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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This week's Twist of Faith challenge theme is:
We want to see SQUARE cards, or squares used in your card design.
Your creation should also include a scripture, uplifting verse or positive words/quote
"all the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel.
If you look for the word "square" in the Bible, you will most often see it used in reference to the "town square." During Biblical times, towns were most often built around a central square. This was most often for protection as well as convenience as a wall surrounded the town making it easier to defend against enemies. The square acted as a meeting place, a market place and a social place for the people. The square was a place for sharing. We would like you to share with us this week by showing us YOUR square.
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I have used the cute Spring Garden image for my card and colored it with my Copic markers. Doesn't she look pretty in her blue and white dress and matching shoes? This looks similar to several outfits my own daughters had when they were little. I started with a 5.5 x 5.5" square white base. I added a layer of blue card and then a layer of fun, whimsical Mary Engelbreit DP. The purple strip across the card is also from ME. I used a Spellbinder notched corner square die to cut out my image and matted it onto a piece of the blue card.
Now the fun part! See those little flowers? Those are up-cycled flowers that I made using those flat Prima or Kaiser Craft flowers that were so popular several years ago. I didn't totally embrace that trend, so I don't have tons of them in my stash as many of you might. They were cute, but just didn't tickle my fancy enough to invest in a lot of them. However, a couple months ago, I found a tutorial online for up-cycling those little blossoms into cute, dimensional flowers (tutorial found HERE). After trying a couple, I was so wishing I had more of those little gems in my stash. They are made using three or four of the "flat" flowers, squishing them up and layering them. Here is a closer view for you.
I added the leaves, butterflies and my sentiment to finish up my little square. Hope you like it. Now, we'd like to invite you to join this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. Show us what you can do with a square.