Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge,Blog Hop, and Candy!

This is my second post for today, but I'm so very excited to share my first official design as a member of Our Daily Bread's Design team with you! My design today features July's brand new set "Grow in Grace." The fun begins with a challenge issued to us to use only three ODBD ink pads to provide the color for our card. My colors are: Sunflower, Olive, and Terra Cotta. More about these fabulous ink pads further down!


I began with a coral colored cardstock, scoring the folded edge with my Scor-Pal. I added a touch of texture by using a Scor-bug embosser to create my quilted backdrop for my image and sentiment.


I used Versafine Black Onyx ink before watercoloring with an aquapainter and the ODBD ink pads listed above; the image and sentiment were then die cut with Spellbinder's Oval and Long Rectangle dies. A closeup of the design follows:


A bit of ribbon finishes the design. Hope you like it!

Our blog hop today shows off five gorgeous sets released today. If you've come to my blog first, be sure to head back to the beginning of the blog hop at Our Daily Bread Designs' blog.

Here are the gals before and after me in the hop:

Grace
Deb
Jane

And now for something we all love - CANDY! There are three stops along the HOP today that are offering candy and I am one of them! You won't be disappointed because it's "Winner's Choice" -- each Blog Candy winner will get to choose THREE yummy, juicy ink pads from ODBD's line of beautiful colors. To enter, leave a comment on this post by MIDNIGHT CST, July 2, and I will choose a winner the next day. Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog July 4th, with instructions on how to claim your prize!

And, check this out!
July 1st marks the first day of our Guest Designer Contest! That’s right! YOU could be the next Guest Designer for ODBD! We are looking for two designers to join the Bread Basket for a month in August and in September! If this is something you would be interested in, email three samples (.jpeg files) of your best work to Judy at lidaroseroz@GMAIL.com by July 9th! That’s right – you only have NINE days! ODBD images are preferred, but not required. But what is required? If you are chosen, you will be working with two beautiful stamp sets during your “Guest Month” and will make a total of six projects for that month. Can you stick to a deadline? Do you have photography skills that can show off your creations? We want to hear from you!
Include your name, address, and a link to your blog and SCS Gallery in your email. Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be in the “Bread Basket” (our Design Team). We will announce the Guest Designers right here on July 11th!

Have a great day!

77 comments:

Norine said...

just beautiful
Hugs
Norine

Judy Rozema said...

I love the tall card, Deb, and you did such an amazing job with those colors!! LOVE this!!

mary marsh said...

this is such a pretty card-love the colors you used. thanks for the chance to win the blog candy

Grace said...

Oh Deb.... it's gorgeous!!! Love the rich tones and the score pal work is stunning! LOVE what you did with our DT challenge!!!

sanadon said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for letting us try for some blog candy.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Congrats on the new DT, Deb! I know you'll do them proud -- what a beautiful 'inaugural' project! :)

Louise said...

Wow!!! love the colors and just a beautiful job coloring!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats! Wow your card is fabulous and love the colors.

Crystal said...

Oh my, this is eye catching and gorgeous ! I just love this !

Martha said...

beautiful!

Marge said...

Gorgeous! Love the Scor-bug--gotta get one soon!!! Thanks for a chance to win more inks!!!

Tee Ransone said...

The colors just pop.

Thanks,

Tee Ransone

Martha said...

oh beautiful, I would love to be a guest DT one day ;)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, Deb, this card is so beautiful!!! I love the bright colors you've chosen. It is almost like a "attention sign" for this oh so powerful scripture and reminds us that this is ALL we need! Hugs, Sabrina

creativearts said...

Beautiful card -- love the coloring. More inks to add to my stash would be awesome.
Eleanor

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

WOW!!! This is stunning, Deborah!!! Love these colors and coloring!!! I just love this clean and elegant design!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Susan said...

Very nice card. Like your coloring of the flower.

Gi Gi said...

Great choice in colours Deborah! Love how you did the flower. Keep up the amzing work.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Your card is stinning!

Patsy said...

There is a beautiful clean line look to your card which is simple elegance. Your virbrant color is pure energy and the simple lines of the card and titles let the color stand out! Thank you for sharing such a lovely vision. Patsy

Connie said...

Oh Deb, this is just so beautiful! I LOVE the bold rich colors and you coloring is just stunning!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Deb!!! Love your vibrant cheery colors, the coloring of your image and all the textures!! Gorgeous!! I love this tall card!

Wanda Thomas said...

That's a pretty high bar you set for yourself on a first time effort! Congrats!

My Paper Adventures said...

Scor-bug embosser?! I WANT ONE!! LOVE your long card!!

Jan said...

I've just "discovered" your blog via the hop and I just love it! Love the card - I usually don't make this size - think I need to try!

notthemom said...

Congratulations on becoming part of the design team. Love the quilted affect on the background and the Mother Theresa quotes.

Marian Berggren said...

Your card is beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Sharon said...

Such a nice color combo!

Dawn said...

What beautiful vibrant colors, I am loving all the creations.

Ida P. Krause said...

Your card is just lovely. The flower looks so pretty paired with the colors you chose.

leenda said...

STUNNING! Love your details!

Juliana said...

OH MY!! I love the drama of this!! The coral and sunflower bring out the best in each other!! Fabulous coloring!

I really like this!!

Edna said...

This looks fabulous, love your clean lines, and your colouring is really well done, nice and bright too.

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Deb, these are knock out colors and you have sure done them justice!! Beautiful card!
--Becca

Amy said...

I love the bright colors you chose. It's a beautiful card.

Claudia V said...

I love this set! You did a beautiful job on your card!

Sandee said...

GORGEOUS! Deb this is soooo gorgeous! Love every detail!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I love how you used a tall card Deb - I don't do that enough! Gorgeous cards and beautiful design and love your scorbug BG!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS CARD - Deb!!!
The colors are fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

Gloria said...

beautiful card

MrsETaylor said...

Deborah, your cards are truly inspirational. I come here often and love doing so.

Betty Jo said...

What a beautiful card, the colors work so well together. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Gorgeous card...love the bright color and the texture from the scor-bug!

Dawn said...

oh Deb...LOVE it! just beautiful!
thanks for the chance to win

Ruthie said...

All your work is so beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win some candy!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so pretty!!! Your coloring is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Your tall card is just awesome, so very pretty and love the colors too. Thanks for the chance at winning some goodie blog candy too. Phyllis M.

Chrisd said...

The colors you selected really enhance your beautiful work.Congrats on your new position!

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card and colors...I love it!

CraftinGranny said...

Simple and elegant. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Sheffer said...

Wow, Deb, asolutely gorgeous! Love the layout and card size!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Positively love the card. Bold beautiful color and simple sentiment. Love it.

Pat said...

Love your cards. Your color combo is great.

Miriam said...

What a magnificent card! The score pal feature really adds a lot to the beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lovely Linda said...

Congratulations on your first ODB DT card - it is stunning. I love your use of the colours and also the longer card. Your clean look gives this bold, bright card an elegant look...and your sentiment is showcased beautifully with that gorgeously coloured and framed image!!
Thank you for the opportunity to play aloong. I am almost ashamed to say I don't own one ODB product -shhh!!! But I would dearly love to!! Thank you for sharing!! God bless you!!

SMK said...

wow! what a stunning card!! i love your color choices and LO, just lovely!!
God bless :)

Kathie said...

Wonderful card Deb - LOVE that Bible verse too! Thanks for a chance to win.

Cheri Howard said...

What a beautiful card!

adeline said...

This card is so beautiful, I love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a nice day :)

Laurie said...

Your card is gorgeous...love the rich red color.

Wanda H said...

Love all the new sets of stamps and your card is beautiful!!!

Mary Esther said...

I believe this is my first visit to your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win the candy!

Sheila said...

Where do you begin to say how awesome your work is...and I thank God that we have artists like you to show us our way. I definitely need the guidance. TFS

Kelley said...

Just GORGEOUS, Deb! Love that color!!

Patti said...

I love your card. It has a very classy look.

Becky said...

This is beautiful, love the colors.

Nancy G. said...

Beautiful card! Love the dogwood flower stamp.

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors on this Deborah! love that flower and wonderful verse congrats on the start of your DT duties!

kim.mom said...

I love your design and your choice of colors! Great job!

Wanda said...

Deb, your card is sooo stunning with these rich colors and gorgeous coloring! Love the scoring detail, also!

frogers said...

Love your work.
Faye

Teru said...

So beautiful! Great job and thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and card design.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Great job on the colors.

Donna Moore said...

That coral color is a real eye catcher with that beautiful stamp and the ink used to bring it to life! Thank you for sharing your art and congrats on being in the Bread Basket!!

Jane J said...

Love your card!
Jane

Kathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love these colors together! The scoring is awesome and so is your coloring! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great blog candy!