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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

ODBDSLC249-Color Challenge

Good morning!
Today starts a new challenge at ODBD and I have two cards for you today!
This new release is somewhat a Bohemian collection called Boho designs.


Turquoise, orange and hot pink are my chosen colors for this week!
ODBD stamps used: Boho Blessings
ODBD paper used: Beautiful Boho Paper


ODBD stamps used: Boho Blessing
These are the new release for August and boy are they beautiful!  I used the butterfly from Boho Blessing on both cards and colored each with Copics in some of this week's colors. I followed older ODBD sketches for both cards and used the new ovals and stitched ovals on the first card along with one of the new word dies (it comes with Faith Hope and Love, all beautiful). I also used the Layered Lacey Squares on the first card and the beautiful borders along with the Boho Background die on the second card. However, I used the die to emboss instead of cut.
To see more inspiration please visit my design team sisters: 
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC249 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 10, 2015, at 8:00 pm 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.

When I see a butterfly I see hope.  The caterpillar has the hope (and faith) that once he wraps himself up into a cocoon he will emerge a beautiful butterfly able to fly about and suck nectar from all the lovely flowers.  I've taken some photos of butterflies sucking up nectar, it take a lot of patience to move very slowly and sometimes follow the butterfly over and over before getting a shot.  It also takes a good Macro lens.  Why do I tell you that, because growing in faith, growing in spiritual maturity takes patience and the right tools, namely, God's written word, the Bible, and taking time to be with Him in prayer and meditating on His word. 
Romans 12:2 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God"...Romans 10: 17 "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God". Hebrews 11 is called the faith chapter and 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". Then it goes on to speak of great men of faith in the Bible.  but verse 6 of chapter 11 is even more important to those who are desiring to grow in their spiritual walk, it says "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him".  Just a thought for today, grow in faith!
Robin

6 comments:

Vicki said...

The butterfly is beautiful! What did you use to color the butterfly?

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful cards! So colorful and ALIVE! And I so agree with your thoughts on the butterfly - gorgeous transformation that takes time and work.

nwilliams6 said...

What a great post Robin! I love your thoughts and verses on hope and the cards are wonderful with that very cool butterfly an these wonderful colors and sketches. Beautiful work! Hugz

laughingstamper said...

These are such yummy colors!!! I also like the waterfall of lacey Squares!!! Nice work, Robin!!! These are real beauties!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love both of your butterfly cards! The colors are spectacular as well as all of the details :-) Thanks for sharing your talent and praying that you have a fabulous week, my friend- hugs and God Bless!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I always enjoy seeing your scripture and reading your words each week, Robin!!!

Your cards are gorgeous!! I am not sure which I like better, the cascading or layered squares with all the colors on the first or your beautiful rich purple with the stunning design! Beautiful work my friend!
hugs,
Chris