Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Praise Thee More and More

Here we are at the last Wednesday for January 2015.  It's hard to believe that we're already this far into the new year.  It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week we're focusing on Psalm 71:14, "But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more."   As we go thru life, there are many things that will try to pull our thoughts away from the Lord.  However, we must make it a matter of the will to trust in Him continually and praise Him more and more all the time.  No one can make us sin, it's a choice we make.  In the same way, no one can make us turn away from the Lord.  It's a choice we make.  Let's choose to trust and praise the Lord.

I chose to use this week's Mojo Monday (MOJO382) sketch for my card design.  It's tall and skinny week at Mojo Monday so my card this week is 4" x 8.5".  An unusual size to be sure, but it will easily fit in a regular business size envelope.  I also kept it fairly flat for easier mailing.  With increasing postage costs, that's something I'm thinking about more and more as I made cards.  One of our sponsor's this week is All Dressed Up Stamps.  They generously provided some of the DT with some images and papers to use.  I was able to play with Love Spring Time and Autumn Papers 1. I printed the image and digi papers on Georgia Pacific white cardstock.  I cropped them close to the finished size before printing in order to save ink.  What you can't see is that the horizontal strip covers a gap in the background floral paper.  Another ink saver when using digi papers.  It pays to take time to think about how you might want to use the papers before you print.

I colored the girl with Copic markers and then decorated her dress and bow with Enamel Accents polka dots.  The verse panel is also accented with Enamel Accents.  The background behind the girl was stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used foam tape to pop up a the background panel, the girl and the verse panel.  I'm really liking foam tape over pop dots.  Things just feel so much more solid.  The above picture also gives a peek of the interior decorating. 

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (image), Recollections (kraft), Cor'dinations (Scarlet)
Patterned Paper: All Dressed Up Stamps Digi Paper (Autumn Papers 1)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Psalm 71:14), All Dressed Up Stamps (Love Spring Time), Stampin' Up wood mounted (Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
Ink: ColorBox pigment ink (Frost White)
Copics: R20; Y21; E00, 01, 07, 08, 09, 11, 33, 35, 37, 50; N3, 5; 100
Tools/Embellishments: Sakura Micron .01 marker (black), Sew-Ology seam binding, My Favorite Things die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge), Spellbinders dies (Petite Ovals Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Ovals Small), Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Enamel Accents (white)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday (MOJO382) - sketch
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #243 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Kids
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #212 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a good week and will have time to spend in your craft space.  The Word Art Wednesday blog is sure to have some inspiration for you and there's a free digi for you there as well.


Sharon Wheet said...

Stephanie, I just LOVE your card! The papers work so wonderfully well together! (I have become a fan of digital papers, lately.)
I totally understand your desire to keep the card as flat as possible for postage. Postage has become sorta out of control. :/
But I love your mix of papers, patterns, and the little lady is just precious! and your coloring is outstanding, too! thank you for your inspiration! Just gorgeous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, this is so fantastically adorable! Love her polka dotted dress and bow. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Janis Lewis said...

Aww, she's adorable! Love her coloring and the layout pieces. Great job! She's just darling. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

Rachael said...

I adore this. The papers are stunning and the image is just too sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Rachael said...

p.s. you should stop by at my other DT spot over at 'all dressed up' and enter her into our anything goes challenge, or on our facebook page x

Unknown said...

ADU girl newer looked better! Love her pp dress. :)

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

jenn shurkus said...

she is so sweet and your coloring is fabulous!! thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!


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