Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ODBDSLC233 Color Challenge

Welcome to ODBD's first challenge this month - it's a color challenge!  Perfect excuse to break out my watercolor pencils again.  I've been wanting to color these foxgloves from the Bloom set for a while - I love how majestic and tall they are!  The seeds are so tiny and yet this huge plant springs up - how pleasantly surprised I was with my first blooms.  And it was also then I realized that I really need to plant them behind other plants instead of in front! :)  

I paired these fussy cut and watercolored blooms with my favorite verse - how I held onto this verse during my college years!  It's from the set For the Graduate but I think it is definitely a verse for the years before and after also.  I framed it using the new Layered Lacey Square Dies on top of a sheet from the Shabby Rose Collection.  As you can see, my frame is not square but the loops on the dies are identical so I trimmed it down and overlapped the loops.  I hid the seam line by adding a couple of layers that included the verse from Jeremiah.  I glued my foxglove and brushed it with my Wink of Stella brush pen for a subtle shine.

And please check out my other CT sisters for more wonderful inspiration:

To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until April 12, 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.

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  1. Such a beautiful card, I can imagine fussy cutting that flower! Great job!

  2. What an elegant card! Love the fussy cut flower and how it frames the inspiring verse! Hugs, Gracie.

  3. Oh love the purple foxglove! It is so beautiful!! Love the scripture too Diana! One of my favorite with such a joy and comfort for the future! Beautiful the way you extended the lacey square to a rectangle!! Love it!

  4. What a stunning and beautiful card, Diana!! I love the rich lavender foxglove against the soft blue and layered lacey squares. So elegant! Perfect way to frame that beautiful scripture!!

  5. Diana, what a beautiful card using these wonderful colors, and I love the fussy cut foxtail with such delicate colors! Stunning! Hugs!

  6. Your foxglove is so pretty and the way you colored those leaves are fab!!! I do like this verse so much too, Diana! So nicely done!!!

  7. Gorgeous card Diana! So creative with the dies! Gorgeously coloured foxglove too!


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