Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our Daily Bread design's Anniversary China Challenge

Welcome to Our Daily Bread design's Anniversary Challenge: the "contemporary" gift for the second anniversary...china! This is an Inspiration Challenge for today's challenge--the inspiration photo is posted on the ODBD blog.

As with all the challenges this week, this challenge was announced on Mar. 7th on the ODBD Blog so you could get a head start. Because many upload to SCS and are not members and therefore cannot upload on Sunday, you will have until 8:00 pm EST Monday to link your creation to Mr. Linky at the ODBD blog. The winner will receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate for stamps at the Our Daily Bread designs Store and will be announced Tuesday on the ODBD blog when the next challenge is posted!




My design today features Our Daily Bread design's new set "Easter Blessings." Layers of muted decorator paper, translucent linen vellum, swirled pearls, and gold leaf edging are the base for my Copic colored Lily of the Valley.

I was inspired by the gold leaf rim that appears on so many patterns of china, as well as the luminous glow that fine china exhibits. I hope you like it!

~ODBD Easter Blessings; Cosmo Cricket Everafter: Something True dp; PaperTrey Ink Linen Vellum and Stamper's Select white cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic markers; Spellbinders Classic Ovals; Zva Pearl Swirls; Krylon Gold Leafing Pen (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store); and unknown sheer ribbon.~

Be sure to visit these team members who have also participated in today's challenge:

Grace Nywening
Sandee Shanabrough
Julie Warner
Angella Crockett
Chelsea Cook

and Kelley Holland

AND...HIDDEN BLOG CANDY!!!

Please be sure to visit all the blogs linked above, and leave a comment for each designer, because there is hidden candy on some of the blogs! You will not know where it is, but if your name is chosen and you have left a comment for the designers... you will win it!!! You won't know how many have candy each day... so be sure to visit them all!

Winners of the individual blog candy will be announced by the blog owners who had the candy on the next day on their blogs. There will also be a big announcement on March 19th on the ODBD Blog recapping ALL the winners...the challenges, the blog candy, and the blog hop winners! So be sure to check back then!!!

47 comments:

Becky said...

This is just so elegant.

StampinCathy said...

This is so stunning. I just love the color combo and how you added the pearls. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

Dawn said...

so delicately elegant Deb... beautiful!

Grace said...

Oh totally gorgeous Deb!!! The vellum gives it a great look!!! I just love it... the softness of the colors!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Well, the other girls have said it already: gorgeous, elegant, and stunning!! I love how you added the edge with the leafing pen.....it truly does look like a piece of china!!! Your creations are always amazing!!! God Bless!

Candi Wood said...

Absolutely beautiful ! No more needs to be said!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so beautiful......I love everything about it....thank you for sharing....

jill said...

This card really looks like fine porcelain with a subtle touch of color, gorgeous combination

Jerri Kay said...

So beautiful Deb! A gorgeous Easter design!

Francie G. said...

Wow! This is an elegant beauty! Wonderful details, Deb!

Susan M said...

So feminine and classy!Beautiful!

Kathie said...

This is the most beautiful card I have ever seen - it is over the top elegant! Takes my breath away!!

Randi said...

Breathtakingly elegant. I must CASE this, OK?

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful card! I love Lily of the Valley.. I had an elderly neighbor when I was a teenager that had a bunch of these growing under her shade tree. They're beautiful!

Deanna said...

Oh, how nice. What a peaceful feeling card. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

Deanna

Sandee said...

Oh Deborah, this is so elegant and gorgeous!!!! I LOVE this!!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

I love this, Deb! The soft colors and pearls are so elegant w/ the lily of the valley. Beautiful, beautiful work, Deb!

Lori said...

This is so elegant! Lilly of the valley are so delicate, you have done a marvelous coloring.

cookie said...

elegant-love the use of pearls and colors.

Rona said...

so beautiful and dainty like china - great job♥

Jennifer said...

What a lovely card! A very elegant and delicately balanced piece of art!

hugs,
Jennifer L

Anonymous said...

Well everyone took all my adjectives..... absolutely one the most elegant & stunning cards I've seen in a very long time.... Just phenomenal!... thank you for sharing

Cookie

Heidi said...

TThis is my favorite.... those LOV are just so sweet.

Velta said...

Oh my...Oh my...It doesn't get any better than this!!!! Absolutely elegant and it does remind me of china...especially with that gold border!!!

Dani said...

What a soft and sweet card! So lovely!

Anonymous said...

Deb--

This is such a wonderfully beautiful piece of art! I love how the vellum was used with the papers to give a soft look. The pearls of course, are fantastic. Of course, you'd put pearls with bears or tigers, and it would look in place, right?

I love the color of the whole piece. I hope you will someday use your "blogspot" to walk us through the steps you took, in order...so that I/we could learn
to use this technique. I love it!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

The Paper Princess said...

Very nice Deborah - love the swirly pearls!

Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Deb!! I just love the green and the pearls!! Gorgeous coloring and design!! Awesome take on the inspiration!! So elegant!
hugs,
Chris

marcelle schauer said...

Love the idea of the gold rim, how perfect. The layout and shades of green is just breathtaking. Very nice.

Heather said...

Ooohhh . . .this might be my favorite of the day. Your lily of the valley are beautiful.

Earline said...

love the soft color it is stunning and down right lovely

southernscraps said...

Very pretty card!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your beauty of a card!! Sooo elegant and stunning! That gold leaf edging is perfect for the china inspiration pieces!

Sherry said...

WOW!!! very beautiful and elegant. loved the bead bling

leenda said...

Love the elegance! Great job!

dianne said...

A beautiful and elegant card. Love your colors and use of pearls. God bless, and TFS
dianne31331

Chrissy D said...

This is beautiful - love the sage color - so soft and elegant. TFS!

Serena said...

So elegant! Love your coloring and those pearls fantastic!

Tanja S. said...

I love the gold edging.The lilies of the Valley are a favourite stamp of mine.

Kelley said...

Wow, so classy and elegant! Just gorgeous, Deb!

AK Donna M said...

Classic & elegant. Very lovely!

America said...

GORGEOUS gold lining and vellum use. Love this.

Yvonne Wilson said...

Love the Easter design. So elegant looking. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creations.
Yvonne

Marsha said...

Such a beautiful card. So elegant.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

I know -- too late for blog candy, but I wanted to comment on the card anyway! It's so pretty! TFS!

Debi said...

Deb this is so wonderfully done!

Janet S said...

I LOVE the Lily of the Valley's! Brings back memories of my old house in PA. We planted them in the wooded area of our lot. I always loved watching for them to pop up and bloom. Thanks for sharing this card with us today.