Today's Salt challenge comes from Lythan and is on Penitence. You can read Lythan's write-up on the Salt blog. For my project today I used Psalm 51:17 where David says, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart - these, O God, you will not despise." Matthew Henry describes the penitent heart as ". . . a heart breaking with itself, and breaking from its sin; it is a heart pliable to the word of God, and patient under the rod of God, a heart subdued and brought into obedience; it is a heart that is tender, like Josiah’s, and trembles at God’s word. Oh that there were such a heart in us!"
My ATC today is a bit out of my comfort zone but I felt that the subject called for a different look. I printed my verse and die cut it with Nestabilities and then sponged all around the edges using Distress Ink. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink's Life set and was stamped using Weathered Wood Distress Ink which seemed to go well with the Basic Grey paper (from the Perhaps line). I sat forever looking at this trying to decide how to embellish it but in the end I left it pretty plain - only adding some brads and a teeny, tiny little crumpled flower made of the same dp.
Please visit the Salt blog today to view the rest of the design teams work and if you feel inclined, we'd love to have you join us in the challenge! Please leave a link if you do. Thank you so much for visiting today - have a wonderful day!
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue (SU!), Ivory (Gina K Designs), Patterned Paper: Perhaps collection (Basic Grey), Stamps: Life (Papertrey Ink), Ink: Weathered Wood (Distress Ink, Ranger), Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon (SU! - colored with a Copic marker), Brads (SU!), Button (Papertrey Ink), corner rounder punch