It's for ODBD's Shining Light Challenge #154 - in celebration of Stone or Wood. Normally a challenge with the words Stone or Wood would mean a tree or something woodsy or rustic for me, but as soon as I saw this challenge I thought of the fabulous real wood veneer "card" stock that I've had in my stash for at least a year. It's made of real wood and made for stamping - so why not!??!!
This card is also for the Color Throwdown Challenge - CTD#242!!
|here are two ways of Spreading Light|
Here's a swatch of this week's Color Throwdown. Another great arrangement of colors - that are so so pretty together!!
To make this card I started with four die-cut panels - one in the wood veneer, the others in White and Ivory Naturals card stock. I also used four stamp pads and coordinating markers - for the quote and frame. After die-cutting the panels I inked the quote stamp using the Markers, then created the polka-dots using ink pads and finger daubers. How easy is that!??!
|To be the Candle or the Mirror that reflects it|
It's been a long time since I've used markers to ink a stamp, and at first my colors overlapped and looked a little messy. So coloring/stamping the sentiment took me a few tries. There's still a bit of color overlap but I'm okay with it :)!!
One of the things I love to do is engage perfect strangers in conversation. It's amazing what a smile can do for example, whether a person seems happy and breezy, serious or stressed, a smile can lift a spirit and brighten a person's day. A knowing look, an understanding nod, taking time to truly listen or say thank you, these are little things that can make such a difference!! But for me, laughter is the BEST - I especially love when I can strike up a quick hardy laugh with someone - out of the blue. That is the best!! It's hard to explain but I think this quote does it well - one can be the Candle, or one can be the Mirror, and both bring light and joy :)!!~
Below is the Spread Light stampset and Spellbinders Die used for this project:
For more inspiration and to see what the other 'breadsticks' have created, you can check out their beautiful projects below:
Guest Designer: Gloria Stengel
If you're interested in more details about the Shining Light Challenges or would like to play along this week, please visit us here. We'd love to see your wonderful creations!!! And if you join in the fun you'll have a chance to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate toward Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. Just submit your entry by 8pm EST on Sunday May 19th - and if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps your card may be featured in the Top Three Designs!!
For details on the Color Throwdown challenges and/or to join us this week, please feel free to stop by: CTD #242
Card Recipe and Details:
- Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #79 Anything Goes
Thank you to everyone for stopping by - and for brightening my day with your visit :)!! I hope you found some inspiration here, and I hope you find time to laugh hardy today :)!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, and Blessgings!