Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Salt Challenge:

This SALT challenge, "For where your treasure is, so will your heart be also," was very difficult for me; I knew I wanted to use a treasure chest, but did not have one, and did not want to attempt to create one. I saw this one at Kmart last week, but did not even want to spend $2.50 on it, which was the current clearance price. It's very cheaply made, wobbly, etc, and the gold paint is a bit much! However, today it was down to $1.24, and I hadn't come up with any other ideas, so I decided at that price I'd give it a try! (I saved the bath supplies that came with it for next year's stocking stuffers.)

I had a number of ideas for this chest, but all would just have been too time consuming, if I could even have carried them out, and I'm on a bit of a time crunch right now. I decided I'd give myself just a couple of hours tonight to figure it out, and if I couldn't, I'd just not do this particular challenge. The result was not particularly successful, but as I am always doing cards or journals, I thought it would be good for me to step outside the box a bit.

Anyway, I got an idea (finally!) of making coins, and I wanted what was on the coins to represent the treasure I seek, which is to be like Christ. I started out with Fruit of the Spirit stamps. However, only love, joy, and peace could fit on the coins I punched! Hmmm... I looked through my scripture and encouragement stamps, and found a few more "character treasures" contained within verses. Then I actually stamped and punched portions of scripture that encourage me, and finally, some symbols of the Greatest Treasure, Jesus Himself. I found a lamb, a Bible, and a dove for the Holy Spirit.

The cardstock I used really does shimmer like gold and like silver, so I was happy with the coins, but definitely am not really happy with the project overall. So, why am I posting? Because I spent $1.26 on that chest and wanted something to show for it!!! :-)


jacki j. said...

...an actual treasure chest! it's a great idea Sara!

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