And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Altered Art

Happy Thursday!  Today is my day to share on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog!  Something fun and challenging to do is to take something old, something used, or an inexpensive item and transform it into a piece of stamped art.  I thought I would share an idea that's been around for a long time.

Inspirational Nugget:  While we might find it fun to alter a piece of "junk," God takes very seriously the job of altering us!  He accepts us as we are, but He doesn't leave us that way.  Just as the potter works on the clay, God works on us, and sometimes the molding and shaping is not so fun!  Sometimes it's painful, but we can trust that God knows what He is doing, and it is for our best.  As we worship God and get into His presence, we are changed into His very likeness.  When Moses came down from the mountaintop, his face was shinning.  It reflected the glory of God.  (Exodus 34:29).  When Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the mountaintop, Jesus' appearance was changed. (Matthew 17:1-2).  God wants our lives to reflect His glory, so let us allow Him to work on us, to alter us.  One day we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye!

This project began with the card.  The lovely titmouse image from the Peace of God stamp set was released in August and is one of many bird images at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps...if you like birds, you will need to check them all out!

Creative Nugget:  My card is a CASE of this beautiful Thinking of You card by Linda (AKA morningsun47), the featured Stamper on SCS this past Sunday.  The titmouse image is colored with copic markers.  The layout was kept pretty simple although I did add a few layers and some Baker's twine.

The little Post-It note holder was made from an inexpensive acrylic photo frame purchased at Michaels.  The stamped image slides into the frame where the photo goes.  The Post-It pad is sticky taped to the front of the frame.  A little ribbon loop adhered under the note pad holds a matching, beaded RSVP mini pen.  The pen was made by running a piece of BasicGrey DP through the Xyron and rolled around the barrel of the pen.  A piece of Scor-Tape covered the DP, and this was rolled in tiny mico beads.  Easy-Peasy...but it makes a nice gift set, don't you think?  Hope you've been inspired to try a little altered art for yourself!  Thanks for stopping by and come back again on Saturday for The Sweet Stop sketch!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Peace of God (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Trendy Trees (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Cryogen White, Select White (PTI), Night of Navy, Buckaroo Blue (SU!), Marjolaine DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Square and Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Piercing Tool, Baker's Twine (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Post-It Note, RSVP Pen (Staples), Micro Beads (SU!), Copic Markers B39, B91, B95, B97, B99, R43, R46, R59, Yg91, YG93, YG97, BG0000, C00, C0, C2, C3, C5, E000, E11, E31, E33


LeAnne said...

Cathy, this is beautiful! I DO love my birds! And I am anxiously awaiting that time when I will be changed in the twinkling of an eye! :D

Kim O'Connell said...

Cathy, this is just so beautiful! That pretty image is colored to perfection!

Marjolein said...

Beautiful stamp! And the card ofcourse, but I love the stamp :)

Shannon White said...

Miss Cathy, these are both soo Pretty! Love the Sweet image and your coloring is just wonderful! Just a Terrific Gift set! 8-)