Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Twist of Faith #58 - Inspired by a Song

This week our challenge at Twist of Faith is:
Inspired by a Song

AND a scripture, or uplifting verse/quote or positive words of healing, encouragement, or support

This week Pauline shared a scripture with you about songs/music...

      "And David and all Israel played before God with all their might and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
                              ~ 1 Chronicles 13:8~
Our randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Eureka Stamps ...

 Music has been a big part of my life as long as I can remember, listening, playing the flute, and singing. My flute days are long gone, but I can still sing. In fact, I wake up every morning with a hymn playing in my head. I've wondered if I should keep a journal of the hymns in my head because there are so many and I sometimes think God's Spirit leads my spirit with specific ones sometimes. This fall image and the hymn "This Is My Father's World" seemed to jump out at me simultaneously to be joined in this challenge. Patter at Triple the Scraps blog has a wonderful study and layout on this hymn that you might want to check out. I identify with the way Maltbie Babcock felt about being inspired in the Great Outdoors. The beauty of the natural world always lifts my soul to appreciate and worship the Creator.

I love autumn's beauty! This photo was taken by my hubby when he was in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado last week . The aspens had just started to turn colors, right after it snowed. My card uses the Eureka digi34502 Tree Losing Leaves.
 This was a perfect image to color with autumn colors. I used some long-retired CTMH autumn paper and Goldrush cardstock that was embossed with a Cuttlebug Japanese Scales embossing folder. I colored the many leaf shapes with Copics, trying to always keep colors different with adjacent leaves. Copics included: Y17, YR04, YR61, YR68; E27, E35, E43.  I made a horizontal windswept background, using E30 Bisque. A few bitty Mocha pearls were added to the wind-blown leaves.

I typed the portion of the hymn, "This is My Father's World," that  I used on the front of my card.

May you be blessed during the changing seasons and be filled with the awareness of how awesome is our God!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party #16 - Anything with a Sentiment
Creative Corner Challenge - The Great Outdoors
House of Gilli #54 - Anything Goes/Fall
Jellypark Friends Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Autumn
Parade Your Crafts #5 - Fall
Repeat Impressions/House that Stamps Built DCC925 - Happy Fall Y'all
Simply Create Too #47 - Fall/Autumn
Word Art Wednesday #99 - Anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting verse


Lunagirl (Karen) said...

This is a really beautiful card. Gorgeous work! I love how you did the bright and blowing leaves, and the backgrounds work just perfectly. Thanks for joining my blog challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams!

Jerusha Borden said...

This is absolutely beautiful. One of the most beautiful fall cards I have ever seen. Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us in the Jellypark Sentiment is Key challenge!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

So beautiful and especially with eh words from the hymn.
Thank you for posting with us. It is wonderful seeing your projects. We would love to see you again next week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, this card is just gorgeous, and the sentiment is truly beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

jen t. said...

beautiful card!!!! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t. from parade your crafts dt :)

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

So glad you joined in our "Fall/Autumn" Challenge #47 and hope you enter often. Your card is so wonderful with all the beautiful colors especially the tree.

Simply Create Too Team Member

Michele said...

very pretty and very meaningful! thank you for joining the autumn challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

Tracey said...

Beautiful Autumnal card :o)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

Robin Carroll said...

love your card! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Anonymous said...

beautiful card. I love autumn colors!!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week. Hope to see you again! Tammy DT

Jessica Wilson said...


Thanks for joining us over at Craftin Desert Diva's!
Jessica-CCD Design Team

Mian said...

What a beautiful card and it's a fab detail with the pearls blowing away with the leaves!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
Mian's Crafty Corner

PetraB said...

An amazing card so beautiful with its Autumn theme and colours! Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl Moonbeam.

Yone said...

Tks for joining the last Challenge at the House of Gilli ! Hope to see you again in our next challenge that will be launched soon !