Sunday, June 27, 2010

Inspirational Sunday Post

Welcome to my inspirational Sunday post where I post a faith-based project each and every Sunday.  Although it's nowhere near Christmas, there are so many beautiful Christmas projects that I can't squeeze them all into December!  So here's a little Christmas peace, love, and joy to brighten this June day!

I've been featuring a number of projects using retiring stamp sets and colors.  I will truly miss Sage Shadow.  Here, it clothes the angel in a soft, ethereal beauty.  The angel is one of 4 beautiful stamps in the Holy Triptych stamp set.  I have really loved using this set.  You might ask, "What is a triptych?"  A triptych is a work of art, usually a panel painting, divided into three sections.  Hence the tri in triptych.  Often the middle section is larger and is flanked by two smaller sections of the same size.  The Holy Triptych stamp set has 3 images that can be used to make a lovely 3-panel card with the angel, pictured above, the nativity, and the wise men.  Here's a photo of the 4 stamps in the Holy Triptych set.  You can easily make a Z-fold card, giving you three panels for these three lovely images. 
Triptychs are a form of Christian art and were popular from the Middle Ages onward.  They were most frequently used as altar paintings.  The three panels offered an excellent way of depicting entire scenes in progression.  The triptych was also easier to transport than other large paintings since it is three panels, held together with hinges.  The works of art were not only beautiful, but served to tell Bible stories visually to an often illiterate population.

The fourth image in the Holy Triptych stamp set is a tag that can be used in a number of ways.  I will show you a card later this week that my daughter designed (Tiffany is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Check out her blog , here.) and that we made in our clubs this month.  It's totally non-Christmas and beautifully showcases the versatility of the Holy Triptych stamp set.

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