Faith is knowing - - and living accordingly through worship and lifestyle. It is not always easy to hold that faith foremost in my heart and mind and that is something that I strive for constantly. I can look at the ocean and I see the vast expanse of God's love for us. I see the shells on the beach and the beauty and uniqueness that God creates and I often overlook. I knew that I somehow wanted to make a card that had an image of that vast love and beauty. The challenge for this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges (SSCC) is to create a card using brown, blue and white. There are a lot of variations in those colors so have fun with it.
Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set "Gifts from the Sea" (sold by GinaKDesigns). came to mind when I reflected on the scripture and the challenge for this week and my card just begged to have these images of the shells. Wanting to show the vastness of the ocean I found the smaller image of the sailboat and threw that on there. I know, I know; the shells are a bit large on the beach in proportion with the ocean but that is just the way it is going to have to be. I used some of GinaK's Tan Leather card stock for the beach. In fact, when I was playing with a bleaching technique a while ago I accidentally put this card stock on the dish that had the bleach for just a second and a corner of the CS got a discolored. I did not throw it away and found it when I was looking for beach colored paper! That just reaffirms why I never toss the mistakes and scraps into the garbage!
So here is my card for this week. Thanks for coming by for a look and I will be back next week. Until then - God Bless and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day.