The Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge this week is to make a peace card. The idea was to use any traditional symbol or sentiment to represent peace, or to create an image which conveys the meaning of peace to you. With four young children in my house, the idea of peace is quite difficult to conceive! And yet, I try to achieve some semblance of peace at some point every day because I think it is unhealthy both physically and spiritually to be constantly busy and constantly surrounded by activity and noise. I strive for moments of quiet and peace however brief they may be. So the scene I've created in my card is definitely the embodiment of peace to me: a beach, lapping waves, blue sky and a comfortable chair to "sit a while...." I think that chair is the perfect place to sit and contemplate the many blessings of life and to meditate on God's plans in my life.
After making the card, I went outside into our yard to see what my husband was up to. There in our wild cherry sat two wood pigeons, filling their tummies with our spring blossoms. I enjoyed watching them for ages before grabbin the camera, and decided that was definitely one of those peaceful moments. I hope you enjoy the photos.
I stamped the chair in Staz-on and then masked it so I could sponge the scene around it. I separated the sky from the sea by using a post-it when sponging. When I removed the mask I decided I liked the chair in white. I deliberately kept the card clean and simple.
Stamps: Gina K Designs "The Journey"
Cardstock: SU Brocade Blue and Black
Inks: SU and Memento