Simply we all leave a legacy: what we do and who we are will affect generations of our offspring for good or for bad.
This word Man can be used for both gender, I want my kids to know I am a Christian and LOVE the Lord. I want them to know I am accountable before God for everything I do, think or say, I am accountable also to them - to not embarrasses the life out of them! Since Steve and I both had children before we were married we have spent decades of damage control in our childrens' lives. We have seen first hand what happens when a parent looses integrity, and the devastating affect it has.
How about you, has that been your experience too?
For my card, A little tutorial in composite.
Sometimes people will think using digitals is a easy way out of making a card and not involving to much creativity, and so it can be. It can also be time consuming and tricky. The important thing to remember, it isn't really the card that is so important, it is the person receiving it!
I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this verse, but the visual image I had was of Steve and my kids following behind him, all three love him dearly - He is a wonderful father in every way. He should teach classes at husband and father school!
I didn't have an image in my rubber collection of modern men that was suitable so I found one on line and then one of a young boy, they actually resemble Steve and both the boys (now 21+30) when they were young!
These are both fashion copywrite free images, I tweeked them a bit, the man had crazy hair.
I put them together using a bit of perspective and added the verse
Then I tried adding definition lines and an element in the white space
Really too blah
I tried collage and a bit of texture paste and that was only a mess.
So I decided it needed more structured background
and found this image
I changed the color, cropped and washed it out by increasing the transparency
I put my men in the picture and tweeked the body placement
framed it up and fussy cut the people and added dimensional tape
And here is my finished card:
It took me about an hour to make and during that time I really thought on that verse and how much i want to be that just person, it was a great hour!
I want to be that Just person and have Integrity with God, I want my kids to be proud I am their mother. When my days here are done and I stand before God, I want to hear "Well Done"! Don't you?
I highly recommend you go over to Word Art Wednesday read Karen's devotion and then make a card to enter the challenge. Great for up coming fathers day!
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