Saturday, February 20, 2010

Refuge

It's a really fun challenge we're inviting you into today with the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team

Since it is February and we are acknowledging national hero’s (President’s day) in the US or people who are special to us (Valentine’s Day), the challenge team is challenging you to acknowledge and case a crafter you admire or a creation you admire changing just two elements to make it our own.

So here is what I created:


One of my absolute favourite stampers is Amy Sheffer or PickleTree as she is known on Splitcoast.  I had the privelage of serving with her a short time on the Dirty Dozen, and absolutely love her style, her sense of layering and pattern.  She is also an ODBD Design Team alum, and I chose one of her amazing creations to case.  Here is her card on the ODBD Gallery  and also on her blog - Streams of Living Water (it's gorgeous - you have to go look).  I changed the stamp set and medium of coloring and changed some of how it was layered.  But I kept her basic color scheme, the ribbon and pin and pearls, the square size and the scoring.  I used the gorgeous Nest set from this month's release, and stamped it on Kraft paper and colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils.  I love how the blue and white look blended together. 


So we'd invite you to join in on the challenge with us...the hardest part will be finding a card to case!  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 Thursday, February 25. 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 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our 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 February 25 at 8 p.m. EST.

If you upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC3. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.  Thanks so much!

I wanted to put in a quick note here to my regular readers and commenters.  I usually try and be a good blog commenter back; if you leave me a comment I usually try and visit you back in the next couple of days.  That has been almost impossible for at least a week.  I have a computer that right now I'd like to either swear about (which I don't!  lol), or throw it out the window.  Tasks that usually take me a few minutes are taking 1/2 hour.  Today I'm not kidding you, I clicked on the link of a fellow blogger so I could comment, and went to my diswasher while it was "working" and emptied my dishwasher before it loaded the page.  It's so frustrating!  We've dumped old files, and pictures, done defrags, scanned for viruses...the whole bit.  So I'm really sorry if I haven't been a regular visitor,  I'm working on it!

Meanwhile - we're now saving for a MAC :)

Alright - you'll want to stop by these wonderful Challenge Team blog members for their Cased Creations :)

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 - Nest;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Kraft, DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 4 Nesties, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Baja Satin Ribbon, Lattice Borderabilities, Dimensionals, SU Hat Pin, Scor It, 1/2 Pearls.

26 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry about your computer Christine!! I now how frustrating they can be. It is one of those things that you can't live with or without....Hope it gets better soon!!

Your card is so elegant and stunning!! Great case of Amy. Love your stamping on the kraft!! Stunning coloring and design!!! The pin and bow are the perfect embellishment. Love it!
hugs,
Chris

Crystal said...

Christine wow this is stunning, I absolutely LOVE the colors, pearls, and that pin!!!! Beautiful card girl!

Francie G. said...

So very elegant, Christine! Love the way the card just glows and the use of the pin! Beautifully done!

Renée said...

oooh, the card is gorgeous! Love the colours, so pretty and elegant :)

bummer about the computer ... frustrating, eh?

Ruthie said...

It gets crazy, doesn't it, when the computer takes on a life of it's own? Love your card! It's beautiful - as all your work is!!!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done, Christine and a wonderful tribute to Amy. Great image and use of the pin. Sorry to hear about your computer issues - hope it rectifies itself sooner than later.

Tasha said...

Wowzer this is so beautiful! I love the colour and the image is beautiful
love tasha xx

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully colored and detailed! Wonderful scripture card, Christine!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous crisp card!! beautiful case!

dougnat said...

this is sooo beautiful Christine! love how you colored the nest on the Kraft paper!! just gorgeous!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, I hear you about the computer issues....mine just shuts down on me in the middle of commenting all the time :C. I love your card and the papers you've chosen. That nest is awesome and the way you have colored it....fabulous!!!! Love this card!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Patter Cross said...

Christine, I think the kraft with this nest is just perfection!!! I definitely want to try it. It really makes this card so stunning! Blessings,

leenda said...

Gorgeous artwork!

Danni said...

So sorry about your computer!! No worries as sometimes life happens and it's hard to keep up with everything.
Gorgeous card...so elegant and wonderful!

Dawn B. said...

I am so glad you got this up on your blog because it is incredible...I love the coloring on kraft..My favorite.. Super job.. I am ready for a MAC too.. My daughters all have them and they are awesome...Hugs...

Kelley said...

So sorry your computer is driving you crazy. I SO understand how that can be! Your card is so beautifully colored, it looks like a photo!!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine, this is one of the most beautiful cards evah!!!! The nest is sooo gorgeous and I love how you used the kraft!!! Sorry about your putter....I have to delete cookies and temp files almost every day so my old putter will keep on perking!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Christine this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I am a huge fan of Amy too and I'm sure she'd be thrilled with this tribute. :) So sorry about your computer - hope things improve soon!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful Christine!! Love the coloring on kraft!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwww, totally gorgeous!!

...sorry about the computer. Ugh, I know that feeling of wanting to throw it out the window.

hisally said...

I was having the exact same problem with my computer and I called my cable company which supplies my internet access. They came and I needed a new router/modem which they replaced for free and now my computer is fast just like it was several months before. If you have cable access, you might check into this solution. I am so glad I didn't have to take my computer for repair.

Rose Ann said...

Your nest looks amazing, Christine...and I love the colors you've used!

Sorry about your computer! I know how frustrating that can be for sure!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your coloring on this sweet image is so beautiful! What a lovely card.
And so sorry about the 'puter problems. Hope it all gets sorted out soon.

Pam said...

Christine this is just beautiful. Girl, I love Amy's work also. But in saying that, You have a separate style all your own which is absolutely gorgeous! That is the beauty of this art. Each stamper is unique in their own way with thier own special qualities. I love your style Christine.
Hugs,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
come visit me sometime.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous girl!! LOVE what you did with that nest!! And your colors, distressing, ribbon, punch, well....everything is just super fabulous!! Love this!!

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers, Christine! This is over-the-top gorgeous girl!