4.08.2012

When Light Shines Through

I couldn't resist using this recent photo to create a layout.  It's part of my 'Photo A Day' series for the last week and I was awed by how the light made such an incredible difference in the appearance of this rose blossom.

The truth is, this particular blossom has been rather sad from the get go.  It's just kind of wilty and sickly looking.  Not at all what a rose blossom ought to be.  However, with the light from the sun shining through, it became quite glorious.

It put me in mind of how Christ comes into the lives of broken, imperfect people and shines a miraculous light through their brokenness to create beauty from the ashes.  I am so grateful for His intervention in my life. He's had to shine light on things that were painful to see at the time, but now, they are places that provide safety and life for others.  What a gift that is coming from a life such as mine.

I got to play in the new City of Lights kit from Studio Calico to make this page.  I am especially enamored with the tissue paper from Pink Paislee.  Had lots of fun gathering that ruffle from it.


I doubled the tissue paper, which I'd cut into a 2.5 inch strip and then gathered by hand.  I glued it down and then stitched using the twine from the the kit.


The photo didn't need a lot of embellishments to compete with it so I kept things simple and clean.


Hope your Monday is a good one.  See ya next time and thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

  1. very beautiful and that is an awesome picture :)

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  2. Awesome Layout! What a wonderful photo!

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  3. I love huge photos but not sure I am not using it to scrap. Lol. Yours is gorgeous!!

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  4. I love the huge photo. Awesome layout!

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  5. that layout is gorgeous Ursie! hope you had a great Easter!

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  6. Great layout! Love how you used the tissue paper!

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  7. Nice job with the tissue paper!

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  8. wowza...that is gorgeous!! :)

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  9. Beautiful photo and a great page!

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  10. Love how you used the giant photo!!! :)

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  11. Stunning Page! Love the big photo!

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  12. Beautiful photo! And love how you put the title on top of the photo!

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  13. Beautiful photo and a great layout to showcase it!

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  14. What an amazing photo, and a really cool layout!!!

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  15. I always love your little details, but I really LOVE the photo, esp knowing that it's the light that makes a 'ho hum' bloom look glorious!

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