Tuesday, April 23, 2013

God's Love for Us

Hi stamping and blogging friends - it's Tuesday and that means I have a new ODBD card to share.  First though, I hope all is well and you enjoy some sunshine wherever life takes you today!!

This week's ODBD Shining Light Challenge #151 is to make a card that celebrates and cherishes God's Nature.  For this project I went back to one of my favorite sketches, but added something very special - a few new flowers from my sweet friend and fellow ODBD DT member, Sabrina Jackson.  She can do truly amazing and beautiful things with flowers, lace, pearls and all things soft and feminine, and it's such an honor that she shared some of her flowers with me.  Here's a link to her blog if you want to take a peek at her art:  sjbutterflydreams.

I started with the Quote from the new Quote Collection 3 set, and decided to use my Copic markers instead of my go-to sponges and ink, to blend some warm purple/lavender colors that coordinated with the flowers.

God's Love - Alternate View

Next I added an 18K Gold Leaf border, matted/popped and gold-leafed the other layers, and then worked on the floral spray design.  I wanted a touch of green but didn't want anything too bright or dark, so decided to go with a white die cut flourish and Copics to lightly color it.

God's Love - Close-up

Above is a close-up of the floral arrangement.  Aren't these flowers gorgeous!!???!!  They look even more realistic and beautiful in real life.  Thank you again Sabrina :)!!

God's Love - Another View

Here's another view to show off the wonderful Quote.  Below is one more in case you haven't gotten enough LOL!

God's Love for Us!!
The mix of soft and feminine in the flowers and colors seems to add so much to the crisp hard lines of the panels.  I like how this came out - and I hope it leaves you inspired in some way :)!

Below is the Quote Collection 3 stamp set:



If you like my card you'll love what my fellow DT members have designed for you - take a look:
May Guest Designer is:  Gloria Stengel

For more details about our the Shining Light Challenges, or if you'd like to play along, please stop by the ODBD Blog.  We'd love to see your wonderful creations - and if you join us in this challenge you'll have a chance to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate to be used toward Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps!!  Just submit your entry by Sunday April 28th at 8:00pm EST.  And if you use Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps your card may be featured in the Top Three Designs!!

Card Details / Recipe:

  • ODBD Quote Collection 3
  • White Card Stock, Black Ink
  • Cherry Lynn Designs Fanciful Flouris, MS Pine Punch
  • Copic Markers - V0000, V000, V01 & V04 (sentiment panel) V04, YG11, YG13 (flourish/leaves)
  • Gold Leaf Pen, Sabrina's amazing Paper Roses, Lots of Love :)
Card Challenges:

Blessings to all of my friends - have a great week!!

Hugs,
Audrey


26 comments:

Bridget said...

What a gorgeously rich card with the gold edging and beautiful flowers, Audrey - the sentiment (feels silly calling such a profound statement a sentiment!) is so wonderful and so very true!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Audrey, girl, this card is beyond words gorgeous! I love the elegant look of the white, touch of color and the gold border.....so striking! It was an absolutely pleasure to send you those few flowers. I truly love how you've used them on this BEAUTY right here! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza!!!!! Super gorgeous in every way! I love the layers, love the colors and flowers, and thanks for the tip on coloring the flourish....clever you!!! Blessings, Angie

Marisa said...

Beautiful sentiment and love the flower and flourish to frame it. Great clean lines too :)

Benzi said...

I love the sentiment and those flowers really are gorgeous. Beautiful card!

seamom said...

Your card is truly a work of art! Beautiful! The C.S.Lewis quote is so uplifting, and the gold edged white panels are are the perfect backdrop for it. I love the lavender you used on the quotation panel and the softly colored flourish, too.
This is my first of many folowing visits to your blog!

Diana Nguyen said...

LOVE the gold and purple! And those flowers are just gorgeous and a perfect way to soften up the card - takes a beautiful card up a notch to amazing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Audrey!! I just love the touches of gold with the lavender, the simply elegant design and the dimension!! The floral embellishing is the perfect finishing touch!!
hugs,
Chris

Kathy said...

Wow, Audrey, this is gorgeous! Beautiful shading with that awesome quote! You matched everything perfectly with those pretty flowers! Blessings! Kathy

pam124 said...

Audrey, your card is outstandingly beautiful. Great inspirational sentiment and I love the gold leaf trim and Sabrina's beautiful flowers! Excellent work as always!

Karon said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. Love how you have popped the layers. TFS

Taniaj Scott said...

stunning card, beautiful verse. So elegant just popped over from MIM hugs txx

Suzi said...

I like this so very much, wonderful layout, sentiment and adorable flowers. I saw it on MIM and had to pop over and tell you it's stunning.
Hugs
Suzi x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Audrey. Your art is always SO inspiring to me and I am very grateful to have you share your God-given talents by participating in our challenges. May God bless you and bring you back again soon. You are a blessing and an encouragement through your lovely art.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Cathymac said...

A stunning layout and beautiful colors combine to make this a truly elegant work of art, Audrey! The floral embellishment and the flowers are gorgeous! Hugs!

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

Donna Ellis said...

A lovely classic, Audrey! Your elegant card is a wonderful reminder of the richness of Love. so pretty! How do you create such perfect lines with your gold leafing? Do you use a cork lined ruler? Very pretty. hugs, de

Sylv said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the quote. Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.

Sylv xx
CBN DT

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful the gold edges really step this up to classy...

Chrissy said...

A beautiful verse and gorgeous card Audrey, really lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Stamping Shanni said...

Simply Beautiful card Audrey ~ I have come via MIM.
Stamping Shanni

vilinke said...

Hi soo u on MIM, so simple and so beautyful

Zenita Smith said...

Saw your card at MIM and just had to tell you how beautiful and I love the sentiment!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Zenita aka Scrappinwith'Z
http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

Claire Newcombe said...

So beautifully finished, and love the flower flourish

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month
Claire x
(DT member)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

Sandy said...

Popped in to let you know I chose your beautiful, inspiring card as a POTW from last week's Make It Monday entries and have featured it on my blog,
Hugs,
Sandy, DT member MIM