Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ODBDSLC196 and Shirley's Inspiration

I am combining a challenge and my inspiration post today. 

Our Daily Bread designs for their 6th Anniversary would like us to use only their stamps on this challenge, now we are suppose to use our favorite stamps, I can't choose a favorite but I do love this stamp, and all the birthday greetings that go with it.  I also bought the die to cut it out, love the look that gives, and it gets nice and close.  You can find out all the details about the challenge HERE on their blog.

Also today is the first and I have an inspiration card too. Shirley does such beautiful cards, and she gives details on everything she does, she is great about sharing things she learns.  Here is a link to Shirley's blog , and the card that I used for my inspiration today.  She did a beautiful job to give it dimension, I didn't go that far, but I did like the colors in her flowers and tried to do the same on my flower bouquet.

I used the antique linen distressed ink around the sentiment and the "doily" square.

Our Daily Bread Designs -- Happy Birthday stamp set for image and sentiment, colored w/markers
ODBD -- Watering can die
Spellbinders -- Decorative Labels one, Noble Rectangles and A2 matting basics A dies
X-cut -- Quilting embossing folder
My mind's eye -- Indie Chic Citron paper
Liquid Pearls -- White Opal

Don't forget to check out Shirley's blog and ODBD for their challenge.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, I really appreciate it!



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Connie, this is one of my absolute favorite images from ODBD and you colored it to perfection!! It looks so beautiful with the purple and your framing!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us for the last Anniversary challenge!! I always enjoy seeing your creations!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is really beautiful, Connie. The coloring is lovely and I adore all the little pearls you created. Wonderful card!

SarahGeorge said...

Such a gorgeous card, Connie. You've colored the image so beautifully and the background embossing folder is so beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, it's always such a delight to see your cards, and this one is beautiful! I agree with you...very hard to. Pick a favorite, but this is one of them for me too! It's beautifully colored, and I love your design and colors! Stunning! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD anniversary Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful, Connie! I love the image and you did such a perfect job cutting it out. Also, the Liquid Pearls look great on your embossed background. I have to remember to use those more often. Most times you can hardly tell the difference!

Shirley said...

First, let me say thank you, Connie, for your more than kind words about my cards and for referring to my blog. Your card is truly beautiful. I love what you did with the embossed BG and Liquid Pears. The flowers are lovely and, of course, I am in love with the way you mounted them too! Your blog has always inspired me and thank you for sharing too!! Hugs,

Your post is why I need to try and keep more up to date on reading the blogs I follow. :-)

Diane said...

This is really beautiful, Connie what fabulous coloring you have done.

Hugs diane

Cheryl said...

Connie, this card is gorgeous! I can't get over all the detail in the stamp and how beautifully you colored it! WOW! I'm heading over to the ODBD site to check out that stamp set today!

Unknown said...

It is difficult to choose a favorite from ODBD isn't it? This is lovely!

Alshandra said...

Such a beautiful card Connie! I love how you've coloured the watering can and flowers and the antique linen around the doily square is beautiful! Gorgeous embossing and love the added liquid pearls! Thanks for joining us in the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

Linda Carson said...

I adore this beauty! Such fabulous coloring, beautiful textures w/that quilting folder and liquid pearls and wonderful design! Yep, just beautiful! Thanks for celebrating w/us Connie at ODBD!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

Simply gorgeous !!!!
love the coloring and the great layout.

Stephanie said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! I LOVE this one, Connie :) Hugs to you, friend!