Saturday, January 9, 2010

January ODBD Challenge!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread design's January challenge: we were to come up with a design that incorporated the color brown, use of dies or punches, along with the new January release sets! I decided to go with the new "Noah's Ark" set.

The image in "Noah's Ark" is so very fun to color! I used Copic markers for my design today. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a rustic white cardstock twice. I colored both images, then cut one out and layered it upon the other for a bit more dimension.

I used a textured brown cardstock for the base and frame in my design. The frame around the image panel is a Spellbinder's Frameabilities die: Polka Dot Frame. What a fun frame...I can see this die showing up in many future projects!

Here's a closeup of the die and Copic coloring. You can just see the embossed polka dots on the textured brown in this picture.

In keeping with the polka dot theme for today, I pulled some coordinating decorator papers from my stash. They give just the right feel for this fun filled baby card!

Well, I met my challenge for today...brown color, die cut, and new release! Hope you like it!

Check out the rest of the Breadsticks designs:

America Kuhn-- Guest Designer
Angella Crockett
Angie Zublionis
Becca Feeken
Chris Olsen
Christine Okken--Guest Designer
Connie McCotter
Dawn Lusk
Debi Southard
Grace Nywening
Julie Warner
Kathy Jones
Lorelie Kim
Sabrina Jackson--Guest Designer
Sandee Shanabrough

Just a little sweetness to encourage you to play with us this month: Two participants who play along will win the prize of a $15.00 gift certificate towards a ODBD stamp set! Check out the entire post at the Our Daily Bread design's Blog to get all of the info!


To celebrate our new Member company status at, we’re giving away a BIG prize!!! If you visit the ODBD Welcome Forum and leave a comment by January 10, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store! So you have until tomorrow to participate!!

Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes in winning the fabulous prizes!


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Deb I loooooove this card!!!! Your colouring and those FAB papers make this such a fun, happy card!!!! :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oooooh, how fun is this?! I love it!!! You have the most creative it!!! God Bless!!!

Connie M. said...

Oh my Deb!! This is just sooo adarling! What fun perfect with this image!! Hugs to you!!

Dawn said...

Deb...this is over the top ADORABLE! Love the polka dots and stripes in such great colors! and of course your coloring is just top notch!

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Grace said...

Deb I just love this one! The big dots against the stripes, and the bold bright colors make this such a fun and happy card!!! I just love it! Blessings!!!

Debi said...

so adorable!

Jenny Gropp said...

What a darling image -- love all the little curling waves too. Your coloring is perfect!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh what a darling card Deb!! Love the polka dots, the frame you used and your awesome coloring!! So fun and beautiful!! What a sweet take on the challenge!!

Love it!

hugs and blessings,

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my, Deb, this is so adorable!!!! Love thos fun papers and the coloring job....stunning!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

ChristineCreations said...

This is so fun and vibrant Deb. The combination of the papers and your great color on those animals sure makes it feel whimsical and sweet!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is such a fun card, Deb! I love the happy colors and polka dots. They go w/ the fun image so well. Glad to be working w/ you again, since our time on the DD was so short.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super duper cute - Deb!!! Love the fun DP :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

OGM! How totally darling is this! I love the patterns and colors! So bright and bold! Such a beautiful and happy looking creation! Hugs! :)

America said...

Fun, happy card! GREAT Coloring.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

You color that ark SO realistically -- just love it!!!

Kelley said...

Totally cool and adorable rolled into one!!