Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #1 - Amazing Grace

Well Sunday started a new Scripture Challenge over at Triple the Scraps with Patter.  I did the one for 2010, but did not do last year and I really missed it.  So I am starting this one and hoping to keep us as I learned so much in 2010 and really still look back at the pages I did.  I have not created my album cover yet as I am uncertain of how I will display this years, but I did decide to do 6 X 6 pages again.  They just seem to work for me and they are a great size.  To learn more about the challenge you can go to this post by Patter!  And to keep up with the challenges, you can go to this post!  And for her post for the first challenge, you can read it here!  Patter is such a talented writer and loves the Lord!

For the first challenge the Hymn that Patter chose was Amazing Grace.  So to start my page I went to google and looked for the song Amazing Grace in jpeg format.  When I saw the one below in a cross, I just had to use it and I thought it just seemed to match the paper I was using just beautifully.  After finding that there was not much else you could do to the page other than add a few scriptures which finished it off perfectly for me.

I actually did most of the page digitally except for the main verse you see which is John 1:16 and I chose that verse because I had the ODBD stamp set on hand and really liked it and the way it looked and thought it would just add so much to the page.  So I did all of it including the box to stamp the scripture in using My Digital Studio and then printed off.  I then chose the ink color Cajun Craze to stamp the scripture in as it was the color that seemed to match the rest of the page.  Aren't you so thankful for the grace of our Lord and Savior that allows us to receive one blessing after another.  If not for the sacrifice of Jesus, we would not have the blessings of life as we know it now.  And I also chose another scripture of Romans 5:20.  So thankful that through Jesus and His grace we are forgiven.  Grace abounds much more! 

Hope you have enjoyed my page and I hope to see you every other week as I continue this challenge!

Items used:
My Digital Studio
Designer Series Paper: Well Worn (MDS)
jpeg from Internet
Scallop Trim Border Punch (MDS)
Square Punch (MDS)
ODBD Scripture Series Two stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Sarah said...

Jonia, your page is so lovely! The scriptures were the perfect finishing touch. I'm really looking forward to sharing in this challenge. Hugs, Sarah

Cheryl said...

Oh Jonia, this is just beautiful hon! {hugs}

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, love the jpeg image you found. And such a gorgeous page you created with it! So glad to have you joining in again this year! I pray you are blessed as you create and study. Have a blessed day!

seamom said...

Your card is {almost} as awesome as this old dearly loved hymn! The sheet music background so carefully antiqued, the name of the hymn so perfectly spelled out in white on black round tiles, and the frosting is the Bible verse that defines the hymn's title. Wonderfully conceived and executed!

A-M said...

Wow! I do like how you make the title of the hym into a cross shape - very clever. Two good scriptures you have shared on your lovely art.

NickelNook said...

WOOHOO!! I'm so excited that you're joining in again, Jonia!! This makes me very happy!! :o) Your page is beautiful! The Scriptures you've chosen are wonderful, and that cross is beautiful! Great work, my friend! Can't wait to see more! I hope to catch up on the rest of your creations soon! :o)

Liz Williams said...

Love the placement of the letters making a cross. Amazing page for thie Amazing hymn.

Karen Letchworth said...

This piece is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I'm so blessed to have found your lovely blog. I wanted to also tell you about another challenge blog where we use scripture to create our art (its the only requirement for any of our challenges) and we would SO love to have you stop by and pkay along. Hope to see you soon, and have a great day!
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday