Thursday, August 02, 2007

A new endeavour!

Salt!

I am part of a new and incredible group of women that I call the Saltinies. We have come together because of our love of Jesus and our love of playing with paper and glue! We are going to produce faith challenges every two weeks - they can be cards or layouts or whatever - if you look at the blog you will see the range is incredible.
We are from the UK, The US, Australia and Canada. Which I think means we are hardly ever awake all at the same time, but also means that our prayer and praise just keeps going over 24 hours!
Whether you are a person of faith or not, please come and see the work that we have done - yup some shameless plugging and begging here.

And the first challenge is...
Praise.
Express your praise to God in whatever way you choose.
Praise is such a wonderful word. We give praise to people - especially children when they have done something that makes us proud and pleases us. We give praise to God because he has done everything for us and we are proud to be his children.

Here is mine...
It started life as something in my faith art journal - yup the one with 4 pages done... The Psalms are from the Message translation. I love Psalms because they are raw and honest and can moan for Britain (well Israel I suppose) but when they praise God they really do. And the Message brings those words to life
It is kind of 8.5x11 size but when I started cutting the "rays" out I liked the overhang. So if won't fit in a scrapbook now...
Papers are Christina Cole, Prima (shared by the lovely Kathy B) and Basic Grey.
The centre circle is cut on the Craft Robo - although my circles come out as ovals! and is painted with dye paint which is so lovely and vibrant.
The letters are Scenic Route chipboard (a pressie from Gillian H) which I covered in black utee on the final coat. I think they look amazing!
then just added some buttons, primas, that poundland bling, and some sequins, plus 3 kinds of stickles and there you have it

Well I am playing the harp at someones wedding this afternoon. I hate playing the harp in public and am trying to remember why I said yes....

14 comments:

Gillian :O) said...

Oh SIMPLY STUNNING Lythan...
so VIBRANT & ALIVE, just as praise should be :O)

mum on the run said...

The blog looks great Lythan, wonderful work on display!!

Love your LO, the UTEE'd chipboard looks amazing and Ilove your blazing colours!!

glitterangel said...

Beautiful card, and great news!

Hazel said...

You know, Lythan, that I think your contribution is so right and fitting to the Praise launch of Salt.

Kim said...

Amazing Lythan!! Love the letters and bits of hand writing combined with the flowers and rays...beautiful!

esther said...

A great start to a great challenge and a great site! Praise the Lord indeed!

Angelnorth said...

Congrats to you all on the Salt blog - what a great idea for you all to share and celebrate your faith.

This is just lovely Lythan, really vibrant in colour, composition and sentiment - great job!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Good luck with the new blog Lythan (not that you need it, I'm sure)

Fantastic card (as usual) and so vibrant in colour

Susan (Sue H) said...

Me again, I've just tagged you.
(Hope that's alright?)

all the info's on here:
http://sueskraftykards.blogspot.com/

Suzan-- said...

Lythan--this is magnificent!! SO absolutely beautiful!! I love the rays shooting out from the piece!!! Very original!!!

Scripture by Design said...

This is great Lythan! Even hubby (who isn't into artwork so much) caught a glimpse of it over my shoulder thought that it looked awesome!

stamp and scrape said...

GORGEOUS! You know - this would make a lovely banner to hang up in church!
There's a challenge for you...
Ros

mamaluke said...

Such a detailed card, lovely. So privledged to be part of this exciting project!

Anne said...

I really really LOVE THIS!!!! Such an beautiful piece of art!!!!!!
XO
Annie
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