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Friday, October 9, 2009

HHN09 Word

I am once again trying to catch up with the His Holy Name Challenge - where does the time go - it is just flying by at a scarey speed - a sign of the times I guess!  The Attribute of God for this challenge is The WORD.



Symbolism plays a big part in these cards for me...the DP represents The Word of God, although it is NOT from my Bible, there was no way I was ripping a page out of that...it is a Christian book that was falling apart so I am using it for DP.  I tore it and inked it with distressing ink.  Those gorgeous keys and lock are from Spellbinders - aren't they great...they too have been sponged with Distressing Ink.  The keys, to me, symbolise how Key the Word is...the book of John tells us that...'In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him. ' John 1:1-3

How 'key' is His Word...God is in His Word - the Living Word...I just want to learn it and lock it securely in my heart, that I would know it and live it, therefore living a life honouring Him!!  What an ongoing challenge!!  John then goes on to tell us 'So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.' 

How reassuring is this, it makes me sigh with relief with the knowledge that Jesus dwells among us as the Living Word of God, full of unfailing love and faithfulness, we can see Him in God's Word and know Him in our hearts.....safe with the knowledge that He is the same yesterday, today and forever...I am relieved  and so grateful that God has made a way for us! He has thought of everything! PHEW!  With this knowledge comes a responsibility to live



I have layered these onto embossed CS which was been distressed and sponged and layered into another Nestie from Kathy (aka Wattle)  this too has been sponged.  Three brads have been added and these always symbolise the Trinity on these cards...this scripture in John helps us understand the Trinity and the simplicity and complexity it has, it also reveals the power of it just that much more too!

I have also been inspired by Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge for this card - this is the second card I have made for this challenge, I love the layout and it works so well for this.
As my keys and lock are 3D it also qualifies it for the Pile it On Challenge this week!

Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments.  I love knowing that you have been - it makes my day.  God bless you!

9 comments:

  1. This is an incredible masterpiece Linda!! I just love the keys and lock, your colors, design and the text background!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for blessing me with such inspiration!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  2. Once again I am bl;essed to be able to see your art work and read your teaching/testimony. I pray that you are blessed richly as you share so much and so deeply.
    Blessings

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  3. hallo Linda your card is GORGEOUS!
    lots of love
    hugs
    claudia

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  4. Oh Linda how exciting to see you updated on my blog list! Your card is stunning in so many ways...I absolutely love it!

    Abby:)

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  5. WOW - what a card - Linda!!! Very inspiring - what a great statement the key and lock makes!!! Once again a perfect take on the sketch and I'm so thrilled you are using it for the second time :)!!!

    I'm also happy to see that I receive your updates now - wahooooo!!! Keep them awesome, beauties coming!!!

    Big hugs ~S~

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  6. Oh my Linda, this is beautiful, I LOVE your keys with the heartlock and texture...This colors are stunning!!! Gorgeous!

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  7. Hallo Linda!

    Wow, lovely works! =)
    Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs Ulrica

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  8. Wow what an amazing card - i love the colours and the fabulous embossing - it is sensational
    love tasha xx

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  9. What a simply glorious card!
    Fabulous job.
    Thanks for playing along at PIO this week.

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