Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Beautiful Sunset

This week's challenge over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ was to somehow show the earth rejoicing - and since moving to South TX, every time I see a palm tree outlined against a sunset sky, I can't help but think of Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Anyway, I tried to capture some of that glory in this card!

The layout is adapted from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I stamped the palm silhouette (TAC) then created the "sunset" with prismacolor pencils - trust me when I say that God does a much better job! :) I masked off the circle on the card base, and stamped with a swirl (smARTworks) then went over it with a couple different Brilliance inks. I stamped the verse(Unity) and added some gems for sparkle.

Pretty simple card, and I might just have to mail it to my folks in Montana (where they had snow this weekend!) - just to give them a hint of what they'll discover when they come down to visit over Thanksgiving...


Ivymamma said...

oh, my heart is aching for palm trees!!! enjoy them!!

Mercy said... your adaptation of the sketch into a square card! perfect sentiment placement, too! what a calm and serene card...great job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, and i hope to see you again next week! :)


Anonymous said...

Trish, this is exactly what we at SSCC had in mind with this weeks challenge. I have seen Texas sunset and you captured them well. Your card has a nice softness to it and the scripture is so appropriate. Your parents will love their time in the warmth I am sure! i live in MI can I come too? hehe

Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC this week. May God bless you!

Kristine said...

Beautiful job!! :) I visited Texas once on Spring Break and loved all the palm trees. I'm from the High Desert in central Oregon and we pretty much have sage brush and Junipers! But hey, the Lord made those too, but I just prefer to see the prettier, greener foliage! LOL Your card is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! x

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I'm a bit partial to palm trees myself and used them for this challenge too!!! :) We have palm trees galore where I live too! Lovely card and wonderful verse!! :)

Pamela said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful sentiment. Love it. :)