Monday, March 29, 2010

LOC SSCC Christ is Risen

It doesn't get much better than this for me with Faith Based cards - this one of for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and I am using Layers of Color!!

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is brought to us by a very special Stampin' Sistah, Kristine Breach who not only happens to be one of the Hostesses for this challenge but also one of the Design Team for Layers of Color - so it is a double pleasure for me today!

The scripture Kristine has chosen is:
Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

and she has challenged us to "mount up" parts of your image, aka. Paper Tole technique. This is not simply paper piecing an image, but rather restamping your image 2 or more times and cutting out parts of that image to pop it up and make it 3-dimensional.

I have used the Layers of Color new release set Acanthus Leaves, stamping it directly onto the DP and chalkiing it.  I then added light touches of Kindy Glitz - I LUV the shimmer with these images, just a little, not too much!  The cross from Gothic Crosses has also been coloured with Chalks and popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the Acanthus Leaves.  The final layer if the crown from the Regal Wings art stamp set, this has been stamped in red Distressing Ink, this is also popped up on dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Cornish Heritage Farms set 'Glory to God!' and really declares the Easter message so clearly!!  He is risen - He is risen indeed!!

I finished off with the Cuttlebug Vintage Corner Dies (Thanks Mum - you are the best!!)  and some green bling, both on these and the crown!!

As I made this card I could not help but reflect on Easter and all of the meaning it has for us as Christians....I popped the cross up because I wanted to convey the fact that He rose, to show that He is no longer on the cross, but instead, rose and conquered it, hence the crown!!    I love the Easter Story in the Gospel of Mark in chapter 16:7 where it is discovered that Jesus is no longer in the tomb and the Angel of the Lord appeard to them and said, '.....tell his disciples and Peter '  these words bring me such comfort and hope - Jesus especially wanted Peter to know, can you imagine how Peter must have felt after denying Him not once, but three times and then to hear that Jesus had risen - he must have been devastated at his own shortcomings and thrilled to know that Jesus had risen just as He said He would!  '...and Peter'  God sees our shortcomings, He loves us 'warts and all'  and says '...go tell my disciples....and Linda!'  PHEW!!!!   I love it that the Word of God can speak so directly to our hearts and is so personal to each of us!!

Thank you for visiting today and for the lovely comments you leave me, I love seeing that you have called in and taken the time to comment - you make my day!! 

I will be back tomorrow with my card this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, you still have time to get your card made and play aloong, there is fun to be had and prizes to be won - it could be you!!  There is  alot happening over the the MMSC this week, so make sure you check in - you all know how it goes 'you gotta be in it - it win it!  God bless you


  1. This is really a beautiful card.. I always love your reflections and the thought and detail you put into your creations.. You don't just create. It comes straight from your heart.. Gorgeous work Linda.

  2. Linda, this is one of my FAVES of your cards. I love all the colors you combined here and use of stamps from various sets!! You really have a knack at knowing which ones to combine--LOVE THAT! Gorgeous job on the symbolism here too. Thank you for sharing your heart today Linda. And thank you for entering this in our challenge at SSCC too =) Have a wonderful day! xXx

  3. Linda, oh my word, you have done it again!!! You never cease to amaze me what you will come up with next!! This is so genius to combine the images like you have. This is what Easter is all about!! I love it!!! And yes, I agree with what Dawn and Kristine both have said...it comes from the HEART!!! Luv ya girl!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. Breath taking, Linda! The red is magnificent!!!

  5. Thank you for blessing me once again with your artwork and your ruminations on scripture and your faith. you are an inspiration.

  6. Oh Linda .... this is so renewing! I love it... and I love the fact that you've used Isa 40:31 one of my most loved and mantra'd scriptures. YOu are indeed a blessing.... and shame on me for not visiting you often enough! May you and yours receive God's richest blessing during our special season!

  7. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! This is a perfect take on the paper toling!!! Love this card...it says it all!!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!!

  8. This is gorgeous. Love how you designed this

  9. Yes ! Wonderfully creative card, Linda ! I love what you shared ... what an amazing Lord we have !

  10. Hi Linda. I'm finally getting around to doing some blog hopping. I need a break from cleaning the grout, teehee. Thank you for all your prayers, and we did make a final decision. I'm headed to Texas (as soon as my house sells). I love how your have layered these image girly! Beautiful!

  11. Linda, this is an amazing card. Such a beautiful creation. I am so glad that you are part of the team!!


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