Thursday, December 20, 2007

Salt - John 3:16

This fortnight at
Salt it's Esthers turn to set the challenge and she chose,
The verse John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only son, that whoever believed in him shall not perish but have everlasting life'

I really enjoyed this theme, immediately thought of a piece of religious icon art

so I found this one on google images, & printed it off,

I love the way the Baby Jesus has His hands open and inviting,

ready to give the perfect gift.

So after I printed off my image, I glued it onto another piece of card, added all the little dots, then using a lead pencil drew ontop of all the lines (giving a sort of embossed look)then I went over all of those lines with a black pigment pen. Next I cut around the shape, then using embossing powder I double embossed the paper image, so now I had a lovely shiney durable piece of embossed paper. Next step was to tape it to two layers of felt, which I then stitched on my sewing machine and trimmed. Sewed the ribbon onto the back at the top and bottom, and threaded the star onto the ribbon (the star is a Vintage Brass Star from a Military Uniform)

Anyway, make sure you pop on over to the SALT blog and see what the other girls have done with this Challenge, they are all so beautiful!

And we'd love to see what you create too :)

9 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful Gillian! I love the way you added so much detail and embellishment to a picture just printed off from a computer - amazing!

Jeri Aaron said...

This is wonderful!
http://artfulgathering.typepad.com

Hazel said...

Very inspirational, Gillian! Absolutely beautiful.

mamaluke said...

What a lovely reminder that Jesus is ready to welcome ALL who will put their TRUST in HIM. As ever you have done some beautiful pieces, sorry I've not blog hopped for a while. have a wonderful Christmas x

Kimberly White said...

This is stunning Gil! So beautiful! Kim

paru's_circle said...

lovely, Gillian.. dont 4 get your ole aunty peee b 4 xmas!!!!
hugs
P.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Gillian - I think you are going to have to change a word in the Bible verse you quoted!

Gillian :O) said...

Thanks Jacqueline, have changed it now :)

stamp and scrape said...

Stunning icon! Will try and join the challenge. If not, have a wonderful celebration of Jesus's birth.
Ros