Sunday, July 24, 2011

SSIC LOC God's Way

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is always inspirational for me - I always look forward to Sunday and seeing what the Sistah's share - from the heart and through their art.  This week is is the lovely Grace who has chosen the scripture.

 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts'  Isaiah 55:8-9

Grace has challenged us to create a card or project that depicts the sharp contrast of black & white or ivory

I have used this fabulous Starflower Frame cling art stamp from Layers of Color, it makes quite a statement in Black and white - which is not a colour combination I use too much but am going to have to change that!  The frame has been cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 16 using the Grand Calibur. 

The sentiment is from the Layers of Color Encouragement art stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett (I love this set) it has also been cut out with the Grand Calibur and popped up on foam tape. 

The pearls are part of a gorgeous RAK I recieved from a dear friend - who doesn't love pearls - I was torn whether to use these on the card or wear them!  LOL! 

The bow is created using my BowEasi - it always creates a gorgeous 'plush' bow, the 'diamond' is a part of a Blog Candy - I love these brads and am thingking that clear is allowable in a Black and White challenge - I don't want to break the RULZ!!!

You can see the dimension here on the card as well as the embossed layers - I have used two Stampin' Up Embossing Folders - they are always so deeply etched and you have to love that!!

This card is for the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's - embossing or debossing or both
Crafty Catz - no pink or blue allowed
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Patties Creations - must include a stamped image - glitter or bling
Stamp Something - include embellisment
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything that will make someone smile/enjoy your day
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Shelly's Images -  anything goes
Paper Pretties - embossing
Ruby's Rainbow - vintage
2 Sisters - Anything Goes 
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or Die Cut
Paper Cutz - anything goes

Thank you to this weeks sponsor

Layers of Color – An online boutique where stampers can find unique stamp products and be inspired by fresh out-of-the-box ideas.
The prize is a the Encouragement art stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett
You can see  Grace's devotional on over at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.
Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!

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  1. This is stunning Linda, love those pearls.
    Hugs & Blessings :)

  2. Wow Linda this is really gorgeous!!!! Wow absolutely love this card!!!! Excellent job!!!!

  3. Stunning work Linda. I just placed my order for this fabulous set of stamps. can't wait to get them!!!

  4. Fabulous!!! Everything about this card is gorgeous, I mean everything. Black and white is a favorite and your sentiment is perfect.

  5. WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  6. Stunning card Linda!! I just love all the embossing and the black and white. Such a gorgeous background!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  7. As always, this is just perfectly gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at RRC.

    Huggies Angel

  8. Linda your card is just gorgeous! I love that frame and am kicking myself for not thinking about that one! I was in such a rush! LOVE the pearls, texture and ribbon!

    Have a wonderful week and I hope He fills you up with His thoughts!!!


  9. Linda - it's beautiful! The pearls are super, how can anyone not like pearls!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  10. WOW Linda - this is amazing - not only have you only used black and white, and created a stunning card, but you have not distressed or sponged!! Love that sentiment, and you have show cased it to perfection.

  11. Love that new set and how you showcased it and I agree, I wouldn't know whether to wear the pearls or use them on a card! Glad you used them here, they are lovely!

  12. Absolutely stunning card Linda, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  13. Hi Linda, Your card is really beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  14. Hi Linda
    A beautiful card love the colour combo,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  15. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

    Janet xx

  16. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at RRC this time hope you will join us again xx

  17. This is gorgeous. Love the colours and the composition. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Good luck. Bettina

  18. This is lovely, gorgous papers (love black & white)

    Thanks for joining us at RRC this time.

    Hugs, Lynsey xx


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