Wednesday, March 8, 2017

COF March- scene with sunrise/sunset

 We are inspired to create each month on a reflection by a group member- this month is Liz, and we made Sunrise/sunset cards.  

Psalm 40:3 NLT: "He has given me a new song to sing."

 God is never boring and is always creative. Just look at the beauty in every sunrise and sunset. Although they apprear in the same direction of east and west everyday, no two are ever exactly alike.

 I seldom like to create the same thing twice myself, so I must be God-like with my thinking in that regard. Kalidiscopes have always fascinated me with their intricate patterns, but no matter how many times you look inside, you are not likely to see the same exact colors or patterns every time.
So, although God never changes, His methods do. So don't try to keep God in a box, and allow Him to be creative and do wonderful new things in your life.

 Feature a sunrise or sunset on your card and just as different as our cards will be, aren't you just amazed at every new day that God gives us? Be adventuresome with your faith to get out of the box that might seem most comfortable to you and don't let your comfort restrict God's plans for your new song He has for you to sing.

 Inspired by a Zindorfian idea...LOL I made a scene with Distress inks and colored with Distress Markers- and it is a ONE layer card- no other embellishments- quite a challenge in itself for me!!!

 To see the COF cards made in the challenge, click HERE
(You may have to log in at Splitcoaststampers to view these cards : )

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- for a special lady
Cards and More- Friendship
Sweet Stampin- no DP

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Simply GORGEOUS! Love this Shelly!

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly this is so gorgeous and I love the sentiment and how you put it all together for the effect. You really do some creative and inspirational work.

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Shelly - love your stamping and the beautiful background.

Lynn McAuley said...

Oh, my! What a delicate beauty, Shelly! I love this gorgeous design!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A WONDERFUL card dear Shelly!

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, what a stunning card Shelly. I definitely would make several of these.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow, wow, I love this and great post too Shelly God is simply amazing well done you on getting together with others in cyberspace to make such different but beautful things, Shaz.x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful scene and those gorgeous flowers!! It's stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your card is GORGEOUS! Absolutely stunning!

And your blog... did you change it? I like the look!

Nana Connie said...

Magnificent, Shelly! Those water lilies are colored so perfectly and that's such a lovely scene. :-D

MiamiKel said...

Oh Shelly, this is beyond amazing! You've created a masterpiece here with this beautiful card - love the shading and the 'white wash' look. Those flowers - WOW! You absolutely nailed this challenge, my friend! SOOO glad you came back as you ARE the COF ♥

MaryH said...

I love the background on your lovely floral card. Enjoyed reading the post, as I always enjoy seeing a magnificent sunset. (now that I'm retired, not usually up to enjoy the sunrise, but I used to see those as I drove to work!) I'm in agreement with you on not making the same card....I know people who assembly-line the same design for Christmas cards, and while I admire their patience, I'd get bored with making so many just alike. (I get boring enough not doing different card folds!!!)
TFS & Have a great weekend.

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Shelly! I love the background you created and the flowers are beautiful and pop against it!
Tammy x

Darcy Schroeder said...

Shelly, your watercolor card is stunning! I love your beautiful card! Very nice inspirational message too on your blog. I enjoyed reading it! Thank you for visiting my blog and writing such a nice comment!

Michele said...

this is so beautiful! i love it. xo

*Vicki* said...

Wow Shelly this is so amazing! I just love your sunrise design! The flower just really pops against your background! I love this! Happy weekend my friend! :)

Faye said...

Gorgeous painting for your card, Shelly. I loved reading your post. Thanks for the uplifting start to the day. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful way, Shelly, to feature the flowers, and yet make them feel like part of a greater masterpiece with that amazing sunrise and stamped/masked background! Beautiful in every way! hugs, de

Susan McFeggan said...

Great job on this card's a real beauty!

Teresa Kline said...

an adorable card, the flowers are stunning! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Margaret said...

So beautiful Shelly. Your creations always amaze and inspire me. Hugs, Maggie

Barb said...

This card is so pretty--I love the image and your colors are perfect!

Janet Christensen said...

Wonderful message and beautiful card. This is restful and artistic.