Monday, 16 February 2015

Glory Art no 3 - Truth

I am so enjoying the Glory Art Scripture Challenge.  This time was on truth and Patter as usual got us thinking about it.  God's word is truth and to follow God we need to know His word to us.  I love that word - TRUTH - and I asked myself why.  What I realised was that there is no uncertainty in truth, we can believe it and hold on to it and in this uncertain world that is a precious thing. We also need to live it so that as we study God's word and are open to His Holy Spirit leading we will live in and demonstrate that truth.

I said in an earlier post here that creating scripture cards is really fun and totally addictive!  I thought I would combine a couple of creative challenges to do these:  the February challenge at PaperArtsy  is paint and at Craft Stamper its stencilling, two of my very favourite things right now and even more when combined.  Here they all are together.  I am going to mount them on black and make them into a devotional minibook.

I started off with my favourite kind of backround at the moment, paint brayered in different shades on an A4 sheet of card, and cut it into 8 cards.

Then I realised I wouldn't need so many of the cards so stuck three of them together and trimmed to make  two bookmarks.  I added some stamping and then my home made texture paste through stencils. I mounted the bookmarks on black cardstock and finished them with the ribbon and verses.

I love using texture paste through a stencil and since I make my own its very cheap so I use it with abandon!

Adding the initial paint with a brayer gives a lovely interesting backround to start off with.  Then I had fun with stencils and stamps, keeping to the same backround colours, black and white:

Here I've added some splatters, although I had a bit too much water on the paintbrush so they have not come out as white as I wanted:

I love the texture that stamping with acrylic paint on foam stamps gives, so this circle stamp is a great favourite.

The verses were typed on the computer and printed out but they are too thin to cut with my guillotine and I just can't cut straight with a scissors so they are all a bit wonky:

I couldn't stop at four cards!  Here is the last one:

I'm linking up at:
Triple the Scraps Glory Art
Craft Stamper
Create with Joy Inspire Me Monday
Creative Every Day


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  2. Susan these are so awesome, the bookmarks and the cards as well!

  3. Great designs and textures !! I have also become your latest blog follower.

  4. Love your choice of colours and those layers of stamping. These pages are beautiful.

  5. Wow, Susan! They're beautiful! I really love the fabulous color combination. Thanks so much for your wonderful sharing too! :o)

  6. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  7. Great colour choice and fab design. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  8. I absolutely LOVE your wonderful backgrounds. I may have to try that someday.

  9. Beautiful Susan ! Love everything about them ! gorgeous colours and love all the different techniques !

  10. Beautiful Susan, love your backgrounds and that foam circle stamp looks great!

  11. Wow wow wow your ATC's and bookmarks are truly awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx