Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ . . . new!


Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ, where all of our challenges are based on scripture. This week's hostess is my dear friend and earnest Christ follower Traci, who selected this verse from Revelations 21:5 "And He who sits on the throne said 'Behold I am making all things new.' And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true.'"

Her challenge is to use something new on your card or project this week. It can be a new stamp, paper, embellishment, or a new technique or idea that is new to you! Just have fun with your creation!

What a great challenge in this first, newest month of the year, use something new! God has made all things new and we get our chance to create when we sit down with our stamps and ink. I did order a new stamp set (or two) for myself for Christmas and am pleased to pull out this new stamp from Flourishes. I love looking at the birds and squirrels outside the kitchen window, little spots of color and activity in the winter whiteness.

I used prismacolor pencils on PTI fine linen paper and edged the border of the image with gold stickles, alternating layers of cream and fine linen paper with a touch of patterned paper from Stampin' Up. I did have a lot of fun with this, enjoyed the coloring and the quality of all the supplies I was using. That's our hope for you this week is that you can find some time to sit and create and have fun. Show us something new!

Stamps: Flourishes Snow Wonderful and coordinating die
Ink: memento black
Paper: PTI fine linen, vintage cream, SU patterned paper (retired)
Other: prismacolor pencils, gold stickles, cuttlebug embossing folder, satin ribbon, MS branch punch, PTI button

12 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Peggysue!! I just love your ribbon treatment and the bird with all the embossing is gorgeous!! Have a great week!
hugs,
Chris

Thank you so much for the beautiful card!! You really encouraged me!! You are such a dear friend!!

Dawn said...

A beautifully elegant card hon. x

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Peggy Sue, love the embossing and great colors.
Hugs :)

Traci M said...

I love this stamp set, too...it was the one I had in mind when thinking of this challenge. I love your card, it is fresh and lovely and oh so pretty in blues!! It is so fun to sit and create, so glad you now have the time to do more of it.!! Blessings on your week, friend!

Grace said...

Hi Peggysue! Oh my goodness this has to be one of my all time faves of yours and that's saying something since I have long admired your cards!!! Love how you colored this image and the layout, die cut, embossing, dp... everything!!! It's wonderful! Glad you were able to get a few new toys for yourself! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
hugs,
Grace

Kristine said...

Ooo, LOOVE this Peggysue! I adore birds and your whole card is so elegant and put together so perfectly! Lovely job. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
Hugs,
Kris

Joanne (jojot) said...

Was so nice to hear from you....I just had assumed you were busy with life.....hope all is well with you and yours....I know myself, I have less time for blogging.....have had a new pup since November plus Angel who is just a bit over a year old...they keep me hopping...

Anyhow....this card is a beauty...I have yet to put this set to ink......you may have inspired me to break into the packaging....hugs

Miesje said...

What a wonderful card! I love the colors on those cute little birds. I am listening to the cardinals chirping outside my window as I type this. They sit on they bird feeder and talk to me! Have a great week!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, such a lovely card! Pretty image and coloring and pretty layers!

ChristineCreations said...

This is beautifully done Peggysue! The birds are gorgeous in blues!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue - I love it that you and Traci used the same images this week and your cards are both so lovely but very different! Gorgeous colours and colouring - and the layers - totally divine! Thanks for always sharing and inspiring! {{{hugs}}}

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Peggysue! I'm super excited to have you join us for the Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop. It's such a blessing to be partnering now with Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I would also be delighted if you would stop by my blog, and if we could become followers of one another's blogs. I'm really looking forward to working with you.
Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
Karen
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