Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shining the Light Sketch Day

Here we are at Saturday again!  And it's time for another Challenge from the Our Daily Bread Challenge Team.  This week we have a sketch for you.  I think you'll enjoy it very much!
I have to admit, circles and I don't always get along in design.  I think it's the symmetry component.  I'm sort of an off-center-design kind of person...and circles need this sense of balance for them to work, so this was a good challenge for me. 


I wanted this to be a masculine feeling design, and I hadn't yet had a chance to ink up this beautiful cardinal from the Sing for Joy set yet.  I thought this cardinal looked regal and wise and great for a masculine card.  I colored him with Copic Markers, and then sponged a lot of Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo overtop to really go with these very warm paper I chose.   Doesn't this cardinal look fluffed up with the feathers on his head?  Must be chilly!  :)

Along the bottom strip I added some fancy piercing with my Spellbinders Borderabilities, and swiped my Distress Ink pad over the strip and sentiment too.  I added a touch of velvet ribbon and some pretty fancy flourishes from Spellbinders to highlight the corners as well. 

We'd like to invite you to jump in on the sketch too, all you need to do is link your creation on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog with Mr. Linky, and then you'll be eligible for prizes to the ODBD store!  Woo Hoo!  AND if you have ODBD stamps and use them for the challenge, you might be showcased next week on the blog with the Shining the Light Award. 

Don't forget too that NEXT Saturday begins our week long Anniversary Celebrations with Our Daily Bread Designs, wonderful things in store!

For more lovely sketch inspiration, please head over to my team-mates creative spots:  Chris Olsen, America Kuhn, Francie Gumprecht, Natalie Dever, Patter Cross and Sabrina Jackson

Recipe:  Stamps:  ODBD - Sing for Joy, Confirmation;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo;  Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Gypsy Market - 7 Gypsies Designer Paper, Gina K Pure Luxury White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinked Circles Nesties, Fancy Label Die, Borderabilities, Piercer, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Sponge, Velvet Ribbon.

16 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh my word Christine this is sooooooo beautiful, LOVE that image and you sure did chose the most perfect colors for it!!!! Hugs!

Willy's creations said...

Wow...so beautiful...love the colours.

Hugs,Willy

Patter Cross said...

Christine, this is just so rich, warm, and GORGEOUS! Love your take on the sketch!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Christine!! I just love your cardinal, the pinked nestie circle and your rich colors and design!! What an awesome take on the sketch!! Stunning card!
Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Lori said...

Love the colors of your cardinal, the way you've colored him! Circles can be a challenge for me too, but you pulled it off beautifully!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGOSH, Christine, you have outdone yourself on this sketch, girl!!! Such rich and warm colors and the coloring is amazing. Wonderful card!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Wonderful warm rich colors and fabulous details! You are right, it's amazing how the same image can look so different! Beautifully done!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous work on this card, Christine :D Great image and fabulously coloured. Love the rich, dark tones you used on the card.

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous! Love how warm and rich it is!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine...this is beautiful!!!! I sooo love the deep, rich colors and your cardinal is absolutely gorgeous!!! Ya know, I have those border thingys but never thing to use them for fancy piercing...your piercing looks awesome!!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine...this is beautiful!!!! I sooo love the deep, rich colors and your cardinal is absolutely gorgeous!!! Ya know, I have those border thingys but never thing to use them for fancy piercing...your piercing looks awesome!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Gorgeous Christine!!

Velta said...

This is another jaw dropper! I love your use of floral accents and the piercing really does finish this card off nicely!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous, Christine!....GORGEOUS!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you colored the cardinal.. It looks real. Love the warm colors.. Great job.