Friday, January 16, 2015

Ocean Prayers

Hello again friends!  I’m back with A Day for Daisies post for another challenge you’ll want to jump in on!  If you’re looking for my Power Poppy post just scroll down.  

Tammy has created some gorgeous images for the January Kit at A Day for Daisies.  This particular one is called Fairy Prayer.  It’s a beautiful soulful image that is very touching to me.  She looks very at peace in prayer.  

This week’s challenge is to Add Some Ombre (a great theme don’t you think?).  And since this image is called Fairy Prayer, and I also wanted to add Ombre, I tried to give it that under the ocean feel in the mixed-media of the design.  There’s a worship song I love by Hillsong United called “Oceans”, that I was thinking of the whole time I was creating the card.  

I began by colouring the image with my Copics, trimming it out and then adding some black glittery lines throughout her hair to really give that shimmery effect, as well as clear glittery pen dots on her dress.  

For the main card I first used embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil to create the bubbles and then after it was completely dry I sponged ink over top, starting with a light pale blue-green to a deeper teal on the bottom of the card.  Then I spritzed some Mr. Huey’s mists in Watercooler and Shine overtop, giving it all that shimmery Ombre effect of light to dark.  

Finally I finished it off with an old Flourishes sentiment,  and clear rhinestones that I coloured with my markers in darker shades going down the design, and then a single narrow velvet ribbon along the top.    

Here are the Copics I used above.  

Here’s some of the lyrics to this beautiful song.  

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Alright now you can take a visit on over to see what the rest of the A Day for Daisies Team has for you with the Add Ombre Challenge!  Please join us!  

Christine (you are here)


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine I love it
Gr Karin

Robin said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely idea using the stencil ad paste, and I really love the ombre. Haven't tried that yet but need too!

Marisa said...

Fabulous image and GORGEOUS background!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous! I LOVE hair, and what a beautiful image with amazing colors and coloring! WOW! Hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Okay, I usually read the post first, but the card really caught my eye! But, I LOVE the lyrics, especially recently with "stuff" in my life! What would we do without our precious Savior? I love these wonderful words! Thanks, sweet friend!

Leslie Miller said...

She is simply enchanting! Beautiful card, Christine!

Judy Sander said...

Christine, I love this creation! The song is beautiful as well and I think it will be great to enclose it as a prayerful support, encouragement or sympathy message. Thanks so much!

Juliana said...

This card is such a WOW!!
From her tail/dress to the background -- I love it all!
So beautifully done, Christine!

Maria A. said...

I just love the colors of this card, it's like looking down into a pristine ocean to take a peek at this lovely Siren.
The words of this song are amazing, so very comforting.
Thank you so much for sharing.