Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Marleys Ghost and a Concept that went Off Track
This week's Our Daily Bread Shining Light Challenge calls for using something that falls into one of the following three categories:
I am pretty sure this meets almost all of those! I used Diamond Stickles on that chain so it may fall into the Baubles category (I know it is a stretch but run with me on this - LOL). In the scene where Marley comes to visit Scrooge, the door bell rings - watch this:
If everyone watched that scene every morning, the world would be a better place! Finally, chains clang or they do in the movies when people drag them like Marley does.
I used a Mo Manning image of Marley (isn't it great?) and a wonderful scripture from Our Daily Bread's Scripture Collection 1 (wonderful verses in that set). In the background, I used a page from an old hymnal with the song O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness. It was written in 1772 by William Williams (wonder if my DH is related to him?), and the third verse was my favorite (I had never heard this song before):
Fly abroad, eternal Gospel;
Win and conquer, never cease.
May Thy lasting, wide dominions
Multiply and still increase!
May Thy scepter
Sway th'enlightened world around!
Now, I my head the concept for this card was awesome. Use the scary Marley's Ghost image and combine it with a scripture that states God will be there for you - you don't have to be afraid of anything - not a ghost and not that your fate will be to walk the world in pain forever never being able to fix the mistakes you made in life. Well, in a challenge where everyone's cards are fancy, pretty, and all dainty, this card sticks out like a sore thumb. Oh well, it is still one of my favorite cards and I love how the chains look 3 D and sparkle.
Hugz to all and have a blessed week free of haunting moments like Scrooge experienced!!!!