Thursday, September 27, 2007

SALT Bi-Weekly Challenge - JOY

This week it was Hazel's turn to post the SALT challenge and she's chosen JOY. Her description, which can also be found on the SALT blog (along with all the creations made by the team), is below:

"When things are going well in life we feel happy and joyful, but sometimes circumstances of life may cause us to feel sad, but even at those times we can still experience the joy of the Lord. I'm reminded of the verse in Nehemiah 8:10b: 'for the joy of the Lord is my strength'. "

I choose to create a Christmas tree ornament, although my finished piece was quite large, so maybe a holiday house decoration would be a better description! :-) The star was created from two pieces of SU! chipboard, covered with lovely SU! holiday, double sided paper. The star is covered in Real Red cardstock and the edges have been aged. The Old Olive scalloped circle is cut using a Marvy punch and the More Mustard circle with text, showing just a hint of the word "Joy" was punched using a 1 3/8" plain circle punch. Some yummy chocolate grosgrain was added to the top to hide the knot from the silver cording, used for hanging the star.

The backside of the ornament, errr, decoration, simply sports the scripture verse I choose to use with this challenge: "Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with "JOY" inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith - the salvation of your souls." I Peter 1:8...Can I hear an "Amen!" :-) Love that verse!

Feeling inspired? All of us at SALT would love to see what you create, based on the "Joy" theme. Leave a comment here or on the SALT blog with a link back to your web page or gallery.



Scripture by Design said...

Very nice Kim :)
Great design and colours!

Hazel said...

That is beautiful, Kim - and such a lovely verse - one to treasure.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Kim! what a great job and you're right a great verse!!

amanda said...

I'm getting in that holiday groove. What a fun Christmas decoration. I love stars at Christmas time.