THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scripture Series: Not a Card but a Shadowbox Wall Decor---Create in me A Clean Heart Framed Art...Join us for an Inspiring Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi everyone.  It's another beautiful Wednesday morning created by the Lord for all of us to bring praises to His Name.  I can't believe one week already passed from my last project post for Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  Time is surely passing by too quickly so we need to make the most of it serving the Lord in any area He entrusted us with and bring all nations to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Today, we have a nice Word Art for you to download for free at WAW.  It talks about one of the psalms that King David sang to God after he'd fallen into sin,  committed adultery in his heart and taking Bathsheba from her husband while he made sure he got killed in battle.  We hear stories like this in our time and we think, David needed to be punished for what he has done.  The Bible says in Romans 6:23:  "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." David knows the degree to which he'd fallen but it didn't stop him from coming to the throne of God and plead for mercy, forgiveness and cleansing.  Let us not forget that David is a King but he knew where His true power came from.  It's from the throne of God Who can take it away from him anytime.  Not only that, but he had an intimate relationship with his Father God that even at that moment of shame, he humbled himself before Him.  That tells me how David knew the God whom He served---He is a God Who cannot tolerate sin but is a loving and merciful God that responds to repentance and a humble heart.  Oh yes, let us not forget the other half of the verse in Romans 6:23..."but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we entered into a New Covenant with the Father.  How much more does grace abound these days after the Lord Jesus took the wages of our sin to Himself and set us free from the power of death.  I can't tell you how excited I am to be living in this period of grace when Jesus' blood obliterates all our sins by simply coming to Him with a repentant heart, humble enough to allow Him to live inside of us as our Lord and Savior.  Yes, He has given us "eternal life"---it is a free gift---meaning there's nothing we can do in it ourselves to attain it!  Only by having a personal relationship with Him through a new birth (John 3:3) can we avail of it...By accepting what Jesus did on the Cross as a payment for our sins (past, present and future), once and for all (encompassing anyone who will believe).  It reminds me of this old hymn---the lyrics still lives in my heart because it's all true in my life:

He paid the debt, He did not owe.
I owe the debt, I could not pay.
I needed Someone to wash my sins away.
And now I sing a brand new song, Amazing Grace!
Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay.

I hope this inspires you to get to know Jesus in a personal way, if you have not done so yet.  Anyway, here's the project I made to inspire you for this week's Challenge at WAW.  I've been wanting to do the Shadowbox wall decor for over a year now hence, I bough several of those 8" X 10" frames at Michael's a year ago when they were on sale.  I am so glad that finally, I got to use one of them...LOL  So, I colored the cute Gilly's Bike image from Prairie Fairy Designs using my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers and added Glossy accents to her eyeglasses (Oh, she's so adorable!).  All the DP's are from Paper Studio "Tattered and Worn" collection and used a Kraft CS for base and mats.  I altered the color of the Word Art by using Paint program just to match my design (Diane Noble of Daydream Designs has a nice tutorial about this in her site), stamped the flower image (from Ditto stamps) in a couple  of DP's, cut each layer and placed them altogether in alternating colors, added brads in the center from Recollections and incorporated several white gems from Imaginisce.  I used a Fiskars punch to achieve that lacy border.  Finally, it was time to stitched them altogether.   I am so happy with the results that I removed one of our wall decor and placed it in my home for display.   Hopefully, I'll be able to make a few more of this till all my shadow boxes are gone...LOL  Now, if I can find a wall to hang them in the future...Well!


 CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART SHADOW BOX WITHOUT THE FRAME:


 CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART SHADOW BOX WITHOUT FRAME LAYERS:


 CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART SHADOW BOX FRAMED:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:


Crafty Creations---Something New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Crafty Catz---Anything Goes 
Divas by Design---Anything Goes 
Crafting for all Seasons---Something New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Penny's Paper-Crafty---Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle---Something Neglected  (This shadowbox was with me for more than a year)
2 Sisters---Anything Goes 
LEJ Designs---Something New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Totally Papercrafts---Something New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Spark Your Creativity Now!---Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly---Happy New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Lexi's Creations---Anything Goes 
A Blog named Hero---New Year, New You (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Crafter's Cafe---Anything Goes 
Flourishes---Something New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
Inky Chicks---Anything Goes 
Crafting When We Can---Favorite Things (I love, love, my flower stamp and that digi image)
Make It Monday---Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody---Anything Goes 
Oldie But A Goodie---Lace, Pins and Pearls (My lacy border was not used for a year or so)
Digi Designs---Try Something New (First time to decorate a Shadow box)
My Mum's Craft Shop---Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede---Anything Goes

So, hurry and join us at WAW by linking your projects...up to 5 with inspiring messages, Anything Goes!  Our sponsors for this week are Mark's Finest Papers (acrylic stamp set) and Verse Rubber stamps which meant two winners will be selected.  Then a top 3 will be chosen by the DT's that will enter the monthly draw to win a set of digi stamps from Daydream Designs.  Lots of chances so, don't delay.  Link your projects now!  Have a blessed day everyone and always remember, Jesus loves you!


30 comments:

  1. Such a cute creation! Thanks so much for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  2. Such lovely looking card. Love all your details and the use of the image. Sweet! Dropping by via Make it Monday.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  3. Hi Jo Ann

    Beautiful card, the papers are gorgeous. Your colouring of this sweet image is terrific an I love the glossy accent on her glasses.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  4. Great card for WAW, Jo Ann. I like the image of the kid on the bike.

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  5. Wonderful shadow box, love your images and the embellishments! The verse is the crowning glory, perfect! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

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  6. Jo Ann~I know you from 613 Avenue Create. I love this card. I am now one of your followers! :) Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

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  7. Oh, beautiful...and it's gorgeous as a framed art piece. Sweet images and that verse looks great recolored as you have. What a warm encouragement to read your post and devotional thoughts again this week, Jo Ann. Love the hymn lyrics! What amazing love the Savior bestows upon us, what incredible power to keep us clean!

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  8. Great project! Love that sentiment, and the design for your shadow box! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

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  9. This is simply gorgeous and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  10. Yes we certainly can't pay for our debt! Lovely shadow box! I love how you are able to combine different patterns and come up with a perfectly harmonious card! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  11. I love all the detailing and the fun color scheme. Blessings!

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  12. This is gorgeous!! I love the papers you used. The image is precious! Fantastic scripture to use :) I love it!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can!! I hope to see you again!!!

    Susan, DT @ Crafting When We Can

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  13. This is a very artistic and inspirational creation, Jo ann, with so much lovely attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty.

    Jennifer. x

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  14. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

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  15. Cute as can be! LOVE your wee image and fab flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

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  16. Love the Shadow box project and the colors. Great job.

    Thank you for joining us at stamp-n-doodles

    Carolyn
    snd DT

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  17. Beautiful and gorgeous project. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

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  18. Jo Ann, thanks for visiting my WAW entry. I'm back and I realize that this was a fantastic shadow box you made, not merely a card. Sorry I was in such a hurry. I do like the darling images you use on your cards and here, too.

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  19. Hi Jo Ann - I love your frame box. Super cute image (especially the glossy shine on her glasses) and your lovely selection of DPs. Thanks for sharing your project at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

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  20. Jo Ann, this is a gorgeous creation. Love the striking colours and the flower embellies. And of course its a beautiful sentiment.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  21. I love the backing papers you have used, and a very cute image. You have also done a great layout ... lovely x
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge

    Tina DT xxx

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  22. Oh my this shadow box is just lovely.Lis

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  23. JoAnn, I remember when Archie (our Pastor) asked me to play that at the river one Sunday evening. It must be 25 years ago, but it has remained a favorite chorus of mine. And now I sing a brand new song, amazine grace all day long......
    Your very frisky, fun and colorful card still sends the message straight to the heart.
    The LORD bless you and yours,
    Carole

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  24. Great card, thansk for joining us at the Crafters Cafe.

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  25. What a perfect image for the January 16, WAW challenge, Jo Ann. I love the image of the beautiful waterfall. It goes so well with the scripture.

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  26. A beautiful shadow box. I love the image and colours.
    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

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  27. Love those flowers. Love the colors.. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!!
    Sandy :)

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  28. What a fantastic card! Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  29. Just another fabulous creation, and, you used one of my favorite scriptures! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  30. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Hugs,
    Karen C (DT coordinator)

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