Sunday, December 4, 2011

Angel of Peace: Matthew 1:20-22

Another Sunday means another challenge based on scripture at  Stampin' Sisters in Christ! We are always so glad to have you visit.

This week it is our fearless and faithful leader Lisa's turn to be our hostess and the verse she chose is  from Matthew 1:20-22 . Be sure to stop by our home page to read her incredible devotion!

"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.' All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' which means, 'God with us.'"
Gulp - would I be that obedient, that trusting? I don't know. Mary and Joseph trusted completely that what the angel said to them was fact. I may not have angels coming to me in my dreams (at least not that I remember) but I do know that I hear God's word in many other ways. Through church services and reading and the radio station I listen to in the car. Often it is the words of others in my life that hold a message from God, but I have to be listening for them. I often have a tough time letting my worries and concerns go and just let God do His will through me and be open to listen.

The challenge this week is to create a project depicting an angel.

I recently received this wonderful angel from Layers of Color. I was happy that there was a challenge that allowed my angel to be inked up. I stamped her on white card stock and carefully cut her out. I colored her with Copics and I used some Sakura pens to add glitter. I wanted a halo kind of look around her head and chose a red circle to put behind her. The angel is popped up. She does look peaceful doesn't she?

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps with a $15 gift card. 

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week:

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!

Stamps: LOC - Angel and sentiment
Paper: Gina K - White and Rocket red
Designer Paper: Graphics 45
Other: Ribbon, spellbinders die (for circle), Copics to color and some red glittery embelishments

Allsorts - Going round in Circles
Crafty Catz -colors of Christmas with sparkle
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Raise The Bar – Christmas
Simply Create Too - All About Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers -  Angel or Fairy


Becky said...

What a beautiful angel Miesje, love the glittery details.
hugs & blessings :)

Bianca said...

Your card is so very pritty! I love the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

brenda said...

What a beautiful angel and such a pretty card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful angel Miesje!! I just love your colors, the added sparkle and your design with what looks like a wing at the bottom!! How creative. Beautiful coloring!!

I too marvel at how trusting Mary and Joseph were. I agree that often times our messages from God come through others. I think God speaks to us in different ways than in Biblical times.

Praying for you my friend!! Have a great Sunday!

carol said...

super card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Grace said...

Oh Miesje your angel is just beautiful! I so wanted to order this stamp but just couldn't get all I wanted! :( You have created a beautiful card with her... beautifully colored and the design is wonderful, especially love the sparkle! I too marvel at how trusting they were! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!!

Traci M said...

I am so enjoying hearing of the awe that the Christmas story inspires in us...thankful for your added words today, Miesje!! It is so encouraging to be on this road together!
Your card is beautiful, that angel image is gorgeous and I love the added halo and angel wings!! Beautiful!! Have a blessed week!!

Stephanie Lee said...

What a beautiful angel and a very pretty card! love your bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Wags n Whiskers. xxx Steph

darling Ho said...

This is so pretty! Love the bright colours, and your colouring is pretty, too.
Thanks for sharing it at our challenge this week.
~darling Ho~DT from Fairy Tale Challenge, Simply Create Too Challenge

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous card and an even greater symbolism of the part the angels played in Jesus' birth! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz The Colours of Christmas Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

This card is absolutely breath-taking and beautiful. You've inspired me!! Thanks for playing along in our Snow Angels Challenge at Wags-n-Whiskers. I actually am playing along in your challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ. So, good luck to you. I LOVE joining your challenge each week as well. I'd love to have you visit my blog, and follow if you like. I'm always looking to follow new fellow Sisters in Christ, so let me know if you're interested in following one another. Again, thanks for joining us, and hope to see you again soon.
Karen - Design Team Member

Debs said...

Beautiful card - stunning image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx