Monday, February 2, 2009

Lesson 3: God the Protector

We are at Lesson #3 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenges - Patter gives us a different Biblical attribute of God every other Sunday and we are to find a Bible passage that illustrates the attribute for us.

This week the attribute was "Protector" and I was inspired by Psalm 5:11. I made a recessed frame for my verse using the instructions for the Try A New Techniqe on Split Coast this week. I don't know if you can tell from the picture -but the verse is recessed about 1/4" behind the page.
First I stamped the Trees Backgrounder stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms on my 6x6 panel - then I made a 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" cut into my page and made a recessed frame as per the instructions in the forum. I framed the outside with chocolate chip card stock strips that I had embossed with the Distressed Stripes cuttlebug folder before cutting. I used trees on my page today as I thought they illustrated well the words 'take refuge' and 'spread your protection' from this Psalm. Many animals seek protection and refuge in the trees - as we seek the same in God.

You can see Patter's Holy Name Challenge thread here. I used Prima Artful Leaves behind my titles as well as ferns and oak leaves punched with Martha Stewart punches.

And here is my page hanging on the wonderful wooden stand that DH made for me!

You can join the His Holy Name Challenge at any time - if this is something that speaks to you - please come along with us! (see my side bar for a link to Patter's blog)

Thank you for coming by today!

Stamps: Trees Backgrounder: Cornish Heritage Farms, Snap Stamps: Karen Foster
Paper: appricot appeal, chocolate chip, certainly celery, soft sky: SU
Ink: Landscape: Palette, Dark Chocolate: PTI, choc Chip: SU
Accessories: sponte, fern punch, oak leaf punch & butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, oval punch & Word punch: SU, computer generated verse, Avery address label, distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder, Prima Artful Leaves, Adhesive Gems: K&Co


Julie said...

WOW WOW WOW, Julia!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the beautiful colors! Lucky you for having such a crafty DH! :)

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julia, wow!!!!! This is stuning!!! Love the layout and all your wonderful details. Fantastic scripture card/hanging.

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, so lovely.

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! I love the whole woods, nature theme! Truly beautiful!

One4Joy said...

This is so inspired, Julia! I love the outdoor theme and the beautiful scripture. I also like your repeating themes, especially the oval label. So very pretty.

Joanne Travis said...

Julia, this is so beautiful!! Truly a work of art and I love how you have it displayed.

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Joan Ervin said...

Soooo beautiful, Julia....such inspiring work!!! I love the outdoor theme and the wood hanger is awesome!!!

Sharli said...

Now I get it! Thanks for linking me to this post - your pages are beautiful and I love the stand to display them. That's a neat idea!! You can change the lesson to fit the current needs - or simply rotate through them. Awesome idea!!