Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Crafters of Faith Creation Challenge


Good Morning All!  Today my card is for the Crafters of Faith group I belong to.  We were to make a card with a "creation" theme.  We could use anything from flowers, trees-something that reminds us of God's beautiful world.  I am a mountain lover, so the image was easy enough to choose. I did have a bit of a fit in the coloring, did it more than once!  (she said with a chuckle, because she loves to color!) 
The image comes from a Gina K Designs set called "Happy Camper", by Theresa Momber, one of my stamping heroes. That girl is seriously good with color and sponging.
Try as I might to bling this baby up, I just couldn't get anything to look right.  I tried ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, brads.  Guess you just can't add to God's beautiful work.  The verse I used, Psalms 46:10, describes how I feel when I am on the top of a mountain peak and can see for MILES.  It is so QUIET and the beauty of creation is all around you. 
Cardstock is from Stampin' UP! and Bazzill. I colored the image with Koh-i-nor pencils and blended with mineral spirits.  I used my ancient Fiskars Deckled Edge scissors to trim the verse.  I still love those little beauties!
Be sure to check the sidebar for links to the other ladies blogs to check out their "creations". 
Thanks so much for stopping in today, and take a minute to slow down, breathe in and enjoy God's Creation!. 

11 comments:

Olga said...

Oh Carol, this is absolutely breathtaking!!!! I love the verse you chose!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers Carol! You totally nailed God's beautiful creation! This is a real stunner! Love how you put this on the bible for your picture!

Carolina Little said...

Beautiful Carol!!!. I wish I could be there!!! Nice job!!!

Liz said...

Beautiful Beautiful, I was lucky to drive though the mountians last year and feel in love, . very cleaver like Patti Sue said to lay it on your bible to take your picture ( thanks for pointing that out Patti Sue) Hugs, Liz D

Melina said...

very pretty! I love the sparkle from the background paper! Beautiful scene too. I love being in this FAB group with you! HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol!! This is just stunning! I can actually SEE the picture you painted here in my mind as I close my eyes and remember! Wonderful coloring - I don't see where it gave you fits, hee hee - it's PERFECT! How lovely, and lucky, that you can visit the mountains as that's my 2nd favorite place on earth to be :) There is nothing like the beauty that God has gifted to us when surrounding yourself with the sights, sounds, the wonderful air .... ah, you captured it perfectly! Big hugs, my friend and I'm so glad you found the Crafters of Faith group and are such a special part of it! Blessings! x0x0

MiamiKel said...

Yes!! I forgot to mention the bible - how could I?!! I love that you used that as a backdrop and yet the card still shows as a focal point - BRILLIANT!!! x0x0

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh this is serene and peaceful...I almost used this same set (love Theresa) also love that you used the Bible to hold your card (-:
your coloring is wonderful..dont see any fits LOL

Apostolic Cynthia said...

Aww Carol your card gives of a breath of purified air. I love the montains. I was born in what we called the apalashes here on the east coast of canada. I live in the eastern townships surounded by montains and trees.

Terri said...

Amen,sistah!!!

Liz Williams said...

That has always been a powerful scrpipture for me, and love the mountain, which symbolizes how majestic our Lord God is to me.