Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Layers of Color Fruit of the Spirit Hop Winner!


Hello friends! Welcome to day two of our Fruit of The Spirit themed celebration!
Layers of Color is celebrating sponsoring 2Sketches4You this week!

Yesterday the LOC Design Team featured cards using their sketch and the Layers of Color Prize! Be sure to 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!

For my card today, I used the Botanical Swirls art stencil and another image from the Fruitful Harvest art stamp set.

I stenciled the botanical swirls with Distress Ink and then with a gold gel pen I hand wrote the various fruits of the spirit, along with some doodled dots following the lines of the stencil. The image is stamped in Memento and colored with Copics, then cut with a Spellbinder's Classic Circle and matted with a Recollections Gold mat, cut with a Spellbinder's Lacey Circle die. The main designer paper is Webster's Pages WonderFall pack. The scrolly die cut is Spellbinder's Fanciful Holidays.

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."

Yesterday I focused on Joy. Today I'm looking at Faithlness. First, what is faith? Hebrews tells us it's the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hmmm, what does that mean? Isn't it the same thing as belief? Well.... we believe that a chair will hold us up, but when we actually sit on it with all our weight, we have placed our full faith in it. Our faith in the Lord is much the same. Many believe in God. The Bible tells us the demons believe and they tremble! So just believing "in" God is not saving faith. It is when we personalize our belief, placing our full trust in the work of Christ on the cross as the only acceptable offering to a Holy God by which we could ever enter His presence, that we are expressing full faith. We can then trust our entire lives, our security, everything.... to Him. He alone is worthy of our full faith, trust and adoration. So where does faithfulness come in? When the source of our faith is faithful and true, then it produces faithfulness in our own hearts... we remain committed to Him and to the purpose He has for us. We show our faith through our faithfulness! It's one more attribute of the Spirit in a believer's life.

Eph 3:16-17
"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith".


Last night I randomly drew one name to receive the prize I chose to give away today:
Touch of Elegance art stamp set!

The winner is:Delete

Blogger Payne Holler Cards said...

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

November 8, 2010 4:10 PM

Congratulations! Please email me at the link in my side bar (just below "Networked Blogs" with your mailing information including phone number if you are overseas. Your set will be in the mail shortly! Can't wait to see what you create with it!


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Today, the following designers have more inspiration to share and winners announced!

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I am adding this to the following challenges:
Crafts4 Eternity - Sketch plus doodles
Paper Play - Circles
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
Ai Factory - Anything You Find in the Garden
Paper Romance - Lots of Whatever you want- layers
Little Red Wagon - Use some red
Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Card

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NinaB said...

This is so pretty, Grace. I just love all your layers.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Grace!! I love your use of the stencil and your writing of the fruits of the spirit. Everything goes together so perfectly from the scrolls in the dp to the scroll die cut. Gorgeous!!

Annette22 said...

what a beautiful card

thank you for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Danke fürs Mitmachen bei unserer allerersten Fairytale challenge



MariLynn said...

Grace, this is so beautiful. I love the gold frame for your fruit. Thanks for sharing the chair analogy. What a neat idea! Have a blessed day!

Ann English said...

Beautiful - yes, the card, is perfection, but your post really moved me. I also love what you wrote about card making.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Grace, love the colors and layers....

Big congrats to Linda!! She will love this stamp set :o)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Yay, congrats to the winner!

Your card is so beautiful, Grace! I love how you cut out the leaves to extend beyond the circle, so creative. Beautiful papers, stenciling, and the colors...yummie!

Anonymous said...

wow! this is a beautiful card! I love the flourishes and the coloring of your image! thanks for entering this week's garden party challenge at AIF

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. The colors are just great. TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges and be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

pinky said...

Oh my word Grace what a gorgeous creation you have made. Love the beaurtiful colours and details. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week. Hugs

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Bianca said...

Hello! This is a very lovely card! Love the colors and the image! Thanks for playing with us on our very first Challenge of Fairy Tale! xx Bianca

deesdesigns said...

Just stunning, the DP is perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a beautiful card! I love green and I love all the beautiful green you have going on here! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with AiFactory this week!

Sue said...

Hi ya Grace
wow what a beautifuk card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

velta said...

Hi Grace ~ Not only did you use fruits of color, but your layers and details are just fantastic...Perfectly beautiful my gifted friend!!!!

Dana said...

This is so pretty!! I just love the colors and those gold touches! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us this week at Raise The Bar!

darling Ho said...

What a beautiful card!
The coloring and tge design papers are all stunning.
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Dawn B. said...

Grace this is beautiful. I LOVE the paper you chose to go with your fruit image.. Such great coloring..:) I always love to read your right ups as much as I enjoy your creations..

Vicky said...

This is such a beautiful card I love all the layers. Its perfect for autumn.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

Hugs Vicky xx

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Beautiful card Grace!I love the colors,details,coloring,and the paper!

Linda said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your wonderful fall card. I love all the detail. I would love to have you visit my blog.

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is so beautiful! Wonderful detailing and the gold accenting is lovely! Wonderful message, too!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Another vibrant and pretty card Grace!! I hope you are having a blessed week my friend!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh, my, Grace...what a lovely post and your card is FABULOUS!!!! Your coloring is sooo beautiful and I just love your awesome layout and colors...you always do the most gorgeous work!!!

Crystal said...

Grace oh my this is soooo beautiful, LOVE your colors, that image, layout, and the gold accents are just GORGEOUS!!!! Absolutely stunning creationg hun!

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Grace!
Hugs and smiles

PokSa said...

Your card is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Grace,
What an elegant card & lovely image. Your papers look gorgeous too. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Andie xx

Michele Spera said...

lovely job on your card:-) very pretty! thank you for joining us at

having a {me} day said...

Such a beautiful use of the sketch and challenge. Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeleyxx

crafty amy said...

Oooh Grace this is great I love the bright fruit :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Emma's Challenge and good luck.


Amy xx