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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

ODBDSLC221 - Sketch

Welcome to a whole new year of challenges with Our Daily Bread Designs! I'm so excited to continue to be on the ODBD Challenge Team; but sad that two of our very talented designers had to leave due to personal reasons. But excited because we have a new talented lady joining our team - welcome Gracie!

Our challenges have gone back to weekly and to kick off the new year we have a sketch challenge, ODBDSLC221.

When I first saw the ODBD January release and this sketch I immediately thought of a piano! I've been playing the piano for roughly 28 years and while I don't get to play it as often as I'd like to these days I still really enjoy playing.

Here is my card:

 And here is the sketch:

You can see that I've kind of squashed the sketch down to make it shorter and stretched it out longways and I've replaced the bow with a tag.

I've stamped the treble clef (Our Daily Bread Designs Just a Note) in black ink onto some heavyweight white card. I've then diecut this with ODBD Matting Circles dies. I've made a doily diecutting ODBD Doily die from some black card to go behind the treble clef.

For my piano keys I've first diecut a piece of white card and a piece of black card using ODBD Faithful Fish Pattern die. This die is gorgeous and produces little debossed fish with cut-out circles and some debossed circles around the outside (not pictured on card) with tiny little pierced diamonds.

After I had diecut my black and white card I cut each piece to size to make the white and black keys of the piano. I attached my piano keys to a piece of heavyweight white card and then attached this to my card base (black Bazzill textured cardstock).

I've diecut the ODBD Crocheted Border die from black cardstock and attached a little tag with some white floss. The tag is one of the dies from ODBD Mini Tags dies and stamped with a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tags Sentiments.

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

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC221 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 11 January 2015 EDT to join us (or 9 am Monday , 12 January 2015 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.

I've been part of church music teams (piano, flute and as a music coordinator) in various churches over the last 15 years or so and am very grateful that God has given me these gifts. I love playing music for the Lord and love listening to the congregation sing to Him. While playing and singing in tune sounds beautiful to our ears, I love how God looks upon our hearts and sees the attitude that we come with when we play and sing to Him.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such a great take on the sketch. Love the piano keys!

  2. I love your creative take on the sketch, Elizabeth, with the piano keys for the panels and all the added texture of the Faithful Fish Pattern die. So elegant and classy in the black and white!!

  3. How clever to make piano keys with the stripes. This is beautiful!

  4. Fabulous card Elizabeth..Very creative of you to make piano keys..

  5. Great take on the sketch Elizabeth!! I love the piano keys and the all black and white is really pretty!
    Music plays a big role in this house too!
    Happy New Year my friend!

  6. What an elegant take on the sketch. The black and white combination certainly adds to that elegance! Also, how creative to use the borders as piano keys, just clever! Lovely, lovely job dear friend. Hugs.

  7. I love the piano keys that you made with the sketch!! Super pretty with the new note image!!

  8. Black and white is so perfect with music, and so neat how you did the piano keyboard...with the sketch...TFS..:0)


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