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

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

ODBDSLC246 - Sketch

Our Daily Bread Designs challenge this week is a sketch challenge, ODBDSLC246
Here is my card:

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBD, ODBDDT, ODBDSLC246, Sketch, handmade card, The Good Seed, Vintage Ephemera, Recipe Card and Tags, Matting Circles, Flower Box Fillers

And here is the sketch:

I've pretty much followed the sketch but added another layer on the main panel and instead of the bow I used flowers.

I've used the image from Our Daily Bread Designs The Good Seed and coloured with Copics.

Copic colours used
C5, E99, E97, E11
E51, E55
E42, E47, E49
C1, C3, C5, C7
Packet of seeds: E51, G21
Ground: C1, C3, C5, E42, E44, 0
Background: E30 and 0

The sentiment is also from Our Daily Bread Designs The Good Seed and is diecut using ODBD Recipe Card and Tags Dies and matted using ODBD Matting Circles Dies.

Instead of the bow I've added some flowers using ODBD Flower Box Fillers Dies. The DP I've used is ODBD Vintage Ephemera Paper Collection.

I've also added some ribbon from my stash and AnnaBelle Stamps 3 mm sprinkles - toffee and sultana. Most layers have been sponged with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

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

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC246 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 19 July 2015 EDT to join us (or 8 am Monday, 20 July 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.
The verse that I've used on my card is part of the answer to the parable of the weeds. The parable of the weeds in Matthew 13:24-30 reads:
"Jesus told them another parable:" The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' "'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' " 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.' " "

The parable is then explained in Matthew 13:36-43
"Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear." "

Many people don't want to know about hell, they make jokes about it and claim that its "not that bad". But the Bible tells a different story. It is a "fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth". There is no escape, those who do not accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour will be spending eternity in hell. Let us focus our lives on Christ, be a shining light for Him and tell all those around us how merciful and gracious God is to send His only Son to save us from our sins, dying on the cross and conquering death by rising again! Jesus lives!
Thanks for looking!


  1. What a gorgeous card, Elizabeth!! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the earthy tones and the paper you chose to match! What a beautiful accent with the 3d flowers over the sentiment and the added gems. Gorgeous take on the sketch!

  2. Beautiful Elizabeth! Love the way you used the new paper and I love that pot and tools, a favorite! You colored it perfectly, of course!!! and I love the beautiful jemmed flowers above your sentiment! Thank you for sharing the Bible with us too. What a great opportunity to share with those who may not know Christ! Keep it up girlfriend!!

  3. Gorgeous! Love the earthy tones and your coloring is stunning as always!

  4. This image and the way you have colored it goes great with the new papers!!! Way to go!!! Wonderful post too and how you tied it with the parable!

  5. Beautiful card, Elizabeth, and I just love this image...so perfect for a masculine card! Your color is fabulous, and I love the grounding you've added. Beautifully done for the sketch! And I loved your thoughts on the parable of the sower of seeds. We are just finishing a series on the Parables at church, and they have been wonderful! Hugs, sweet friend!

  6. Gorgeous coloring!! Love it!


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