Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Lord is my strength and song

This scripture from Exodus 15:2 is a good verse for me today. It's been a bit discouraging, so I am making a point on meditating on this verse!

I made the background to this some months ago. I stamped the music images, then swirled alcohol inks over it. I was not expecting the black of the stamped images to smear. I nearly threw it out, but decided maybe later I'd play with it, and if nothing else, it would remind me to apply the alcohol inks first next time! Actually, I have since done the same thing intentionally, only to have it not smear ... the type of glossy cardstock used definitely makes a difference.

Anyway, I'm so glad I kept it! The corner brad was an accident ... I had plans for that corner, but accidently glued down the panels before I did what I had wanted to. Ooops! It took me awhile to come up with the music note brad, and I'm not really happy with it, because it's seems a bit redundant with the black embossed note. So, I may actually chisel that off and replace with a treble clef. I also gave an unintentionally strong wack with the hammer, and so cannot adjust the angle of the brad, which I would like to do. :-/

The card and the scripture background are a very dark black, not grey as they appear. The flash kind of hit the top, so the background and opalite ink under the text look a bit funny, sorry about that!


Trish D said...

Great verse, and what a good way to "refocus."

The colors are just beautiful!

Dana said...

What a fantastically beautiful card! Just discovered your blog this morning by clicking on one of my favorite movies (Random Harvest)in my blogger profile to see who else liked it!
Saw you lived near me AND made cards and just had to check it out!
We moved to Little Valley NY about 5 years ago, but I'm frequently in Wellsville for work. I also teach a stamping class for adult continuing ed in Salamanca. Glad I found your blog, and I will definitely be back!

Sharon in NE said...

Sarah, I REALLY like this. The "impressionistic" swirls are beautiful. I wish MY mishaps were this wonderful.

Sarosa said...

Thanks, everyone! Sharon, I had to laugh ... I have had some horrible mishaps, lol! Suddenly, a 5.25 x 4 panel is a 2 inch square...

Some things I keep just to remind me to NEVER do such-and-such again!!! Happily, some things are very simple to rescue.