14 November 2016

The Lord is my shepherd

Hi there!

I have a one layer card to share today, inspired by 2 challenges:

Less is more ~ Books/literature

One layer simplicity ~ Peace

As much as I love a good book, I can't think that I have ever made a card inspired by books or literature, so I decided to turn to the Bible as my inspiration for the challenge at LIM.

And seeing that there are few words that bring more peace to my mind than the words from Psalm 23, I want to share my card at OLS as well 🌼


Close up:


I designed and printed the word art on my card, and then used an open book mask (cut with my silhouette) to do the light sponging with Hero arts shadow ink (Green Hills)

With the masks still in place, I stamped the 2 branches with leaves (Altenew - Golden Garden), and added a few accents with my lime green  and yellow Promarkers.

For those interested, you are welcome to download my sentiment/scripture.



Fonts used:

Respective
Quaver Serif

Thanks for visiting me today... wishing you a week filled with peace !
💚

Hugs
Hannelie

25 comments:

Esther said...

What a beautiful, tranquil card Hannelie! The softly inked book outline looks great framing the quote, and I think the branches from Golden Garden were a perfect choice of embellishment... subtle and understated elegance. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Geri said...

STUNNING! The subtle inked bible image is so pretty! Love the sentiment (thanks!) and love your idea!

Sarah Gray said...

This is such a light and airy design, Hannelie, with the perfect inspiration too! Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So delicate and pretty Hannelie.

Marjan Küppers said...

Wat een mooie kaart! Hij viel meteen op in mijn leeslijst! Prachtgi zoals je deze tekst hebt gemaakt en erg mooi is de uitstraling van je kaart.

Stampnms said...

Thank you for sharing your sentiments and identifying the fonts. The Respective font is so beautiful, I know it will be one I use frequently.

TK said...

Very pretty! Love the lime green, and the scripture too of course!

Ankie vd Polder said...

I do love your card and the book (Bible) you mentioned in the discription of your theme. Have a nice day, Ankie

Marfien said...

Prachtig kaartje Hannelie, ga de tekst opslaan want die is echt mooi!
dank je wel.

Maaike Huisman said...

Ik was al bezig om in het Engels te typen, toen ik me realiseerde, dat het ook in het Nederlands kan.
Ik vind je kaart erg mooi, had hem al op Pinterest gezien, maar de groene lijnen niet in verband gebracht met een boek.
Dat zie ik dus nu pas.
Prachtig, die tekst, de lievelingstekst van mijn man.
Het zou mooi zijn, als we hier in Nederland ook dergelijke teksten konden vinden, het is altijd Engels...

Groet, Maaike

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is jaw-droppingly wonderful Hannelie. As ever your inspirational designs knock me sideways. Your inky blended BG shaped as the open book is stunning, delicate and so so elegant, teamed with the wonderful sentiment and a perfect book choice too. Thanks so much for playing along this week. Sarah x

Rose said...

This is absolutely beautiful Hannelie! From the lovely font to the way you have applied the soft touch of colour without detracting from the quote.

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning card!

Susan said...

Such a beautiful sentiment and a soft and lovely card. Just perfect. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Bellule said...

Delicate and sweet, love your beautiful card ♥

Bises ♥

Anita in France said...

Serene, soft and gentle, Hannelie ... such a perfect way to surround this beautiful verse ... peaceful indeed, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

RitaR said...


As I took my lunch break, I checked my email and saw your blog post featuring this BEAUTIFUL and inspiring card creation. Your sentiment is so lovely and your sponging showcases it so well. I am making a card for my 79-year-old aunt today and was wondering what scripture I should add to her card .... Hannelie, your shared sentiment is just the perfect scripture for her! Thank you, once again, for sharing your art with all of us!

Cheryl W. said...

Your sponged shape is perfect for showcasing the opening words from the 23rd Psalm. This would be a lovely card to send to someone who is in need of loving encouragement.

Margaret said...

A beautiful clean and simple card!

Neets B said...

Hannelie, this is divine. I love it all, the font is gorgeous, I love green it's so calming, and the open book mask blending is a wonderful idea.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Bobby said...

The sentiment design is sensational, Hannelie, and the inking of the open book is wonderful for showing it off.

Nora N. said...

Simply STUNNING!!

Susan Raihala said...

Hannelie, your card is STUNNING!!! I absolutely adore your use of the open book die as a mask and can't believe how perfect your sponging is to get such soft color from a green hills inkpad. The font combination is also perfect...and you're so kind to make it available to your readers.

This card speaks peace on every level...and beautifully.

Thanks so much for sharing it with the OLS challenge. Peace be with you, Hannelie.

Kristie Goulet said...

This card is so perfect in every way, Hannelie! This is one of my favorite scriptures. LOVE!!! ♥♥♥

Suzy Que said...

Sorry my comment is so late, but I had to say how beautiful I think this card is!! I love that gorgeous sentiment!!!