Sunday, May 6, 2012

SSiC Challenge #137

Hello ladies!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I am so excited!  If you are here from Stampin' Sisters in Christ you know that I have been asked to be on the Design Team over there!  I want to thank Kris for this great opportunity!  I love making my cards and I love the Lord and I am so blessed to be able to combine the two.  My prayer is that my involvement with this blog will be a blessing for everyone who stops by my little corner of blog land.

I have a card for the challenge this week.  Our beautiful Meisje chose the challenge this week.  She wants us to to put something natural on our cards.  Something not man-made.  She chose this verse for this week:
1 John 2:4-6 - "Whoever says, “I know him”, but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. "

As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use an image from Tiddly Inks called Wryn - Pick Up Sticks.  It comes with several extra images and she is so cute!
I have colored sweet Wryn with my Prismacolor pencils.  She was so much fun.
The sketch is my own.  The DP are from Heidi Grace and the cardstock is Bazzil.  My natural elements are the twigs from my back yard and the raffia.  She has a real "out-doorsy" feel.  Kinda rustic, so I wanted to keep the embellishments simple.  The swirl and brads are from my daughter's stash that has been living in my studio for over a year so they are free for the taking as far as I'm concerned!!
Here's the inside.  It was fun coloring the elements in here too.  I've said it before, but I really enjoy coloring my images.  And even though I have done nearly every craft under the sun coloring ws never a big deal for me as a child.  Who knew?
The sentiment came with dear little Wryn.  It's perfect, huh?  I used the same basic sketch, just reversed.
This image also came with Wryn.  Really ladies, go on over to Christy's site and grab this one!  It's a great deal!
And, here is the back.  I like to give all 4 sides of my cards full treatment.  I think it's disappointing to decorate the front so much and the inside or back is a letdown.  It's such a great treat that all 4 sides are done.  Yes, it takes longer, but I do this because I love it, not to get them done as fast as possible.  Anyway, at the bottom I put the verse to go along with this challenge (actually, after completing the card I realized it was the verse from last week, but it actually fits with this challenge too, so WAHOO for me!!  Thank you, Lord for covering me on that one!  lol and FYI the challenge is correct, I just looked at the wrong verse.)
So, I guess that's about it.  Thanks so much for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Oh my goodness, what an adorable card. Your coloring with the Prisma pencils is wonderful! I am not very good with the pencils. I am so glad that you are now part of the SSIC Sista-hood! Have a wonderful peace-filled week!

  2. Morning Michelle! *Ü* We're so happy to have you join us at ssic! I look forward to your weekly posts. This one is so absolutely adorable!! The image is perfect for this challenge and your sticks on the card--awesome! I even love the sentiment on the inside. Supah job!! *Ü* Hope you have a blessed day and week ahead. Hugs, Kris

  3. What a beautiful card Michelle! Congrats on your new DT! May God be praised through your artistic abilities as well as through the thoughts He lays on your hearts to share with us!

  4. Wow look at all 4 sides of this gorgeous card! If it weren't so far I know I'd be flying to your house for prismacolor pencil lessons for sure! Love the natural element here of the twigs and we are blessed to welcome you to the team.

  5. This is so cute. The perfect image for Miesje's challenge. I like the real sticks you added to your card. I hope you have a blessed week!

  6. Amazing to decorate all four surfaces of the card. I really like that idea. I haven't used my prismacolor pencils in do a totally fantastic job of using them. Such a cute card, inside and out and all over!!

  7. I love your card, Michelle...all FOUR sides of it!! Precious! Hugs to you!

  8. Wow Michelle - what a beaufully coloured image - such great colours and details for this weeks challenge - you certainly outdid yourself on your fist as a SSIC DT! Welcome aboard Sistah! {{{hugs}}}

  9. Adorable card, Michelle! Your little bundle of teigs matches the image perfectly! And your coloring is fantastic! I use pencils alot too...but I can learn from you!! Amazing card, inside and out!
    Blessings to you for a wonderful week!

  10. Too cute! I love that you decorate all 4 sides of your cards! That's awesome! Your coloring is beautiful, too!