Sunday, December 4, 2011

SSIC~Christmas Angel




Hi and welcome to a new week of stamping inspired by scripture by the Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! We are so glad you are here and sure hope you can join in this week's scripture challenge!
This week's scripture chosen by the talented Lisa of The Craft's Meow:


Matthew 1:20-22

"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.' All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him 'Immanuel," which means "God with us.'"

Lisa's challenge: make a card or project with an angel on it...designer paper, stamp, charm, etc.
The prize this week is a 15.00 gift certificate from Clear Dollar Stamps!!
This angel is nothing like the angels we read of in Biblical accounts. Gabriel, a male angel, was the one God appointed as messenger for pronouncing the coming Messiah. Gabriel was said to be the strongest of the angels.
This is a sweet angel image from a PSX stamp, one of the first ones I purchased. I used her with a new to me product , a platinum colored metallic paint. I lightly sponged the paint on top of the embossed vanilla paper and sponged it around the edges of the framed images. The angel was silver embossed and colored in with copics. Her coloring is more on the pastel side, but due to lighting, I needed to add a bit more color contrast.
I am enjoying the last few days of delving in once again to the Christmas story. One of my favorite books I read daily beginning in December is "God's Gift of Christmas," by John MacArthur. To share an excerpt from his book:
"The name Immanuel is the heart of the Christmas story. It is a Hebrew name that means, literally, "God with us." It is a promise of incarnate deity, a promise that God Himself would appear as a human infant...If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words these would be the words. "God with us." We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ, but the greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!
Immanuel, infinitely rich, became poor. He assumed our nature, entered our sin-polluted world, took our guilt on Himself although He was sinless, bore our griefs, carried our sorrows, was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. (Isaiah 53:5.) All of that is wrapped up in "God with us."

Join in the challenge with us and be blessed as you visit each of the design team member's card and other creations this week!! You can find the design team blogs on my side bar or by visiting the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog.
Thank you so much for your visit...enjoy this Sunday of Advent.

10 comments:

  1. Traci, this is gorgeous, love how you did the embossing.
    Hugs.

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  2. Oh how beautiful! I love this image and the way you colored her is so pretty and the metallic paint is perfect! I always love reading your thoughts too - so insightful! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Truly a gorgeous card Traci!! I just love the coloring of the sweet image and your embossed background. Such elegance!!

    Loved reading your words on today's passage!! So inspiring and thought provoking!

    Have a great Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Chris

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  4. Oh Traci I loved reading your devo today! I need to get that book! It is amazing to think of God Incarnate taking on our human form and bearing all our sorrows and iniquities! That passage in Is. brings tears to my eyes! Thanks for sharing it today! LOVE your sweet card! I completely forgot that I have that stamp and it was one of my first ever stamps as well!!! I wonder how deep it's buried now? Hope you enjoy a wonderful week of celebrating what was accomplished by our Savior because He came to earth for us!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, Traci. I actually stopped in at SSIC last night to see what the newest challenge was. Hadn't been there in awhile, and I thought I might try it out this week. Always love the devotionals there....and your devotional thoughts here as well!

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  6. Just scrolled down your blog to see what you have been up to! Wowza...beautiful cards Traci...you are so inspired these days! I love what you are doing! Your cards each have your unique style.....I hope your stay in Steamboat didn't freeze you outa your drawers! Ha!

    Hugs.....keep making awesome things! They are fun to look at!

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  7. Traci, this is gorgeous! A beautiful PSX angel. I love your embossing and the effect of the metallic paint. Gives it just the right antiqued look. Very nice!

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  8. amen and AMEN Traci!! *Ü* I've always loved this time of year and I've gotta say that the past several years I haven't loved it as much. It became a source of stress but this year I have a peace and joy that I haven't had at CHristmas time for years. So what if we don't have our tree up yet or any decorations out (they're in storage because of our remodel)... we have focused on more important things and the Lord is faithful -- peace and joy!

    Your angel card is fabulous! Love th eembossing folder you used. Been thinking of ya this week and wanted to pop over--a li'l late I know. ;P Wishing you and yours a very BLESSED CHRISTMAS!!
    xKris

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  9. how beautiful and classy...love the warmth of your colors

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