Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The LIGHT and the lighthouse

I made two very similar nautical/scripture cards. The first one (seen in the first 2 photos) I used MOJO Monday Sketch 460 
However, I turned it sideways and eliminated the small panel. I tried to figure out how to add it, but because I made the scripture the focal point. I didn't want to cover it up. I added cheesecloth that I put into a bag with distress inks and dyed. I used wink of gold for the light coming from the lighthouse.
The stamps I used were:
ODB -Scripture and It is Well
STAMPlorations -Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds
RED Rubber- Lighthouse

 The little sea shells were diecut. The middle one has fingernail polish to give it a pearl look. The little sand dollar on the right I used Distress Crayons on.

 I made this card second. (next 2 photos)  I did it to fix a couple of things I didn't like about my first card. On my first card the wink of stella for the light rays, the brush leaked and the lines were bigger than I wanted.The other thing is I didn't like how the circle looked. Same stamps except I added one more. The little circles in the corner are from LIZZIE ANNE- Little Bits.

These cards are for my friend Jeannie's challenge

When I make my cards I often listen to music. This song by New World Son - Learning to be the Light, was what I was listening to while I made the second card.  I was thinking that if I believe that Romans 8:28  is true, when troubles come I should react differently than people who have no hope. People who don't know the light of the world. I was thinking how important it is for me to not be ashamed of the light but let it shine for all of those around me. I'm learning to be the light every day because "IT IS WELL,WITH MY SOUL."


  1. Oh, these are fabulous! Such warm elements and that cheesecloth is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

  2. Both of these cards are awesome! Both your artwork and the lovely, inspiring sentiments. I also enjoyed reading about how you chose your blog title.
    p.s. Greetings from the Missouri River side of Iowa!

  3. Hi Marilynn! This is so beautiful and how clever of you to use nail polish too! Your comment to me about the "lake" in front of my place during the monsoon here last week was funny because all of the rain here certainly did did influence me in deciding the theme. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys