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

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

ODBDSLC199 - Sketch

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating what Jesus did for us at the cross and His resurrection!

This weeks challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBDSLC199) is a sketch challenge! Here is my card:

And this is the sketch:

The Our Daily Bread Designs products I have used are Sing to the Lord stamp set (bird image and verse) with the ODBD Blooming Garden Collection (on the harp and yellow background), Christian Faith Collection (on the chair) and Chalkboard Collection (black background with the border behind the bird) DP.

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented 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, 27 April EST (or 8 am Monday, 28 April 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!!

 To make my card I stamped the bird image from the ODBD Sing to the Lord set on X-Press It blending card. I coloured the image with Copic markers in the colours of the Western Yellow Robin (even though the bird is not quite the right shape). The card was cut to size then I stamped just the flowers from the image around the outside with Memento Lulu Lavender ink. The outside edge is then inked with Distress Ink Shaded Lilac. This piece is up on X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape and then backed with ODBD Chalkboard Collection DP and Bazzill textured Raven, which is also up on X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape.

The yellow DP (from the ODBD Blooming Garden Collection) piece has been inked with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and then had white gesso added in random places (hard to see in the photos). I then stamped the verse (from ODBD Sing to the Lord set) in Memento Tuxedo Black, distressed and inked the edges.

The music DP comes from Kaisercraft Timeless Classics - again the edges are distressed and inked with Shaded Lilac.

The chipboard pieces are from FabScraps called Harp and Chair. I used X-Press It TripleTac glue to adhere ODBD Christian Faith Collection (on the chair) and ODBD Blooming Garden Collection (on the harp) face down. Waited for it to dry then rubbed off the "white backing" from the papers with water and my fingers to reveal the images again. I love this technique and it is also explained on the side of the TripleTac container. The chair is then sponged with DI Shaded Lilac and the harp with Squeezed Lemonade. I have also added some Lindy's Stamp Gang Yellow Rose of Texas to the harp. I have then covered both with a layer of X-Press It clear gel glue to give them a shiny appearance. Finally I added some Liquid Pearls "White Opal" to the chair - I'm not entirely sure what you call it but I was going for the "antique, upholstered look".

I love the sound of the harp and I love how the chipboard piece sits right at the front of the card... such that if it had real strings you could strum it to make music :-)

There are so many things to be grateful to God for - this card reminds me that both birds and human alike can "sing" praises to God!

I am entering this card in the Fashionable Stamping Challenges #71 - Flying Things challenge.

Materials List
   Bird - N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, YG21, Y02, Y06, YG91
   Flowers - V000, V12, V15, V17, Y23, E34 and colourless blender
   Branch - E30, E34, E27
   Leaves - YG21, YG17
   Background - W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lulu Lavender, Distress Ink Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade
Cardstock: X-Press It blending card, Bazzill textured Raven, Kaisercraft Timeless Classics, ODBD Christian Faith Collection, ODBD Blooming Garden Collection, ODBD Chalkboard Collection
Dies: None
Other: Atelier gesso primer, PrimaMarketing Say It in Crystals, Fabscraps "Harp and Chair", X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, X-Press It TripleTac glue, X-Press It clear gel glue, Tim Holtz paper distresser, X-Press It double sided tape.


  1. What a gorgeous take on the sketch Elizabeth!! I just love your coloring of the bird which is still one of my fave stamp sets from ODBD. Your addition of the harp and chair is such a fun touch!! Love it!!

  2. Oh, Elizabeth, this is stunning! This is one of my favorite stamp sets, and I just love the coloring of your bird and the beautiful blossoms on the branch! And I enjoyed reading how you designed it with the chair and harp (such a lovely accent to this Scripture verse). Another gorgeous inspiration, sweet friend! Hugs!

  3. Oh Elizabeth, what a beautiful card!!! just love that bird stamp, it has always been my favorite!!! Love what you have done with that chair and harp! Beautiful idea the use of a song bird and the human singing !! Love all the detail on your card like the Liquid Pearls on your chair!!! Nice job!

  4. Beautiful card Alshandra. Great embellishments and coloring.

  5. So beautiful!! I love your wonderful bird and coloring with these great chipboard pieces!! Blessings!!

  6. Your cards are always so intricate with so many things to look at! This is no exception!

  7. This is lovely! Love that harp and chair. The bird design is beautifully colored. The pearls really add to it.

  8. Absolutely beautiful Elizabeth! There are so many wonderful details from coloring, embellishments and pearls to enjoy! Love it!


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