Monday, November 8, 2010

Layers of Color Fruit of the Spirit Blog Hop

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"Fruit of the Spirit" Designer Blog Hop!

If you got here from Diana's Blog you are in the right place! If not, please start at Layers of Color blog.

Layers of Color is celebrating sponsoring 2Sketches4You this week!

We are featuring cards using their sketch and the Layers of Color Prize! Join the challenge at 2Sketches4You to be eligible to WIN THIS PRIZE: Fruitful Harvest art stamp set, Belle Brocade art stencil and Botanical Swirls art stencil!



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The Theme for our Hop is "Fruit of the Spirit".


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
Fruitful Harvest Detail

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 the source 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!

Be sure to visit each designer’s blog as there are GIVEAWAYS on each blog!!
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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Now, for more inspiration, hop to Jennie's Blog !

The following is the blog hop order:

LOC * Diana * Grace (me) * Jennie * Linda * Melisa * LOC

You’re invited to come back to the designer blogs all week as we continue to share our “Fruit of the Spirit” themed creations! Remember to subscribe to the Layers of Color blog for Faith Art Friday, Guest Designer Wednesday, tutorials, exciting upcoming news, and unique colorful ideas! May God bless you with layers of color!

I am adding this to the following challenges:
Stampavie - use orange
Other Lovlies - all about the letter J = JOY!
Paper Play - Circles - doilie
Craft Your Passion - Tow of something - 2 punches
Creative Inspiration Paint - Inspired by leaves (on fruit and dp)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Fall Cards (Fruit and fall Websters pages)
Crafty Emma - Forever Autumn
Fairy Tale - Everything Goes
Raise the Bar - Lets See those Curves/Scallops (punched edge)
Ai Factory - Anything You Find in the Garden
Paper Romance - Lots of Whatever you want - ribbon is doubled by pleating it! :)
Stamp Insanity - Punches


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58 comments:

Olga said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, then all your cards all, hugs Olga
ps, love the song playing: You Raise Me Up,

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love this card but especially the words that you have included to explain your thought that went into creating this card. Thanks for reminding me of my source of joy. I too love the song that is playing. TFS such a beautiful card and playing with us at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays. Also, thanks for the chance to win.

Christel
SSDS DT
onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Gloria Westerman said...

Grace as always just beautiful.....I love these stamps....thank for sharing.....

Annette22 said...

what a great card
such delighting colors

thanks a lot for joining with us at the very first Fairytale challenge


LG

Annette

Margie H said...

Grace, love the details you put into your wonderful card. Maybe I'll have to break open my 3D Crystal Lacquer - thanks for the reminder! LOL!

Jennie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Grace!!! Love the WP and your stenciling, the image is just beautiful. The difference between happiness and joy is so true and such a blessing to us as believers in that we can have true joy regardless of the circumstances. Blessings to you dear friend!

Diana Queen said...

Awww Grace,
This card just reaches towards the heavens and shouts JOY. The bold colors of the fruit is wonderful and rich .
I love your pleated ribbon treatment, it adds such beautiful interest to this card.
Beautiful,joyful card!

Patti J said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! The crystal laquer is amazing on that fruit! Makes it look real enough to eat :) Thanks for sharing!

MariLynn said...

Grace, I love the dimension that you achieved on the fruit. I bet that was hard to photo. Thanks for sharing what the Holy Spirit layed on your heart about Joy. What a great reminder to have that fruit in my life today! Praying for a Joy"Full" day for you my friend!

Crystal said...

Grace this is wonderful, LOVE your colors, that image, and your ribbon!!! What a SWEET creation!

Jan Garber said...

Your card is luscious! Love the crystal laquer, makes it look good enough to eat!

Gale said...

Grace - another lovely creation. The glaze on the fruits are a wonderful touch and I love the lace doily you added.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! A truly "joy"ful creation! I love the beautiful papers, pleated ribbon and punched elements! It was wonderful to see you on Saturday! Hugs!

Audrey said...

Grace (I just love your name) Your cardis beautiful. The more I see the more I learn the more I want these stamps! Have a blessed day and I will be stopping back! God Bless

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE the fruit!! Joy is a great word to have chosen :)

tampatha said...

love Webster's Pages and this card is gorgeous! thanks for entering this week at AIF's garden party challenge
-Tammy

Beth said...

Oh WOW! This is GORGEOUS! The shine on the fruit is amazing! Awesome project!! Thank you so much for sharing your Punchy Love with us at StampInsanity!

JanD said...

Your card is lovely..the fruit looks real. Thankyou for the inspiration.

Francie G. said...

So pretty, Grace! Love your wonderful coloring and the way you glazed the image! Wonderful ribbon treatment! Beautifully done!

Valonda said...

Beautiful colors, layering and details. This card definately captures the feeling of joyful exuberance.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful , looks like a window!

Laurie said...

Grace your card is beautiful! Love the bright colors! The ribbon treatment is really neat!!

Abby said...

Beautiful card! I love all the little details, especially the pleated ribbon.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Fresh and joyful as a bowl of fresh fruit! Wonderful cheerful colors and details in beautiful "Grace-ful" style!

Linda Beeson said...

I love the colors you picked for your card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I like the stenciled background and the crystal lacquer on the fruit.

Betty Benton said...

So much detail in your card -- it's stunning. Always love Layers of Color's blog hops and you have chosen a wonderful set to give away -- I'd love to be the winner!

Bianca said...

You made a very lovely card! Love the image and the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

Kristi said...

Love the paper used with the stamps! Awesome

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful talent - and wonderful post giving honor and glory to our Lord - enjoying the hop!

Nikka Geers said...

so very pretty

thinker said...

oh Grace... this is breathtakingly beautiful! I love the detail & the thought that went into each element.

MaxineD said...

Grace this is beautiful - love the dimension and shine you have given the fruit.
Blessings
Maxine

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Grace this is so beautiful. I love the stenciling in the red you've done, and the fruit looks good enough to eat. :) Michelle

Suzanne said...

Excellent cardThanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge! for the season!

BA said...

this is fabulous grace!!
thanks for joining us at SAM
xoxo BA

Mickie said...

Another great card Grace, I especially like the shine on the fruit. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - this is gorgeous! I love the colours and that 'JOYOUS Websters Pages DP! Your colouring of the fruit is fabulous Grace and I love the Glaze!! Happines is such a great feeling, in the moment but it does not compare with the JOY that comes fromGod - you are so right!! God bless you Sistah - you bring such joy to us all my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Laura Davis said...

Lovely! I adore all the details :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Divine said...

pretty card.

Rene said...

What a lovely card! I love the what you added to the fruit...such a nice touch! Thanks for entering your card this week at SSDS!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Julie Overby said...

Love your card. Fantastic!

Hope Simpson said...

Such a great card!!!! I love the Christmas feel to it :-)
Thanks for the opportunity to win that pretty stamp set.
TTFN
Hope

MsDebren said...

Your blog is so inspiring and LOVE the music. I will be back over and over again to visit your blog. Thx for a chance to win.

Sandy Reeves said...

Beautiful card! Love your blog and the music playing; very inspirational.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card.

karlinchen50 said...

Hello your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.
Beautiful!

Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the colours & the image looks fab!
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge & Craft Your Passion this week! Good Luck & hope to see you again!
Hugs shell xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Grace!! I love your coloring and embossing of the fruit!! The ruffled ribbon and paper is perfect. Beautiful GF!
hugs,
Chris

kaylou said...

fabulous card thanks for joining our orange challenge at SAM.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

KC said...

great card! I love the shiny fruit! Thanks for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a beautiful card with lots of wonderful details! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card & the image is perfect.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

Hugs Vicky xx

PokSa said...

Nice Card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Sandee said...

Grace this is just gorgeous!!! Love the shine on the fruit!!!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you did the fruits! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your Passion, in our Double Anything challenge.

Julia Moss said...

Very colorful card and love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.