And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ODBDSLC155 Sky or Water

Hello everyone!  Hope your week got off to a great start. We have another wonderful Shining the Light Challenge for you this week...we're paying tribute to part of God's awesome creation...
This week's challenge is:
Sky or Water

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, May 26 at 8 p.m. EST.  One random winner will be chosen and announced with the next challenge.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments, 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 of our participants for the Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify for this award, you must use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. EST.  If you upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC155.  When creating your posts on blogs, please include a link to the challenge.  Thanks you!  We love seeing your creations!

I was able to purchase several stamp sets from ODBD that have been on my wish list for a while that were perfect for this challenge.  Here is my card:

Creative Nugget:  A piece of Cryogen White card the shimmer on this...was masked and sponged using a variety of distress inks.  The Mighty Sea image was then stamped in Tuxedo Black ink with the help of a stamp positioner to get the horizon lined up to match the sponging.  A little touching up was done with Copic Markers and white acrylic paint was stippled on the waves along with some Diamond Stickles.  The Labels Twenty-Six die was used to cut a frame out of the edge of the My Mind's Eye DP and to make the frame out of Smokey Shadow card stock.  The Fishing Net Background was lightly stamped on the DP using Pumice Sone Distress Ink.  The ocean image was attached behind the frame and the right edge trimmed with a craft knife. The Anchor image was stamped, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut.  The anchor was colored and cut again and covered with Glossy Accents.  A hole was punched so the twine could be threaded through before attaching it to the card.  A few of the sea gulls were stamped again and fussy cut to fly above the anchor. The sentiment was attached with more of the twine to finish the card.

Here are the materials from the ODBD Store used to make this card:

To see more awesome sky and water creations, be sure to visit my Challenge Team sisters...

              ~~Chris Olsen~~Jan Marie Ennenga~~
                ~~Audrey Hiltke~~Diana Nguyen~~
               and our guest designer, Gloria Stengel

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!  As you go about your day, take time to enjoy God's wonderful creation!


Card Recipe
Stamps: The Mighty Sea, Anchor, Fishing Net Background (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, Faded Jean, Chipped Sapphire Pumice Stone Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Cryogen Iridescent White, Confetti White (SU!), Smokey Shadow (PTI), On the Bright Side DP (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spellbinders Label Twenty-Six (ODBD), Tag Dies (Spellbinders), Gold Shimmer Twine (The Twinery), White Acrylic Paint, Stickles, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Copic Markers


MerjaHannele said...

Great card, indeed! The sentiment is so lovely and suit so well to this card! Enjoy to see this!

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning card and wonderful techniques!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful coloring Cathy!! I love the background dp and anchor with the distressed looking verse!!

JD/ Jill said...

Stunning card with beautiful coloring and so many neat details. I have both those stamps would never thought to use them together that way...thanks for the inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

Such pretty coloring,love the sunset, great design of the card!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is so well done! I love the papers, gorgeous colors, super image, and fantastic way to do the sentiment. Gorgeous!!!! Hugz!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. Love that beach scene. Awesome images and coloring. The twine looks great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan Marie said...

So amazing! O: You fussy cut those seagulls! IMPRESSED!! Beautiful combination of textures, colors, stamp sets and coloring! Lovely work!

Kelley said...

GORGEOUS card!! WOW!! Love your coloring!!