Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fruit of the Spirit



This is one of my favorite Bible verses.

You see I have a terrible time memorizing things.

When I need to keep from giving in to a bad habit,
I try to remember this in perfect order.
By the time I have to look it up, I've forgotten about that bad habit.
For the time being.....

I like to keep the verse handy so I can find it quickly and easily.

When I quit smoking, I carried it in my pocket for months.

I'll share this card at One Layer Simplicity where I haven't played in ages.
The challenge this month is art.
I used watercolor as my art medium.

I painted another and matted this one.


Just Us Girls Challenge
Love those watercolor challenges!

I stamped both with Antique Linen Distress ink
and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Holy Spirit Fruits (Inky Antics)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press for card 1), (Arches 140 lb. hot press for card 2), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Aqua Painter, Simply Scored (card 1)


17 comments:

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, this card so touches my heart. I have this verse taped on my bathroom mirror so I see it every morning...have the same situation with trouble memorizing but wanting to live this everyday. Beautiful card and beautiful reminder! Thank you.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another beautiful work of art there Bonnie my friend! Love that verse too! I hope you're having a lovely Sunday and have a great upcoming week too! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Colleen said...

Bonnie, I LOVE this verse! I have to keep it up on my bulletin board to remember all these fruits of the HS! Your card is awesome and what a perfect image to use as the background for this fabulous verse! thank you for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Donna said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. X

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful coloring on that amazing pear! I love how you stamped the Bible verse over the top of it and the splatters/speckles finish this off beautifully. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercolouring ... and an amazing verse. That's a great idea to carry it with you or always have it at arms reach. Very inspiring ... as are you, my friend. xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card in looks and it's meaning....So very beautiful and artsy too. Glorious sentiment and I thank you so much for sharing x

KimCreate said...

Very pretty water color card!

Irish Cherokee said...

I am a huge lover of pears. As for bible verses, there are many that I could call my favorites. This is one of them. Both cards are great.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Maxine D said...

Two stunning cards Bonnie - but I personally like the un-matted one the better of the two. I know what you mean about memorizing scripture correctly!!
Blessings
Maxine

JoAnn said...

Oh, I love that verse too Bonnie. Your watercolored pear looks fabulous on both cards.

Sandy said...

Boy - that is a lot to have in one pear!!! Can I just concentrate on one trait at a time.
Your pear is beautiful!
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Love both versions. Great shading on the pear and the splatters complement it beautifully.

So glad you were able to quit smoking. That's a great verse to help inspire you.

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, both versions of your card are fabulous! What a beautiful job you did painting it and the verse- the words are SO perfect to live by!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are fabulous. I like both stunning versions. My heart is happy.

Nance said...

Two more very pretty cards. One of my favorite verses as well, but I don't remember it all ever either.

Susan Raihala said...


Bonnie, this is one of my favorite verses as well...so very useful and helpful for getting through life making wiser, spirit-filled choices. Both cards are lovely, but YOU KNOW I love the one-layer one especially. The subtle score lines add a lovely frame, and the speckling is perfect. Thanks for sharing this with the One-Layer Simplicity challenge!