Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Path of Life....



Yesterday, Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge...

Our Care Ministry, which we call the Hands & Feet Team have a theme this year. It is all about GATES. Letting go of the past and Entering into the new...Each one of us, is on our own journey of growth and the Lord is leading us. If you do any word studies in God's Word, the number 8 signifies a new beginning or ending of something...And guess what? Our year is 2008! A year of NEW BEGINNINGS - stepping into the NEW seasons of life!

Now, that brings me to this stamp set. Back in July, I saw this stamp set at Our Daily Bread Designs (Path of Life) and KNEW I had to have it. I am going to make each person in the Hands & Feet Team something with this stamp set, as a remembrance of our year of growth together. I loved the imagery of the open gate - to me that signifies an invitation from the Lord. "Come in and grow with me." Do you hear Him calling?

So that is a short bit of my story of this stamp set...Here is a few more details on my project...

Stamps: Path of Life, Lovely as a Tree

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Handsome Hunter, Watercolor paper, K&C Specialty DP Mira

Ink: Black Staz On, Night of Navy, Handsome Hunter

Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Build a Brads, Dew Drops, Primas, Ice Rhinestone Brads, Brilliant Blue Organdy Ribbon, Scallop punch, Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack, Photo Corner punch

I put a few close ups of the watercolored image and the Build a Brad. I stamped Lovely as a Tree (the small leaf) in Handsome Hunter and used the half inch circle punch. I watercolored Night of Navy for the surrounding area.

Well, (a deep subject - lol) thank you for looking. May your day be filled with many blessings! In case I have not told you lately, I love your comments - good or bad! They help me grow and stretch to more work and improve too!

9 comments:

fitncrafty said...

This is just beautiful!!

Dani said...

Oh, my! This is stunning, absolutely beautiful! Great job!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Courtney said...

Oh, Chrissy, this is just amazing!

Hey, I'm back and ready for ya! :)

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness! This is so lovely!

ScrappyHappy said...

Oh I love this set! It is another on my list! Your card is so beautifully colored! The embellies are great too!

Kathy W said...

beautiful card, love all the details and the idea behind of having a meaning behind your cards your group develops for the ministry.
kathy sbs24

Anita said...

A perfect card for a great theme.

Linda McClain said...

Wow, How beautiful. I love all the elements.