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

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

ODBDSLC216 - Scripture Inspiration (week 2)

It's now week two of the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Inspiration challenge, ODBDSLC216. Be inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven" (NASB).

You can see the first card I made for this challenge here. Here is the card I made this week:

Our Daily Bread Designs, Faith, Ocean Treasures, Circle Ornament Dies, Matting Circles Dies, Designed by Elizabeth Whisson, Distress Markers, Distress Ink, Ecclesiastes 3:11

This week I have looked at Ecclesiastes 3:11 (the verse on my card) and thought about all of God's wonderful creation and how beatufiul He has made it. Everything has a place and purpose and God has made it all. I was especially thinking about the ocean where the wind and waves tumble shells and pebbles etc. and washing them up on the beach where we can admire the beautiful shells and smooth pebbles. We mustn't forget that we too are part of God's creation and God is constantly at work in us too. As we read and meditate on His word, and follow in His footsteps we become more like Him - and more spiritually "beautiful", in God's time.
To make the backgroud of my card I have first drawn a cloud border on a scrap piece of paper and cut it out and used this as a stencil to make my "clouds". I moved the stencil randomly over the top part of my card (even flipping the stencil over) as I blended Distress Ink Stormy Sky over the stencil. Then, without using the stencil, I blended in some Distress Ink Broken China, Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood down the rest of the white card. (The Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood pretty much overlap each other completely.)

I've then stamped the words from Ecclesiastes 3:11 (from Our Daily Bread Designs Faith stamp set) on the top right corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For the image I have stamped the sand dollar, from Our Daily Bread Designs Ocean Treasures stamp set, onto watercolour card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink (this ink is waterproof when dry - perfect for watercolouring)! I've then roughly scribbled some Distress Markers Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye and Weathered Wood over the sand dollar (trying to put some of the darker marker where shadows would be) and then "coloured" over it all using a waterbrush "pen". I've then diecut the sand dollar using ODBD Circle Ornaments Die and then matted with ODBD Matting Circles die.

I've added some organza ribbon and some burlap and the cute little "button" is a diecut that comes with the ODBD Matting Circles dies. For my card base (and light blue card) I've used Bazzill textured card.
For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC216 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 2 November 2014 EDT to join us (or 8 am Monday, 3 November 2014 AWST). By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate that can be used towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” in the ODBD store; or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge! The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.
And remember, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering pre-orders for the November New Release bundles! The pre-order period for the November bundles will run until Friday, 31 October 2014 (retail customers only). Click on the image to visit the ODBD Store to pre-order or visit the ODBD blog for more information.
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Thanks for looking!


  1. Elizabeth, your card is gorgeous!! I just love the soft blue violet sky you created in the background which makes your beautifully colored sand dollar pop!! Your added burlap gives so much texture. Beautiful design my friend!!

  2. Lovely sand dollar Elizabeth! I looks really nice on the matting and love the burlap accent!

  3. Oh, Elizabeth, what a beautiful scene you've designed! I absolutely love what you've achieved with the sky, and the beach looks like reach sand! Beautiful sand dollar, and yes, such a great reminder of how we are continually being made more into the image of God. Beautiful texture with the burlap, twine, and sweet little "button" from the die set! And, yes, the best is the Scripture from Ecclesiastes. Another beautiful card, sweet friend! Hugs!

  4. Oh favorite Elizabeth, I love your beautiful card! The sky lis outstanding! Wonderful coloring on the sand dollar and fab embellishments to polish it off! Plus, I like it too! :)

  5. This is so pretty, you make the most awesome skies!! great idea to use the burlap!!

  6. a super lovely job with the sand dollar, I want to go p;ick it up and shake it and see if the little doves are inside. You tied it...he-he literally together so well with the natural twine and burlap, sitting over the puffy clouds...well done, even more beautiful is what you wrote, reminds me I don NOT spend enought time with him adn wonder why things are crazy...TY...have a great day..:0)


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