Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Cross at Sunset

Hello, it's Bridget here -
 I was all set to make a card for today's post when I realized that THIS was the card I really wanted to share with you!
 I entered it for a Splitcoaststampers Challenge the other day and really enjoyed the response it recieved from those who shared that the scene and message spoke to them.
 Some people mentioned the purple symbolizing the majesty of Jesus as King. Others mentioned the crimson sky echoing the "crimson" in the hymn.
I was thinking of how as the sun set on the day Jesus was taken down from the cross and put in a grave, it must have seemed to His friends and followers that the sun had gone down forever, and darkness had won. Yet in that sunset there was beauty, because it was in His death and resurrection that He completely destroyed the power of death and sin! We still feel the effects daily, but the ultimate victory is won!
It was made for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge which Dina Kowal gave us - to use water to make your "medium" move.  To create the sunset, I brushed the whole background with water and then used broad strokes of watercolor paint which moved and blended on the water which had been laid down. 
The silhouette was made using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Calvary die and the sentiment is from the fabulous set Jesus Paid it All. 
Because this is a wonderful hymn I added a musical score bg to the whole scene.
I hope the truth of the sentiment/hymn has a very personal meaning for YOU.
Supplies include:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Jesus Paid it All
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Calvary die
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps MusicaBackground
Watercolors
Watercolor paper
My Favorite Things Color Box Black Licorice ink
Dylusions ink spray

5 comments:

Kris B said...

Beautiful! God bless!!

craftymom205 said...

Love this card. I absolutely love this stamp set. Have ordered it and can't wait to get it.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Cathymac said...

This is so incredibly gorgeous, Bridget and represents the message of the cross perfectly!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

beautiful, Bridget!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Bridget. That background is so pretty with the black crosses.