Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shining the Light - Cotton Anniversary

This week at ODBD we have a special challenge in store for you! Unlike past weeks, the Challenge and Design team will be hosting a daily challenge in honor of Our Daily Bread Designs 2nd Anniversary!! You will have one day to link your challenge creations and not one week.

Since we are celebrating the Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, we will be focusing on gifts for Anniversaries. Cotton is the traditional gift for the second anniversary. Today’s challenge will be to use Cotton in some way…. stamp on cotton, use cotton ribbon, make a cotton flower… get creative.


I have a Cotton Celebration here for you with this card.  I chose to use my cotton items as the twil tape, and the sewing with my machine around the designer paper layer (SEI First Kiss).  The flowers from the Violet set called The Lord Has Risen, are colored with copic markers, and I added two of the blooms popped up.  And also sponged around the image too to really make it glow.  Now for the pretty part, I added some Stardust Glitter pen to the blooms and to the sentiment to really make it special.   Below you can see the sparkle and the popped blooms much better.  I added the color to my cotton twill ribbon by coloring it with my Copic marker lightly (it's such thick ribbon it could really suck up your ink if you'd let it). 


I cut apart my Lattice Pendant Die and tucked it around each side of the main image for a pretty focal point. 

We hope you have had the chance to play along with us! The only stipulation is that it must be new work, no back links please! The winner will be chosen by random and will receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate for stamps from the ODBD Store! The winner will be announced on the ODBD Blog post tomorrow when we issue the next challenge!

Please be sure to visit all the blogs linked below, and leave a comment for each designer, because there is hidden candy on some of the blogs! You will not know where it is, but if your name is chosen and you have left a comment for the designers… you will win it!!! You won’t know how many have candy each day… so be sure to visit them all and leave some love!



Recipe:  Stamps:  ODBD - The Lord Has Risen;  Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom;  Paper:  Blush Blossom, Pink Pirouette, Gina K Pure Luxure Paper, SEI - First Kiss Shimmered Paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels One Nestabilities, Lattice Pendant Die, 1/2 Pearls, Copic Markers, Sponge, Sewing Machine, Stardust Glitter Pen, Dimensionals, Twill Ribbon. 

51 comments:

Tanja S. said...

Lovely card, the monochromatic colour scheme is great.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Christine!!! I just love all the pink and your stunning coloring!! Your layout and the use of the cotton twill is so beautiful! Awesome take on the Cotton Challenge. Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Anneke klerks said...

hoi Christine
What a beautyful card, love the colour you have used

anneke

Dawn said...

Beautiful Christine! love how you used the die

Patter Cross said...

Christine, this is just gorgeous! And of course the pink makes it all the better. LOL! Gotta love my pink! I need to find some pink twill for sure. Awesome job on the challenge! Have a blessed day!

Debi said...

Christine this is so beautifully done!

StampinCathy said...

This is one stunning card. I just love the colors, layout, and how you used the cotton on this challenge.

America said...

THIS lovely creation couldnt be any more beautiful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your coloring. Did I ever tell ya that?? :) wonderful in every way!

Anonymous said...

Hi!

This is such a beautiful piece. I love the mono-chromatic look...especially in pink or purple! Your twil ribbon looks great! Of course, your coloring is always wonderful to enjoy!

Happy Anniversary!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rona said...

beautiful colors!! the pearls add just the right touch just gorgeous!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love the way your framed the beautiful flowers! Wonderful coloring!

Crystal said...

Christine WOW was the first words when i saw this beauty!!! I LOVE the sparkle on those flowers!! Girl this looks amazing!

leenda said...

Love your style Christine! Beautiful colors!

Wanda Cullen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine!! Love your creative idea of cutting apart the pendant die. Beautiful coloring and love that bit of sparkle!

Crystal said...

Wow, what a beautiful card ! Love that pop of pink and that cotton twill !

imastampin said...

This is beautiful. I love the way you used the Lattice pendant. How creative. It's fabulous.

Dani said...

So beautiful!!! Great job!

marcelle schauer said...

All the lovely details on this card really makes it so very special. Love the sewing and the glitter.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, girl, you did it again...you have rocked yet another challenge!!! I love th femininity of this BEAUTY!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chrissy D said...

This is so soft and elegant. Beautiful!

Randi said...

Fantastic!

Jennifer said...

this is so pretty! I'll have to try coloring with Copic onto twill. Love the glitter on the flowers!

Hugs,
Jennifer L

Shelley said...

Fabulous card! Love all the pink!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous, Christine. Love the sparkle on the flowers.

Lori said...

Clever! The Copic colored twill is beautiful, you can still see the natural color too. Your flowers and leaves look fabulous. Love the way you cut your die and used it.

VStarRider said...

This is really pretty. I love the coloring, it's so soft and natural.
Cindi

Sherry said...

What a clever idea to cut the die cut in half. love your card! It is so beautiful

Heather said...

Very pretty, I really like the flower stamp. And the little bit of glitter gives it a nice sparkle.

Deborah Saaranen said...

So pretty in pink, Christine! I love your stitchin detail...it really ties the entire design together...beautiful!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card! I love the pink - it is so pretty. Great job with coloring and highlighting. I have been using my Copics to color fabric, ribbons, flowers, all sorts of things lately. It looks great on your cotton twill.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors, coloring, and twill tinted accenting, Christine! Love how you use the pendant, too! Beautifully done!

jill said...

Love the softness of this card

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So feminine and beautiful, Christine!

southernscraps said...

Very pretty card!

Gretchen said...

Stunning! Love how you used the latice frame!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! This is sooo pretty in pink!

jeannen2 said...

Beautiful card! I love the pink! Great use of the cotton twill ribbon!

Heidi said...

this is stunning, love the pink of course as well as te sketch. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love your work keep it up Earline

AK Donna M said...

The pinks are so lovely. Beautiful card!

Yvonne Wilson said...

Beautiful! Love all of the pink.
Yvonne

Earline said...

Pink is one of my favorite colors love how you did this card

Kelley said...

What could be better than pink? Nothing! Love your pink card...so beautiful!!

Debi said...

Lovely card!

Becky said...

Just beautiful, so soft.

karen said...

Hi This is just lovely

karen said...

Hi i love how you did the basket and added all the fun goodies

karen said...

hi love the way you assembled the goodies n the basket

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Tasha said...

Wow this is beautiful, love the colour and the fabulous frame around the image
love tasha xx

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