Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 15

 

WAW Challenge 15 - Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp unto my feet

and a light for my path.

Know those times when the electricity goes out?  Awful dark all of a sudden, isn’t it?  If you’ve not set aside emergency supplies like flashlights or candles and if its one of those almost starless nights you can easily become disoriented right in your own home.  Routes you nocturnally travel suddenly become frustrating and you feel very vulnerable to getting lost or even injuring yourself. 

And you think - why didn’t I stock up on emergency supplies.  Because really, its not ever a question of IF the power goes out, rather its WHEN

It’s the same with God’s word.  Without the wisdom and comfort of being securely rooted in His word we are rather blind.  When we steep ourselves in His lessons we never have to fear we will be left at the mercy of the world.  When we  soak up His teaching we can have comfort and confidence that our faith journey will be illuminated and will give divine direction to our minds and hearts. 

Our knowledge of our Father’s words allow us to change the ‘scary’ dark into a ‘comforting’ dark - like when you were small and darkness had power to be either the ultimate good or ultimate evil.  Our Lord allows us to prepare ahead by storing His precious word within our hearts and heads - in the very darkest times of our lives these very words become their brightest in our lives and see us through to better times. 

 

When nothing whereon to lean remains,

When strongholds crumble to dust;

When nothing is sure but that God still reigns,

That is just the time to trust.

 

Tis better to walk by faith than sight,

In this path of yours and mine;

And the pitch black night, when there’s no outer light

Is the time for faith to shine.

 

I’m delighted to be joining you mid-month during my stint as Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday.  Here is my creative  take on today’s scripture, Psalm 119:105

 

WAW---Feb-15_Barb-Derksen

Supplies:

designer paper - Downtown Collection “Pebbles”

flower cut - .studio file which came with my Silhouette SD 

frame cut for word art - .studio file, my own creation

Method:

I love double-sided paper.  I liked the dark/bright contrast of this paper though I confess freely I had not idea where I was going when I began.  Sometimes, as in this case, I simply take a paper that pleases my eye and I lay bits upon it to see what “works”  In this instance the citrusy bold thick yellow ribbon harmonized with the narrower orange so I kept it going by sewing the ribbon into a flower like element.  I was just given this sweet heart shaped button as a gift and it was the perfect last note to my card.

This card will be available at The Feathered Frog Osoyoos, on Friday!  Quick Quick before it’s gone…

Thanks for joining us for Word Art Wednesday.  Grab a coffee, cruise the rest of our design team’s lovely creations and then… join in with your own card - please! 

May God bless you this week!

Pssst - my friend KimB has a SALE going on for her so soft and pretty kit

I know personally how difficult it is to find that “just right” little boy kit.  There are loads of CT takes on this sweet kit and some freebies too! 

8 comments:

  1. Good morning Barb:)
    What a LOVELY card!!!! :) I LOVE IT! Your example of being lost in the dark and poem are WONDERFUL too.:)It's so very comforting to have a scripture verse to rely on in dark times.:)

    Love,
    Valinda

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  2. Beautiful card, Barb! I really like your ribbon flower!...Nancy :o)

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  3. Yvette (MrsY)February 15, 2012

    I love your card Barb, but even more than the card I have found your 'teaching' to go with the verse very meaningful for me, particularly @ a stage I am at in my life currently. Thanks a stack. Big hug.

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  4. Barbara, this is gorgeous! Love the bright yellow and that gorgeous ribbon.

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  5. Thanks for being our guest designer-it's been a pleasure visiting your blog. Your upbeat attitude and words of wisdom are always so encouraging.
    Your cards are always nice too!

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  6. Great card! Love the colors and great ribbon flower.

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  7. I am so far behind on my comments, I love this card sis. The colour combination is wonderful.

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