Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #29

Today's card has gone through quite a process in the last few days.  

I colored this Michelle Perkett Studios "Angel of Hope" digital image late the other evening and set it aside.
  When I saw the  Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #29 I thought this image would be perfect for it so I made the card according to the sketch and wondered what else it needed and set it aside.  

Sunday before church I was looking over all the Sunday challenges and the one for Stampin' Sister's In Christ intrigued me because my praying angel card  felt unfinished to me.  The sermon at church was about encouragement, the challenge was about encouragement, hmmm.  

I actually finished my card Monday morning after looking in my bible for a note I'd written myself on the inside cover, it said, "I want where I've been to impact where I'm going..."  I wrote it at the time I was going through the  Celebrate Recovery program at our church.  I realized I should turn that into a short prayer for my angel on my card.  I used my Word program to generate my text and cut it out with a Spellbindders tag die and added a couple more stars to repeat the star pattern in the image and a couple of white half pearls to finish it off.  It feels done now...
I noticed after I'd finished my card that I hadn't followed the sketch as "exactly" as I'd thought!  That's okay, you might see it again this week!
Challenges:
Oh La La - Spots & Dots
Wild Orchid Challenges - One For The Girls 
Kah Wink E Dink - Going Digital 
Tuesday Taggers - Sunshine 
365 Cards - August Inspired (AZ sunshine) 
One Stitch At A Time - Mystical 
Sentimental Sunday's - Anything Goes 
Our Creative Corner - It's Embossable  
Speedy The Cat's Friends - Make Your Own Embellishments (my stars with pearls) 

39 comments:

samara Rachel Navi said...

Oh...this card is so rich and gorgeous and goddess and beautiful! I read your process...PHEW! But you did it> YAY GOD!!! YAY YOU!!! Samara

Kristen said...

This is a great card, and I have this image... the prayer sentiment would work in so many ways. Thank you for a beautiful card, and some definite inspiration!!!
I hope you join us again at KWED! Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

Becky said...

What a beautiful card, beautiful colors and coloring. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ. :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is just beautiful with amazing coloring. Isn't it funny how we find inspiration all around us when we're not really looking for it? I'm glad you finished this off in with a perfect sentiment.

Miesje said...

Very, very pretty! I love that image! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Anne said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this week. Hugs x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful card- the coloring is outstanding and I love the sentiment! Wow!

Wendi said...

Wow what a beautiful card and your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Laura said...

WOW! what a gorgeous card! I wish I can color like you.You do a fantastic job all the time.

Alissa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Jan!

grandmalee said...

Another breathtaking card! Your coloring is fabulous and really really chose a great color palette to work with! I love where you got your inspiration for the verse...so fitting!

Michelle said...

Jan this is such a gorgeous card, I just love how you colored my Angel of Hope image and the sentiment is so lovely!!:)

Hugs,

Michelle

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful art work, colors, and an encouraging sentiment.

Linda said...

What a beautiful image and you have done a marvelous job with the coloring!! I love your sentiment!!
Thank you for joining us at KWED this week with this fabulous card I hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Linda - DT KWED

Shell 'Shearer' Swinscoe said...

Stunning & I just love your sentiment
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT
Good Luck
Hugs shell xx

1CardCreator said...

Love this, the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing at KWED. ~Diane

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Wow, what a stunning card! You coloured it beautifully! Thanx for playing at 365 Cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

TOTALLY AWESOME in every regard!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome card!! Beautiful, beautiful work with this amazing image!! Love your star and pearl embellishment!

Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous card in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's Challenge!

Irena said...

Gorgeous card. The image is lovely colored.

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the colours that you have chosen.
Thankyou for joining us at OSAAT this week, Good Luck !
Choccy x

Lena Katrine said...

Great card with a lovely image and beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at WOC this time - good luck!
Hugs, Lena K

Ann English said...

Such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your sunshine with us at TT this week!

stitchy said...

Jan, this card is so beautiful and you can tell so much of you has gone into it..very inspirational,thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck!!

stitchy xoxox

Dawn said...

beautiful card with such detail. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Joanne Travis said...

Everything about this is so beautiful!! Love the coloring and sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends this week!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends.

Love crafts forever said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. You did amazing job. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Louise Fox said...

Jan, I am so far behind on my email, but I just saw your "Angel of Hope" digi, which I bought a couple of weeks ago. It is just as spectacular as I though it would be and then some. You did such a beautiful creation using it. WOW!! Double WOW!! Thanks for giving me the inspiration to get it out and starting playing! (Just as soon as I get the other 3 cards I have going finished!) Blessings, Louise

Teri said...

A lovely bright and sunny card hun!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Stephanie said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Anything Goes” challenge. Good luck!

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Kimberly S said...

Wow, such beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for joining in on this week's Sentimental Sundays! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is lovely - simple sensational. The image is just wonderful and you have done a beautiful job with the coloring and the arrangement of the elements. And I just really love a card with meaning to it. Thanks for sharing your inspiring creative process.

Wonderful job on the embossing challenge. So happy you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

Hanna said...

Lovely card, great colours and layout!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Hugs /Hanna

Tami said...

This is so pretty I love the colors

Karen Howard said...

Hi Jan, this is really stunning!

Pam said...

Stunning card!!