Friday, July 22, 2011

LOC Encouraging Postcards

With Friday comes Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color.  It is always a privilege to be hosting this post.
'Encouragement causes power and effect'
I cannot help but find inspiration from the Encouragement art stamp set being released, the sentiments bring such truth and are so inspiring - they speak truth and life to us and uplift the spirit.  This is something so powerful and motivates me to create Faith Art that is inspired not only by the visual but by spoken, or in this case written, words.

From the wisdom of Solomon

'A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.'
Proverbs 25:11

'Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.'
Proverbs 18:21

and Paul to the Church of Ephesus

'But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ' Ephesians 4:15

Throughout the Bible we are encouraged bring timely words, words that bring life and truth, to encourage and grow us in the things of God!

'But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit'
Jude 1:20

May we echo the prayer of the Psalmist in this beautiful verse
'Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.'
Psalms 19:14 

I have used Layers of Color Backyard Birds, Her Majesty's Urns, Touch of EleganceEncouragement, The Love Chapter, Artful Endearments art stamp sets have been used for these postcards.

These cards are for the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything that will make someone smile/enjoy your day
 CCEE Stampers - card of encouragement
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - water inspired - card 1 - Urn
Do You Stack Up? - wings Freshly Brewed - animal or animal print on your project
Ruby's Rainbow - vintage
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges - Must stamp - Monotone

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
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Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. What gorgeous postcards. I love the distressing.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  2. Oh, I didn't notice the different elements that you stamped on each card. Fantastic touch! Have a great day!!

  3. Wow, excellent post, Linda! Your artwork and thoughts are a blessing! You are a gift!


  4. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. These are beautiful, Linda. What an encouraging post. Have a great weekend!

  6. Linda these are beautiful - have you a stamps for the top of the cards? Love all the detail you have on these - the half flower stamp on the edge etc.

  7. Linda,
    these post cards are just gorgeous...
    I'm inviting you to add your cards to our linking party gallery at

  8. Wow these are some of the most awesome postcards I have ever seen. Hazel x

  9. These are great postcards! Thanks for taking part in RRC xx

  10. Oh, my....these are gorgeous, Linda! Thanks for joining the CCEE Stampers!

  11. I just adore these postcards Linda.....just perfect....Love the image, love the saying, and so vintage. You are inspiring! Thanks for joining us at Jac-inks.

  12. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Wings Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  13. gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing with us this fornight at AUD Sentiments! Gemma :)


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