Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A Peace Miracle

Whenever I see this Irish blessing I always think of the political violence and strife that Northern Ireland experienced for many years, referred to locally as "the troubles" - many families we know lost loved ones.  When I first came to live here from the U.S. 26 years ago it was inconceivable to imagine that either side would put down their arms - but they have!  Not every problem is solved but we are all thankful for the level of peace that we now experience which can only be described as a miracle!
I used the Color Challenge colors at Splitcoaststampers today given to us by Julia (artystamper) - two shades of green and a light tan.  To stick close to them I used Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink to sponge the sky with a Papertrey Ink cloud die-cut for my cloud shapes.
I ran the same ink pad lightly over the embossing to add definition and stitched the rolling green hills from dp scraps.  The Martha Stewart arch lattice punch makes shapes which have a Celtic look so I edged both sides of the card using it.
Supplies include:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Verve Blessings stamp set
Martha Stewart arch lattice punch
Mini butterfly punch
Champagne pearls
Sewing Machine
Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Creative Expressions Brick embossing folder
SU River Rock, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzaz cardstock

4 comments:

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

How absolutely beautiful, Bridget! And your stitching is amazingly perfect! Wow!

Susie said...

I left a comment on your SCS gallery, but I just had to see it on your blog. Bridget, it's just gorgeous. I can't get over how well you stitched those hills. And sponging the clouds in the Antique Linen was a marvelous idea. It really ties everything together. And that grass - Wow!

BTW: I just received my brick wall embossing folder in the mail yesterday. I'm not sure how many cards I'll be making though because I'll be busy sewing for our new ... Grandson!!

We just heard the news this afternoon. We are over the moon with joy. I'll be working on a baby boy card for my next blog post in the next few days.

Thank you again for sharing your talent and love for God's people. What a wonderful reminder for us to pray for others. The young pastor in Iran comes to mind tonight.

Hugs this evening,
Susie ~

Karen said...

Bridget...love your card...you are so talented and creative. Love seeing all you create.
hugs,
K

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Bridget. Love the pretty scene with the stitched hills and the sponged clouds. The embossed background is awesome. So creative and well done!