And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ODBDSLC142 - Animals

Hello challenge lovin' friends!  I hope and pray that all our friends in the Northeast have recovered from the big snow storm that hit that area last week, that everyone's power has been restored, and lives are getting back to normal. What a blessing it is to know that when tragedy strikes, good people rally around those who need help and support.  

This being Tuesday, it's time once again for another Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  If you are an animal lover like I am, you will enjoy this week's challenge!

This week's challenge is:
Animals - Use an animal on your creation.  It can include birds.  It does not have to be the can be an embellishment or on designer paper as well.

Here are the challenge details:

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a PRIZE, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!!  Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, February 17th at 8 p.m. EST.  One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.  As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we will again be choosing three or more participants for the Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify for this award; however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr.Linky by Sunday, February 17th at 8 p.m. EST.  If you upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC142.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge...thank you!

Below is my sample for the Animal Challenge!

Creative Nugget:  This adorable image is from the Lord Is My Shepherd stamp set.  It was colored with Copic Markers, cut with an Oval Nestie, and mounted on a Soft Sky Scalloped Oval Nestie. Different designer papers were stitched to True Black card stock and mounted on a Soft Sky card front.  The sentiment from the Earth's Gladdest Day stamp set, just released this month, was stamped in the lower corner right on the DP.  The border from the Serve the Lord stamp set was stamped on Soft Sky and cut with the matching Crocheted Border Die.  Since I don't have a rolled rose die, I punched scalloped circles from the DP, cut them in a spiral, and rolled from the outside in to create my own.  Pearls were added to the insides.  A Cheery Lynn Flourish, some ribbon and decorative pearls were added as embellishments to finish the card.  I hope you've been inspired to create your own animal card for this week's challenge!

The other talented Sister Sticks have created some gorgeous samples for you this week.  Be sure to check out their blogs and galleries and leave a little love!

and our February Guest Designer, Becky Egecrone

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Lord is My Shepherd, Earth's Gladdest Day, and Serve the Lord (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink 
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), True Black, Soft Sky, KaiserCraft DP
Accessories: Crocheted Border Die (ODBD), Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn), Scalloped Circle Punch, Sew Mini (Janome), Double Stitched Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Pearl Brad, Copic Markers E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, G03, G40, G46, G82, G85, G94, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9


merrymstamper said...

This is gorgeous!!! The colouring is intense and lifelike!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Cathy!! Your card is gorgeous!! I so love your coloring, the clouds, and your design!! Stunning Easter card!! So much eye candy to look at!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love how you colored the image! The grass, clouds, and lamb... all are perfectly done. Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty design and papers, just love the coloring, very sweet!

Cards By Jan said...

Ewe Whee Cathy...what a stunning card!! I love all your elements, especially the softer tones!!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Cathy - this card provokes such emotion for me - with the precious image, brought to life so beautifully with your coloring and fun cloudy background, it's truly amazing. You rock my friend!!

Jan Marie said...

This is just so beautiful, Cathy!! Your coloring is outstanding. . .and such detail. WOW!! Love the layout and those precious roses. . .thanks for the mini-tutorial! Stunning work!! Hugs and blessings!

Kathy said...

Cathy this is a beautiful card and your coloring is amazing! I love this image...I think I need to get it too! Beautiful card base with the dp combination! Blessings! Kathy

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cathy this is gorgeous!!! You colored that sweet image perfectly!!!! Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. Love the image, the coloring... the lace border is just lovely.