Friday, June 18, 2010

LOC Faith Art Friday - Knit Together

It is one of my favourite days over at Layers of Color - it is Faith Art Friday - this week I have done a layout  I love this photo of my DS taken about 5 years ago and how perfect is it for the verse in Psalms 139 that says

'You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother's womb.
Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex!
our workmanship is marvellous - how well I know'

I used the new Layers of Color Art Stencils, spraying them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, I love using these Art Stencils for layouts, they are fabulous for other projects as well, but for me they take scrapbooking to a new place and that is great!

I stamped the matching image from the Touch of Elegance art stamp set in Distressing Ink and was excited to find that the SU Scalloped Square fits perfectly!

The scripture is computer generated using the 'Papyrus' font -it is one of my favourite fonts, especially for scripture.  I cut out each line and sponged the edges, distressing the end of each strip!

God tells us in His Word that 'we are fearfully and wonderfully made'  What a concept - our God, the God Most High made us, every fibre of our being is formed by Him - we weren''t an accident, just brought together through careless moments or earthly passions, but the God Most High, our God and Heavenly Father created us with intention and did it wonderfully!

The scripture also tells us He is a God of excellence - therefore I can know that I am complete in Him - He made me how I am meant to be, any imperfections we have are not due to any over site on His part, they may be because of mankind interfering, but we cannot blame God - He does all things well!  This also shows me, that God, who created me so 'fearfully' must therefore have a plan for my life - I am not here by chance, but for a purpose - my challenge is to fulfill that purpose to reach my destiny!!  We are a deliberate act of our Creator God.

We often hear the saying 'God Don't make NO JUNK!  This is a truth and I love that saying...sadly so many people have been told that they were an accident -never meant to be - but what liberty there is for us with the KNOWLEDGE that God, the Creator of all the Universe has already told us that this infact is not true - therefore it is a lie!  There are no accidents in Gods economy - He created us, each one, knit each fibre of our being together and remember - God don't make no JUNK!!  Look at you - you're gorgeous!!

It is easier to maintain the outer at times than what 'lies beneath' - the heart!  We can cover imperfections that happen to our bodies over time (with compliments of the odd donut or choc chip cookie - LOL) with cleverly designed clothes and cover blemishes with creams and makeup, but we cannot cover those things that we have allowed our hearts to become 'tainted by, the things we go through in life and have affected the well being of our hearts - this my friends is where we can often need the most work - thank God He is the greatest Heart Surgeon of all time, He can take our hearts, whatever state we have allowed them to be in and return them to their original state - 'fearfully and wonderfully' made - this is good enough for me!!  Thank God for God!!

You can see more of my Faith Art in my Layers of Color Gallery here.  While you are over there you can read Lauras EXCITING news!!

I am linking this to the foloowing:
Stampin Royalty - Masculine
Creative Inspirations - For the Boys
Paper Play - Something Old - the photo has been waiting 5 years! LOL!
Our Creative Corner - Gotcha Cornered
Lexi's Creations - Something Old
Raise the Bar - What a Special Guy
Cupcake Craft Challenge - One for the Boys
Creative Inspirations - One for the Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge - One for the Boys 
Crafts & Me Challenge - Friends and Family

Thank you for coming by today - I love to know that you have been, your comments always make my day and make me feel like we have had sometime together - if only we would in real life!!  God bless you!


  1. Linda this is just beautiful - love the photograph and the way you have scrapped it - absolutely stunning!! Your wee devotion is such ann encouragement too. Thank you!!


  2. I just adore Jacobs concentration and what a wonderful psalm to go along with this precious moment. I agree with every word you said about how God has made us all unique and special and how much he loves us. So comforting! and your words always make me think a little deeper about the grand picture...Thanks x Chriss. p.s I love the layout and the word strips and inking!!

  3. Linda this is such a fantastic page....What wonderful pictures and awesome layout!!! Beautiful work!

  4. Gorgeous page, love the picture and the psalm is perfect.

  5. One of my favorite verses! You made a great layout and nice colors. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  6. Great work! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  7. WOW this is fabulous Linda!! My goodness but that photo speaks a mountain of words!! You have certainly showcased it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope to see you again next week!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. What a great page! Perfect!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at OSCC this week!

  9. what a fantastic layout Linda, I love that giant stencil

    Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

  10. What a gorgeous layout, your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks for playing at Lexi's. x

  11. Fab page and layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

  12. Oh Lovely Linda..
    This is just so lovely.. what a beautiful idea. I love the words and the image is fab xx

    Thanks for joining us over at One stop crafts xx

  13. Hi Linda
    This is beautiful - the LO and the verse is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at OSCC this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  14. Great job on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us here at Stampin' Royalty.


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