Friday, November 15, 2013


This weeks challenge on Our Daily Bread was to use the sketch they provided.  When I saw the sketch my mind went to an image that I thought would be great for this and so I started my card and realized after coloring the image that it wouldn't work right with the sketch, so I thought well I will just flip the sketch, well it didn't quite work that way so I just went with how it will work on the card.

I inked the embossing folder so that the background would be green, then I used chalk to color in the birds and swirls, can you believe it no pattern paper in sight... LOL

Our Daily Bread Designs -- Book Mark Trees stamp and die
Spellbinders -- Sunflower set two ( behind the tag)
Cuttlebug -- Birds and Swirls embossing folder
 Distress ink --Mowed Lawn
Sheer Ribbon -- JoAnns brand
Hero Arts -- It's your birthday sentiment stamp

I wish you all a wonderful weekend
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leaving your comments :)



CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, this is fabulous! And sketches are just a guide, and it's always fun to see different takes on it! I love the image and the great embossing/inking technique for the background! So glad you've joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

Cheryl said...

Connie, this card might not be what you envisioned, but it turned out fabulous! I LOVE the inked embossing, and the tag/bookmark is beautiful!

SarahGeorge said...

A very cheerful card Connie! Beautiful inked embossing, and it's really pretty!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Connie...what a gorgeous card with the bookmark on it...awesome, Love the embossing, and awesome take on the sketch!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Connie!! This is beautiful!! I just love your bookmark and your take on the sketch with the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Lovin' that background you created with the inked embossing folder and chalk. Wonderful card, Connie!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

love the technique on the background, Connie!!!!!

Ivanka said...

Wow, that inked embossing folder is really gorgeous. The gold makes is shine. Beautiful.

Linda Carson said...

Creative take on the sketch! Love the bright colors w/golden highlights!

Cathymac said...

Beautiful, Connie! Love the background you created for your lovely bookmark! You did a fabulous job adapting the sketch! Hugs! You are such an encouragement to others...thank you!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just gorgeous! Love, love, love the colors and everything!

Shirley said...

Where have I been, Connie!! You have been really busy. How original and what you did with the embossed BG, the flower behind, and the tag is just wonderful too!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

simply fabulous!!!!!
love your beautiful colors!!!!!