Saturday, January 19, 2013

Upside Down is Better

This is my card for the Queen for the Day challenge on posted here.  I started with the card upside down with "sand" for the bottom and "dark cloudy skies" for the top color because I have had a few of those lately and I just thought it was great idea to show how I felt. But then I slept on it.

The next morning things looked a little different.  Isn't that just the way life goes!  So I turned the thing over.  Now it looked like "angry waves" in a deep sea, but with a very pleasant sunset, so I kept it this way, added the ship and got to use my brand new HOPE stamp from Paper Inclinations.  Hobby Lobby is such a grand place.  I'm always looking for a sale and they had one.  Yes! 

So now this says to me that the seas are still angry and sometimes I am out there in the middle feeling all alone but God is there and has plans for me, plans to prosper me and not harm me, plans to give me hope and a future.  What a great verse.  I am "hanging onto it" because the other option is not so good.


  1. I'm glad you were having a right-side up day when you changed your card round. I hope you have fewer upside-down ones!! I love the texture in your sponging, and that certainly is a verse we all need to hang on to sometimes.
    I didn't get to comment but I loved your decor - I have a dress made out of polka dot fabric almost exactly like that, and the big flower beside the bag is gorgeous. All very Audrey Hepburn, to me.

  2. This is a very nice card w/a very nice message. I like the story you tell of how it came about. I'm sorry times are so hard for you all right now. I'm glad you were able to see clearly and find hope. Sometimes when we need it most, it's hardest to find. Sending prayers and wishes for many blessings. Hugs. :)

  3. Wow, what a great card, and I am so jealous there's a Hobby Lobby close to you!
    Love that scripture and your art!