Sunday, June 10, 2012

F4A120 ~ So We May Live ~

Have you ever broke down and cryed while doing a simple task? The tears came for me Friday night. I had received an order of stamps from Our Daily Bread and excitedly sat down to color. I stamped my image, pulled out Copics and started to work. But something unusual happened during that 30 minutes at the craft table. Where a blank piece of paper was, an image of the Savior came to be. As I colored the shadows around his eyes and the shadows under his chin, my eyes began to well. I pulled out a red Copic and started to define the streams of blood on his brow and face. As tears poured down my face, I came to realize a simple truth. For each stroke of the marker was like a lash he took for me. As I colored and defined his features, I became painfully, humbly aware of the beating he took for me. I saw the blood on his face and the thorns on his brow and realized how he suffered and died so I may live... so we all may live... Thank you and blessings...



and the inside...



Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Crown of Thorns
Paper - Colorbok, Neenah Solar Crest,
Ink - Tuxedo - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish; Spellbinders - Floral Ovals, Standard Large Ovals
Misc. - Mulberry Roses, Paper Punches - Martha Stewart


Challenges

Splitcoast Stampers - Free For All - Scissors Free - F4A120

9 comments:

Elly said...

Beautiful and...such a truth!!

Sandee said...

Oh Lori, you are precious in His sight! This is beyond words inspirational.

Grace said...
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Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Lori!!! Love all the meaning packed in to this card... with the sentiment climax on the inside! Your words touched my heart as does this set every time I see it... your coloring is beautiful and yes it is amazing to think of the pain He took for each one of us! And He would have done it even if it was ONLY me! Amazing!

Sooooo beautiful and thanking the Lord for it's truth!!!

Dawn said...

What a very touching and humble moment you had! A very personal moment with the Lord! Thank you so much for sharing, its so beautiful. I never tire of knowing that Christ died for me, you and everyone! Hugs, Dawn

Rosemary said...

stunning card, lori!

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome work and He has a way of humbling all of us. A beautiful image with a beautiful story.

Kelley said...

Totally amazinng card. Really touched me, Lor!

Tam said...

so pretty! Would make a great wedding card!