Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mustard Seed Challenges ~New Challenge!

Hi and welcome to our Mustard Seed Faith Challenges blog with a new challenge this week! Once again, Peggysue is sharing a new challenge and this time it is a sketch! So hop on over to our blog and be inspired by a beautiful worship song that celebrates our Lord as creator.
One of my favorite things to do while I stamp is listen to praise music, either instrumentals or with choruses...depending on how hard I am trying to concentrate. I find it uplifting to my soul and spirit, don't you?

We are figuring out some of this as we go along...but wanted to share a sketch challenge this week based on the above photo. You can view all of our interpretations by visiting our blog! Nothing like a sketch to get you thinking outside of the typical box, don't you think?

I used a die cut as the oval for my interpretation, and a birds nest to resemble the circle, and the scripture, which is one of my favorites, as the sentiment.
This was a lot of fun to do...the bird's nest was actually an after thought, after stamping the verse and thinking I would use the nest as a corner embellishment; then realizing it was far too big...I then stamped over the embossed image and of course, it didn't show up very I colored it in lightly with copic cmarkers.
The little bird was stamped and the little eye added with a micron pen, cut out and I added a couple of layers of the Ranger Glossy accents for stability, then a little twine to resemble the nest.
Card Recipe:
Paper: Papertrey Ink white, Retired designer paper (SU!)
Stamps: Scripture from Papertrey Ink, Bird (Nesting,) Papertrey Ink, Nest (Spring Has Sprung)retired illustrated by Marcella Hawley
Accessories: Die, foam mounting tape, twine, Glossy Accents, copic markers
Thank you for your visit...I hope you can play along in our challenge over the next two weeks, and enjoy hopping to our design team blogs.
Just start here and you can see the entire team's cards and the praise song featured this week!
Your kind comments are always heart does a little leap when I see a comment was added in my thank you!


  1. Oh, Traci, what a beautiful card and a great sketch! I so love this PTI stamp, and I love the precious little bird you've added...such a dear reminder that as He cares for the smallest of sparrows, He cares far more for us! So glad to see you on this DT. They are blessed to have you! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

  2. This is so elegant! Very pretty card.


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