Saturday, 12 April 2008

Never will I leaf you

My late contribution to this week's SALT challenge 'His Presence, what does God's presence mean to you? Does it mean Comfort in time of loss, Strength when you face a battle, Reassurance that you Walk the Good Walk...or is it something you need to accept,is it something you want to be more open too.Joshua 1:5 No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life.As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.'
I love this verse because it reminds me of God's faithfulness and promise
I used this photograph that I took of a white leaf that was set amongst all the these other brown ones. It reminded me of the artist Andy Goldsworthy that takes a lot of photos using nature. It was so tempting to keep adding to this piece, but I soon realised that it would detract from the picture and the words, so I kept it simple using white lettering and white stazon to ink the edges and stamp the leaf images around the border.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Looks Can Be Decieving

I have acquired this hand made card display unit, which was in a shop. Unfortunately the unit had been abandoned and left outside in all weathers, so it has suffered from damp and mould, but with a bit of TLC and a damp soapy cloth, I plan on restoring it back to life and make it part of the furniture! It will live in the dinning room with my craft area and I hope to use it as a permanent display for my cards. I added a batch of cards on to it to see what it looks like. There is even a draw underneath for storage!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

Latest commission for another Ruby Wedding Anniversary- seems to be the year for it this year?...This is a slightly belated card made for my Auntie who likes butterflies, so thought I would incorporate one into the design. Annoyingly I couldn't locate my water colour pens so ended up coloring the butterfly with watered down ink pads.