Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Cross at Sunset

 
 Here's a card I made for last Friday's Mix-Ability Challenge at Splitcoaststampers which Dina Kowal gave us - to use water to make your "medium" move.
I really enjoyed the response it received when a number of people shared that the scene and message  spoke to them.  Some people mentioned the purple symbolizing the majesty of Jesus as King.  Others mentioned the crimson sky echoing the "crimson" in the hymn. 
I was thinking of how as the sun set on the day Jesus was taken down from the cross and put in a grave, it must have seemed to his friends and followers that the sun had gone down forever, and darkness had won.  Yet in that sunset there was beauty, because it was in His death and resurrection that He completely destroyed the power of death and sin!  We still feel the effects daily, but the ultimate victory is won!
 To create the sunset, I brushed the whole background with water and then used broad strokes of watercolor paint which moved and blended on the water which had been laid down.
The silhouette was made using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Calvary die and the sentiment is from the fabulous set Jesus Paid it All.
Because this is a wonderful hymn I added a musical score bg to the whole scene.
I hope the truth of the sentiment/hymn has a very personal meaning for YOU.
Supplies include:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Jesus Paid it All
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Calvary die
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps MusicaBackground
Watercolors
Watercolor paper
My Favorite Things Color Box Black Licorice ink
Dylusions ink spray

2 comments:

JD said...

Oh wow! Yes this beautiful image speaks to me... Actually brought me to tears...so Awesome...tfs...Blessings, Jill

Broni said...

Gorgeous card, Bridget!