There are FIVE new sets that will be available on July 1st, and I really love the verses and quotes that Kelley has chosen this month.
Grow in Grace is probably my favorite of the five. I think that grace is one of God's greatest gifts to us, and this stamp set really captures that. Click on any photo for a close-up!
"'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear; and grace my fears relieved....."
The music background is from Amazing Grace Hymn. "Amazing Grace" is one of the most known and well-loved hymns in recent times. I have really come to love a new arrangement of that called "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin. Have a look (it's really neat):
I used the Direct to Paper technique with my first layers, because I felt it shows the distressed state that we are in before the gift of God's Grace. The dogwood panel and sentiment panels are clean, with no layers to peel away -- just like we are, after the gift of mercy and grace from God.
Except for the Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa, I used my new cardstock from PaperTrey Ink and I LOVE IT! It has such a nice weight to it and the colors are beautiful! I stamped my images with VersaFine Sepia ink and then embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then watercolored with Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery ink.
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Stamps: Grow in Grace & Amazing Grace Hymn (ODBD)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Papertrey Ink: Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush
Ink: VersaFine Sepia, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: May Arts twill ribbon, brown brad (The Paper Studio), Ranger Clear EP, scraps of grosgrain and organdy ribbon, Copper Vellum tag (SU!)
Techniques: embossing, watercoloring, distressing