"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

ODBDSLC187 - Inspiration Challenge

Really enjoyed creating this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge 187 - Inspiration Challenge.

This is my card:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Alshandra's Corner, Canning Jars, Poppy single, Fleur de Lis Borders, Scripture Collection 11, Elizabeth Whisson, ODBD Custom bookmark dies

It has a removeable bookmark:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Alshandra's Corner, Canning Jars, Poppy single, Fleur de Lis Borders, Scripture Collection 11, Elizabeth Whisson, ODBD Custom bookmark dies

And this was the inspiration:

I was inspired by the flowers in the jar (hence my poppy in the canning jar) and then the colours from the image on the left - loved the creams with bits of blue :-)

I had to do a bit of masking to get the poppy in the jar. I stamped the poppy bud (ODBD Poppy single) hanging down the front of the jar, masked it and then inked and stamped the jar (ODBD Canning Jars) except for the very top part (so it left it "open"). I then masked the "rim" of the jar and stamped the rest of the poppy over the top. I filled in a few "missing bits" with a Copic multiliner (such as the rim of the jar and I extended the poppy's stem). I added the words of the verse to the background of the poppy using a 20% warm grey pencil. The bookmark was then cut out using one of the ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies.

The verse is from ODBD Scripture Collection 11 and it is surrounded by one of the ODBD Fleur de Lis Borders. It is cut out with the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles; however, the die was a little long so I diecut the whole lot first and then made it a little shorter by recutting each end again, separately, with the die.

I made a little pocket for the bookmark to sit in and coloured a cream ribbon and bow with a Copic marker to match the rest of the card.

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters:

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 26 January EST (or 7 am Monday, 27 January AWST) to join us. For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them! If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
We would love to see your creations!!

Another photo of my card:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Alshandra's Corner, Canning Jars, Poppy single, Fleur de Lis Borders, Scripture Collection 11, Elizabeth Whisson, ODBD Custom bookmark dies

I love this verse as it is so true (as is all of God's Word!) It's a reminder that even though we may think (or it seems that) God does not care about us or love us, he does! We can have faith in Him that He will always provide for us what is best; and we do not have to worry about our lives, "as to what we will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on" (Matthew 6:25) - God will always be there for us, loving us.

I am entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge #115 - Anything goes.

Materials used:
   Flower petals - Y11, RV95, RV10, RV23, RV34, RV17 and BV000
   Flower centre - YR02, YR07, RV99 and RV95
   Leaves - RV95, Y11, YG63, G94, G99 and BG99
   Water - B000 and colourless blender
   Jar - B0000, B000 and B00
   Ground - W3, W5, E43, E31, E55, YG63 and colourless blender
   Background - RV000, B0000, W1, YG61, RV10 and colourless blender
   Ribbon coloured with E40
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs "Poppy", "Canning Jars", "Fleur de Lis Borders" and "Scripture Collection 11"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink Antique Linen
Cardstock / DP: Bazzill Textured "Twig" and "Powder Blue", Bazzill Kraft, X-Press It blending card, Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings" and "Vintage Timeless"
Dies: ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies and Spellbinders Nestabilities Curved Rectangles
Other: Green Tara 18 mm cream lace, Boutique decorative ribbon, cream satin ribbon, X-Press It clear gel glue, foam mounting tape and double sided tape.


  1. What a stunning card Elizabeth!! I just adore your design with the pocket and tag with the gorgeous flower on it, the soft print behind the sentiment, and your added lace and ribbon!! GORGEOUS!!

  2. Oh how beautiful Elizabeth!! LOVE your design with the pocket for the bookmark, and the use of the jar with the poppy! You are such a beautiful colorer!!! Love the ribbon and lace you used... such a beautiful take on the inspiration this week!!!

  3. Mason jar, tag and a Poppy, what a wonderful card. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
    I pray that Bountiful Blessings come your way,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Oh, Elizabeth, I love it! And I could see that you were inspired by both photos! How wonderful! I love the bookmark as well. Truly a beautiful gift for someone special! Perfection inspiration, sweet friend! Hugs!

  5. This is so gorgeous and I love all the masking you did!! Wow, great job with that and drawing in what was needed. Love the scripture and the fact that you can remove the bookmark and use it later. Perfect card to give a wonderful sister in Christ! I would cherish that bookmark if I got a card like that!! What a beautiful card!

  6. Your vintage design is beyond gorgeous, Elizabeth! What a wonderful gift as well as a message of encouragement! Love the depth, the perfect coloring, and soft colors on your beautiful bookmark! Awesome interpretation of the inspiration photo!

  7. What a stunning card, Elizabeth. You did a great and creative job with the inspiration photo at ODBD and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing your gorgeous scripture card with us. Your art is such a blessing and an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Elizabeth you really touched the best of both photos! Love your design w/bookmark, lace, ribbon, beautiful coloring and esp the scripture! Love it, love it!

  9. wow love it, gorgeous card and fab bookmark, hugs Liz xx

  10. Yowzer, what a beauty!! Love all of the elements you've added here with the gorgeous flower in the jar and wonderful verse!!

  11. So pretty! Love the poppy in the jar, so cute!!

  12. Beautiful Elizabeth! Love the background with the pencil and your masking is brilliant! Stunning card and bookmark!


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