Sunday, March 4, 2012

Refuge: Psalm 91:4a

Happy Sunday - this has been a horrible week for many people in the USA with weather tragedies and violence. Please say a prayer that they may find refuge both physically and emotionally. Thank you for joining us for another challenge based on scripture at  Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

This week Kris brought us our challenge based on Psalm 91:4a - to read her devotion please stop by our home page, you will not be disappointed! 

"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge."

Such a wonderful verse for which I chose an image of a swan. Swans seem so graceful and seem to exude peace and serenity. That is what God wants for us - to feel His arms (wings) around us so we feel engulfed totally in His love.

I stamped the swan on white, then masked it so I could sponge in the water and the sky. I used the same color blue just sponged more layers on the water. I used a Copic gray color to highlight the wings a bit on the swan and some around the shadow in the water. The weeds were an afterthought - stamped and cut them out. The background was done with the sponge and a smaller rectangle to use as a mask to make it look layered. Works well when you do not have a shade of cardstock that coordinates well.

The challenge this week is; "Things with Wings (Images of birds if you have one, otherwise... angels, b-flies, other things with wings)"

This week's sponsor is Digi Doodle Shop

Don't forget 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 and have a wonderful week surrounded with God's love.

Stamps: GinaK - Warm with Love and Whimsical Wishes for the sentiment
Paper: GinaK - White
Designer Paper: BG - marjolaine
Other: Spellbinder Dies,  pearls

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz - Punches and Dies
Do You Stack Up? - Things with wings
Amusing Challenges -Die Cuts
Crafting When We Can - Animals
That Craft Place - Anything Goes


Poppet said...

A beautiful card Miesja, very elegant and the last minute reeds really pull it all together a perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Chris said...

Peaceful and beautiful! Love your details here. Thank you for joining me at Amusing Challenges this week!

Erin said...

elegant and beautiful thanks for joining us at
That craft place

princesskitten said...

Beautiful image

kitten - DYSU team

Kristine said...

I personally love the swan ... AND the weeds. I think that'd be a great challenge sometime--to use WEEDS in your project *wink* Love the whole card and yes the swan is so peaceful... perfect sentiment! Have a lovely week Miesje *Ü*

Traci M said...

Hey, I thought those were graceful cattails...they don't resemble weeds to me. Whatever they are, they look so well placed next to the water. Great job on the challenge, and sure would love to feel that peace all the time. Something to pray for, I think!!

laney said...

Beautiful card ! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

lindyloo said...

so elegant thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

Mindy said...

Beautiful! The afterthought weeds are perfect. Thanks for the tip on the mask and sponging ink for the background... I am going to TRY and remember that one :)
Thanks for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

WencheP said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Juliet A said...

This is so peaceful and elegant! Thanks for playing at Amusing Challenges.