Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 59 . . . creation


Happy Sunday stampers! Its time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ! This week's hostess is the lovely and talented Rebekka. She selected this verse from Genesis 1:1 "In The Beginning GOD Created The Heavens and The Earth."

For her challenge you are to create a nature card or project, using anything pertaining to nature,birds, trees, flowers, mountains . . .the sky is the limit. Or in my case I chose the depths of the sea.

As God created all things in nature, I believe that all of nature sings praises to the Lord. There are several songs that celebrate this, find one on youtube and treat yourself to some musical inspiration before you create! One of my favorites is by Mercy Me . . . All of Creation. . .when this song comes on the radio I start dancing around the house when I'm by myself. . . it isn't pretty but it is joyful!

"And all of creation sing with me now, lift up your voice and lay your burden down. All of creation sing with me now . . .fill up the heavens let his glory resound!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-WP_Plg9dM

I was feeling undersea-ish so for my creation exhibiting nature I chose the sea turtle. I tried to take a shot that would show the seaweed too, I stamped that at the bottom in versamark and embossed it with irridescent ice EP or some shimmer that would enhance the paper, not hide it. I had a lot of fun creating this card, hope you find time this week to play along as well.

Our sponsor this week is Nina Brackett, who designs stamps for her own line at Squigglefly and Gina K. You can visit her blog here http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/. She is donating this week a set that she designed called Nana's Needlework. I have it in my possession and its going to be a bit difficult to pry it out of my fingers to mail it to the winner! Nina lives in Croatia where she and her husband are serving the Lord.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper Flourished Sea Creatures
Ink: black, gray, versamark
Paper: random pieces of blue and green, a piece of Fresh Market DP
Other: copics, irridescent ice EP, ribbon, button, gold gel pen, edge punch, crystal clear



16 comments:

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, love the details and the colors are gorgeous. have a great day :)

Grace said...

Oh very cute Ps! I love the underwater look you achieved... all a beautiful part of God's creation!!! HUGS,
Grace

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh Peggysue - we are both in a singing mood aren't we? I LOVE that song by Mercy Me! That card is so pretty - the colors are amazing! Have a great week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what fab dp/bkgd.....love the colors and the 'feel' of this one

I have been having computer woes so I've missed some of your creations...will go gaze, but no time to comment on all

hope all is well with you and yours

hugs
joanne

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a beautiful post Peggysue!! I love your underwater theme card!! What a stunning Scene!! Love your colors and design!! Have a great week!! Praying for you my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Traci M said...

This is a sea of hues, all masterfully created...it is beautiful!! That sea turtle looks like he is having a grand time exploring, too!! Hugs, Traci

Mickie said...

Such a cute and colorful card. (I dance and sing too!)

Nerina said...

Oooooh - this is just perfection! I can't believe what a gorgeous underwater scene you created here - beautiful colours and muted mixes! Wow! Your thoughts are always so enriching too - blessings to you!

Sharron said...

Goodness, this is so lovely! Your whole scene is so well done--beautiful colors and details and love the turtle!

JazzyH said...

Very nice!

Terri said...

Great job! Love the turtle and the background you created too. I have a award for you on my blog.

Leah said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the texture the background has. I love sea turtles, I grew up in Hawaii and have many fond memories of swimming with them. Hugs...

Cammie said...

GORGEOUS!!! I am always in awe of your attention to details, Peggysue. You have created such a serene scene.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue - I am loving this gorgeous card! Your colours are so perfect for this scene and that gorgeos turtle!! Your details are perfect Peggysue - and thank you for the fabulous music too! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

The Mama Monkey said...

This is beautiful, PS! The colors are so fitting!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html