Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grow in Grace

We're on week four of our Shining the Light Challenges with Our Daily Bread Designs, have you been having fun?  I hope so, if you haven't joined us yet, feel free to jump on in!  You can find all the details on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog

This week our challenge is to use a non-traditional fold of our card, I chose to use a Z-Fold which I learned from Val Stangle in the fall of last year.  I just think it makes such an interesting fold and a really elegant presentation.

I used the pretty set called Grow in Grace, and took my color cues from the very fun Basic Grey Sugar Rush Paper.  It has pretty amethyst colors, and gray, orange and greens.  A very spring feel to me. 

The flower is watercolored with reinkers and water-based markers.  I did add a gray wash behind the flowers, but in the picture it's hard to see. 

I added this fun Kiwi Corduroy brad for a pop on the top, and bordered the top and bottom with my Borderabilities templates. 

I added a touch of silk ribbon along the bottom that really adds to the elegance too. 

Here are some more shots of the card open and close up.

Now how about you jump in with us?  Make a card with a unique fold, something a different shape or style - just not an everyday A2 card style, then  upload it to your gallery at SCS or your blog and then link it to our Mr. Linky connection on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  If you have ODBD stamps please go ahead and use them, if not play anyway!   There are great prizes involved for the ODBD store that you don't want to miss!  And if you use ODBD stamps, you might be selected for our Shining the Light feature each week.    
Now you can go an visit my teammates for some more creative inspiration:

America Kuhn, Chris Olsen,  Francie Gumprecht, Natalie Dever, Patter Cross, Sabrina Jackson, and the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog
Recipe:  Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs - Grow in Grace;  Ink:  Stazon, Basic Grey;  Paper:  Watercolor paper, Almost Amethyst, Basic Grey, Basic Grey Sugar Rush DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 5 Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval Punch, Borderabilities template, Dotted Embossing Folder, Scallop Eges Punch, Reinkers, SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Corduroy Brad, Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy.


Lori Craig said...

Gorgeous! Love the layers and that label. The coloring, of course, is beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Christine!! I love your fold, the colors and your gorgeous coloring and details!!! So Springy and beautiful!! Awesome take on this week's ODBDSLC4 challenge!! Have a great weekend!


Grace said...

Christine this is gorgeous! I love love love the fold and your paper choices and coloring! The details are all perfect!!! You rocked the challenge!!!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Beautiful card. Loves the colors - this would be a card anyone would love to receive. Thanks for sharing.

dougnat said...

OOOOO this is so gorgeous Christine! Love your coloring and that paper is so perfect with that stamp!! beautiful beautiful!

Sandee said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine! Pretty Spring colors and your coloring is fantastic!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done, Christine. What a fun fold. Lovely colours too.

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow - it is like an upside-down easel fold card! Very cool, and the coloring is fabulous!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, I so love this creation!!! So different and so very beautiful!!! Those papers are awesome and the coloring....WOW!!!! Love it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Velta said...

Oh My!!! this is incredible...your have sooo captured the image here...your coloring and sketch is perfect for this image!!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness.. Look at what you did with this fold.. I have had Val's card in my file for a long time to try this but didn't think I could figure out how to photograph it.. This is spectacular.. I so have to try this.. your coloring is wonderful.. Great job my friend..:)

Willy's creations said...

Looks lovely.


Rose Ann said...

Your Z-fold is gorgeous, Christine...and I love the orientation of it!! Your coloring is amazing, and I love the papers as well!!

PatM said...

Love your card...and the fold! The colors make me long for spring.
I searched Val's info for the "ZFold" tutorial but couldn't find anything. Could you help bring a tutorial to us??? It's so nice and would love to duplicate.
Thanks so much!