Tuesday, January 6, 2015

ODBDSLC221 Make a Joyful Noise

I hope your New Year has been off to a great start and will continue to do so!  Mine has been non-stop so far but now that the kids are back in school, we'll be back to a routine - which apparently I crave!  Our Daily Bread Design is also starting a new routine for the Shining The Light Challenges.  The first challenge will be a sketch, the second a color challenge, the third an inspiration (picture or scripture), and a random or anything goes challenge with ODBD on the fourth week.

Have you been able to see the new releases this month?  I just love them - especially the music themed ones.  While I do not have a musical bone in my body and am tone deaf (which statistically is rare for Vietnamese people as our language is tonal - I'm just special like that!) I love music!  I've always wished I could sit down at a piano and play a piece - I'm more likely to make a joyful noise!  I think the treble clef is just one of the prettiest symbols out there and this stamp is no exception.  The new background die is also beautiful - instead of using different papers, I masked and sponged in the layout for the sketch.  The stamp is white embossed and resists the distress ink sponging.  Hope you like it!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Just a Note, Faithful Fish Pattern, Diana Nguyen


And make sure you check out my fellow CT sisters for more wonderful inspiration:

Please welcome Gracie to our Challenge Team!  You'll love her work!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC221 or to join the challenge click here (link to the ODBDSLC221). You have until January 11, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Challenges I am playing in:


  1. Your card is gorgeous Diana!! I just love your colors, your take on the sketch and your use embossing resist!! It shows off the Faithful Fish pattern beautifully!! Love it!

  2. Your card is awesome Diana. I love the embossing and colors. Just a beautiful job on this sketch.

  3. Oh love your colors blended on the elements below and on your circle!!! That just looks so striking! Beautiful card Diana!!

  4. This is a beautiful card, the bright colors go sooo good with the music cleft. well done

  5. Wow, I love the contrast on your design Diana! You sure made that treble clef stand out! I really like the texture and two tone sponging, I think it gives the card a really different look. Great card dear friend. Hugs.

  6. Diana, This is wonderful, the stamp , embossing and color all fabulous. all things music are my favorites. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Have a Happy and BLESSED 2015, Carole

  7. This is beautiful! I love the colors! Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  8. How pretty!! I love the colors you chose and the sponging is such a fantastic idea, love it!!

  9. I love this card Diana - you are so talented at creating your own coloured backgrounds. Love the colours you chose. Gorgeous card!

  10. These blogs still learning, keep losing them and having to retype...lol...me and silly tech stuff...lol. I love this new note you used and all the mixed colors...just gorgeous together. Great job with the cool sketch...TFs..:0)


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