Thursday, June 1, 2017

Simple Stories "Well Of Faith"

Hello there and happy June! Today I get to share my latest altered project on the Simple Stories blog made with the beautiful and timeless Faith collection. A 3D wooden wishing well by Sa Crafters was the perfect piece for my plan. I designed it with a certain scripture in mind: John 4. This is when Jesus comes to rest at Jacob's well and the Samaritan woman arrives to get water. Jesus explains to the woman that all who drink the well water will be thirsty again; but whomever drinks the water that He gives them will never thirst again. For Jesus is the true, living water and indeed, the water He gives us will become in us a spring of water welling up to eternal life. And this is how my well of faith came to be.
As you can see, this is no usual well. This is a very special well indeed! It's brimming with all good things so that anyone who comes to it, thirsty, might bear witness to the true, living water of Christ. There are countless elements in the Faith collection to embellish with. So much so, I found it difficult to stop adding darling goodies to my project. Come and be inspired by the joy and love within!
The well is covered with some of the patterned papers from the Faith collection, giving it a nice feel of floral mixed with woodgrain and lots of colorful pretties. Grace washi tape was perfect to use for covering all the edges, so painting them white first wasn't even necessary. I love all the cute accents of this collection. From the balloons, potted plants and world globe chipboard to the faith bible and Winston wearing his I heart Jesus sweater decorative clips....there is so much to adore!
The "shine" decorative brad is a perfect accent for the theme. As God's children, we have a certain light in us and He wants us to shine brightly. He is the light of the world and we are His city on a hill--so let your light shine!
I love the quality of Simple Stories products. The heavy duty cardstock stickers stood up to all my abuse when manipulating them into the scene. Like the lights and lantern hung from the inside ceiling.
Enamel dots are so cool. Here, they were transformed into a colorful string of fun also hung from the inside of the well.
And a few more enamel dots on the tiny blooms of the chipboard add just the right amount of dimension.
The roof's trim was designed using the 12 inch heart border sticker cut down to fit the length of each side. Delicate Victoria White Crochet Lace trim underneath the border, along the top of the roof and around the edges of the well adds a sweet touch.
And that's my well of faith altered project. I hope you enjoyed it. I certainly took great pleasure in creating it! And I hope you've been inspired by the Faith collection today. Thank you so much for visiting! Happy crafting!

Product List: (All Faith Collection)
Combo Sticker- 7701
Grace- 7702
Shine- 7703
Charity- 7704
6x12 Chipboard- 7715
Bits & Pieces- 7717
Enamel Dots- 7719
Decorative Brads- 7722
Decorative Clips- 7723
4x6 Stickers- 7724
4x6 Clear Stickers- 7725
Grace Washi Tape- 7727

Other Products:
3D Wood Wishing Well by Sa Crafters
Victoria White Crochet Lace by Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adtech Hi Temp Precision Pro Hot Glue Gun and various adhesives

1 comment:

Stampsnob. said...

Great project So much detail and meaning.....Lis