Running late on this week's MMTPT How Great Thou Art challenge. Not too happy with this but glad I found time to make something. I like this set, but have trouble making a good card with it. I made one I liked over the Christmas break but apparently I gave it away without ever taking a photo of it, so I didn't even have that as a guide to help me.
Loved listening to the hymn - brought back memories of DH's sister's wedding many years ago, it was one of the solo songs.
Base - stamped the map background, sponged it with blue, brown and green. Added various metallic embossing powder round the edges - copper, gold, verdigris, and some black rub-on. Tried tying some twine but it didn't look good so for at least some interest I added a corner of torn, embossed and sponged vellum.
Image panel - image and sentiment stamped on watercolour paper and embossed with clear EP. Colours sponged on.
Meh...but I hope Sharon will like it.
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 GMT Views: 609
Registered: March 13, 2012 Location: Southern Florida Posts: 3539
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 12:57 PM
Hate to disagree, Sabrina, but this is a very pretty card. And I love seeing that BG. I have it sitting in my shoebox of CACs but haven't used it yet. Now I am inspired. Your sponging and embossing around the edges of the map is really beautiful. The embossed vellum corner is an unexpected touch. And the water-color style treatment of the mountain scene is a nice setting for that beautifully styled verse.
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Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 1:42 PM
What an inspired card, Sabrina!! Amazing Grace lends itself to lots of inspiration!! Your majestic mountains, and this wonderful Scripture against the BG of the map makes such a wonderful card!! Loved the watercoloring, and that embossed vellum corner was a stroke of genius!! Hugs!
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Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 7:49 AM
Sabrina, this is a gorgeous card - your sky looks so real. Glad you liked the hymn. Many years ago I heard a 90 year old man with a booming voice sing it and it quickly became a favorite. Susan Boyle doesn't have the same strong voice, but I liked her video.
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11889
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 2:55 PM
Sabrina, your card is gorgeous! I love that you have the map for the background!!! The little bit of vellum with the swirls, so clever! Then there is your beautiful scene and wonderful verse! I love it all, especially your amazing sky with the soaring eagle!