Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cast Your Cares

Today's Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is so fun and fitting for a post-April Fool's Day.  Today we want you to use stitching or for April Fool's - faux stitching on your creation!  I chose to go with the faux stitching route since I haven't done it for a long time.  I wanted to get some more masculine cards in my stash too, so I pulled out this great set Fishers of Men, and my Copic Markers. 
 

After coloring the card I added sponging details with my Ranger Distress Inks (Tea Stain), and then added some copic pointillism for the sand, and glittery shimmer on the details with my glitter pen.  For my faux stitching I added a faux blanket stitch around the edges and then two cross stitches on each side of the main image.  I also like the nautical knotting I added with the hemp on each side too.  It all helps with the masculine feel too. 


So join us on the challenge this week!  Get stitchy with us, and use the code ODBDSLC8, and upload your link to the ODBD blog.  Each week we get to award a $15 prize to the ODBD store, and for those who use ODBD Stamps - a Shining the Light Award too! 

For more inspiration see the Challenge Team's creations:  America Kuhn, Chris OlsenFrancie Gumprecht, Natalie Dever, Patter Cross, and Sabrina Jackson

12 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Christine!! Your coloring and design is gorgeous!! Very masculine but yet WOW!!!! Love every detail!! Awesome take on the faux stitching or not challenge!! Hope you are having a good time away!!
hugs,
Chris

Hope you have a blessed Easter!!

America said...

THAT is one awesome masculine card GF!! Love it all! :) Great sewing! WOWW!!! Are you like an amazing talent or what!!!?? I love youe colouring on everything you create! :) I hope you will have a wonderful Easter weekend my friend. :)

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, I have got to get that set! My dad is a fisherman, and he would LOVE your card as do I! The richness and the faux stitching is amazing! Gorgeous card! Have a blessed Easter.

Tracy said...

So beautiful! I was resisting that latest Spellbinders die, you are making it harder!

Renée said...

This is so gorgeous, Christine! Love the image, love your colours!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! I am so blown away by your coloring skills. This card is so awesome!!! I think I need to take a vacation and come to see you up there ;D. Maybe you can teach me how to color like this ;D. Have a wonderfully blessed Easter!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Kelley said...

Terrific card, Christine! Love the faux stitching and the way you did the "Lord"!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Stunny! love the look of the sand, the natural twine, and the stitched X's.

ajoyfullife said...

Wow I love the colors you have used and your coloring is beautiful!! I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing.

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Christine! Beautifully colored! Wonderful design!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine!!! I love this set! It was one of the first 3 I bought! Your coloring is amazing! Totally gorgeous in every detail!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful masculine card Christine, wonderful coloring.