Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ODBDSLC252 Scripture

I have chosen to use the 1 Corinthians stamp for today's scripture challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. I needed an anniversary card for my husband and gave this to him yesterday.  We celebrated 31 years of marriage!!!  I think this stamp makes an elegant wedding or anniversary card! It is my go to stamp for these occasions! This stamp is large. The center insert of the card is an A2 size and with the added embossing and vfbow, it becomes an A7 (5x7 inch) card. The large brad on the bow adds lots of extra dimension but a traditional bow would look great too, if you are looking to save on mailing costs. 
I hope you join us this week!!! Information about posting to the challenge can be found here.
 This challenge is 2 weeks.  You have until September 6, 2015, at 8:00 pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Here on the inside, I have used many of the same items as on the front. I stamped the sentiment and used the Layered Lacey Square dies. This left me plenty of space to add a personal note!
I'm glad you tuned in today! Please check out my Design Team Sister's blogs for more inspiration.
Paula (me),  DianaRobinChris
Materials List 
Front Cover
ODBD Dies Used: Flourished Star Pattern
Inks Used: Versamark Watermark, MementoTux Black
Miscellaneous: Darice Damask Embossing Folder, 5/8 inch white satin ribbon, white detail embossing powder, large brad, foam tape
Inside
ODBD Dies Used:Layered Lacey Squares
Inks Used: Versamark Watermark, MementoTux Black
Miscellaneous: Darice Damask Embosing Folder, white detail embossing powder
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I Can't Thank You Enough Watercolor

After all of the recent company this summer, I was able to sit down and play in a challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I decided to do the SC554 Sketch Challenge and it felt great being creative again. This is the sketch we had and I took creative license and added some extra layers.
I colored the image using my watercolor paints and I tried a new to me technique.  I painted  using bright, vivid colors. I usually use a wash of color in pastel shades. However, I found a Youtube channel by a British artist who uses watercolor paint to create vivid and life like paintings. Her name is Anna Mason and you can find her here. This is the first time that I have tried painting in this manner and I have mixed feelings about the outcome. LOL!!! Oh how I would love to take a watercolor class and really hone my skills!!! The card turned out fine even though I need to practice painting!
I decided to use images from the North Coast Creations Floral Sentiments 7 stamp set. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using London Fog Memento ink. Once the image was colored, I began to layer paper and card stock.  I used the sketch as my guide and this was the end result. I did not have an aqua paper that worked well with this so I made my own by sponging aqua ink onto my smooth white cardstock.
Thanks for tuning in! Click on the links in the materials list for more info about these items. You can now purchase North Coast Creation Products via the Our Daily Bread Designs store and save shipping when ordering from both companies!
Materials List
NCC Stamp Set Used:  NCC Stamp Set Floral Sentiments 7
ODBD Paper Used: Heart and Soul Collection
Card Stock Used: Smooth White, 96# Bristol, watercolor
Spectrum Noir Markers Used: BT1, 2, 3, 4
Inks Used: London Fog, Tux Black, Regal Rose

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ODBDSLC251Inspiration

I have another colorful card for today's Inspiration Challenge. I think Chris found a really cool photo for the challenge. At first glance, I thought about using a paisley print from the new Beautiful Boho Papers and then I spied this blue, purple and pink number. The print reminds me of a peacock with the tail feathers fully open and it also had several colors from the photo. Off I went and this was the result!

Before I go any further, let me invite you to play along with the challenge.  We would love to see your beautiful creations!!! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC251 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 24, 2015, at 8:00 pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

I began by stamping the sentiment and sponging the edges after I used the Ovals Dies. Of course I had to layer that so I used the new Stitched ovals Dies. I also I knew that I wanted to use the Faith, Hope & Love Dies with this sentiment so I cut out faith and hope. It was a bit crowded to use both words so I went with Faith and mounted it on a coordinating blue paper from the Beautiful Boho Papers. In my mind, I need faith in order to have hope and that is how I chose which word to use. I still had a lot of negative space left, one the card so I went to my flower cupboard and pulled out this flower. It was white so I sponged on a little ink and then spritzed it with a bit of water. The flower had long yellow stamens in it and I didn't want the yellow. With stamens removed, It was a bit bare so I added the mini pearls. I chose the placement for the flower and added Fancy Foliage die cuts which I cut apart and then glued together until it looked like this. A few pearls and inked skeletonized leave and it finished everything off. 
I hope you have enjoyed time here today and I invite you to stop by my fellow Design Team Member's Blogs. They work so hard to bring you wonderful and creative projects!!!!



Materials List
ODBD Stamps used: Boho Faith
ODBD Dies Used: OvalsStitched Ovals, Faith, Hope & LoveFancy Foliage
ODBD Paper Used:  Beautiful Boho Collection
Card Stock Used: Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, White
Ink Used: Perfect Plum
Miscellaneous: pearl Bling, Mulberry Flower, Sekeletonized leaves

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ODBDSLC250 Sketch Boho Bonanza

Many of you are back from your vacations and gearing up for the new school year! It's been fun finding out where you all have spent time over the summer and how you had family time during your excursions!  Normally, I do a lot of traveling during the warmer months and realized that over the past couple of years, I have not been out and about.  I want to change all of that and plan a few trips for this fall. I'm knee deep in travel plans and will share more about this later. Right now, I have a sketch challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs to show you.  I have used the new Boho Faith stamp set along with the new Beautiful Boho Paper Collection. If you like plenty of bright and cheery color, then this is the paper pack for you! Check out the links in the materials list for more information.

I stuck to the sketch with only a few changes.  I chose to make a 5x7 inch card so that I could use the new Boho Faith stamp set. I really like the paisley stamp and decided to use a pale purple embossing powder as the base. I just colored the image with water based markers to get this focal point, of the card. The rest is pretty much self explanatory by viewing the photo. Oh yes, I also used silver embossing powder for the butterfly. If you should have a question, feel free to ask! 

Check out the beauties that the rest of the challenge team has made for you! you will be wowed!!!

Now let's see what you will be creating for the challenge! Just click the ODBD link above to play along! 

Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: Boho FaithButterfly and Bugs
ODBD Paper Used:  Beautiful Boho Collection
Card Stock Used: 96# Bristol as the card base, Textured Pink, Bashful Blue
Inks Used: Versa mark Watermark, Bashful Blue
Miscellaneous: Foam tape, Lovely Lilac embossing powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Bling

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

ODBDSLC249 Color Challenge



BEAUTIFUL BOHO 6x6 PAPER PAD

It's time for  another color challenge and we have some new colorful papers to go with this color palette!!!!  You can see how the Beautiful Boho Collection works great!
Now let's get to the challenge details.
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC249 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 10, 2015, at 8:00 pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Check out the new dies and stamp set too!!! Just click on the links in the materials list to find more information.  

Check out the other Design Team projects too!!!

Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: Boho FaithButterfly and Bugs
ODBD Dies Used: Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Boho BackgroundButterfly and BugsBeautiful Borders
ODBD Paper Used: Beautiful Boho Collection
Card Stock used: SU! Lovely Lilac, 96# Bristol
Embossing Folder Used: CB Caneback Chair
Inks Used: Watermark, SU! Lovely Lilac
Miscellaneous: Silver Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Double Sided Foam Tape
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ODBDSLC248 Anything goes with ODBD stamps



For me, this anything goes challenge means Christmas in July and I have made gift tags! I like to color coordinate some of my Christmas trees and the gift wrap that lies beneath. My parlor tree is full of pinks and white. I think these pretty pink tags will be perfect for the gifts under that tree!

I hope you will play along with the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge. Here are the details.
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC248 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 3, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.
All of the tags are hinged at the top and a greeting can go inside. The nice thing about the ornament tags is that they can also be hung on the tree as a keepsake.
Thanks for stopping by today! Go check out what the other designers have in store for you too!


Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: Mini Tags, Silk Stars
ODBD Dies Used:  Splendorous  StarsMini TagsOrnate Borders and Flowers, Fancy Ornaments
ODBD Paper Used: Christmas Collection 2014
Card Stock: White, Light Pink, Silver
Inks: Victorian Velvet Distress, Adirondack Lights Lake Mist, Su! Regal Rose
Miscellaneous: Assorted Bling, Ribbon, Glitter Glue

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ODBDSLC247 Floral Inspiration

It's challenge time again and the pics for this floral inspiration are truly awesome!!! They transport me back to vacation spots like Cape May, NJ and Martha's Vinyard, MA. I guess that's why I like this challenge so much. I can almost smell the homemade fudge and seafood!!!  WOW, I could really use a vacation with a fresh seafood meal!
Here are the challenge details and I hope you play along!
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC247 or to join the challenge click here. You have until July 26, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

You have already seen me use the new window dies on this card. So, I thought I would do something a little different instead of the standard window for this challenge. I incorporated the window into this welcoming front door scene. it was easy to make by combining different die cuts!
If you have enjoyed looking at my project, I know you are going to love the other projects that my design team sisters have made!!! Stop by and leave them some love! I think they have some very creative projects!!

Robin ClendenningPaula Bigelow(You R Here)Diana NguyenElizabeth WhissonChris Olsen

Materials List
ODBD Stamps Used: Home Sweet Home
ODBD Diese Used: Flower Box FillersWindow Shutter and AwningsWelcoming WindowFancy FoliageVintage Flourish Pattern, Decorative Vase
ODBD Papers Used: Blushing Rose CollectionShabby Rose Collection
Inks Used: Adirondack Lights Aqua, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Su! Crumb Cake
Misc: Dimensional foam tape, Pearl Bling

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