This was my card for Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Hop yesterday... don't know what happened to my post, but anyway... I'm posting here now... hope it stays!
I made this card with two of the July 1 sets released by ODBD! The image on the front is from the Mother Teresa Set and we were given three ink colors from the ODBD store and had to use these three inks on our card for the July 1 blog hop. I had chosen Steel Blue, Olive and Terra Cotta. When we chose our colors, we did not know what the images would be that we would be coloring so that was fun!
I stamped my image on watercolor paper and then watercolored with the three inks from ODBD store. I used a watered down amount of Terra Cotta to get the light pinkish tone to my lotus blossom, and then I painted it with Shimmerz Angel Wings. I mounted this on a Nestie's Classic Frame cut out (brushed gold and stenciled in Olive) and the center piece is Papertrey Spring Moss which I texturized with a Nesties Flower Impressabilities. Each layer is on dimensionals.
For the blue layer I started with GPWhite and sponged the Steel Blue all over it. Then I stamped the Lotus blossom with Perfect Medium from Ranger and brushed with gold Perfect Pearls. I lightly set that with a spritz of water. I love how it gave the paper an Asian feel. I mounted that on textured brushed gold from The Paper Co and then Papertrey Spring Moss base. The ribbon is Papertrey perfect match and the dew drops are Robin's Nest "Lily Pad".
Thanks for looking! See the inside and more deets on my blog:
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Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009 GMT Views: 467
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Thu, Jul 02, 2009 @ 4:52 PM
Grace this is gorgeous! Love the richness to it. Awesome coloring and design. You put a wonderful card together here. Love it! TFS :0)
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Registered: June 14, 2008 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 6780
Fri, Jul 03, 2009 @ 3:38 AM
Grace, this is gorgeous, your colours and colouring are amazing and so perfect with this image!! I love this ODB set and you have shown it off so beautifully! That frame and all that shimmer is GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful card Grace - thanks for sharing!!
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Fri, Jul 03, 2009 @ 2:52 PM
Grace, so beautiful, I love the stacking design it really makes it stand up. Your colors are perfect, I would never know how to pick colors not knowing what it would be used on. That blue is amazing. This is another beauty from you. TFS :)
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Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44312
Sat, Jul 04, 2009 @ 12:17 AM
Oh, Grace, I just had to stop and ponder on all of the beautiful parts of your card that you have put together so beautifully!! Lovely framing with the nesties, the colours are beautiful, as is the layout! Just gorgeous!
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Sun, Jul 05, 2009 @ 7:54 PM
Grace, you know how long I have to look at your work before I can find words I hope are worthy? Lol- seriously, your work is wonderfully beautiful and always heart warming. The Shimmerz are the crowning glory here Grace. And now I am going to buy a new thesarus, to find me some new words! XXXOOO
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