Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Word Art Wednesday for Encouragement

In the past hour our weather man announced tornado warnings, high wind warnings, and hail. The weather maps showed that we were in line for the worst winds along with our children who live in different suburbs. I immediately prayed for their safety. There I am upstairs in my craft room looking for stamps, listening to the wind blow viciously against the one west window in the room, getting nervous, wondering if I should go downstairs. Then I looked at this sentiment I had printed and was "awakened" to the greater reality. I took a deep breath and let the calming green colors soak in along with my realization that I wasn't alone in that upstairs room with the wind blowing. The Lord promised to be there with me and He was in control. Thank you, ladies, for this Word Art Wednesday Challenge #16 that met  the need of the moment. Amazing how things like that work out. This card is the final result. I'm also posting this on Little Birdie Blessings where I get additional encouragement from the Word.

I used the sketch from Unscripted Sketches Challenge #147 this week and flipped it horizontally. Maybe it was the turmoil outside or the calm inside, but simplicity seemed best with this card. I printed the sentiment on a piece of paper from "Boxer." The floral silhouettes were each stamped twice, using first and second generation stamping.

6.5" x 5" Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Mayberry" dp (stamped with flowers); Basic Grey "Boxer,"  black cardstock
Stamps - CTMH "Treasure Life"
Ink - CTMH New England Ivy
Other - CTMH Pewter Badge Buttons


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Vickie! Your card is really cool. You managed to follow the sketch beautifully, and use the scripture word art as well. I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday in this week's challenge, and we hope you will come back again this Wednesday for a great new challenge. We love to see your beautiful work!
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday

anislawa said...

I love your work! It's beautiful card:)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Vickie, What a perfect verse at a time you really needed just that. Don't you just love "God Moments" when you know they are from Him. I hope your weather turned out okay. Your card is beautiful, very calming, and the colors remind me of nature. Thanks so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Geri said...

Beautiful card Vickie. The colors and the sentiment seem to instill a peaceful calmness. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story and card with us this week at Unscripted Sketches.

dstandard said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your colors! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!