Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blessed are the Little Ones.........

  I have joined a group over at Splitcoaststampers called Crafters of Faith.  We have a blogging group that chats on SCS, and we have a monthly challenge to create a card.
  Darlene is the Hostess for November, and she has asked us to create with what we have that shows the innocence of childhood, or the pleasure in simple things, the wonder of nature or the pure fun of our world. I created with her suggestion to think of what speaks to that child-like spirit that you remember from your childhood. She asked us to,"try to create something that takes you back to your childish, unquestioning, innocent faith in God. Create a little bit of heaven on paper"!

  I found this Vintage image and sentiment from Create with TLC (digi images) that definitely took me back a few years! Did your Grandma have a big floral couch?  On my Mom's side- Grandma lived in the country- so we could look out the windows and see, well- it was mostly cornfields : ) 
  I did a little distressing and the BG paper is watercolored.

Here is the Sketch I used:
 If you would like to hop along to the other Crafters of Faith to see their versions of the challenge, you can click on the links in my sidebar.

This is the verse Darlene gave us for motivation:
Matthew 10:13-16
"People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them."

Challenges to get the Mojo Flowing:
365 Cards Day 333- rough around the edges
Bloggers Challenge- Use buttons
Craftitude- Button Up
Papertake Weekly- Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!


MiamiKel said...

Shelly, what a charming take on the challenge! She is just beautiful! My MIL still has that big floral couch :)

So,glad you are our newest COF sister!! Blessings to,you!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your card is stunning! I love the vintage/aged feel and the wonderful sketch you used to create this beautiful card!

Glad you've joined the Crafters of Faith blog group!

jimlynn said...

You certainly have a little bit of heaven on paper!!! So beautiful.

Terry said...

Beautiful card, Shelly! Love your take on the sketch challenge! Enjoy the weekend!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shelly this is so peaceful - talking of floral couches takes me back to my childhood too....

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Beautiful card. Not only did my grandma have a big flowered couch, so did my mom. That's dating me--LOL. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Darlene said...

Oh my word, this is truly heavenly! So richly detailed in coloring and the layout. I love the depth of the image, the view out the window, the surrounding room, the folds of fabric on their clothing...Stunning!

Your watercolored paper is wonderful as well. I am so glad that you've joined us in COF!! Gives me more opportunities to see your wonderful creations!

Blessings to you and yours!

Barb said...

Shelly--this is a awesome card as it really highlights the theme this month! Love the vintage look and the sketch is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful Vintage image Shelly! Love your take on the sketch as well! HUGS :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shelly :-) I love the whole vintage look of this,, absolutely fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful use of the sketch and that image is certainly lovely and your card, speaks of nostalgia and gentle times.

Kitt said...

Thanks for the reminder of using sketches to get the mojo going. Nice card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftitude Challenges. Good Luck.

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude
Hugs Donna DT xx