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.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Scripture Series: Work of Thy Hand Card---Join the Fun in our Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello friends!  I'm here to highlight another wonderful Scripture Word Art for our bi-weekly Challenge happening at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  We are re-using a Scripture Word Art that we originally shared on October, 2014 and you can download it for free at WAW in case you don't have it in your collection.  It comes from Isaiah 64:8 which says, "But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand."

In today's world, we can see the evidence of ungodliness in everything we are exposed to---in every facet/aspect of our society.  With media and entertainment playing a central role in shaping the minds of our generation, anyone who are adept to the Word of God and are spiritually discerning would agree that there's a systematic attack happening around us to turn the minds of many towards total rebellion and ungodliness.  I tell you, though there are hundreds of movies and programs to choose from our TV subscription, I couldn't find any clean, inspirational,  wholesome entertainment for my family to enjoy.  Almost everything emphasizes  on profanity, violence and sex.  When I go online for local and global news, the ones front and center are from liberal and fake news stations that no longer engaged in actual facts but are devoted to a demonic agenda that divides, rebels and destroy the very things that made this country great.  Why is this so?  Because many of the powers, businesses and corporations had been bought by the puppets of Satan aiming to deceive those who are unsuspecting.  Let us remember that Satan is the "god of this world" (2 Corinthians 4:4) and in these last days, he is working overtime to deceive those who are not grounded in the Word of God.  

Friends, what is presented to us daily (global or local scenario) does not usually reflect the true evil agenda these people have for our country and the world.  Nations without borders/walls, gender confusion, racial tension/division, rebellion from authority/God, destruction of life in the womb are just few examples of issues we engaged with passionately these days.  But many of those out there (some even profess to be Christians) are oblivious to the real agenda in the core of all of them.  These satanic worshipers wants total control of this world to set it up for the reign of the anti-Christ.  Why do you think "America First" and Nationalism/Patriotism is radically hated nowadays?  Why is there an all-out condemnation for the traditional structure of the family?   Folks, ask God to open your spiritual eyes and ears!  Those of the world will continue to be deceived where we can no longer rationalize their behavior.  But if you are a child of God, you need to repent and acknowledge the degree of deception you are in and go back to the firm foundation of the Word of God!  Truth be told, God does not respond to our emotions---He responds to His Word.  Like Isaiah did in our highlighted verse along with the entire chapter of Isaiah 64, he acknowledged the power and glory of God and that our sins made us so unclean that we couldn't approach Him.  He pleaded for God's mercy and compassion for His people reminding Him of the humanity He created (as Potter molds the clay) and the favor He showed to them in the past.  I am so grateful to live in this dispensation of time called the "Age of Grace" when anyone who humbly comes to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (placing their trust in His finished work at the Cross) are no longer bound by the Sin of Adam but are set free and washed clean by the blood of the Lamb/Christ.  Therefore, I can come to the throne of my Father in heaven and ask for anything in accordance to His Word and receive favor in His sight. 

For this Card, I used an image from Stampin' Up.  I stamped the image several times. colored them with my Touch Five/Prismacolor markers and fuzzy-cut each one of them.  I used a coordinating Distress Ink color to provide the background for each butterfly using a stencil from Dylusions.  I added a bit of glitters (Stickles-Crystal) for sparkle in each butterfly.  Lastly, I ran it through my sewing machine for some fancy stitching.  I love it!


 WORK OF THY HAND CARD


 WORK OF THY HAND CARD LAYERS


 WORK OF THY HAND CARD SIDE VIEW


WORK OF THY HAND CARD INSIDE


WORK OF THY HAND CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz---Summer Sunny Days
CRAFT---Summer
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Country View---The Written Word
Crafteezee---Summer
Craft Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG with Critters
Crafty Girls---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG/Flowers
Create and Inspire---ATG
Creative Craft Cottage---ATG
Creative Sketchy Girls---Summer Card
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Men in your life
DL Art---ATG
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Fabrika Fantasy---Animals
HLS---CAS
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Punch It
Lost Coast---Round and Round
Love to Craft---ATG
Morgan's---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Papercraft Business---ATG/Use Oldest Paper
Scribbles Designs---ATG
Sweet Stampers---Animals
Creative Crafters---ATG
Worldwide Open DT---ATG
YSP---ATG


Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can submit up to 5 entries per week.  Our wonderful sponsors for this week are Stamp Simply Store (item from their store) and Imagine That (digi images). So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the wisdom of the Lord guide you daily.   

42 comments:

  1. Yes, Jo Ann, The days are certainly evil! Beautiful colourful card - love the dimension in the butterflies :-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. This is a beautiful card. I too am thankful to God for his grace and mercy daily. Praying for our government to have God's wisdom in handling our world.

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  3. Just stunning. I love the card and the butterflies are just perfect. Great that you included the boxed envelope which is always the challenge with these types of card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

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  4. This is a very pretty card Jo Ann, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

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  6. Very pretty rainbow of butterflies. Beautiful background with all those lovely circles and stitching. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge. Hugz

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  7. JoAnn this is just so beautiful. Love the spray of colourful butterflies.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  8. Super duper card. My personal favorite entry. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

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  9. Beautiful display of the gorgeous butterflies - love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  10. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

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  11. Oh this is so beautiful! Love your spray of colour and fabulous technique. The butterflies are 'alive'! Beautiful scripture too! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!
    Linda

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  12. Gosh gosh gosh. This is absolutely gorgeous work. I love it. Great job.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for  http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/<br

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  13. Back again, and again, just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

     

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  14. Very pretty card! I'm so glad you played with us at Cardz for Galz and hope you will join us again soon.

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  15. All the elements are great. Love the style. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld this month.

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  16. I love your beautiful butterflies and bright colors, JoAnn. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. I praise God along with you for the gift of salvation through the shed of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What a blessing to celebrate His great gift through sharing art. I'm so grateful for Word Art Wednesday and for all you designers.
    Sierra

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  17. This is fantastic. I would love to see you come over and enter Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge Blog here on this link..... https://morgansartworldopenchallenge.blogspot.com/


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  18. Lovely project. You did so well :)
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

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  19. Eine sooo schöne Karte..... toll gemacht. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Sweet Stampers Challenge. LG Karina

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  20. Gorgeous - I really love this - the design is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

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  21. Love those beautiful butterflies and the stitching detail. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog.
    -Jess | Papercraft Business DT

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  22. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

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  23. Wat een leuke kaart. Mooie kleuren. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.

    XX
    Claudia

    DT Creative Sketchy Girls

    http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be

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  24. Jo Ann this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of FOR THE MEN in our life challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Those butterflies in their rainbow coloured flight is gorgeous.

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  25. What a fun card that you matched the circles with the butterflies. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast challenge.

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  26. Very sweet card.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

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  27. I love this card!! wow - Just love it - I am all about details - I love the dimension of the butterflies, the stenciled background, the stitching on the inside and out & I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing this with us at Papercraft Business Challenge!!

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  28. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

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  29. Lovely and colorful card. Beautiful butterflies and like how you worked the circles in. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

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  30. Beautiful card, Jo Ann! Thanks for joining us for the Round and Round Challenge on the Lost Coast Design Portal to creativity blog. Happy day!

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  31. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

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  32. Wow, this is a wonderful creation! I love how you used butterflies! Beautiful colours!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge June "ATG".
    Ileanaxx

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  33. Such a happy card.... love the look of the rainbow butterflies :)
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

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  34. Your card ist wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  35. This is so gorgeous, all the details and colors. The butterflies and those colors you used are really pretty. And the way you have arranged them is so perfect with so much movement! WOW! Thank you for sharing with us over at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge this month!

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  36. WOW what a stunning card, I love the gorgeous colors and all of the butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
    Tammy x

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  37. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenge, and good Luck!

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  38. beautiful and imaginative card, love this, well done. Thanks for joining us this month over on Let's Craft and Create this month and good luck, Michelle x

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  39. What a gorgeous project! I love the design & colors you used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again for our next challenge!
    Jennifer
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday DT
    Rubbernecker Stamps DT
    Imagine That Digistamp DT
    Simply Papercraft DT
    Aud Sentiments DT
    Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge DT
    Kitty Bee Designs DT
    Oddball Art Stamps DT

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  40. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Sherry DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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  41. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

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  42. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Create & Inspire for the month of June.
    Crafty hugs
    Maria (scrapsdamaryv.blogspot.pt)

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