Friday, March 5, 2010

LOC The Will of God

I LOVE Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color and this is our first one for 2010 - what a pleasure it is to make this card, especially as I am combining it with one of my favourite challenges - Stampin' Sisters in Christ !!

I am basing my card on the scripture:
'The world and its desires pass away but the man who does the Will of God, lives forever' 1 John 2:17 

The scripture is a RAK from a friend and is from Our Daily Bread Designs and has been cut out with a Nestie. I love the ODBD scriptures, they are great to use on cards and there is such a fabulous collection of them!  I am entering this in the Our Daily Bread Designs  Out of the Box Challenge.  It is also for the Twisted Sister Challenge from Pat Smethers - which is about reflection....I am reflecting on God's Word.
I have combined my card for Faith Art Friday with the challenge from SSIC to use worship God with what we make.  I believe that Worship is not all about singing a song in Church, or at home - but it is a lifestyle.  I love the song 'Heart of Worship' and the words speak to my heart every time I hear it....this faith we share is so amazing - it all comes back to the heart - there is no avoiding it - God is interested in our heart, more than how loud we sing, or how many times we sing a chorus or even - dare I say it - if we lift our hands or HOW HIGH!!

I am using the Layers of Color images Royal Birds - I just love the symbolism of birds and the Holy Spirit....and you know how I love symbolism with my faith based cards.  Don't you just love the bird house, this template was given to me by Laura, the owner and Designer for LOC.  It is so easy to use and makes a great card, it made me think of how in God's house there are many rooms - room for us all, He is not limited by the boundaries we put on things in this life.

The fence is a border punch from Martha Stewart, I have inked it and added the satin ribbon along with the lovely chiffon bow (thank you BowEasy!)  The bow is attached with a large gold brad and then the bird popped up on a foam dot, which has been attached to the brad, so that it will stick properly!

I have also created this fabulous 3D envelope using the 'priscillastyles' Envelope Kit - don't you just love it, I could not resist using it here, especially as the majority of cards I make have layers and more layers on them - this way it keeps the card from being squashed and also makes it a gift, especially once the envelope is embellished to match the card.  You can find this kit and more here.

Make sure you pop over to Layers of Colour and check our Faith Art Friday,you can also have a stroll through my LOC Gallery which you can find here.  

Thank you for coming by and for your lovely comments!  I do appreciate your support, you make blogging such a pleasure! God bless you.


  1. Wow stunning! And such a beautifu and heart warming sentiment
    love tasha xx

  2. Sooooooooo Pretty..I love the birds on the outside of the envelope. :)

  3. This is the most amazing piece of creativity, Linda! So clever to use the MS punch for the rooftop and a smarty way to attach the bird. Love it.

  4. Wow stunning!!! The birds are really beautifull, love the glitter :-)
    Have a great day.

  5. Wow!!!!!! I really love your card! So beautiful in every way!

  6. What a beautiful card and the words thank you for sharing.

  7. Oh Linda... you took my breath away!!! What a beautiful card and cleverly designed!!! I just love that Scripture!!! Perfect for all the challenges! Love the bow you added... your touches and flair are always so pleasing Linda! Gorgeous!!! Glad you played along on the ODBD Shining the Light challenge too!!! :)

  8. Linda, I love to come by and peak at your beautiful creations! This is another stunner. Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

  9. WOW, Wow, Wow, my friend!!! Lings, girl, this is beyond GORGEOUS a true MASTERPIECE!!!!! Ia m still at awe on how amazing every little detail is on this card!!!! I am absolutely loving it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Shining the Light Challenge this week. Hope to see you back next week ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  10. Linda this is amazing!!!! Oh I just love it!!!!

  11. Absolutely Stunning Linda. This piece has the perfect balance, color combination, sentiment and embellishments. Such a beautiful piece.

  12. This is stunning Linda!! I just love your birds with the glitter and that scripture!! What an awesome out of the box creation my friend!! Love the bows and colors and the elegance of it all!! Thanks for playing with the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week my friend.

  13. What a beautifully crafted reflection of your faith and love of God.

  14. WOWEE!! this is a work of art!! such amazing detail! love love love it!

  15. WOW!! GORGEOUS, great vibrant colors and so beautifully detailed. Especially Love the sponging. thank you for playing along with us at ODBD Shining The Light Challenge. :)

  16. WOW Linda!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love the design and all the gorgeous touches!!!

  17. Wow, what a fabulous card, I love those birds also.

  18. Wow in deed I love yr blog and your asking me for tips lol in answer to your question I made the large flower (not the small ones I did give dredit to the shop i bought them from) the large flower is easy to make I got the idea from Tim Holts he does his with grunge which are fab but I don't have any yet so i used paper and a nesties die


    Here is Tims link so you can go have a looksey for your self! I hope this helps.

    Really the card is just too beautiful for words love all those detail the birds are yummy (the dog just barked gave me a heat attack!) flippin heck be still my beating heart!

    Love Dawn xx

  19. I am completely blown away by how incredibly beautiful this is! Seriously the best thing I've seen in a loooooong time!

  20. Holy cow! This is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! :)

  21. Linda,

    This is a magnificent piece of art! You have such a wonderful hand with color, and shimmer and layout! This is so beautiful...the sentiment is gorgeous of course. It looks like the top of the birdhouse is a king's, maybe suggests The King with a crown.

    You my dear, are a miracle! I believe I read that you won something over at ODBD. I hope this has been a wonderful birthday week. In my family, however, we celebrate the whole month.

    Congratulations on a fantastic card!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  22. Linda, this card is absolutely stunning!! You are so creative. The birds and all the details are amazing.

  23. Linda, I love your card. The colors, the bow it is all beautiful. You are a lady of talent!


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