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

23 comments:

Wendy M said...

Lovely Peggysuez... this little image is so cute. Love paper piecing... my craft stuff is all boxed away (as selling our house) but I hope to dig something out for this week's challenge.

Grace said...

Oh this is so adorable Peggysue!!! I just love the paper you pieced with! Great layout!!! Love how you stamped on the dp as well! Have a great week! Hope to see you soon!
hugs,
Grace

Becky said...

This is adorable Peggysue, love this image and you did a fabulous job on paper piecing that dress and hat.

Miesje said...

I just love those colors and the DP is perfect with it! Really, really pretty card. I hope you have a good week dear friend!

Grace said...

This is super, super cute! I love you layout and the paper on her dress is just sooo darling!

Danni said...

This is just so pretty!! Soft and delicate! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

peggysue! this is beautiful! thank you so much for joining us at MPCC.

hugs :)

Anna said...

So soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed.

Diane Jaquay said...

So adorable!

Kristine said...

Gorgeous card! I love your soft pretty colors of this =)

Shelby Goolsby said...

I love the soft colors, very pretty!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful soft, spring colors and you did a perfect job on the piecing!

Sharron said...

She's adorable and I love the soft colors! I always enjoy paper piecing and her polka dot dress is so sweet. Enjoy your week!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the image & colours, this is such a lovely card. Thank you for sharing this with us at PCC. Janet

Terri said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on anxiety and worry. Good advice. This is something I deal with often.

MariLynn said...

I love listening to Chris Rice sing that hymn. I like your peach, polkadotted paper pieced pinafore.(I could have used dress, but I needed one more P word!) I hope you are having a blessed day today!! Hugs!

Heather said...

Beautiful scripture to be inspired by. I love the soft colors and the sweet image. Your paper piecing is darling


Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

Have a blessed day

Nerina said...

What a beautiful card! I absolutely love the soft colours and the little row of flowers you've embellished with - they're perfect with the sweetly pieced dress! I love the play on words for the inspiration for the week :0) and your thoughts are always a pleasure to read! {HUGS}!

Diane said...

Great card, PS, and fabulous take on the challenge. Love paper piecing myself, so this was a really fun challenge. Hope all is well. You continue to inspire...love coming here.

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMG.....just the sweetest of images....love every detail

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh darling!

Lovely Linda said...

Aww Peggsue - this is adorable! I love your paper piecing! I am happy to be making a QUICK visit this week! {{{hugs}}}

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Darling Peggysue!! I just love your piecing and your colors. Frieda is darling!!
hugs,
Chris