Sunday, March 27, 2011
Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 82 . . .piecing
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Our hostess this week is our new online store owner Lisa, and she has selected this verse from Phillipians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Her challenge is as follows: A different kind of peace... piece... as in paper piecing. Use paper piecing in the main image of your card/project. And our sponsor this week is the Technique Junkies newsletter! One randomly selected participant in this week's challenge will win one year's subscription to this newsletter. I love learning new techniques! We have a double sponsor this week and one other person has the chance to win the three new Frieda stamps introduced at The Craft's Meow.
Lisa selected one of my favorite verses. You can read her devotional for this week right here and see the creations by the rest of the design them, to inspire you to play along. As you do, think about what this verse from Phillipians means to you.
I don't know what is going on in your corner of the world, but I do know we all have worries or anxieties to varying degrees. Frankly when I look at the chaos and tragedies in other parts of the world I feel like a woman with no problems at all. But we do all have concerns, over our health or that of a loved one, our children or family, our jobs, finances . . . the list can go on. But in any of these situations we can find the peace of God when we present our requests to the Lord.
One of my favorite artists has an entire album of classic hymns, called Peace Like a River. This is a short clip of Chris Rice singing It is Well with my Soul, the song that has been running through my mind since I saw Lisa's verse. http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Rice/_/It+Is+Well+With+My+Soul. The story of the man who wrote that verse, when and why, is an inspiration itself. Look up Horatio Spafford if you have time to read about the man who wrote that hymn.
On to t he card. I have been unpacking some books this week and some of my favorite children's books have gorgeous line drawings or watercolor illustrations. I decided to stamp Frieda in brown and use papers and color that remind me of a watercolor illustration in a children's book from long ago. I used two sets from The Craft's Meow, a Frieda image and then a butterfly and sentiment designed for Lisa's shop by Claire of Waltzingmouse Stamps. In addition to the paper piecing, which I enjoy using for any of my little girl stamps, I lifted up her hat ribbon and skirt with a bit of decoupage, adds a bit of depth to the card when you see it IRL. Thanks for looking, and have a blessed week!
Stamps: The Craft's Meow Frieda and butterfly sets
Ink: brown stazon, PTI aqua mist, Vintage Photo, versamark, Antique Linen
Paper: Melon, Aqua, Fine Linen, scraps from something a friend sent me long ago
Other: WWC, copics, kohinoor pencils, buttons, rhinestones, prima flowers, nestabilities
Challenges that fit this post:
Flutterby Wednesdays . . .open but use a butterfly, fairy or angel (butterfly stamped in aqua)
Freshly Brewed . . .two or more embellishments
Little Red Wagon . . . use butterflies
A Spoonful of Sugar. . . ribbons, pearls, rhinestones and flowers (I have buttons too, kind of went overboard!)
My Partner in Crafting Crime . . . three or more buttons