This is the more recent one, using the Village Stamp which has been inked up, sprayed with water and stamped on a distressed background. I made the distressed background by spraying water directly onto a very old ink pad and applied directly to the paper. After it was dry, I used the Silhouette flower stamp, added four colors distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped over the top again. Added some gems (thanks Wilmi) and a sentiment in black, with a couple of butterflies (thanks Sue) to make it come alive.
This is one I made on Friday, which show the Village stamp a little bit clearer and has a pinky background.
I have a little share today, which really spoke to me! So much so, that I want to share it with you as an encouragement! It is from a Bob Gass devotional.
"Lord, the one you love is sick" - John 11:3 NIV
John records, '... Mary and Martha sent someone to tell Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick"' (NCV). Someone went to Jesus on behalf of Lazarus and because they went, Jesus responded. The healing didn't take place for several days, but it was set in motion the moment the Lord was called on. Have you ever wondered where your prayers go? '
The friend who went to Jesus on behalf of Lazarus said, '"Lord, the one you love is sick."' He didn't base his appeal on the imperfect love of the one in need, but on the perfect love of Jesus. He didn't say, 'The one who loves you is sick.' He said, 'The one you love is sick.' That's different. The power of prayer doesn't depend on the virtue of the one who prays, but on the unchanging love of the one who hears. Aren't you glad? You may be deeply flawed, you may not understand the mystery of prayer, but this much is clear: action begins in heaven when someone on earth prays.