Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 30 - Peaceful Sleeping Baby


Happy Sunday stampers! This week's challenge hostess at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is Helen P (for peace!), who also seems to like to change her name depending on the week. :) This week's inspiration verse is Psalm 29:11 "The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace." Helen's challenge is to make a card/lo/project using a peaceful image or a verse about peace. You can check out the rest of the amazing creations by the Design Team here. Whiff of Joy is our sponsor this week, one randomly chosen lucky winner will receive the stamp shown on our home page, I believe it is Willow reading a story. A very peaceful image.

I chose an image I've used before from Mo's Digital, that just seems so peaceful to me, you look at it and feel rested.
I made this baby card for a wonderfully talented woman who blesses us occasionally with her singing at our church, when she isn't traveling to perform. Recently she and her husband had a little baby boy, so although I do not know her personally, I am going to send this to the family to thank her for sharing her talents with us on Sundays. I was listening to one of her CDs while I worked. :)

She is from Trinidad-Tobago but her husband is not, so I tried my best to make a good color representation of their lovely baby. I need more practice at working darker skin tones, if anyone has any good tips for prisma colors that will help, I sure would appreciate it. I used a combination of three colors, with the darkest shade dark umber, although I need to have gone a few shades darker, just didn't know how.

A baby in its mother's arms (unless its hungry!) is at peace . . . and when we rest in our Father's arms we can experience that peace too, the type that 'passes all understanding." We have such a good God who wants only the best for us, including peace instead of worry, restful instead of restless minds. Pray and cast your cares upon Him so you can feel that peace and joy this week.

I just learned how to make a tent card this past week, isn't it a fun format? The little row of ducks and the corner stamp are from a Crafty Secrets set. Papers are Paper Studio I bought at Hobby Lobby layered on Spring Rain and Soft Stone from PTI, little strip of white velvet ribbon along the side and Martha Stewart lace border punch. Thanks for looking.

27 comments:

Wendy M said...

Stunning card xx

Randi said...

Babies are peaceful that is for sure. If only our faces depicted the peace in out hearts like that of a sleeping baby. I love the design of your card, amazing. Have a great week!

Sandy O said...

Love your card. just perfect. Can you tell me where in the store this image is. I looked but can't seem to find it. Thanks

Cammie said...

Peggysue, this is such a sweet card. I'm sure these parents will be very appreciative of this beautiful and thoughtful card.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Such a sweet card! I love all the tent cards you have made this past week. I am sure the parents receiving this will place it in a place to see for some time to come. Then tuck it away in his baby book. What a treasure!

Kathy Winter said...

This card is beautiful. Love the layout you used and nothing says 'peace' like a sleeping baby huh!!!

Candace said...

This card is so sweet and definitely peaceful!! I love how the image is hanging! Have a great week! :)

Sharron said...

Peggysue, your card is so very sweet. Love your beautiful design and the tent style. It looks like you cut out all those little ducks too. Goodness, they look adorable but what a tedious job!

Gina said...

Tis is so pretty and very representative of the word peace. I am sure they will love it.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image and the little ducks :)

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card. love the little ornament and the image is one of my favs.

Helen said...

Those little ducks are so cute! You did a fabulous job! I love the way the image of the baby is hanging inside the frame. That is so cool! I agree that it is such a peaceful image!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

J'adore, ta carte est vraiment superbe, toute douce, raffinée, bravo

Tasha said...

Wow this is so beautiful, fabulous paper and the image is coloured beautifully
love tasha xx

Laurie said...

Sweet, sweet, Peggysue. Your card is just beautiful!

Traci M said...

I was admiring your work with the skin tones, I think it looks wonderful, Peggysue!! And that image is one I've been eyeing also...it is so precious. You did a superb job with achieving peace, and I rally enjoyed your thoughts also regarding our good God and resting in Him.
Love your card!!

JazzyH said...

Sweet!

Ceal said...

such a sweet card! great coloring. you are so right a sleeping baby is so peaceful.

Kristine said...

Awww, Peggysue this is amazing! Perfect representation of PEACE *Ü* Love that you colored the baby with a personalized touch. I'm sure that will be noticed and so appreciated. I just love everything you did here :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is a baby masterpiece...I love every teenie (and not so teenie) detail...beautiful in color, layout and design

Stephanie said...

this is so sweet & I'm sure they'll love the card. I think you did a great job coloring the baby....skin tones in general are tricky!

Terri said...

Beautiful card! Definitely a peaceful image too. I bet the people you are sending it to will love it!

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Peggysue. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my site. And yes that is a curtain that I've used as the setting for my pix :)

Your card above is so absolutely beautiful. I love it! That sleeping baby is so cute that I want to get one!!!

XOXO

Jackie

The Mama Monkey said...

Yes, this tent card is really neat and quite frankly, perfect for this image!! What a sweet baby...calmed me just looking at it. Beautiful!

kat9 said...

Great work Peggysue. I love the coloring and this image is just calling out to be a baby card. Love it.

BethH said...

This is just adorable...that baby! It's prefect. Very cute card..sweet, sweet!

theneon said...

So precious -- this will be a very special treasure in this little baby's book!