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Friday, November 20, 2009

LOC Faith Art Friday

It is an exciting day over at Layers of Color - Faith Art Friday starts today, I love being part of this faith based company where the heart of the company is to glorify God and to see us express this through our gifts and our art!  You can click here to see that beautiful art Laura has shared and how she uses her amazing gift for God.  I am blessed that Laura is also featuring my card  and I loved making it for this purpose and also for the His Holy Name Challenge where we are studying the attributes of God, I am a few challenges behind and catching up - this attribute is 'Bread of Life'


The word clearly tells us that 'man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' I instantly thought about the birds, they are one of my favourite animals, and how they never worry for anything, God takes care of their needs and how much more valuable are we to Him than they!!  I love that thought, especially is this disposible age, when nothing id made to last and human life does not hold much value to some.  Thank God that we are precious to Him!

Straight away I reached for the 'Backyard Birds' set, stamping the images in Distressing Ink and coloured them with chalks, adding brown Distressed Stickles.  I love the texture and slight bling they add without adding too much shimmer.


Instead of cutting around the birds I chose to tear the CS and sponge the edges for a more rustic/distressed feel. 


I stamped one of the crosses from the fabulous Gothic Crosses lightly onto the scripture that has been computer generated.  I love to mix the fonts as this gives a better look.  The cross has been lightly highlighted with chalks and a strip of lace added to each side of the card..


The flowers have been either sponged or stamped with a music stamp - I have seen this on a number of cards lately and realised I could do it myself, rather than pay a fortune for them.  The brads and buttons come from my 'stash' I deliberately used different ones to keep with the ecletcic theme!


Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments....you are always so lovely and have encouraged me immensely.  When I began blogging I didn't realise that it would open the door to so many friendships with amazing people like yourself!! I am very grateful for you!!  God bless you!

8 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Linda! I love that you stamped music on the flowers and I plan on casing that idea! :) Your vintage feel with the torn edges and distressing is definitely your classic style and I love it! You do it so well! Beautiful card and wonderful words my friend! Hugs!

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  2. Wow Linda, this is amazing...very unique! Love your flowers, added birds...makes for such a gorgeous frame hun!

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  3. Linda, this is such a BEAUTIFUL card!!! Very Vintage...very much up my alley ;D. I love all of the different elements you've incorporated...the buttons are wonderul and that lace, yummy!! Love your coloring as always. Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

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  4. Neat flowers, I'll have to try this. This card looks very Victorian to me. Perfect!

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  5. Delightful, my friend, as ever :-). Love your vintage look, and the whole card is beautiful - you are an inspiration.
    Blessings
    M

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  6. WOW!!! Is this ever gorgeous...I love the warm and rich colors you used and the distressing, lace, and buttons give this such a shabby chic vintagey look....love it!!!!

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  7. Love that vintage look and inked edges. Very elegant and pretty!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  8. The warmth and love you put into this card shines! Magnificent, Linda!

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