Sunday, September 7, 2014

Endureth Forever

Welcome.  I'm so happy that you stopped by.  I have been busy creating, and I wanted to share with you my latest creation {smile}.
I recently played along with a great group of ladies over @ Word Art Wednesday, and well, I had such a great time, I decided to play along again this week.  Their challenge blog is very inspirational, and I would recommend playing if you can.  You will have fun, promise {smile}.  
This is this weeks scripture:

I found their words very inspirational and motivating:  'When we base our lives on the truths of God's Word, on His precepts and His plans, our lives are rich in purpose and meaning.  Our foundation is rock solid and eternal.  God Himself is our foundation.'   and in these times, we do need some sense of it ALL.   
I also stopped by the Craft Hoarders Annonymous challenge blog.  This week it is to use all those pretty flowers you have been hoarding collecting.  I don't know about you, but I do have quite a 'collection'.  I purchase what looks pretty to me, and in hopes use them on a wonderfully creative project.  {smile}
And finally, I stopped by Mojo Monday for this week's sketch.  If you aren't aware, the first Monday of each month, is a contest challenge.  That means that you can potentially win a prize if your card is randomly selected {yahoo!}
here is the sketch:

and here is what I created:

I used some more of this beautiful pattern paper I ordered from Sweden: MajaDesigns.  I love it!  The collection is called Vintage Summer.  And it is just gorgeous!
The paper blossoms are from a store in Poland: Lemon Craft.  I really do love the colors and the style of this collection of different blossoms. {smile}
I started with Pastachio Pudding card stock from Amuse Studios.  The card stock is not double sided, therefore, the inside of the card is white.  I machine stitched on both pattern papers.  I matted  the floral block onto bashful blue card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I also did a double stitching around the edges.  I printed the verse on whisper white card stock by Stampin' Up!.  And used some of the scraps of the the green and blue and matted with those, too.
The paper blossom petal tips are brushed with clear crackle paint and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter.  I added a strip of light blue seam binding around the card, and created a multi-loop bow with it, also.  I added a trio of light green half faux pearls to the left side of the card.  I also added a faux green rain drop to the blossoms on the upper right side of the card.
This card is now available for purchase in my Etsy shop, HERE.  Also, stop by my shop to see more photos of this beautiful card.
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a restful weekend!


Unknown said...

A very beautiful post. I am glad you are spending time with us. I also really like your paper and flowers. Praying you have an awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.

Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

Bernadette Bliss said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous! B

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pretty flowers and papers.

Karen Letchworth said...

Sharon, this is truly the prettiest card I've seen in a long time. Gorgeous flowers and just laid out and put together SO beautifully. Thank you for sharing your God-given talents with us, and please stop by again soon. It's a blessing to have you fellowship and share with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Glenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful! Love those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Sharon, this card is just stunning! I love the papers you've used, the gorgeous stamped sentiment and your artful placement of flowers. Thanks for joining Challenge #15 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: All the Pretty Flowers!

creative lady said...

Sharon, this card is beautiful, love the sentiments and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous…both the flowers you used and the sentiment you chose. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

lost coast scrapper said...

This is such a beautiful card and the flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Debbie Seyer said...

beautiful card! Love the how you interpreted the sketch and your choice of colors! Fantastic!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is swoon-worthy! I love the word art and the way you used the flowers is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!

Jan Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you've showcased God's Word! Love the flowers and the colors. . blessings and thanks for sharing your gifts with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

sarascloset said...

This card and it's message are absolutely lovely! Congratulations on winning at are very deserving!