Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Once Upon A Sketch--July

Supplies: 12x12" graph paper by October Afternoon; 8x8" blank papers by DCWV; kraft notebook paper by Cachet; large & small alphabet stickers by Crate; photo corner/bracket stickers by Bo Bunny; upcycled sticker negatives by Bella Blvd & Basic Grey; pens by Zig; chalk by Stampin' Up; watercolor paint by Angora; orange acrylic paint by Plaid; green acrylic paint by Deco Art; Liquid Pearls, Stickles, & all other acrylic paint by Ranger; yarn scraps from my stash.

What is faith?  It is a mystical quality that almost defies definition.  It is a sensation perceived in glimpses--like sparks of light--instead of seen directly.  It stretches wide, like a rainbow arching across the sky, yet it fits inside the human heart.




The ethereal quality of faith is what I tried to depict in this layout, entitled "Growing in Faith," which I made for the OUAS July challenge.  Loosely defined lines, sparkly glitter, and rainbow colors help me portray "faith," all the while staying true to the OUAS growth-themed inspiration image and sketch (pictured below).



In designing my layout I used negative sticker scraps, bits of yarn, acrylic paint, and watercolors too.  My journaling says: "Not much grows in the winter, especially in Minnesota, but it's a good time for faith to grow, as we stay inside and become more contemplative.  On Candlemas (February 2) we get out A.'s Baptism candle and talk about its special meaning."



Thanks for joining me today as I shared a page with a deeper meaning.  It was fun to try something a little different.  I hope you have enjoyed it.

18 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh, this is lovely! I LOVE your rainbow and the entire concept here.
AND I wanted to thank you for all of the time and energy you put into the SOC this year. It was a pleasure to have you and I too am looking forward to doing it all again in 2014! xoxo

jeanie g said...

I love the thought you've put into this LO Denise and totally agree with the concept of the word GROW. Such a pleasure to look through your blog at your work since my last visit too.

Lu - Babalu said...

Lindo layout! Adorei a alegria do colorido! E adorei também a ideia de usar os negativos, ficaram bem fofos!
Beijos

Lynette said...

This is a beautiful page. I love the rainbow concept, and the circles of fabric.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! Your take on this sketch is absolutely wonderful and so creative! I love, LOVE how you used color here! And the photo and title just make the page even more special!

Chantalle said...

I love your bright colours and special touches Denise! Always so great to have you play along with us at OUAS!

Denise said...

Oh yes!This is wonderful!Such a lovely idea and post.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Fabulous work with the paint, Denise! This is a beautiful page!

Aline Fonseca said...

Owwwww, such beautiful work of art, so colorful like the rainbow! Gorgeous!!!

Carol L said...

Your layout is very thought provoking and quite artsy with the splash of rainbow colors! Beautiful job on this!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh I love the rainbow your created! This is lovely!!

Eila Sandberg said...

This is such a special page in so many ways. Love the rainbow and the thought that has gone into creating your layout. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OUAS!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Such a beautiful page and special meaning! Love all the details!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love the rainbow colors.

Cathy said...

A fantastic take on the sketch Denise. Adore your gorgeous rainbow element, looks amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS.

missy k said...

Wonderful page. I love the colours.

Karen x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely page! Love the rainbow colors and great texture!

scrappyjacky said...

I love how you've used the yarn on your lovely page.