Sep 30, 2012

Welcome to the Crafters of Faith Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you stop by and celebrate the beauty of AUTUMN with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together! If you are just visiting and would like to hop with us, welcome! If you hopping along already, you should have arrived from Sharon's blog.

This month, our hostess is Carol S! She gave us a wonderful Harvest challenge and here is what she asked us to create:
 "I love FALL, the colors and the smells! I would like to propose that we make a card with fall colors, it should include fruits and vegetables to remind us of the harvest. When my kids were small, I canned peaches and pears, made pickles and such. So much fun to open those jars in the dead of winter! I am looking so forward to the fall festival of Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). To Biblical historians, this is the actual time of Christ's Birth and many people believe this will also be the season of HIS return. Blessings All!"
To celebrate in this glorious season upon us, here is a card that I created:

Front & an angled view to show the popped up wreath and some of the textures.

The wreath is an old PSX stamp that I've had for years..  It's stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with a variety of PrismaColor and Derwent Pencils, blended with Gamsol.

Below is a close up of the wreath - and yes - I did use some glitter!  Rather a glitter novice here but wanted a bit of sparkle on this one.  It is also painted with Crystal Effects to give it some shine and enhance the colors.

From here, continuing hopping to Jeanette's blog to see what Autumn splendor she has waiting for you! We also have a special little giveaway for one lucky hopper today and you can find that on Kelly's blog - the last stop on the hop! 

Thank you for stopping by today! In this glorious season of Fall, and the wonders of the earth changing to gorgeous colors .... in a time of gratitude and thanksgiving ... we wish many blessings for you!
To God who gives our daily bread
A thankful song we raise,
And pray that he who sends us food
May fill our hearts with praise.
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)


MiamiKel said...

Darlene, your wreath is a vision! Gorgeous color and a lovely Autumn card to inspire for the season! Your coloring is wonderful and the wreath as the focal point makes your card a spectacular one!

Thank you for being a beautiful part of the Crafters of Faith :) *Blessings!*

Marilyn said...

I like this image Darlene and how you've coloured it. I always admire the fall cards and so enjoy seeing what people create with the theme. I'm not so great at those fall colours but you've got this aced.
PS - I read your post about the Bic pens... I agree, that was such a hoot!

Liz said...

Darlene, I love how you did your card, this is so pretty ,the fall colors are so warm and inviting, thanks for blessing us and being a part of COF
Liz D

stamp-color-and create said...

Darlene, your card is amazing. I love the wreath ... you colored it so beautifully and I love the added touch of the glitter. The fall colors are my absolute favorite, too. I hope you have a blessed Sunday.

kadie said...

Darlene, this is LOVELY! I adore that stamp and all those warm, autumn colors! AND I'm SO thrilled to be part of this wonderful group with you! Hugs, kadie

~Paola~ said...

holeee hannaaaaaaaaaaa Darlene!
what a great image to represent the fall season in full!! btw I LOVE PSX stamps too!This is atrue beauty, anexplosion of gorgeous colors, the total package indeed!
Awesome card my dear friend!!♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

Darlene, I love the wreath you colored and fussy cut (one of April's terms I like!) so well!

Your autumn colors and choice of special papers really make this card great.

I am so glad that we are in the COF together. Looking forward to your future creations.

April said...

How beautiful! I love the glitz and glimmer you added....and of course, I love that you fussy cut the wreath!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Darlene...what a creative masterpiece you have produced. All that wonderful texture and the great coloring...way to go my sweet nailed it for sure...((hugs)) ♥♥♥

Carol said...

A stunning fall wreath! I love it! Your coloring is beautiful!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful card!

Ana Carolina Little said...

Darlene, I love that border punch and the colours on your card. Beautiful wreath!!!. Blessings!!!

Barb said...

Darlene--your card is just stunning! Love the vibrant colors--and that wreath is a great image to use too!

Thanks for participating in this first challenge/blog hop and I am blessed to be a part of such a great group of ladies!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!!! Darlene, that wreath is GORGEOUS!!! And the punched borders. Wow.... that really makes the card. Every single detail is perfect!!!

It's been fun hopping with you!

Margaret said...

So beautiful Darlene. Love all the Autumn colors and the hint of glitz! It reminds me of my stamp room which is done in birdhouse. I actually have a wreath with little birdhouses all around it. Love the layers and punched borders.

Gail said...

Very nice card Darlene - I like your colorful wreath!

Jacquel said...

What a beautiful card & I like how you colored that image! Very nice work on the challenge!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- great job on the challenge-this is just gorgeous! The image is beautiful- love love your colors