Monday, November 8, 2010

Layers of Color Blog Hop

Layers of Color 'Fruit of the Spirit' Blog Hop!

Welcome to the

Layers of Color

"Fruit of the Spirit" Designer Blog Hop!

If you got here from Jennie's blog you are in the right place! If not, please start at Layers of Color blog.

Layers of Color is celebrating sponsoring 2Sketches4You this week!

We are featuring cards using their sketch and the Layers of Color Prize! Join the challenge at 2Sketches4You to be eligible to WIN THIS PRIZE: Fruitful Harvest art stamp set, Belle Brocade art stencil and Botanical Swirls art stencil!

I could not resist making an easel card - aren't they such a great style of card!

I coloured the Fruitful Harvest art stamps with Prismacolor Pencils and cut them out with a circle punch, layering it onto a larger circle.  These have been popped up with different height foam tape!  An adorable wheelbarrow embellishment had been added.

The Botanical Swirls art stencil works beautifully with many mediums - I have used 3 different Distressing Ink colors and sponged them on.

Belle Brocade art stencil adds such an elegant touch to the base of the card using the same Distressing Inks.

Our Designer Blog Hop theme is, "Fruit of the Spirit".

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Galations 5:22

Mother Teresa said, 'A day lived without doing something good for others is a day not worth living.'  I read this today in the 'Word for Today' and thought how timely it is, especially with the theme of the Blog Hop.

This is such a HUGE subject that it is impossible to capture it in one post, or at all for that matter.  As I have read the scripture and thought about what to share I came to the conclusion that as a Christian we cannot live without the fruit of the Spirit - we cannot pick and choose the fruit we would like to have, but need to have them all to be effective in our walk and to be more Christ like.  It is these fruit and the evidence of them that sets us apart...

I could not agree more with the statement shared in the Word for Today quoting
William Barclay 'More people have been brought into the church by the kindness of real Christian love than by all the theological arguments in the world. And more people have been driven from the church by the hardness and ugliness of so-called Christians than by all the doubts in the world.'

I am challenged not to just look at the fruit and agree that yes, this is what we need, but to take the next step   - to not just have the knowledge of what we need and how we should be using it, but to let it become a reality in my life - to back up my beliefs - more and more each day - will I fail - more than likely BUT I WILL GET up and keep going - our walk is daily and His mercies are new every morning - for you and me!!

From here, hop to Melisa's blog to see the inspiration she has for you! Be sure to visit each designer’s blog as there are GIVEAWAYS on each blog!!  Simply leave a comment on my blog today and I will announce the random winner tomorrow who will win the fabulous and fun Rise & Shine art stamp set

  The following is the blog hop order:

LOC * Diana * Grace  *  Jennie  *  Linda * MelisaLOC

You’re invited to come back to the designer blogs all week as we continue to share our “Fruit of the Spirit” themed creations! Remember to subscribe to the Layers of Color blog for Faith Art Friday, Guest Designer Wednesday, tutorials, exciting upcoming news, and unique colourful ideas! May God bless you with layers of color! 

I have one more piece of good news for you....

**30% OFF SALE on art stamp sets at Layers of Color online boutique!**

Old World Flourish
Renaissance Hearts
Granny’s Jewelry
Birdday Party
Rise & Shine
Touch of Elegance

This card is for the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Recipe - 2 Art Stencils
Creative Inspiration Paint - Inspired by Leaves (on the fruit)

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Fall Cards

Crafty Emma - Forever Autumn

Fairy Tale - Everything Goes

Raise the Bar - Lets See those Curves (Scallops or Circles)

Ai Factory - Anything You Find in the Garden

Paper Play - Circles

Paper Romance - Lots of Whatever You Want - lots of stenciling

Stamp Insanity - Punches
Creative Card Crew - Lets Punch It
The Play Date Cafe - Color Challenge
Card Patterns - Sketch

Thank you for stopping in today and HOPPING along with us - there is plenty to see during the week - I would love to see you then!!  God bless you!



  1. dear Linda, your Easel card is great

    thank you a lot for joining us at the very first Fairytale challenge



  2. WOWZERS! This is awesome, I love your card!!!

  3. This is just gorgeous I so love those stencils really pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Good luck, hugs shell xx

  4. Sensational!!!!!!!!!the fruit of your labor is definitely showing.....such passionate.....I love it and thank you for sharing this with us.....and your thoughts for today.....very inspirational.....and so true....

  5. What an awesome card, Linda! I've always wanted to make an easel card - I think yours has pushed me into making one! LOL!! TFS :)

  6. This card is awesome! The colors are wonderful. Thank you, too, for inspiring with your words. God is good always!

    Kris, Wadsworth, OH
    My Blog: www.visionsinmyheart.blogspot.com

  7. Linda, this is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! The way you did the stenciling with the image and lace just pops. I don't think I have seen a prettier easel design. So blessed by your post and blessings to you Linda!

  8. double wowzers!! stunning, stunning card!!

  9. I love Mother Teresa's wisdom. I have one of her quotes posted on my workspace - I can't work without being reminded to be kind to others... Linda, your card is just a stunner! I gasped out loud when I saw it. Beautifully done, dear friend! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. OH my Linda at first glance I thought you had used designer papers. How fantastic you've inspired me to have a go!!!.
    Absolutely STUNNING!
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs cherie

  11. Linda, I love the multicolored look that you achieved with the stencils. That little wheelbarrow charm is adorable. The wheelbarrow would be a great start to help harvest the "Fruit", but I am hoping for a big truck! If all the Christians cultivated the Fruit, what a different world we would live in.

  12. Love the sponged distress inks on your botanical swirls! And yes, I love easel cards to and this one is fab with its rich colours and beautiful lace. Thanks for playing in the play date cafe with us :)

  13. Linda, I just have to say "I wuv ya!" You are so talented and have such a thoughtful way of explaining scripture and of using yourself as a real life example. I waited impatiently as I clicked on your blog for this post to pop up on my screen because I knew I was in store for something beautiful. This card is just that and more! Hugs! Diana

  14. I really MUST learn to do the multi-coloring on with stamps! I love your card! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

  15. Beautiful Easel card, love that stencil! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous creation Linda! LOVE the wow statement the easel card makes! Love all the stenciling and gorgeous colors! You certainly have captured many layers of color! Hugs,

  17. This is a beautiful card. I especially love the layout of the digis. TFS and playing with us over at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays.


  18. Linda,
    I love your card and how you made it just gorgeous! Great <Ideas. I live here in Mexico and Last friday and every friday fromnow on as long as the donations are there I assisted witha free breakfast for the poor people on the mountain. Thisis the poorset section inour area and we fed over 75 people, childrena dn families. Three little older ladies were so cold that <i mad them coffee and when <i gave it to them one lady gave a hug and kiss. I ws so touched as these people have NOTHING, but will give ou what they have. God is Sooooo good! God Bleaa!!

  19. Stunning card!! LOVE the colors you used

  20. Wow...stunning!!! Just love those stencils and how you inked them! Beautiful colors, lace, images, and design!!!

  21. oh my goodness! this is an amazing card! I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! It is gorgeous! thanks for entering it into the garden party challenge at AIF

  22. Oh my goodness - this is strikingly beautiful! Amazing in every way! WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!

  23. Wow! Beautiful stencil work, gorgeous lace, beautifully colored images. Fantastic card!

  24. Hi Linda
    a stunning card, beautiful colors and papers.

    Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale.
    Hugs Karla

  25. Wow.. gorgeous card! I absolutely love the multi-colored stencils. Lovely!

  26. I love your creative take on the sketch, Linda! Your use of multiple colors on the stencil has a lovely effect! You've done a marvelous job on your clever and beautiful card!


  27. Your entire card is beautiful but I just love that swirl background and the colors you picked for it.

  28. So beautiful!! Love the lace and all of the colors!! :) HUGS

  29. Loving the colours! Thanks for joining us at Fairytale challenges!
    Hugs Nela

  30. Oh wow! You made a very lovely card! Love the image and the colours. Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

  31. I am totally enjoying this blog hop and your easel card is tremendous -- love it! Also love that sun stamp -- I'll jump up and down and twirl around if I win it!

  32. Beautiful easel card--I really like the stenciling with the distress inks--very elegant.

  33. OK...first let me say...wow. I love the way you used the design and the stencil together on this with the color changes. Beautiful. I also love that I have been getting to know you! You are very talented!!!

  34. love the easel cards - this one is such a beauty! beautiful card...and thoroughly enjoyed your post (-:

  35. Linda this is sheer classic gorgeousness!!! Love it!! Your use of colour in the stenciling is amazing. I will have to jump the ditch and take some lessons :-)!!
    Thank you too for you wise and encouraging words.

  36. Very cute easel card love the colors. The lacy border was a nice touch

  37. OMGoodness! Look how lovely this is Linda! :) I love the beautiful colors, swirled stencils and lace. Beautiful feast for the eyes my sweet friend. :) Hugs! Michelle

  38. Amen sister and if you need a hand to help you up, I will be here.

    Linda this is officially one of my all time favorite cards that you have ever made!! WOW!!! I love that you did the stencil patterns in two colors and used to stencils!! Beautiful, vibrant colors!! And of course that lace is just perfect! Gorgeous Linda! I just told Jennie that I may just lift an idea from one of you girls for tomorrow. It's 6:55 and I'm still not done. But I'm off tomorrow, so I can stay up late. Have a wonderful day my dear!!

  39. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  40. Wonderfully vibrant and elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  41. ooo Linda I love easle cards too! And I collect roosters! so glad you came to Kathryns class so we could meet. TFS

  42. Wow Linda! This card is beyond amazing! It is so lovely! Gorgeous design and colors! I really can't say enough about how fab I think this card is!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at SSDS! We hope to see you again next week!
    Scrappy Love,

  43. Very beautiful card Linda! Great design.

  44. Just BEAUTIFUL Linda!!! I have been wanting to do an easel card, no I know I must do one. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the chance to win that super cute stamp set :-)

  45. Thx for visiting us for Life on the Beach ustream tonite and inviting us to your wonderful and inspiring blog. Your easel card is to die for. Thx for the chance to win. I will be back to visit over and over again. I think i need some of your stamps !!!!

  46. Thx for visiting us for life on the beach ustream tonite and for the invitation for the blog hop.

  47. All the cards are very pretty!
    Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

  48. Oh my WOW! This has to be one of my favorite cards you've ever made. I can't get over how beautiful it is.

  49. Beautiful card! Love all your work!

  50. Linda your card is absolutely gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "Circles" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  51. wow so many details! great card! Thanks for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!!

  52. Very nice card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

  53. Gorgeous card! And a lovely post too...I agree 100%. Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

  54. Wow Linda, beautiful card! I love the image. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your wonderful fall card.

  55. What a lovely card! I love easel cards but have never tried my hand at one. So glad you could join us at Card Patterns this week.

  56. Gorgeous card, Linda!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week. Juliexx

  57. such a fabulous autumn card, thanks for joining us at CES challenge.
    hugs Kaylou xoxo

  58. Stunning easel card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  59. Very pretty -- vibrant colors!


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