Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Turquoise, Brown and Silver

Today I ran across a site with an interesting challenge.  It is The Shabby Tearoom, and I must say, I had to think awhile to meet this challenge.

The challenge was to make a card that was turquoise, silver (so far, so good) and BROWN!  Well, I am not really a brown person.  And I rather think brown lends itself more to gold than to silver, anyway.  So I really had to put on my thinking cap for this one.

Here is what I finally made, after a lot of thinking and re-thinking:

The background is solid turquoise.  I took a smaller piece of the same color and ran a brayer with brown ink over a pretty floral EF and ran it through that.  The smaller piece of brown paper is a brown lunch sack that I got at the grocery store and it is run through a different EF so that the texture shows.  The picture does not really make the brown look as brown as it really is, but trust me, it is brown and not orange!

I put a sentiment from Numbers 6:24-25 on it in brown ink from a stamp I got at Joann's and backed it up with a cream color, the same as the cardstock to which all this is glued.  Finally, there is a silver bow and a silver butterfly (run through my Spellbinder using several layers of aluminum foil).

It is fun for me to get out of my comfort zone and try things that would never occur to me if there had not been a challenge.  Thanks, Shabby Tearoom!  I also want to submit this card to Word Art Wednesday.  They have such a lot of creative artistry over there.  I love working with scripture.  :o)

God's highest and best for you today and always!




  1. Gorgeous scripture card, Ginny. Thank you for sharing this in our challenge. It means SO MUCH to have you take the time to share your talents with us, and seeing God's Word designed into something SO beautiful is just a real treat, and i thank you so much for joining us. It means SO much. Have a blessed week and please come back soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. This is just amazing! Love all the colors you used and the embellies are just the right amount. Love it! So glad you blessed us with your wonderful project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Big hugs, always!

    JO ANN


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