Friday, September 23, 2011

Artist Trading Card / Faith Art

Artist Trading Card 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" 

Good morning Paper Crafters!  Today I'm sharing a project I created for today's Faith Art Friday over on the Layers of Color blog.  Every friday a member from the Layers of Color design team shares a faith art project.  We would love to have you check in and be blessed each week.  My project is an Artist Trading Card (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") I have added to my Faith Art ATC Revolving Holder

I hope that you will be blessed by this beautiful poem I found from : Scripture Worship

O come let us worship and bow down
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker
Offering the praise He deserves
For He is our God, our creator
We are the people of His pasture
And we are the sheep of His hand
So we shall offer with thanksgiving
Praises to the great "I Am"
Today if you would hear His voice
Don't let your hearts grow hard
As they had done so long ago
In the wilderness at Meribah
So come let us sing to the Lord
Make a joyful noise to our rock
With songs of praise and worship
To the King above all 'gods'.
Psalm 95: 1-3; 6-8

I love to sing praises to God and I'm so thankful for those He has blessed with wonderful creative talents that allow those of us who aren't so musically talented to sing along. I would like to share one of my favorite worship songs I listen to all the time. Check it out and join me in praising our great God!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
hugs, Melisa

You can view all of my ATC's HERE
You can view more of my Faith Art HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : Layers of Color Merci Bouquet art stamp set
Stencil : Layers of Color "Belle Brocade" art stencil
I wish I could share with you how I created the background, but I did it a while back.  Every now and then I like to sit down with paint, ink, ink sprays and play.  I know I layed out water color paper and just kept combing paints and inks until I got the look I liked, then cut the sheets down to ATC size backgrounds.  Now I have a pile of them that I can grab and finish embellishing for a quick ATC.  The stenciled pattern was created using Tsukineko Pearlescent Brown ink.  I stamped my images and cut them down to inchies.  I have a pile of those as well, ready to go when I need a quick card or ATC.  I do know that a book that has inspired me in the past is "Artist Trading Card Workshop".  It's loaded with background techniques and what better way to practice than on mini pieces of art like ATC's.  So get you some watercolor paper and start playing with color!  I will share that one of my favorite brushes I use to add just a little color is a fan brush .  I will try to create some background tutorails soon.  I miss doing them!


Betty Benton said...

Lovely colors, Melisa. I do like that background and look forward to another tutorial! Praising God through music is definitely a joy!

Grace said...

This is beautiful Melisa! I love your card and love the words you shared today! Praising God in our music is such a natural outflow of our heart to Him! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love these cards, Melisa. They are beautifully done and express your faith . How about a book on the subject of Faith Trading Cards? I buy it in a minute!

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