonally and then die cutting the long edge.  After being adhered to opposite corners, they were coated with a glitter pen.  Glossy Accents was added to the corner pieces and the red part of the eraser.  The corner pieces ended up looking sort of coppery.  That was an experiment that turned out well.  :)

I did a small amount of interior decorating with a coordinating print from the collection.  I was using up some scraps and didn't have enough of either of the papers used on the front for the interior.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (image), Recollections (cream, kraft)
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey (Oxford collection)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Isaiah 25:1), Deedee's Digis (Chalk Talk)
Copics: N0, N1, E29
Tools/Embellishments:  My Favorite Things die (Mini Scallop Edge), button (stash), Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen, Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace), Staedtler fine tip marker (brown)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Sketch 'n Dies Challenge #11 - Sketch + dies (scallop edge die on this card)
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #46 - Anything Goes 
Digi Choosday Challenge Week 30 - Lots of Layers
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #70 - Polka Dots
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #134 - Polka Dots
My Time to Craft Challenge #254 - Use Kraft
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Cover card front w/patterned paper
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #188 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  If you haven't already had a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects, I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog soon to do so.  Don't forget to pick up your free WORDart digi while you are there.


Barb said...

What a pretty card, good design an color. Thanks for joining us at the Wags'n Whiskers challenge. Barb DT

Laura W said...

Lovely card. Love the colour choices and the apple embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one!

Joanne said...

Such a lovely card, and so uplifting. The verse is perfect. So happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC for our Polka Dot challenge. Joanne

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Lots of layers challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Laurian said...

Lovely project!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you join us again soon!



Melissa Bove said...

Such a super sweet card! Love the chalkboard look!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Sandy Hentzel said...

Love this card!!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

This is so adorable!! I love the sentiment in the chalkboard. Glad to hear that your friend got good news! Thanks for joining us at MTTC.

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is lovely
Thank you for playing along at out lots of layers challenge at
Digi Choosday


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