Its reveal day today for challenge #35 at Punky Scraps. My favorite challenge of the month, Get Picky!This month team B picked quite a variety of ingredients for us to work with.
Nat: no pattern paper
Elin: use stars and lots of them!
Kim: exposed cardboard
Sara: a page from a book
Amy: Bottle caps
Maxell: masking or washi tape
Cheryl C: 3 or more staples
WOWZA! Now that was a list!
So, onto my layout. The picture was inspired by a pic I found online here. I had actually hoped to use the actual pic but couldn't get in contact with Katie, so I had to resort to my photography skills (or lack there of). Actually, I'm happy with the pic that I took from my Iphone with the hipstamatic app. Here is the my pic:
|I love how the light shines down on her but also looks like its shining from her....|
I titled the layout "Warrior"
|you can see the masking, staples, book page, and masking tape from this view...the barbed wire and title letters are both awesome chippies from ScrapFx|
|Here you can see the smashed bottle cap under the metal flower. This idea was actually lifted from Mija, I am absolutely amazed by her work...she is a very inspiring artist.|
So, for those who are still following along I will share some extra thoughts. This layout is all about faith and prayer and how we as Christians are supposed to put on the armor of God daily. I burned the bible edges as a reminder to never be a lukewarm Christian but to always be on fire for God...which is also why I chose the key hole I did...because it looked like flames. The netting...well I just love to use netting...but also it reminded me of a fishing net and that we are to be fishers of men. Unfortunately, too many Christians, including myself, have failed in this area. We are too busy judging and not showing Gods love...all while doing so in the name of Christ. So, with that said, comes Gods grace...for the lost and the Christians, like myself, who screw up daily. I used the barbed wire to symbolize the crown of thorns...and the bow reminded me of how his grace and mercy are gifts that He's given to us eventhough none of us are deserving of it!
So once again...some deep thoughts by Misty! ;)
Thank you so much for looking! I really appreciate all of your support...