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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Come Before His Presence with Thanksgiving

Hello, sweet friends! Well, it's been a very challenging time here in the States, but I hope this morning that we can focus on this wonderful Scripture verse from Word Art Wednesday that is available today.

This week's verse is Psalm 95:2-3. "Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise until Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great king above all gods."

CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, Word Art Wednesday, November 2016

I used a floral stamp that I've had for some time and that had not seen ink, and I used some fall-like colors (for me anyway...what do we know about fall in South Florida, right?). I printed the digital verse, and then I stamped the flower onto Eclipse masking paper and cut it out so I could mask the flower around the verse. It was fun to do masking again, and I will definitely do more of it. I stamped the first flower in the bottom left and went around until I thought it looked like enough but hopefully not too much. Then I colored, which is the best part of making a card...and so relaxing. Once the coloring was done, I decided a black mat would be nice along with two curved corners...don't you think? It needed that little something extra.

Karen Letchworth shares a devotional about each Word Art Wednesday challenge verse, and I know you will be greatly encouraged by reading it. 

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.
For the LORD is a great God
and a great King above all gods.
Psalm 95:2-3


Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects made by the rest of the design team and to pick up your free digital image. After reading the devotional about this Scripture verse, be sure to check out the fantastic sponsors. Word Art Wednesday is so blessed to have Simon Says Stamp as the primary sponsor for our challenges. 

As always, precious friends, it's such a joy to hear from you. I love reading each of your comments and am blessed by your friendship. I am always happy to answer questions regarding digital images...so don't hesitate to ask anything. May God bless you richly this week.

Blessings, dear friends,







Stamps:  Best Thoughts (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Solar White 80# and 110# (Neenah), True Black (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Eclipse masking paper, Mini Perfect Layers tool, corner rounder (EK Success), white tape (X-Press It)
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, masking
Card Size:  A-2
Card Size:  Flower petals – R00, R01, R02, R22, R14; Leaves – G20, YG61, YG91, YG99; Shading – E81, 0

36 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely and peaceful, Cheryl! Each delicate flower petal so beautifully, and lovingly, colored, framing your incredible sentiment from WAW! I really DO like the black matte. By the way, is your rubber stamp naturally "thick" for the petals to be so distinctively outlined? Or did you have to go around them as well? I only ask because your black matte brings out the wonderful thickness of the image. Together they are amazing! Hoping you are having a great week. hugs, de

Deloris said...

It's GORGEOUS! Love it!

Team Clark said...

The word art on this week's scripture is so beautiful and you sized it perfectly for your gorgeous floral frame. Great masking and dimension and of course beautiful coloring. What a lovely make - I'm so happy to see you working with this DT. Hugs, Autumn

Leslie Miller said...

You're in your element with this challenge, Cheryl! I love that it gives you a chance to use some stamps I haven't seen yet (a treat for me). I think you got the autumn shade just perfect here. Beautiful coloring!

ChristineCreations said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl! The colouring and that beautiful verse together, with the pop of that little white border really shines! Blessings on your day lovely lady!

Nancy said...

It's another gorgeous card, Cheryl! A wonderful Scripture verse, that you've showcased beautifully with your lovely stamping and coloring! :o)

Cheryl said...

Another beautiful card, Cheryl. I, for one, cannot praise God enough for what He did for us in America last night. There are no words to express my deep gratitude for the mercy He has extended to us...it has been a heavy, weighty burden upon my heart for so long, and today I feel like 1,000 bricks were rolled off me. All glory be to Jesus! More Christians voted than have done in decades. God showed up through His people, and the tide was turned, praise His holy name!! Have a great day!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hello sweet friend!! I have missed chatting with you. I have been a bit under weather but hopefully can call soon.

Your card is gorgeous as always!! I so love your coloring and all the beautiful flowers to frame that beautiful verse. Beautiful framing and shape!!

It has indeed been a difficult election and time here in the USA. May God heal this land and all the hurts. May we turn our eyes back to Him!!

hugs,
Chris

Caly Person said...

This stamp is beautiful, Cheryl! And the

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful Cheryl, great focus on the scripture. I like the rounded corners.

Davi said...

A BEAUTIFUL card Cheryl! What a perfect Scripture especially for this day! I love the flower image and the way you masked and put it around the Scripture is SOOO pretty :) Im always blessed when I visit you sweet friend. Hope you are feeling well!

Patti J said...

I'm sorry I'm late with commenting, but I think I needed to read this verse today. I've been praying so hard today for understanding and thankfulness. Thank you for another gorgeous creation, my friend, and for this insightful verse. God bless you!

Faye said...

Cheryl, this card really "speaks" to me with the beautiful flowers and the scripture. Great job!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

You know dear Cheryl, your cards always stand out in the DT work, I think it's because your cards are so tasteful, you can tell you pray about a card as you go, as we're told to pray without ceasing and we ask the Lord to help us get it just right.
I love your flowers, and colouring showcasing this verse. You are such a blessing, dear sister.
Hugs and prayers for God's keeping upon you,
Shaz in Oz.x

Barbara said...

Cheryl, this card is so appropriate for the season, and the Challenging time we have had here in the states. The message and the way that you have illustrated it with the gorgeously colored flowers is one that I will not forget. Thank you!

Conniecrafter said...

Yes Cheryl it has been quite challenging and so sad to see some reactions to all of this both Christian and non Christians. Our prayer group last night focused on our country and what lies ahead. Your masking and stamping to frame this verse is just Beautiful!! The black matting was the perfect touch for it, I need to remember that :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

Donna Phelan said...

Yes, I hid out all day long in my craft room yesterday....just needed a few moments.....today is a new and brighter day, we'll be okay if we carry on and move forward together! LOVE your beautiful card with the gorgeous flowers and that oh so timely verse! Thank you for sharing it! xo~

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh that is so beautiful Cheryl!! I love those flowers and LOVE the scripture too! Makes a gorgeous Thanksgiving card!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh so beautiful Cheryl! You've done a fabulous job with this, such beautiful colors!

Heidi Stamps said...

Cheryl, this is a very beautiful card! I love the verse and the pretty fonts that are used, and your flowers are just lovely! And the masking and the coloring is just perfect, very lovely job to brighten a difficult time.

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl, I love this verse! You've placed it beautifully among the flowers!

905lovestostamp said...

Cheryl, coming to your blog is so restful and full of hope and encouragement--EXACTLY what I hope to someday achieve when I start my own little blog... Thank you for being such a great example to me in so many ways... :)

LOVE this gorgeous card where you have used some of God's own creations to illustrate and add beauty to His Word!!! I was especially taken by your great coloring, especially your leaves! The shadows created by your colorful blossoms are so well-done that the 3D dimension leaps off the page--WOW!!! Your cards always stand out to me on SCS, as do your kind, encouraging words. Thank you for so often giving me encouragement, so very very appreciated dear, sweet friend!!!

Hugs,

Joanne

Cynthia said...

Lovely design to spotlight the Scripture!

Marisa said...

Wish I could colour like you! Beautiful flowers and I just love the colour you chose as I adore fall colours. Such an uplifting verse too :) Have a fabulous day ((hugs))!

Anonymous said...

Oh so beautiful, sweet child of God. Exquisite flowers perfectly showcased by your design and coloring. Hope all is well. Hugs and love, Anne

Angela Bode said...

THis is so elegant! What a beautiful of pairing of image and sentiment! The masking and coloring is exquisite! I hope you are having a great start to the week!!! Hugs!

Traci M said...

Cheryl, though I can't imagine life without Fall...I think you captured the color well in these glorious shaded blooms and even more beautiful scripture!! So glad you are part of the Word Art Wednesday team!!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

This card is worthy to be framed, it is so lovely! Your masking was the perfect technique to use to showcase the gorgeous flowers, and the powerful verse during this season of being thankful! May the Lord continue to bless all you do for him!

Tracy said...

sigh...so pretty Cheryl. Those blossoms are just gorgeous and what a beautiful sentiment. I really like how you rounded the opposite corners. It's a great effect. Hugs!

Karen D. said...

This is so gorgeous Cheryl...love, love how you did the shading to give such a great effect to those lovely flowers. So sorry I have been slow in getting to see your blog...I need to find extra time!! lol.
Today is a PD day so I have extra kiddos...I will be hopping today.
Have a great wknd...blessings mf.
hugs,
Karen

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Oh this floral is so beautiful and the scripture so peaceful. I've visited WordArt and saved this verse for a couple Thanksgiving cards. Sorry I haven't been around much. I'm running into some issue transfer my blogspot URL to a custom domain right now. Followed the instructions thoroughly but unsure what the issue is. Maybe just needs a few days for the DNS to completely transfer through. Anyway, I want to stop by to wish you an early wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving Cheryl. Take care. Hugs.

*Vicki* said...

I think you've done a wonderful job with the scripture as it's so fitting for this time of year and something worth remembering. I love the details of your card design with the rounded edges and of course your coloring is always a treat for eyes. I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving week my friend!! HUGS

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Beautiful card to match a beautiful verse.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Love that verse and those flowers frame it wonderfully. The shading is so pretty!

Vicki Burdick said...

Sooooo gorgeous!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Cheryl, this is just gorgeous. I love the verse and the color.