Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gettin' Sketchy

How's your weekend going?  How about a fun sketch for this week's ODBD Challenge?  Sounds great doesn't it?


I'm really INTO sketches lately, it's just so nice to have someone do the layout work for you, especially in summer when I have limited time for crafting. 


I've been looking longingly at this pretty designer paper from 7 Gypsies called Savannah for a while now, and today seemed like the perfect challenge for it.  I chose some pretty Prism paper to match (Sage Medium) and some SU So Saffron.  I stamped the birds nest from the Nest Set, with Crushed Curry so it would stand out a little more, and then overstamped the verse from Scripture Collection 4 with Forest Moss Distress Ink, and then used the nestie as a template sponged Tea Dye Distress ink overtop, and on the outside of the designer paper. 


I love that I was able to create a frame with the nesties, accenting it with the Floral Accent Nesties shapes, some pearls and this gorgeous old SU ribbon.  The vertical stripes are made with my Martha Stewart Rings edge punch, double punching the row in the middle, and single punching for the outer stripes. 


I love this verse and need it's reminding often.  This makes me think too of the verse reminding us that he watches the birds of the air too (thus the nest) and that my cares are cared for by Him and I need to bring him my honest self.  It's so good to know I'm not in this alone. 

Head on over to the Challenge Team girls to see what they've done with the sketch this week, and then join us and you could win some ODBD Prizes!  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/


Have a great Saturday! 

15 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Christine!! Love the yellow and green and the rich feel to this card with the use of dies and punches and your elegant design!! The over stamping is perfect!!
hugs,
Chris

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, that paper and the ribbon match so beautifully. Just so rich and beautiful! Love your take on the sketch! Have a blessed weekend!

Sharon Basel said...

Ooooohhhhh! I just love how you used the Nestabilities dies. Very cool and very pretty. The color combo is very rich too. Perfect!

Lynne said...

This is beautiful. Very rich and classy.
Lynne xxx

Chrissy D said...

This is soo pretty. The yellow and green are such a beautiful combination...

Healthy said...

Beautiful.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, this is so regal loooking!! That DP is stunning and the way you have framed the scripture is amazing!!! Another masterpiece and I absolutely LOVE it!! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Michele said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the frame!

Marisa said...

Absolutely fabulous, Christine!!! Love the colours you used and how you framed the sentiment with that Nestie shape. I always found it a very strange shape but have seen quite a few lovely cards using it and I may be adding it to my wish list soon.

Carla Murphy said...

THIS is incredible!! I love your entire blog. (Thanks so much for stopping by earlier!)

Crystal said...

OOOO Christine this is soooo beautiful, I LOVE that green...WOW!

Judy Rozema said...

Stunningly beautiful and rich!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Sooo gorgeous Christine!! Love the colors!!! Great take on the sketch too!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous card, Christine! It's so rich and royal. Love that paper, too.

Francie G. said...

Total elegance, Christine! Love the warm rich colors! The added flourish to each end of the die cut frame is just beautiful! Beautifully done!