I stamped the image with Memento Ink and colored with Copics, then added 3D Crystal Lacquer (Sakura) to add dimension and shine. The papers are Websters Pages (WonderFall) and Pink Paisley 365*. I pleated some thin ribbon and added that. I also used 2 Martha Stewart edge punches on Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory card stock in an effort to pick up the detail in the small white pattern at the bottom of the Websters Page. My red panel is stenciled with the Layers of Color Belle Brocade art stencil using Color Box Alabaster Chalk Ink on Pink Paisley dp. The little doily was a thrift store find.
Here is a little detail of the fruit
Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
The term "fruit of the spirit" basically sums up the attributes of a true christian!
How can you possibly pick one favorite "fruit" to focus on, when all are important? I picked JOY for this project... did you see it over on the left side of the Websters Page? Neh. 8:10 says "The JOY of the Lord is your strength". If we know the Lord as our personal Savior, and we're walking with Him, our hearts are filled with JOY! There is a big difference between joy and happiness! Happiness can be influenced by circumstances around us. JOY is NOT dependent on our circumstances! It rises up and overflows even in the midst of sorrows. It is rooted in knowing our Savior loves us, died for us, rose again for us, and is even now preparing a place for us if we know Him personally! It comes from knowing our future is secure and God's promises are true, and we can trust Him for He has plans for us, and they are plans for our good! Now when we stray, ... our joy can be effected, as we are out of fellowship with thesource of our JOY. After David's sin and subsequent agony, he cried out to the Lord "Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me."(PS 51:12) We all long for JOY... and I have good news! It's one of MANY gifts given to you when you accept Christ as your personal Savior! I hope YOU know that kind of JOY today!
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Simply leave a comment on my blog today and I will announce the random winner tomorrow! I have chosen Touch of Elegance art stamp set for my drawing! If you'd like to see what I recently made with this set scroll down 2 posts to the ornaments!
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