Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SALT Challenge - John 3:16 For God so Loved the World

This week it's Esther's turn to set the SALT challenge and she choose John 3:16, for God so loved the world.

The verse John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only son, that whoever believed in him shall not live but have everlasting life", is perhaps a well known verse but it is a real testimony to our Christian faith, thefact that the babe Jesus was born as a Savior for our sins. So that if you believe that he came to die, and ask for forgiveness you also can recieve the gift of eternal life in heaven. John 15:13 reminds us "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

I kind of "cheated" with this challenge...How you ask? Well I knew that I wanted to use a heart with this challenge but I didn't have a heart that was very large and I didn't want to just use paper. Today during lunch it hit me...alter the heart ornament that was hanging on my tree! :-)
This large wooden ornament was just painted a plain red with the wire so I got to work on adding some extras! I added the SU! French Flair background stamp to the entire image, using a distress ink. A torn and aged piece of More Mustard, which was stamped with a diamond background, was added as the first layer and a thin strip of Old Olive, stamped with a floral pattern, was added on top. Two green buttons were attached with twill tape.

Then...what to do about the words of the verse. I didn't want to just print them out from the PC so I went through all of my stamp sets and found words from different sets that I needed to create a portion of the verse that would fit on the heart. The toughest word to find was "world!" Notice how tiny it's from a retired SU! stamp that included images that look like postage stamps and travel stickers. One of those stamps had a world! Yeah! The metal helped to give the small type a little umph. Other ribbons and hardward is fairly self explantory!

Why not create a project based on this week's theme! If you do, please leave a comment on the SALT blog with a link back to your blog or gallery, it is always encouraging to know that you come and visit our blog!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Hazel said...

This is so beautiful Kim - so much detail, and yet it depicts so clearly the message of John 3:16. And I love the holiday gifts you've shown below - you've been very busy.

esther said...

Wow I would love to see your stamp collection if you managed to fit all those words into it! You clever girl, well done for a simply gorgeous decoration! You are full of wonderful ideas! God bless you this Christmas x

mamaluke said...

fabulous! it's great when an idea falls together, divine intervention methinks! have a lovely Christmas x

Gillian :O) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Gorgeous heart Kim, and I don't think it's cheating at all, I think it's what Altering is all about :)
I think you are so clever the way you've put the verse onto the heart, and that little tiny 'world' ah..tooo clever!
I'm sure this will be a much treasured ornament for years to come.

May you and your delightful family to Wonderfully Blessed this Christmas Kim xxx

Julie Masse said...

This is so pretty Kim!! Great job with that challenge! :)

emilymomto3boys said...

that is just amazingly beautiful! I love it!!!