Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Twist of Faith Green Challenge

This week is a color challenge, and our chosen color is:

GREEN plus
a scripture, or uplifting verse or positive words of healing, encouragement, or support

" Make no mistake about this: You can never make a fool out of God. Whatever you plant is what you’ll harvest. If you plant in the soil of your corrupt nature, you will harvest destruction. But if you plant in the soil of your spiritual nature, you will harvest everlasting life. " 
                              ~ Galations 6:7-8 GW ~
We are so happy to have Bugaboo Stamps joining us with their sponsorship for you! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of SEVEN Bugaboo images!

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This card is made using Bugaboo Stamps Ava on Shamrock image. Isn't she cute? Our required color is green which I've combined with a pretty blue. Did you know that green is considered a "neutral" color as it goes well with any other color in the spectrum? Look at a garden and see how God has used green as a base for all the flowers. Look at a meadow and notice the various colors of wildflowers dancing on a carpet of green. Look closely at the trees, especially flowering ones, and see the myriad of flower colors and leaf colors peeking out from a cloud of green leaves.

After coloring my Ava image with my Copic markers, I've used designer papers from several sources (and opps, I forgot to write them down).  My card base is white with a layer of green matted with blue card. The next layer is a green and blue design DP matted with the blue. Then the strip of green and blue stripy DP also matted with the blue. I used a narrow green gingham ribbon across the stripy paper and then added my imaged (matted) at a slight tilt. Lastly, I added three pearls (which I seem to be using a lot lately) and my sentiment -- "Put not your faith in luck but in the steadfast promises of God."

Least you go hunting for it, I will tell you I made up the sentiment. I was thinking about how I was going to use the Shamrock image in a religious context. The Shamrock is native to Ireland, and it is believed that Saint Patrick used the Shamrock in teaching the concept of the Holy Trinity in his missionary works in Ireland. It is a sweet story, but not necessarily a widely known story outside of the Catholic faith. So, as I fretted about this, it dawned on me that more people are familiar with the concept that a 4-leaf Clover is associated with "luck." I don't really believe in "luck." I believe in hard work, following the right path, trusting God and receiving His blessings. As I thought on those things, the verse came into my mind (when we are still, He will give us answers).

Take a visit at the Twist of Faith blog and have a look at what the DT has done this week. Then, pull out your green and get to crafting. We'd love to see your entry this week, and who knows, you just may be the "lucky" (HA!) winner of this week's Bugaboo prize (or as I prefer to say, you may be blessed).

Challenges:
http://canyoudigiit.com/blog/ - Green
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/anything-goes.html - Anything Goes
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Use Ribbon or Lace
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes With a Sentiment
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/ - Colouring
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/ - Green, white + 1 other color

17 comments:

  1. This is lovely Jenee! The image is so cute and you've colored up that little Ava so beautifully. I really like the color combo and the scripture is spot on.

    Laura

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  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab design.xxx

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  3. I didn't know about green being a neutral colour....makes sense when you think about it in nature, though. Thanks for that lovely snippet of new-to-me info, Jenee. I love all the Ava images and this one is a real sweetie. Love that you put the blue with the green and the gingham bow adds to the organic "feel" of this pretty card....another good 'un!

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  4. This is such a great card, Jenée. I love the cheerful blue and green color combo you've created! Thanks for playing along with us at Can You Digi It!

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  5. Excellent card, I like your card design and the way you colouring your image. Thanks for taking the colouring challenge with us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

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  6. What an adorable image and card - big smile. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It.

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  7. This is really pretty and I love the sentiment you created!! I totally agree!!!

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  8. Love the coloring on your image! beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei (DT)

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  9. Pretty card! Love the sentiment, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  10. I really like the combo of green + blue, and the image is soooo sweeeeeat! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Please join also our blog hop & win some blog candy!
    Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  11. Lovely hope you can join Love to Create again next week for our Birthday Challenge Hugs Sandra DT xx
    http://careyscards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Hi lovely green card!
    Thnx for joining our foeverfriends challenge!
    Linda DTFF

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  13. Just darling!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!!

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  14. Love the green and blue with your adorable image, sweet card! Thank you for sharing your creation at CTO for our "Green, white and one other color" challenge :)

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  15. I love the sweet image you have used, great colouring on it.

    Thank you for playing along with us at CYDI?

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  16. Such a beautiful card! Love your sweet image and the patterns you put together! Thanks for joining us at CYDI?! :)

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  17. What a lovely colourful card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT ) c

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