Our anniversary and my birthday are 4 days apart and this year we will celebrate our 45th anniversary with a big 2 week trip. I will take blessing cards with me to share along the way.
We are called to be the light wherever we go. Blessing cards are a small way of sharing love, kindness & encouragement.
These Trellis cards will be thank-you cards for our Airbnb stays. I will need to create one more as we will stay in 3 total on our trip. I will place a personal thank-you and Bible verse inside each card.
Fun and easy to make the flowers, butterflies & sentiments have a 2 color Distress Oxide blend on them. I used Shaded Lilac, Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo & Dried Marigold for blending. I did one card in trellis style & the other in picket fence style.
It’s May & my birthday month. It’s been awhile since I did a birthday challenge so I decided on a 70 day Faith Art challenge from now until July 9th. My Faith Art challenge will include Bible Journaling, Blessings cards, Faithdex cards, Scripture writing and perhaps a mini album or faith “junk” journal. Quite a variety to choose from.
For day 1 I chose to create in my Creative Retreat Kits Journal from the Come Boldly devotional on John 1:1-14 focusing on verses 1-5
In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it. John 1:1-5 TLV
I used watercolor and Distress Oxides, sequins, a washi sticker and hand lettering to complete this page. A simple depiction of light, the edge of darkness and a young woman reading the word, staying steeped in truth.
I hope you’ll find some creative inspiration during this challenge.
I started this challenge card on Thursday when it was posted before we attended Riverdance’s 25th Anniversary show. Finished it on Friday & then ended up with no internet because while laying our new fiber line, they chopped through our existing cable line. Add in a couple of migraines & I think I’m stuck with off & on posting for awhile.
Thursday’s challenge was 2 colors, I chose my favorite combo of purple & green but decided while splattering to add in some gold. For challenges like this, I just start poking through my supplies & playing to come up with a design. It’s actually fun & inspiring.
I had finally picked up a couple of the Lavinia Sticker Stencil sets but hadn’t had a chance to play with them. I used both the positive & negative butterfly to create this card. Partially inspired by Riverdance, I pulled out my Judikins background stamp of the Book of Kells & stamped it into the butterfly center after inking & splattering. The diecut butterflies feature alcohol ink & I opted for a diecut sentiment.
Hopefully I can catch up on Friday’s & yesterday’s challenges tomorrow.
I hope your Easter weekend has been full of blessings!
Mine was a bit busy including some time without internet service. Long story. So glad it’s been restored so I can post again.
I enjoyed creating these Easter cards for our granddaughters using Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tweets Easter kit.
I love the images in this stamp set and decided to follow one of the designers samples and add the honeycomb eggs to the middle of the cards for a pop-up feature. The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils.
It’s been a minute. Allergies are still trying to win the war here. I have been doing some creating but can’t share just yet.
Eileen Godwin issued a challenge this morning on her group & I love a good challenge & it was just the inspiration I needed after a long day of errands to grab some supplies & create. The challenge was very basic – start with a stencil then add in a stamp or two.
I only have a handful of Lavinia stencils & I picked out Feather Leaf and grabbed some blending brushes that still had ink on them from another project to blend the background. I stamped Mooch in Versafine Clair, the neat part is because I used Distress Oxides, you can see the stencil pattern under the black ink. I decided the Fairy Orb needed color too & blended 3 different colors onto the stamp. The sentiment is an old Post Modern design stamp from my stash that is probably around 15 years old now.
It was so much fun just to grab a couple things, play & design as I went.
I had so much fun designing these cards for our granddaughters and I love sending them Happy Mail.
I used Unity Stamp Co’s Spring Mouse for the focal image & colored with Prismacolors and stenciled with My Favorite Things raindrops with glitter paste. The background paper is Lawn Fawn’s Flower Market. The flowers were created with Taylored Expressions Buds & Blossoms dies that we received in our Crop & Create event kit and the sentiment if from Catherine Pooler Designs. Nothing like combining all the companies to create a card.