Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet Stop Challenge #14

Hello and good day to you! I made this card yesterday, and what a perfect day it was for it! Just after lunch time, it started thundering in the distance, and we had a beautiful slow and steady rain for about 4 hours. The cloudy skies made the house so dark, the pitter patter of the rain on the windows was so soothing, and I found my eyes getting oh, so heavy. Before I knew it, I was sleeping soundly on the couch. The next think I heard, three hours later was grandpa saying it was almost 3:30 p.m. I awoke feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready for some stamping, and this was the result. Yes, I would say that we were showered with blessings, and how perfect is this digital stamp illustrated by Courtney Fowler titled very appropriately Showers of Blessings. This is such a sweet image, and the scripture that accompanies it is truly inspirational. It's one of my new favorites, and can be purchased at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps!
The sketch for this card comes from this weeks Sweet Stop Challenge #14, and I combined it with the SCS Color Challenge this week, which was to use, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink, and Neutrals of your choice. The DP is some more of that wonderful DCWV Garden Party Paper. The photo doesn't nearly do it justice, because almost every flower on that paper is embossed with glitter. It's just gorgeous!! I used my Martha Stewart lattice edge punch and added some pink primas with a rinestone for the center, which goes well with the sparkle in the DP.
I pray that our good and gracious Lord showers you with many blessings today. It's been my experience that if we slow down and take time to look, and listen for them, we will find them in abundance. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!! Have a glorious day, my stamping friends!
I Love Ya!
Paper: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, DCWV Garden Party DP Pad
Ink: Various SU Inks for watercoloring
Stamps: Showers of Blessings Digital Stamp from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, Scalloped Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Primas, Rinestones, White Gel Pen, Aquapainter, Blender Pen


karen said...

awwww.. this is just darling Lorie!

Becky said...

This is beautiful, love the image and the dp is just fabulous.

Mary Giles said...

How lovely! I love the colors. You can't go wrong with pink and favs. Perfect coloring as always and great way to enjoy a rainy day. Give Allen a big squeeze from me. LOL.

kadie said...

Beautiful! I love the effect of that white gel pen!

Nancy said...

Oh Lorie,

This card is fantastic. I love your colors and your coloring is wonderful. I want to be able to color like you when I grow up!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the wonderful coloring you did here. I have to say that we had showers here tonight. I went outside and there was a beautiful rainbow. I was blessed. I love your inspirational message. I needed it today..

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

What a beautiful card, Lorie! You are SO GOOD! Awesome color as always! :)Hugs, KathyJ

Unknown said...

That umbrella looks quilted it's coloured so well!! You are an amazing colourist Lorie! THe bonus is the pink and green! Smashing card, absolutely delightful.
Hugs Viv xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Well said, Lorie! Praise God indeed!

Beautiful card. Your coloring is absolutely wonderful. I love the serenity of the pastels.

Catherine said...

Love the color combo, and the border punch is a perfect accent! Lovely!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I can almost feel the raindrops on my toes - beautifully done!