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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

ODBDSLC220 - Sketch

Welcome to another Our Daily Bread Designs challenge and the last ODBD challenge for 2014 (more to come in 2015)! This challenge, ODBDSLC220, is a sketch challenge.

I decided to have a break from Christmas cards this week :-)  Here is my card:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Mother’s Day, Mini Tag, ODBD Mini Tag Dies, Patriotic Collection, Designed by Elizabeth Whisson, copics, poppy, thinking of you, handmade card

This is the sketch:
For my card I've left the sketch "as is" (haven't flipped or rotated it) and I've used a base of Bazzill textured card which I've matted with more layers of Bazzill textured and ODBD Patriotic Paper Collection (new in December 2014!)

For my poppy I have stamped the image from Our Daily Bread Designs Mother's Day set onto X-Press It blending card and coloured with my copic markers. I've added some very light highlights with a white gel pen that I smudged with my finger before it dried (to soften the highlight).

Copic colours used:
Petals: R32, R35, R37, R39, R89 and W7
Leaves: BG93, BG96, BG99 and W7

I've then added some blue coloured seam binding that wasn't quite the right colour - so I coloured it with my B99 Copic marker. 

The gorgeous little tag is a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments stamped on X-Press It blending card and diecut with one of the dies from the coordinating ODBD Mini Tags dies set. There are soooo many sentiments to choose from in the Mini Tag Sentiments and LOTS of die combinations to make with the ODBD Mini Tag dies - I know these are going to become two of my favourite sets!

Everything has been inked around the edge using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire to match the ODBD Patriotic Collection papers that I used. Even though I'm an Aussie (gold and green are our colours) I love the ODBD Patriotic Paper collection :-) It has some awesome papers and you don't have to use them for US Patriotic cards (as you can see from my card above!) You can also check out this post of mine for a teacher's gift box that I made using the ODBD Patriotic Paper Collection.

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

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC220 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 28 December 2014 EST to join us (or 9 am Monday, 29 December 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. 
Just before I go.... Our Daily Bread Designs is having a Gift Certificate special!
ODBD is offering a  
FREE $5.00 ODBD Gift Certificate with 
every $50.00 in ODBD Gift Certificates purchased!  
These would make awesome Christmas gifts!
You better hurry... this offer is only valid until 20 December 2014!
(Click on the image above for further information.)

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love how you colored the poppy - I'll have to remember that white gel pen trick! Great choice in papers too!

    PS Your word verification is on. Is it usually?

  2. The poppy is magnificent on that white background, The DP is matted so beautifully and the bow is so lovely. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole

  3. What pretty colors!!! I keep forgetting that Christmas in Australia looks quite different from Christmas in the states! You have summer at this time of year! Lovely, beautiful, sensational coloring on your gorgeous poppy!

  4. this is so pretty!! I love your beautiful coloring and that gorgeous ribbon with the cute little tag, well done!!

  5. I just love your card, Elizabeth. Your combo of colors and papers as well as your coloring of the poppy is stunning!! Gorgeous take on the sketch my friend!!

  6. Just love the rich colors on this beauty Elizabeth and your coloring is awesome! Quite lovely!

  7. This is so awesome! I love the dark colors and how it worked so beautifully with your design. We appreciate you blessing us with your project last week and would love to have you back this week for a two-week long challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word from Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." A Blessed Merry Christmas to you and your household.

    JO ANN

  8. Stunning Alshandra. The deep rich colors are perfect with the arrangement you used on this card. Excellent. - Jim


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