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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Divine Design 2009 - January

I mentioned yesterday that I would be participating in the Divine Design Challenge again in 2009 along with my friends Lori Craig, Angel Wilde, and Nancy Morgan. We're also welcoming a new face to the Scripture Chicks this year, Jami Bova! We'll be posting our Bible verse creations on the 9th of each month, and we hope that you'll join us in sharing a verse that has meaning for you. There are very few rules to this challenge, but you can read all of them on this thread at Splitcoaststampers. For Divine Design this year I've decided to create 6x6 page layouts with some of my favorite verses. Since this is the first month in a new year, I've been reminded of the word renewal. God makes all things new and He is constantly purifying my heart. He peels back the layers of junk and renews my spirit. This is another of my favorite verses and a frequent prayer to God to continue His work in me:

"Create in me a new heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

I laid out the verse in Photoshop using the Trajan Pro and KonTiki Enchanted fonts and printed it onto Choice Buttercream cardstock. The flowers are cut out from a piece of patterned paper in the SEI Dill Blossom collection pack and popped up on dimensionals. I added a strip of chocolate crystals along the bottom of the verse and a chocolate and gold crystal swirl above. The butterfly (from PaperTrey's Butterfly Kisses) was stamped onto patterned paper and cut out. I used Platinum Pearls, more chocolate crystals, and some Stardust Gelly Roll pen to embellish the flowers. You can see the closeup pictures above.

In addition to creating these 6x6 layouts, I wanted to decorate one of the Frame Your Imagination Vertical Stands to display them throughout the year. I took cues from Ana Wohlfahrt's beautiful stand to decorate my stand. I started by painting it with white acrylic paint. Then I added strips of chocolate rhinestones around the base of the stand and along each of the posts. I used Zva Creative crystal swirl designs on the outside of each of the posts and on the base of the stand (right below the hanging verse). Then I finished it off with some chocolate satin bows. I added my finished 6x6 layout to a page protector and hung it from the dowel. I love how this project turned out and I can hardly wait to add the next verse in February. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

17 comments:

Jana said...

This is lovely, Taylor. So many pretty details. Wow!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is gorgeous Taylor. I love it!

leenda said...

Fabulous artwork & fabulous way to keep the verse out front & center!

Michelle said...

I love the scriptural stamps. Where can I purchase them? This card is breath taking! It truly is lovely ~ it is art!

Angel said...

This is so pretty, Taylor. This would be a gorgeous piece of art in just about any room. Great scripture. I hear a song in my head when I read this one. From long ago...Keith Green.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card! Love it.

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous Taylor! I'm going to try and play along with you all this year...I'll make two of everything and gift one away...thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

One of my favorite verses too! I love this idea and I'd love to create this frame to display. Which company are these verses from? Thanks for the inspiration!

happiness blooms said...

Taylor, this project is just BEAUTIFUL! This would be a wonderful gift for a special person who started me on my prayer journey... a verse a month to add to a beautifully decorated stand. With your permission, may I use this idea?

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is gorgeous! So bright and vibrant! What an inspiring card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! This is such a beauty from colour to design and the embellishments are fabulous! I will definitely be revisiting this post! TFS!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW Taylor...This is so beautiful in every little detail. Such a wonderful verse to start the year with. I love the stand too - decorated so wonderfully with just enough bling to make it elegant without distracting from your gorgeous layout!!

Thanks for the welcome! I'm so happy to be joining you talented ladies, and am really looking forward to everyones creations!

hugs, Jami

nancy morgan said...

Taylor, this is so beautiful. One of my favorite scriptures and I love every single detail of your project. You never fail to inspire me!

Your new batch of stamps are adorable too. Next time I have some extra stamping $$$, I'm just going to have to get some sweet cupcakes ;)

Kim said...

Stunning creation Taylor! This is just beautiful...perfect for framing and hanging on a wall! :-)

Love it!

Elizabeth said...

So beautiful! I love that verse! That is a great way to display memory verses.

Migdalia Roman said...

It's Amazing. You are a talented woman. In Jesus. God Bless you

Migdalia Roman said...

It's Amazing. You are a talented woman. In Jesus. God Bless you