Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Secure Anchor

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC212, Anchor the Soul, All Occasion Sentiments, Pennant Swag Die, ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.

The anchor from Anchor the Soul is my focal image that I colored and added "happy birthday" from All Occasion Sentiments. In keeping with the sketch, I added the Pennant Swag die. I sponged the die and added brads, and popped the entire image. My background paper is from the Christian Faith Collection paper pad with a double matting, sponged and pierced. And I used some burlap with pearl cotton tied in a knot.

Truly, life can feel like being in the midst of a raging storm on a ship being tossed about the waves. A secure anchor serves to keep a ship from drifting onto a rocky shore or drifting out to sea. Our secure anchor against the dangers of this world is Jesus Christ. This card is for our 17-year-old grandson, and it is our prayer that he will continue to follow after Christ, his sure and strong Anchor.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,
firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary
behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us,
has entered on our behalf.
Hebrews 6:19-20

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 31 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. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

Before I forget, ODBD has a sale through August 30 - 20% off all ODBD stamps, ODBD custom dies, and ODBD paper pad collections (more details).

For some beautiful inspiration for this challenge, please visit my wonderful design team sisters:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Brocade Blue (SU), Christian Faith Collection paper pad (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Brocade Blue (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pennant Swag die (ODBD), burlap (May Arts), pearl cotton #799 (DMC), brads (SU), white gel pen (Signo), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Sponging and paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-2


Diana Nguyen said...

Love that burlap against that blue dp. What a wonderful and encouraging card for your grandson!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your grandson is going to love this card, Cheryl!! I so love your coloring of the scene!!! GORGEOUS!! Your use of blue faith paper and your layout with the pennants and design to perfection is stunning!!

You are right that life is like a raging storm at times. I am just thankful to have God as my anchor!!

Have a blessed day my friend!

DJ Rants said...

What a wonderful masculine card!! Love your coloring and the beautiful paper you chose, I'm sure your grandson will love it!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Ooh Cheryl, I just LOVE this stamp set and you have colored it beautifully my friend!!! I love the burlap and the cool banner underneath! Just love the whole thing!! Wonderful birthday card for your grandson!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl! This is just outstanding! I love your coloring & every element--perfect for your grandson! I'm thinking I "need" the pennant die--LOL!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love your colouring and the burlap, cord and pennants are beautiful. Thanks for your words about Christ being our anchor - something I needed to hear right now :-) Beautiful card and I'm sure your grandson will love it.

Linda Carson said...

Quite a handsome card Cheryl! Beautiful coloring and beautiful textures! Love all the blue shades! What a wonderful keepsake for your grandson!

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is absolutely over-the-top Cheryl! Beautiful colors, and I so love the blue cord and burlap, what a perfect touch to this fabulous creation!

Stephanie said...

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul..." Amen! I am so thankful to have Jesus Christ as my anchor - to have the assurance of salvation through Him.

Lovely post, sweet friend, and beautiful card! I love your use of burlap and will have to remember to use some on handmade cards.

Have a splendid day, dear Cheryl! Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

That fabulous blue with the burlap, makes this just beautiful. You have such great style.

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, the image and the paper are such a beautiful match, and your coloring and use of the sketch are outstanding! Such a pretty blue. The burlap and pearl cord are ideal. This would make a most excellent masculine card, but it's equally fabulous for a woman. I have a friend who loves anything beachy, and blue is a favorite color. So, see, this is a wonderful card for either/or!

Becky said...

wow Cheryl,This is stunning! Love the colors, so dramatic in blue.

Dawn B. said...

Cheryl this is beautiful. I know your grandson will cherish it. Your coloring is fantastic. This is the perfect image for this scripture. I really like this sketch. May have to give it a try. Superb job my friend.

Julie Koerber said...

Gosh Cheryl, you nailed this sketch! What a classy and masculine card -- love the colors and how it all blends just perfectly! How sweet too that you are sending this one to your grandson as a powerful reminder of why we are all here on this earth. I am sure it's one he'll hold dear! :-)