Here is a sweet and simple card using Sweet n Sassy's "Child of God" set by Chris Dickinson. The images of of a little boy and girl praying along with bible verse and prayers are perfect for family, baptisms, birthdays etc. I think it is such a unique idea, and she did a wonderful job capturing the beauty of a child who has a heart for God in her illustrations...
I used the Black Market Lucky n Love paper pack for my background, the colors and the "cherish" border on the page made for such a easy clean layout with my oval Nestabilitie focal point. I colored the little boy to look like my Jonathan with Koh-i Noor pencils and OMS. I tried to keep my embellishments on boy cards to a minimum, but to add interest I used my corner rounder at the bottom, and some Magnolia DP, a strip I faux stitched with a white gel pen (to match the stitching on the "Cherish" border, and a curved corner punch with a large white brad and more faux stitching. Card base is Certainly Celery.
Jonathan, which means "Gift from God", has always been a very spiritual child. Coincidentally, in the first picture we took of him just after he was born (he's very red and slimy in it, hadn't yet been cleaned up by the nurses!) his eyes were closed and hands clasped, fingers all laced together as if in prayer. A picture memory I'll always cherish :) (Not to leave my 3 year-old William* out, his first improptu mealtime prayer recently was a hoot: "Jesus loves me, welcome to dinner, ... and Cheers!" )
These are the first stamps Chris has illustrated, congratulations Chris, from one illustrator to another, I wish you the very best of luck with this set and designs to come! :)
*Since I wrote this post, William has been struggling this past week with croup and has had asthma attacks every night as a result, it has been a completely new and frightening experience for us and a lot of sleeplessness. (If I was a light sleeper before I now sleep with two eyes open and his inhaler in hand!) Do you suffer from or have a child who has asthma? Then girl, I just want to put my arms around you, I'm so sorry you have gone through this. Any advice you have, I would love to hear from you. And if anyone could include William in your prayers, I would so appreciate it. Thank you.