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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the Glory of God


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC204, Glory, Lilac, Elegant Oval Dies, Quatrefoil Pattern Die, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is an Inspiration Challenge. You can tell which inspiration photo I chose. Aren't they beautiful rooms?

 

While these are not my "go to" colors, I rather enjoyed the neutral tones with the touch of lavender and green. It's good to stretch a bit creatively, don't you think? The beautiful antique fireplace fender inspired me to use the Quatrefoil Pattern die, which I sponged with Antique Linen distress ink and then placed on a darker tan card stock. I used one of the Scripture verses from Glory using Elegant Oval dies and sponged it and added the fussy-cut Lilac that I gave some dimension and popped. Using a Copic marker, I colored the edge of white card stock and used it as matting with my Perfect Layers tool. With the same Copic marker, I dyed seam binding to match. So no problems with color matching (a big help!).

This is a very special verse for me, and I hope it strikes a chord in your heart as well. We love to stamp and make beautiful things, but from time to time, I need to remind myself that everything I do (including stamping...and evening ironing) is to glorify God...to honor Him. 

It's not by accident that God tells us to call Him our Father. Just as a human father delights in seeing his children play and enjoy themselves, so our Heavenly Father is delighted and praised. In exercising our creativity, we are honoring God by imitating in a small way His act of creation. We use the materials and skills He so graciously provides, and we enjoy designing in hopes that they reflect His glory...not just our own...to others. 

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until June 1 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:


If you've ever noticed the QR code in the bottom left of my blog, you might check it out (you need a QR reader on your mobile device). It relates to this Scripture verse, and it means Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be glory). 

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, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Glory, Lilac (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink (ColorBox), Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Quatrefoil Pattern die (ODBD), Elegant Ovals dies (ODBD), Perfect Layers tool, stylus, seam binding dyed with Copic marker V25, Glue Dots, red tape
Techniques: Sponging, fussy cutting, and adding dimension
Card Size:  A-2

29 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a beautiful card, and great photos. Love that window seat!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Lovely job on this photo inspiration. I look at the photo then the card and yup, it's is such a great interpretation. Your Lilac is gorgeous and love the quatrefoil bg with the color of that room behind it!!! I love your verse too!!! Wonderful and you do too!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such a lovely card! Love your take on the inspiration photos. I especially like your inking on the sentiment tag and the quatrefoil.

Jerri Jimenez said...

I absolutely love your designs Cheryl, I find a gentle peacfulness in your work.

Sabrina said...

You captured those neutrals wonderfully with that so-beautiful trellis background and the sponged verse. The lilac is so pretty against it - and I can imagine the scent that would go with them in real life.

Sabrina said...

You captured the neutrals perfectly with the beautiful trellis background and sponged sentiment. I had the quatrefoil die in my wishlist for a long time till I decided that being an American size it just wouldn't work very well with the standard European card size, I love the lilacs set against the neutrals - and the gorgeous ribbon.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Cheryl, my sweet friend, your card is absolutely breathtaking to say the least! I love everything about, from the coloring on your beautiful lilac to that yummy bow and awesome scripture! I LOVE this card! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina (The other one, LOL)

Karen D. said...

Wow...this is just stunning and so inspired! You are one talented lady my special friend.
Keep em coming...love seeing your art.
hugs,
Karen

Greta said...

I can't tell you were "stretched" at all using these gorgeous colors, Cheryl! This is one incredible card--maybe even my favorite now! I so love your style!

Anonymous said...

An other masterpiece! You can almost touch the lilac from my computer screen. Your extra fussy-cut work gives it such dimension. I love the interpretation from room to card! My "need" for beauty has been deeply satisfied. The "Glory" verse makes all the more meaningful!
Audrey

Angie said...

Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colors! That is one of my favorite scriptures even though I forget so easily!!!! I guess in just a bit I am going to go wash the dishes as unto the Lord because I our dishwasher has broken! It's a most hated job for me in our teeny tiny kitchen but now you have reminded me to do ALl to the glory of God so here I go without complaining! :)

DJ Rants said...

Oh, this is awesome, Cheryl!! Love the fireplace/quatrefoil inspiration, so clever, and your vertical hand dyed seam binding is gorgeous, love it with your beautifully colored lilacs!! Blessings!!

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, Angie, now that's a great application! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, sweet friend!

Stephanie said...

Everything is perfect! The card, the colors, the Scripture - absolute perfection, sweet Cheryl :)

Thinking of you and wishing you a beautiful week. Hugs and blessings!

Linda Carson said...

Can you hear me whistle? Absolutely love your take on the photo! The colors and lilacs are perfect! Beautifully colored too!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Cheryl wodnerful card and post ... some news on dad ... not cancer praise God but still not out of the wood so praying on thank you so much for your encouragement and prayers. love your card and the quatrefoil.. you know how to combine things or the LORD guides you in it .. as pray over my cards too :D Shaz in oz.x
PS trying to get some cards going for young lass suffering with Leukemia in USA
see this post:
http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/happy-5th-anniversary-of-woyww-cards.html

Alshandra said...

Absolutely beautiful card Cheryl. Beautiful design and beautiful colour matching and inking :-) Thanks for the bit about the verse in your post - a lovely reminder that everything we do should honour God - and to thank Him for the gifts He has given us :-)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Your card is so serene and vivid all at the same time.. I almost smelled the lilac. Thank you so much for taking time to post this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty and wonderful Cheryl. I too love this verse. Your purple ribbon is just the icing on the cake with this beautiful creation. Really nicely done.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love that scripture. It's gorgeous!

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful verse set in a perfectly elegant card. I need to be reminded of this verse... probably daily if not hourly! This is not my typical color combo either but you've made it work so well I will have to try it again.

Kelley said...

Cheryl, another gorgeous card from you, week after week! This is one of my favorite images and you have made a beautiful card using it!!

Katie Sims said...

I totally see the inspiration photo in your beautiful card, Cheryl! I love the die cut pattern, that beautifully colored lilac, and the glorious scripture. You are such an inspiration to so many....so many seeds sown, I imagine you garden is quite full! So happy to see your beautiful work this morning, sweet friend! :)

DebR said...

This is so beautiful Cheryl...you sure brought out the colors from the inspirational picture. Awesome job!

Julie Koerber said...

Hello Ms. Cheryl! I had to make a stop on over to see what you've been up to -- first of all -- that inspiration photo is just too charming and you card? Even more so! Just a lovely creation with such a warm and beautiful feel! Have a fabulous weekend! :-)

Angel said...

Such a stunning card! Love the purple! Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog and SCS gallery (and my SCS gallery link was on my blog, just a little low on the right side so I bumped it up!)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

My dear sweet friend, your card is gorgeous!! I just love the lilacs and your background with the Quatrefoil background!! Stunning coloring and design my friend!! Gorgeous take on the inspiration!! That verse is such an inspiration and something I strive for. You, my friends, show your love for Him and His Glory in all you do...that is just one of the many things I love about you!!

hugs,
Chris

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, no you didn't! Oh, yes you did! So beautifully inspired by the photo, it couldn't be a better match. You had all the right stuff and you put it together with flair. So lovely, Cheryl!

Grace said...

Oh... Cheryl! This is so beautiful!!! I love the craft background and the quatrefoil pattern die... your image is colored to perfection, and the verse is indeed one of my faves too! I use it often as a reminder to myself that I must do everything I do for His glory and honor. I don't always succeed, but I certainly do desire to do so!!! Love how you used these gorgeous colors together from the inspiration photo! Just beautiful as always!
hugs,
Grace