Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Hope

John Newton was the man who penned, 'Amazing Grace'. He was a very successful slaver until his acceptance of God's gift of grace. He spent the remainder of his life in ministry, voicing to all who would listen that the grace God offers, His gift of healing and redemption is free to even one as low as himself, a merchant of humanity, a seller of souls.

This colour combination is one of my DD's favourites. I think we will be decorating her room in these classic, soothing colours later this year once we are more settled. I used the new papers from Cosmo Cricket, Everafter (something old and something true). I also used a little Christmas paper here from Cosmo Cricket's Be Good line. I love it when manufacturers keep to some of the same colours year after year. I think these papers are an investment because they have a longevity that trendy papers may lack. I know paper is consumable and meant to be used in short order, but in my world that doesn't happen. I have some older papers and I love it when I can combine them with fresh, new paper so I can be frugal and trendy. {insert happy dance}!!!

I stamped the sentiment in espresso ink, then I stamped the flourished flower in antique linen over the sentiment to give the image some depth. I took a fragment and followed TIm Holtz's instruction for this frosted glass look. Here's the summary;

1. sand the fragment vertically, then horizontally, and finally in a circular motion.
2. stamp image on sanded side of fragment using embossing ink (distress embossing ink really does smell like cinnamon!!!).
3. heat emboss image with clear embossing powder being careful to not damage the fragment with the heat gun.
4. stand back and congratulate yourself on creating this easy peasy cutie patootie thing!!!!

I used matt accents to adhere the paper to the back of the fragment. I used my paper piercing tool to apply the m.a. to the square outline of the image and pressed the fragment on the paper. This allowed the fragment design to be more visible and added a little colour to the design. Clear as mud, right?!!

Enjoy your week!!! Tune in tomorrow to the INK girls's blogs for an awesome hop showing the new Artful INKables releases!!!! Oh gosh there are some real beauties on the way, and the cards are fabulous too!!!

stamps; the cross of christ (Our Daily Bread Designs), floral flourishes, flourishes (inkadinkado)
peppermint (be good by cosmo cricket), something old, something true (everafter by cosmo cricket), hazel, mud puddle, fern (bazzill), very vanilla (SU!)
ink; espresso adirondack, antique linenand ebossing distress ink (ranger)
accessories; small, large and scallop circle, small and large label, scallop rectangle nestabilities (spellbinders), freagments (tim holtz idea-ology), clear detail embossing powder (ranger), white satin ribbon (offray), doily edge punch (martha stewart)


Kelley said...

So pretty!

Kerri said...

This is beautiful, Loretta! I love that dp, and what an awesome, powerful, sentiment!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful, Loretta!!! Great colors and dp choices. I love this quote. True words to live by. Blessings to you and yours!!!!

Lynne said...

I love the card and appreciate the background story on the quote. Amazing Grace is one of my favorite hymns! Love you colors and I agree about the paper.

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