We are now at the midway point of the current Path of Positivity challenge #36 – Beauty. It was not until my second choice of image to work with came that I realised that I had chosen a floral theme for both cards. I think living in a rural area might have something to do with it, but I always think of God’s wonderful creation in nature when I think of beauty. Of course people are beautiful, they are, I believe, created in the image and likeness of God. At this point I can hear the sceptics say, ‘Then how come the world is in such a mess?’ While I agree that the world is a mess and that we have the too often used ability to mar the beauty in it and in each other, but that has more to say about us than it does about God. We are created in God’s image but it is up to us as to whether we develop the same mind set of God, whether we align our thoughts and actions as much as we are able to God’s will or whether we go our own way and do whatever we like. God gave us free will as people, he did not create us robots.
So back to nature and my card. Our hedgerows are filling with primroses and daffodils and the fruit trees are starting to blossom, Spring is slowly pushing back Winter. The verse from Ecclesiastes sums it up, no more words needed!
Sammi Stamps – Spring Branch
X-Press It card
8 inch square card blank
Memento ink pads: Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy
corner rounder punch
I arranged the Spring Branch stamp on my paper to make a wreath and put the Bible verse in the middle. Having got the image to the size I needed I then copied, pasted and cropped it to just the flower head and printed out 4 copies.
I coloured all the flowers with Copics then cut the base image to size and rounded the corners. I inked opposite corners with the Rose Bud and Cottage Ivy inks.
I covered the front of the card blank with black card and then mounted my image ontop.
I fussy cut the extra flower heads and stuck them ontop of the base image to add depth.
There is still time for you to enter at the Path of Positivity, we would love to see you there and there are some great prizes on offer:
SPONSOR & PRIZE INFORMATION:
- A $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
- A $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
- One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
- A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
- One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
So come on, what are you waiting for, this is your personal invitation to take a walk along the Path of Positivity!
Thanks for calling in. Take care.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #269 -Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges #311 – Spring Fever
Creative Inspiratios #247 – Nature
Creative Moments #89 – Anything Goes/Spring Has Sprung
Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges #125 – The Earth Laughs in Flowers
Word Art Wednesday #222-223 – Anything Goes