Wednesday, August 29, 2007

SALT Bi-Weekly Challenge - WATER

This week's challenge, WATER, comes to us from Ester...Here's her description from the SALT blog:

Water is such an important element in our lives, we can't live without it, just like our Lord and Saviour! It appears in so many places in the Bible, more than I realised. Here are a few examples to get you thinking, Noah and the flood, Jesus' 1st miracle; water into wine, calming of the sea, walking on water, baptisms, fishing, washing/cleansing, rivers, pools etc. Use this inspiration in your next project, and don't forget to leave a comment with details so we can take a peek!

I really liked this week's challenge as it was...a challenge! I didn't have any "ah-ha" moments for water and then I remembered that I had this fantastic scripture stamp that would be a perfect fit! I have always seen this verse as perfect for a sympathy card or for someone who is going through a difficult trial. There are times when all of us face extreme difficulties but in the midst of the "flood" God has promised that He will be with His children and that the trial will not ultimately overtake you. That is a tremendous comfort...

Now for the card details! I have to thank a SCS contributor (user name: Zindorf) for inspiring this card. (Do a search for her gallery on Splitcoast, she is amazingly talented!) I first used antique cracking and canvas background stamps to stamp on Always Artichoke cardstock, which was attached to a piece of Basic Brown. I then created a sheet of "homemade" patterend paper by swiping four shades of ink across a piece of glossy white cardstock, using a sponge to blend the colors together. I then used white craft ink to stamp shell images on the colored paper and embossed the images with clear embossing powder. A triangle was cut from finished pattered paper, edged in More Mustard and adhered with antique brads on top of my Always Artichoke. I used a pretty leaf stamp from a retired SU! set to accompany the verse, which was stamped on a piece of Basic Gray paper. Lastly, I stamped two shells on the same BG paper, cut them out, and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I'm so happy this card came together quickly (yes, I waited until the possible last minute to get this project done!!) and was even happy with the result! :-)

Please be sure to visit the SALT blog to see all of the other beautiful creations! And don't forget to leave a comment if you choose to play along...we'd love to see what you come up with!

Happy Creating!


Cardstock, shell, background, and leaf stamps, ink, brads by Stampin' Up!
Off-white cardstock by Basic Gray
Scripture verse stamp unknown


Hazel said...

Such an encouraging, special verse. The card is perfect - love the colour scheme and the way it all blends together.

Gillian :O) said...

Kim your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
It is a 'comforting' verse, and suits the tone of your card perfectly!

oohh love your h'made PP too!

stamp and scrape said...

This is such a restful colour scheme, and beautifully executed and designed. Very elegant.

Lythan said...

I do so love this card and the verse is perfect to send to someone having a hard time. The crackle background is just so lovely

esther said...

Sometimes working under pressure can be the best thing for us! Good job God doesnt work the same way though! I love the fact that you have incorporated the shells, and the colours which are different from your average watery blues!

mamaluke said...

Such a beautiful card and a wonderful verse.

Julie Masse said...

Very nice Kim - it looks very calm and serene! Sounds like a tough challenge but you pulled it off! :)

ingeniouslycreative said...

You made such a beautiful and meaningful card Kim!! It's just perfect in every way!!! Hugs, Carol

red tin heart said...

I really love this, what a comforting scripture. Thanks for your kind words on my site. xoxo nita