Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tea Anyone?

Our Daily Bread Designs, Shining the Light Challenge, Birthday Blessings, All Occasion Sentiments, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is to make a Shaped Card (other than a straight-edged square or rectangle).  

Having tea brings to mind times of relaxation or sweet fellowship with a friend or two...refreshing times. Since I love beautiful teacups (and tea), I could not resist using this teacup filled with flowers from the Birthday Blessings set along with the sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments. For my shape, I used Grand Labels One and Grand Decorative Labels to give it a delicate, lacy outside border. 

This sentiment has its roots in a precious Scripture passage from the Old Testament.

The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make His face to shine upon you
 and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up His countenance upon you
and give you peace. 
Numbers 6:24-26

This passage has been used as a blessing for thousands of years by both Christians and Jews. A beautiful rendition of this benediction is performed by the Westminster Choir in Princeton, NJ, not far from where we used to live. I hope you will enjoy it.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until March 9 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought. Perhaps you'll enjoy a nice cup of tea today and remember that you are loved with an everlasting love. May God give you peace today, as you come apart and rest in Him.

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Primrose Petals (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Grand Labels One and Grand Decorative Labels One dies (Spellbinders), paper-piercing tool, red tape, 3M dimensional tape
Card Size:  5"


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Cheryl! Your coloring of this stamp set is absolutely stunning!! I just just love the simple layering with the clean space and your elegant border and shape. Beautiful sweet friend!!

You have inspired me to dig out this stamp and color it up in the near future as well. LOL!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I forgot...Guess it is too early in the a.m.... thanks for sharing the verse...may God bless you and keep you today sweet friend. I wish we could be together today sipping on a cup of tea lifting each other up.

Diana Nguyen said...

I love this verse too ... my all time favorite for sending to someone. As always, beautiful job coloring and I love the clean and sweet simplicity of it (but I know those cards can be really hard to make!)

Becky said...

This is just elegant Cheryl. Beautiful design.

Alshandra said...

Wow Cheryl! I love your colouring and such gorgeous dies you've used. Simply beautiful :-)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO lovely, Cheryl. What a gorgeous stamped image, and lovely sentiment to go along with it. Your creative style is so beautiful, and I am incredibly grateful that you have once again taken the time to stop by and share your amazing God-given talents with us. Thanks for joining us. Your fellowship is a blessing, and I look forward to seeing your next project.
God bless you, my friend and Sister in the Lord Jesus Christ. We serve an AWESOME GOD!
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DJ Rants said...

Such a delicately beautiful creation!! Wonderful coloring on this sweet china cup, you have given it such depth and character!! And I love how one line can bring a whole verse back to mind! Blessings!!

Unknown said...

This image is adorable, the coloring is amazing. The die cuts are so crisp. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings, Carole DT

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cheryl!! Love your Tea inspired card and your frame is a gorgeous die cut!!! Love all the beautiful colors of spring!

Grace said...

Cheryl your card is just gorgeous!!! Your coloring is totally amazing and I love the labels one shaped card! Loved reading the Scripture in it's entirety and how sweet to link the musical rendition! I love that song as well! Such an uplifting and beautiful card my friend!!!

Linda Carson said...

Such a lovely, delicate beauty! Beautiful coloring, beautiful lacy die and encouraging sentiment! Pure delight!

Greta said...

Love how you've framed the beautifully colored image, Cheryl! Gorgeous work!

Leslie Miller said...

How beautiful with the sweet image, your lovely coloring and shading, and the delicate card edge! So feminine. I always end my visit to you with a sigh.

Allison Cope said...

Stunning Cheryl! Love your lacy card base. FYI... Flourishes' isn't going any where. The business is just being bought out and it will resume at some point - not sure when. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty!

DebR said...

This is so delicate and gorgeous Cheryl.

Katie Sims said...

OH wow, Cheryl....this is lovely. Beautiful shaped card and I love the simplicity of the single stamped image and senti. Your coloring is spot on....and that added pierced edge takes it over the top! :)

Stephanie said...

Hi Cheryl! I was visiting my friend Connie and saw your icon so I clicked it and here I am at your lovely blog :) Your profile was a sweet blessing to read and it's always a joy "meeting" other Christian women through blogging.

Your card is simply beautiful! Looking forward to visiting again. Hugs and blessings to you!

TLady said...

Hi Cheryl! I have been strolling through your blog & thought I'd leave you some love! I have ALWAYS LOVED this stamp image & you have done a BEAUTIFUL JOB with it! I also wanted to let you know that I appreciate your support & wanted to say Thank You for following my blog! (((BIG HUGS!!!!)))