Monday, February 27, 2012

Hymn Challenge - I'm Caught Up Now!

Papers: Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon.
Flower: Recollections
Ink: Tin Holz Distress Ink in Antique Linen

I challenged myself to redo my last Hymn Challenge - "May the Mind of Christ my Savior." Here's my redo above. It's actually the fourth hymn for the year. I added another layer--the brown background, and I stitched the layers together on my sewing machine. I also bought a Tim Holz distresser so I could roughen up the edges of the paper a bit, and I bought some ecru lace to replace the paper strips at the bottom. I inked the white papers with Antique Linen, added a yellow die cut doily and ecru flower, and lastly popped the rose die cut with foam squares.  I'm enjoying the process of learning new scrapping techniques, and I enjoy reading the words to the hymns and taking in the truths they stand for.

Somehow I managed to skip Hymn #3, "How Great Thou Art", and here is my attempt to put it down in art form. The pearls, the pearl spray and the cross were all purchased at Michaels for 40% off! Red and black are an unusual color scheme for me.

Paper:  Heritage from Hot Off the Press, Cream paper from K and Company Life's a Journey
Die Cut: Scalloped Rectangle from Spellbinders
Cross, Pearls and Pearl/Gold spray: Recollections
Ink: Tim Holz Antique Linen

You can visit Patter Cross' blog at to read her wonderful posts about the writers of these special hymns. 
Blessings to you, and keep stitchin' and scrapbookin'!


  1. Your pages are well put together so neatly.

  2. These two are great too! I like the flowers and pearls/bling you put on the pages.

  3. So pretty, Mary! October Afternoon is a favorite of mine! That lace is gorgeous! I also love the bling again! You've picked fabulous Scripture verses!...Nancy :o)