Monday, February 9, 2015

May God Bless Your Life

Creating cards is very soothing for me.  There seems to be something about the process of putting ink to paper that puts me at ease.  The last few weeks have been a struggle.  There are some days when my physical self seems to be entirely disconnected from my emotional self.  It is frustrating to not be able to do the things you want to do.  Thankfully, the Lord does provide and over the last few days I have made a few tentative forays into the craft room.  

For this project, I decided to try working with watercolor paper and I must say it was a wonderful experience.  Something about all of the colors mixing and blending together reminded me of my walk with God.  Just like the ink, there are places in my life where my walk has been more vibrant and in some areas more muted.  Ultimately, it all comes together to create a beautiful tapestry representative of my walk.  Just like my card, my walk is not perfect, however, it is truly a reflection of me.  Enjoy!

*** Seeds of Inspiration *** The background was easy to make.  I started with a watercolor paper and saturated it with water using a mister.  I then stamped the desired distress ink colors (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Tumbled Glass) on an acrylic block and lightly misted each with water strategically stamping each where desired.  I allowed the water to do all the work...  dripping, running, mixing together... It was so fun!  And messy!  :-)  After it dried, I stamped the image and sentiment with black ink and hand traced the outer black frame.  I finished it up with a few sequins.

And here's the Our Daily Bread Designs' 
stamp set you see today...  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  God Bless!


Cards By Jan said...

Hi Lori...Awesome BG...I must get out my WC paper and try this....But I love this stamp set I better go over to ODBD and get it on my wish list...TFS
Blessings & Hugs

Irish Cherokee said...

Gorgeous card Lori. Love the color of the background. I know the feeling of motivation both physical and emotional. My spiritual self is usually what keeps me moving forward. - Jim

Sherry said...

love your card!! did you put all the colors on 1 block or separate blocks and did you have to lay the paper on the block or was it not too wet to stamp with the block?

Saints Rule! said...

Hi Sherry! The paper was pretty saturated when I put the ink on it. I pressed each distress ink pad (one at a time) on the block, spritzed water and then added it to the paper... Then I would move on to the next color and so on... Make sense?

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