Sunday, February 26, 2012

Water colored Variety SSIC 128

This is this week's scripture. James 1:2-3 "Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance." Be sure to check out what my Stampin' Sister Traci has to say about this verse I know you will be encouraged.

What stood out to me was the word endurance. I got to thinking about why endurance is so important. The older I get, and the more out of shape I get, I notice that my endurance to run or walk isn't like it use to be. When I was in High school and was running every day, I could run a mile like it was nothing. Now because I don't do it often, I would be huffing and puffing my way along. Faith needs constant testing to keep up the endurance. This testing isn't fun, and I would rather skip it sometimes, but God doesn't let us because he sees the end of the race. I hope someday I can say these words. (2 Timothy 4:7)I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

The challenge is: Create a card with variegated colors. This can mean a monochromatic card with various shades of one color, or a card that shows variegated as in a variety of colors, or a pop of bright colors in unison as in a boquet of flowers. Be creative!!

I watercolored behind the little girl. I used three different blues to get a subtle variegated look.

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  1. So, so cute! I have that stamp and she has not seen ink in a long time! Love your use of lace and the coloring is perfect! Have a great week!

  2. Beautiful Marilynn! Love this image and you have colored it beautifully! Loved reading your thoughts on endurance too! I too hope I will be able to say those words and hear Him say, well done, good and faithful servant! Trials aren't fun, but they do prepare us for what's ahead or to help meet another's need... and they are producing completeness in us! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. meee too Marilynn, mee too!! :) Beautiful card-- love the lace and the pop of orange in her dress against all the blue. Beautiful!! Praying this week brings you lots of blessings. Hugs, kris

  4. MariLynn this is stunning - love the contrast of the blues and orange!!
    Yes, endurance is not easy.......... as I am finding.

  5. So gentle and sweet. What a gorgeous card.

  6. What a pretty card!! That's a great image colored beautifully!!

  7. Beautiful, your bright blue sky with all the shades and hues!! As always, I enjoy reading your thoughts...these challenges are so good for that, to get us thinking and reasoning through the scriptures!! Wishing you beautiful blessings this week!!

  8. This is adorable MariLynn - I love that image and you have coloured it so beautifully! A gorgeous take on this weeks challenge! {{{hugs}}}