Thursday, September 16, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge - Among the Clouds

Isn't this an amazing photo?
I just love it; it's breathtaking to me.
This was our inspiration photo for this week's challenge on the UDI Blog and honestly folks, when I opened it, it took my breath away. As I looked at it, I thought, "How in the world am I going to be able to translate this to a paper medium?" It reminds me of the verse in the book of Psalms "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1

So, since any artwork of mine is like rubbish compared to the beauty of God's handiwork, I went with my gut and started with the colors. Choosing Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Whisper White, I tried to interpret how I felt when looking at the photo - free and full of hope for the future.

The greeting I used is from Hope Happens and always reminds me to stay grounded in God's word and to trust his plan for me - he dreams bigger dreams for us than we ever could you know!

My card is a simple one, 4 1/4" square and I kept the embellishments simple so they would stand out on the white background. I stamped a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Dot, Dot, Dot A la' Carte stamp and ran it through the Big Shot with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die. The butterflies were lightly sponged with Bashful Blue ink and the largest has antennae made of Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

To add emphasis to the greeting, I chalked over the word 'heart' with Bashful Blue pastel.
Really, that's all this card needed - keeping it simple, but lovely and encouraging.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - I'm so glad you did!
Be sure to visit the UDI Blog as well and see what the other design team members created with our gorgeous inspiration photo!

Have a blessed day - and let your heart have wings!


  1. Great "rubbish"! Very free and flowing - you were able to convey your feelings perfectly!

  2. Beautiful card, love your inspiration!


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