Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sing and Make Music!

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday!
Today I am the hostess for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge! The verse I chose is:

Ps, 95:1-3a "O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation, Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God..."

To read my devotional thoughts on this verse please be sure to stop by the SSCC blog!
can you imagine life without it? From the time we were little children, we all have loved music! Even unborn babies have been found to have a positive response to good music! God made us with this incredible ability to enjoy music, to be moved by it, and to make music ourselves! What a gift that is! He also made us to worship and praise Him! I love reading the Psalms of David.... because with full abandon, he loved to praise God for all His goodness, protection, wonderful works, and faithfulness. David praised God in many ways, but one of the major ways was through music...through singing, through musical instruments... and even in the dance.

My challenge this week is to create a card that depicts music or joyful praise. I can't wait to see your creations!

My card this week is a little different than my usual. I made the main panel a removeable bookmark. I stamped the flourish from Layers of Color onto white cardstock, cut it with the Spellbinders Mega Oval Die, and colored it with my Copic Air Brush. I then stamped the Verse from ODBD onto Acetate with Stazon ink and cut it with the same oval. I punched a hole in the top of both and tied the two layers together with a black ribbon. I added some musical notes to the dp from the same LOC set. The black mat is cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die cut (Bracket) and then embossed with the CB folder. The piano keys are stamped onto white and to achieve the curve I simply put the stamp on my block in that curved shape rather than straight. I thought it gave interest to the matting of the image and the whole musical theme. The corner treatments were also colored with the Copic Air Brush. The pretty Layers of Color Butterflies are heat embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and popped up.

Here is my card recipe:
Stamps: Sing to the Lord sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs, Joyful Noise images from Layers of Color Art Stamps and Butterfly collector from Layers of Color Art Stamps
Paper: Basic Black, Marcella by K&Co, Acetate, GP White
Accessories: Spellbinder's mega ovals, T Holtz Edge Die, CB Embossing Folder, QuicKutz Corner Die Cut, Black half crystals, ribbon, Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and heat embossing materials, Copics and Air Brush System

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Candace , Chris , Kathy, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, and Randi

Our sponsor this week is Hambo Stamps which are donating a $15.00 gift certificate. Thank you Hambo for your generosity! Don't forget to stop by the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to see all the exciting creations the week.

If you create a card or project for this challenge, please leave a direct link to your project on the Stampin Sisters Challenge thread. Also, please include a link to Stampin Sisters in Christ.

I am also entering this in to the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp
- Cut it out, Pop it up (butterflies)
Crazy Challenge - Something New (My LOC stamp set)
ABC Challenge - Unused Stash (The green paper has been around for ages!)
Crafty Anne - Anything goes
LaLa Land Challenges - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studios - Cut it out

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments! Have a blessed day and I hope to see your take on this challenge soon!


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace, what a masterpiece you have created here - a great tribute to the 'Chief Musician!' I love the dramatic colours and the way you have used the Layers of Color Joyful Noise art stamp set - you rocked it sister!!
Your words are such a great truth Grace, I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge on many levels! What a blessing and a shining light you are my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Irena said...

Wonderful card, lovely butterflies, I like every detail on the card :)

Miesje said...

Wonderful card! I loved reading your blog post too! Two of you used the same color combo that I have never tried!Great images!

Unknown said...

Grace, your cards are masterpieces of art to be framed! Love the details and your musical theme and that wonderful Scripture!

Kathy W. said...

Such a gorgeous card Grace!! I love the colors and layout and all around beautiful card:) Have a great week!

Lori said...

Beautiful colors and die combos! I like your verse and challenge today!

Becky said...

Grace this is just stunning, gorgeous colors. Great devotional, especially coming home from church singing this morning :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace,i love your image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

kiwimeskreations said...

This is a delight to the eyes Grace - I saw it over on the LOC group at SNR ad was blessed by it then. Love your inspiration and the beauty that results.

theneon said...

Grace -- thank you for such a wonderful challenge and for such a beautiful example for the challenge! I should have saved my card from last week for your musical challenge -- hmmm, now I've got to figure out another "joyful noise." Thanks for all your inspiration.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Now this is one of the most creative cards I have seen today! Thanks for "Cutting it Out" this week with the Pixie dust Challenges! Beth

Ann Whitfield said...

A wonderful piece of work Grace, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Beryl said...

This is fabulous Grace. I love it.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

Crystal said...

Oh my word Grace this looks amazing...I am in AWWW over here...GORGEOUS work sweetie!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Grace!! I just love your color combo, the dies you used, and the butterflies you added. What an awesome musical card. Great choice of verses and challenge girlfriend!!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Grace. It is your signature style..Super job.

Candace said...

Grace, this is so beautfiul! It's just awesome! I love the piano keys! Hugs!!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

An amazing card, Grace!! Very creative, and beautiful!!

NinaB said...

This is simply gorgeous, Grace. I love all the greens and black combo.

Anonymous said...

Dear Grace~

What a magnificent reply to a challenge. I'd say it is a masterpiece! I love how the keyboards curve! I wish I could understand better how you did that! Those butterflies with tiny notes on them are just wonderful. And, that verse is perfect for you to work with...your music on this blog is the best! I play it all day while I play!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Kathy Jones said...

Magnificent!!! How clever to have the keyboard as a frame and love the music trail behind the butterfly!!! A truly stunning card!!

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a beautiful card grace-and I have to tell you that i loved reading your thoughts on music and how it affects us-thanks

Davi said...

Grace, I think that this card is stunnning. The colors and the beautiful butterflies and piano keys make the scripture pot out at you!

Kristine said...

Every time I see this is just makes my heart happy! I love music and you captured it so well on this card. Gorgeous colors and love the way you used the piano stamp around the outside. LOVE the verse --it's just wonderful and happy! I keep coming back to look at it and smile each time I do.