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)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Capture This Moment

Hello, dear friends!  Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather we have been having…and the beautiful colors of autumn.  What a masterful creator our God is!   What a hard week this has been.  Bad news given to a beloved family member and difficult circumstances try to rob us of our joy and peace, but God is always faithful.  It is important to keep our focus on the one who holds our future!  That being said, spending time in the Bible and prayer, and time in my craft room help me to face a new day with confidence…knowing God is in control and He can be trusted to carry us in times of difficulty.

These projects using supplies from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store are also being shared on the Creative Worship Blog today.

Creative Nugget:  The new Capture This Moment stamp set as well as Mini Critters and the Hearts & Stars Scallop Die Set were used to make this card with the CAS(E) This Sketch design for this week.  Distress inks on an acrylic block and spritzed with water were smeared onto a piece of water color paper.  Water sprayed through a circle stencil and white pigment ink were used to add pointillism to the background.  Black acrylic paint was also splattered on.  The images were stamped, embossed, colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped over the strips of washi tape.  The sentiment was embossed and the doodled frame added to finish the card.

Love spending time in my Bible and the Living Water Stamp Set designed by Rebecca Rios was perfect for illustrating the verse from Exodus 14 where God parted the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to pass over on dry land in order to protect them from Pharaoh.

Creative and Inspiratioal Nuggets:  My page was prepped with two coats of Dina Wakley's Clear Gesso.  After stamping the images and words, the page was water colored using Neocolor 2 Crayons.  Sometimes, out of fear, we stay camped out in the same familiar place…afraid to move ahead.  It is very easy for me to want to remain comfortable.  As we take a step of faith and move forward, God goes with us!  

My pastor preached from this verse of scripture not long ago so a tip in was created and added to this page to remember some of his main points.

We must not allow the enemy of our soul keep us in 
~the camp of bitterness
~the camp of unforgiveness
~the camp of depression
~the camp of lethargy
~the camp of easy street!
What has God been asking you to do?
Move forward in order to reach the Promised Land, and remember…you will not be alone!

The stamp sets used to create this page include Living Water, Classy Script Alpha, All of Me Alpha, and What's Up?

The card above was submitted for the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by…have a wonderful fall day!



Kuni said...

This is wonderful.
my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

maria f. said...

What wonderful color!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Cathy, I love everything about this! The colors are gorgeous and exude warmth. The images are adorable and all of the texture- just fantastic! Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps!

Creative world said...

Beautiful card design and super cute image,perfect for our challenge at AUD SENTIMENTS-CUTE
Željka DT xx

Leigh Penner said...

Super fun card and take on the sketch! And I love your Bible Journaling page, too!