Wednesday, April 09, 2014

{Our Daily Bread} My Shepherd



Hello friends!

Aren't you longing for spring?  Spring colors, spring flowers, spring sights like this precious little lamb from the ODBD set The Shepherd?  I had so much fun watercoloring this image with my Distress Markers.  Doesn't she have a sweet face??  I love the verse, too.  "The LORD is my shepherd."  The God of the universe is my guide, my protection, my caretaker.  He provides my food, quenches my thirst, leads me in the best paths, offers me His protection, tends my wounds, seeks me when I'm lost, and restores me when I've fallen.  How could I want anything more?

Unfortunately, I often wish I could have the food just one pasture over, I choose to drink from polluted puddles rather than from His clear streams, I stray from His right paths into the dangerous rocks and then complain about the wounds I incur...  I am so thankful that He loves me and restores me when I repent and turn to Him - time and time and time again!!

My card is really very simple.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper in Versafine Archival ink and then watercolored it with my Distress Markers.  I layered it on a yellow mat and stitched around the edges, Then I stamped my sentiment and die cut it, sponging it while it was still in the die.  I cut both the sentiment and the pretty scalloped border with the ODBD Antique Labels and Border dies, and then I edged the border with a thin piece of cardstock and a touch of velvet ribbon.  I centered the sentiment on top and attached it with pop dots, then attached the whole card front to my card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your loving comments.  You truly are a blessing to me!

Tricia



9 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tricia, this is so beautiful with the watercolor paper for texture and beautiful sky with clouds! I love this lamb image, and what perfect verse than Psalm 23:1. What a beautiful layout with lots of white and the yellow with a touch of blue ribbon. And I love how you've sponged the sentiment and added the border. But most of all, I love the short devotional that goes with this card. Thank you for sharing it and reminding us. We so easily stray, but He is our Shepherd indeed. Hugs, sweet friend!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Tricia, your card is absolutely stunning! Love your amazing coloring! So happy to see you as Guest DT over at ODBD! We, the Breadsticks love your creations! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Conniecrafter said...

It looks great on that watercolor paper and love that paper for the border gives it such a great lacey feel!

Grace said...

Tricia this is just adorable!! I love the colors you used and how you colored this sweet image. The Ps. is the perfect reminder for each of us that with Him as our shepherd, we really don't need to worry about anything, for He will take care of us! Love your beautiful card!

DebR said...

This is so lovely...everything about it.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful posting

Sandee Shanabrough said...

{{{Gasp!}}} Tricia how beautiful! Love love love this!!!

Mary Babet said...

I love this beautiful card. The colors you used are perfect. It adds a softness and elegance to the card. It is so pretty.

Lagene said...

Such a sweet card, TFS!