Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Soul Finds Rest


How about some F.L.O.W.E.R.S. for the Our Daily Bread Challenge today?  Today you get to choose from a recipe - and you must use any 3 items for your creation...

F - flower stamps, L - lace, O - ODBD Stamps or ovals or O shaped embellishments, W - Watercoloring, E - Embossing (dry or heat set), R - Ribbon and S - Stitching - faux or machine. 

Crazy me, I chose to do all of them!



F - Flowers - These lovely Fushias from the From Me to You set
L - Lace along the bottom of the card
O - ODBD stamps and pearls
W - watercoloring - which I've used to color the image
E - Embossing - gold Ranger Embossing
R - Ribbon - silk tied with the Bow Easy
S - Stitching - I did some machine zig zagging around the card.


Above you can see the coloring and embossing a little bit better.  Once I used the Labels 8 nesties to cut out the image I used the nestie template to sponge inside of the image to soften the look, so it had more of an impressionistic feel, and really give it a nice match to the designer papers (Memory Box Spearmint). 


The sentiment is from the beautiful Scripture Collection 4 Set, which I stamped in Mellow Moss ink.  Such an encouraging Scripture to me.  There's no where else I can truly find rest but in God, and that He is the source of stability and strength.  I need to be reminded of this often. 

So, join us in this F.L.O.W.E.R.S Recipe Challenge this week.  For more deets see the ODBD Blog

And see these fab girls for their inspiration:  Chris, Natalie, Patter, Sabrina and Angella is joining us this week!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 4, From Me to You;  Ink:  VersaMark, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow (sponging);  Paper:  Mellow Moss, Vanilla, Memory Box Spearmint DSP, Watercolor Paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 8 Nestabilities, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Waterbased markers, Sponge, Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaiser Pearls, Wavy Dotted Border Punch, Lace, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals.

20 comments:

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, ooh! I LOVE the blue/teal with the gold embossing. This is stunning! I need to try to use some gold or silver embossing sometime. You have inspired me! Have a blessed day!

Broni said...

Wow, Christine! This is just so gorgeous! Love the gold embossed flowers and that ribbon is wonderful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Christine

this is beautiful
love the embossing and coloring


greetings karin

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, I am speechless girl.....this is so absolutely gorgeous!!! I don;t think at all that you are crazy....I love your card and it ALL looks amazing!!! Have a fabulous and blessed beyond measure weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Lynne Phelps said...

Lovely! I think the gold embossing and watercoloring always look so beautiful on F.L.O.W.E.R. cards!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous! Love the gold embossing and the soft, delicate feel!

Davi said...

WOOW this is sooo beautiful!! The embossing and lovely coloring really are stunning.

Danni said...

So stunning! That gold embossing really sets it all off...gorgeous!

Grace said...

OH WOW! Christine this is soooooo gorgeous! Your gold embossing, the sponging, the fantastic coloring, and the sewing... wow! The total package is a wow my friend!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Just beautiful. Love that gold embossing- fab!

Sharon Basel said...

This is a gorgeous card Christine. I am in total awe! Love everything about it!

Anonymous said...

Just an awesome card, Christine. The colors are perfect along with everything else..... just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN

Angela said...

Oh Christine this is just beautiful!! I love everything about this card!! The gold embossing really set this card off and makes it so elegant!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is so elegant and stunning, Christine!! Your coloring is exquisite as well!! Totally LOVE this!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooooh, gorgeous! I've always wanted a fuschia stamp. Your card is spectacular, Christine!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

So beautiful Christine! Love the gold embossing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Christine this is STUNNING!!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! Absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully done, Christine! The embossing, colors, coloring, detailing! STUNNING! Wonderful scripture card!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love everything about it. The gorgeous embossed and colored image, the fantastic ribbon. You are amazing.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

The work was worth the wait, Christine. How pleasant in the meadow of the Lord! Honoring in skills and sentiment, your greeting uplifts time after time. Blessings
Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamper