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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Happy Tuesday Friends!! Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge!!

The challenge at the ODBD Shining the Light is Rain or Water.  Let's see a technique using water, water in your image or a mostly aqua creation!!

For this creation I stenciled and embossed the Vintage Flourish Die with aqua ink and then layered the Flourished Label Bordercut out with the matching die (Vintage Flourish Die).  In the center of the label I masked the edges and stamped the Chalkboard Fan Background.  The Waves on the Sea image was colored with copics and cut out with a circle die and recessed in a Black circle to look like a port hole on a ship.

This is one of my fave ODBD images and it reminds me of this passage:

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

What a comfort to know that God is always present and that he can calm not only the natural forces of life but our circumstances of life!!!  In the storms of your life may you feel His presence even when you feel you don't see him!!

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until April 13th  to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations.

I hope you are in some way inspired by my project!
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I truly appreciate them.



CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, what an absolutely beautiful card for this week's challenge! I LOVE your colors and also your theme about how God calms the storms in our lives! He is always with us! Thank you for sharing this precious verse, and I love how you've colored the image so beautifully and how you've made it look like a portal and created such a beautiful background! Stunning, precious friend! Hugs!

Alshandra said...

What a beautiful card Chris! Love the stenciling and masking you've done! The image is coloured beautifully and I love how you've made it like a port hole - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing that passage - what a wonderful reminder that (as Cheryl said above) God is always with us!

Robin Clendenning said...

So gorgeous my friend!! I just love your sky and ocean! very pretty scene with the fishing boat. Love how you framed it with the circle and the vintage panel. Love how you used the die cut for a stencil!!! This card is so awesome!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous! This card just GLOWS! I also love the Bible passage you shared - so powerful.

Grace said...

I could have sworn I left you a comment this am when I did the rest of the team! :( Anyway... LOVE this card Chris... love how you used the dies and your beautiful image, as well as the words you shared! Beautiful as always my friend!

DJ Rants said...

Gorgeous!! Love the combination of masculine and feminine in this card, so wonderfully blended!! Hugs!!

Linda Carson said...

Stunning artwork Chris! So much creative inspiration with using the die as a stencil and creating a port hole! Beautifully colored also! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! I love the scene, and the background is outstanding!! Stunning Coloring and Layout!!

Sandra H said...

Chris this is really lovely x

Nicki Olsen said...

Stunning Mom!! I love the sunset and your coloring and the design is beautiful!! Love you!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a beautiful scenery!

Greta said...

Wow--I love your card, Chris! Stunning work!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris. I love the shading on this stamp, and the black background just brings it out.


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