Friday, October 30, 2015

Glory Art - 18 - THANKFUL hosted by Patter Cross

Please visit Patter's blog here  to read her teaching about the theme she chose for us - Thankful.

I recently received in the mail my new The Voice Bible so I used a verse from that version for my digital artwork.

For my artwork I used a kit called Give Thanks by A-M Designs (this is me - I designed this kit some time ago for the monthly blog train I take part in. I have recolored the bow and the background paper a little.  You are welcome to download the kit from my other blog  HERE

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Glory Art Challenge #17 Discouraged - hosted by Patter Cross

If you have not done so, please visit Patter's blog HERE and read what she has shared for this challenge.

When I found the scripture I wanted to use on my digital page I wanted to make it personal. It is a promise to me and to anyone else who truly believes in the Eternal One - our God and Father. We have not need to be afraid or discouraged because He is with us always - He will never leave us.

( Digital kit used - Proverbs 31 by Lori Imel ) 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #16 - Humility

If you have not done so, please visit Patter's blog  HERE    so can read Patter's thoughts on the subject she chose for us this fortnight.

Here  is my small CD size page:

For my digital art I used a kit called "In the Attic" which is a collaborative kit at Go Digital Scrapbooking.  The button is from my stash and is by Angie Briggs.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Glory Art Challenge hosted by Patter Cross - #15 - Christ Esteem

It is nearly time for another challenge and I have only just created something  for this #15. 

If you have not already done so please pop over to Patter's blog  HERE and read her teaching on the theme for this challenge. 

"People are not your audience, God is."   This is something that Patter shared on her blog and it is to true and yet I so often live my life the opposite.  I live my life as though I am trying to please the world but no, that is not what the Lord is saying to me.  I need to take hold of the scripture I have used on my digital artwork. I need to look to the Lord to sustain me - not me sustain myself. 

for my artwork I used products by Lori Imel in her kit called "Summer in Bloom" and the paint splatter is by JIC Creations from Summer Fun.
fonts - Italianno, Archistico, and Spinstee

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #14 - Maturity

Please visit Patter's blog  HERE   to read her teaching on her chosen theme of "Maturity".

The verse I have shared is from the Voice version of the Bible and I felt the words fitted the theme well.
We should not be thinking like children but still should be innocent about the evil and sinfulness of the world around us - in other words we are not to have any part of it.  We need to be mature in our understanding and to do this we need to get to know God's word more and more so we can recall it to mind when the things of the world tempt us to go the wrong way, make the wrong choices, say the wrong things.

For my art I decided to use childish embellishments which was fun as I do not think I have used this digital kit ever before.

( digital kit used - Kindergarten Kisses by Kathryn Estry Designs; font - KG Primary Penmanship)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #13 - Religion

This fortnight Patter's theme is "Religion".  Please read her thoughts here

It took me sometime to find the Scripture that I wanted to use but eventually the Lord lead me to the one I needed. I feel it works so well with the truth in the quote I have also used on my page.
Our Heavenly Father wants a personal relationship with us... nothing we can do will earn us His love. He already loves us because He allowed His Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ to die in our place.

I saw the black branches reaching up on my page symbolize us trying to reach up to God which is what "religion" tries to do. The reality is that God reached down to us.

Here is a link to a song by The Imperials which was a group I enjoyed and I think I owned two of their records back in the early 80s.  When I first heard the song, I reacted negatively but when I really listened to the words it all makes sense....   our Christian denomination ( the Church we worship with) does not get us to Heaven.

Here is my artwork:

The digital kit I used is by Red Dog Designs and is a free one given to members over at Just Art Scrapbooking

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Glory Art Challenge hosted by Patter Cross - #12 - God's Will

If you have not already visited Patter's blog, please do so HERE  so you can read her teaching based on her chosen theme for this fortnight.

The scripture I  used is from The Voice Bible.  Most other versions of the Bible have the word "sanctified" instead of "set yourselves apart and live holy lives".  This is  truly the meaning of the word sanctified... set apart, holy.
My husband and I many years ago came across a book everyone should read and I should possibly read it again as it is only small. The book is  "Found God's Will" by John Macarthur JR.  Briefly the book teaches that there are 6 steps to finding God's Will and these are the steps:
We are to be   Saved
                       Spirit Filled
and if all these are operating in your life...... Do Whatever You Want

If you are living a life of being Saved ( believe in Jesus death on your behalf) , Spirit Filled (allow the Holy Spirit to fill your life ), Sanctified (living a holy life) , Submissive ( to God), Suffering ( even brief persecution for your faith), then you will only want to do the things God wants you to.

I enjoyed creating my digital page for this. I made the frame with the words,  following a tutorial I found on a new Digital Scrapbooking forum I have just discovered and become active on - Just Art Scrapbooking.

I have used the digital kit Home Sweet Home by Wisteria Moments