Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Be Content

It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge.  This week we are focusing on Hebrews 13:5, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."  This verse starts with an admonition and ends with a very precious promise.  It's so easy to look around at what others have that we don't (health, money, possessions, jobs, relationships, opportunities to be with family, you name it) and want what they have (that's coveting). However, the Bible says that we are to be content with what WE have.  Not with what others have but with what the Lord has already given us. Why?  Because we have the promise from the Lord that He will never leave us or forsake us.  Wow!  That is a promise much more valuable than anything else. I really want to remember this the next time I see someone enjoying something I don't have. 

One of our fantastic sponsors this week is Taylored Expressions.  They generously provided some of the Design Team with some stamps to use.  I was able to play with Cherish Every Moment.  I stamped it repeatedly all over a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used my distress inks to water color the design.  The heat embossing helped keep the colors where I wanted them.  When I had the flowers colored, I then watercolored in the rest of the background with a couple shades of blue.  Because I didn't want to cover up this pretty design, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  The Scripture was matted and popped up over a strip of lace trim.  Bling was added to the centers of some the larger flowers and faux stitching around the edge of the watercolor panel and Scripture panel finish it off.  I used fun foam behind the watercolor panel to lift it up off the card base.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Strathmore Water Color Paper, Bazzill (red), Recollections (black)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Hebrews 13:5), Taylored Expressions cling stamp (Cherish Every Moment)
Ink: Versamark, Distress Inks (Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers)
Tools/Embellishments: ribbon (Offray), rhinestones (Want2Scrap baby bling), Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large and Small), Stampendous embossing powder (Opaque white), Darice Fun Foam 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #113 - Flowers and Ribbon or Trim
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #32 - Watercolor
Digi Choosday Week 10 - Lace/Bling
Craft Your Passion Challenge #252 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #131 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #196 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge - Flowers/Garden

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll have time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog and see the projects from the rest of the Design Team.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week!

Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

crafty said...

Lovely sentiment. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

lulu' creazioni artistiche said...

Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again a next challenge.

XXX Lulu'

Marilyn Mathis said...

Found your blog through the wonderful Shaz in Oz. I really like the cards I see here and love the one for WAW for this week. I plan to visit very often. Hugs.

Unknown said...

Pretty card, thank you for joining us in our challenge this week at Digi Choosday
x~Kate~x DCDT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays :) -Esther

Caz said...

Gorgeous..Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday. And good luck..

Caz DC DT xx
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