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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

ODBDSLC253-Color Challenge

Good morning! 
Time for another challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Well, my color choices are the ones on the right, tan, coral, aqua and teal, all but brown.  You only need to pick 3 if you prefer.
ODBD stamps used: Deep Waters
This is a card made with the new September Release Deep Waters.  I just love this  underwater stamp along with the dolpin stamp that came out this month as well!
Coral reefs are so fun to color because they ARE so colorful.  There are several sentiments to go with this stamp set but I have always loved Dora's take on life, "Just Keep Swimming" (from the movie "Finding Nemo").  Beside the message of faith there is hope in those words too.  God has a plan for us, we just have to keep on "swimming" and He will lead us and bring us into it with His mighty hand! 
I stated this card with some water color backgrounds (made with Color Burst and lots of water), I used one for the first layer (under the die cut) and the second one is a mat for my die cut image.  This image was stamped twice by stamping, masking and stamping again.  I wanted to extend my image a bit and this is a fun way to do it.  I used the Vintage Flourish Pattern die because it reminds me of coral.
To see all the samples from my talented design team sisters, 
click on their links below:
ChrisJulieDianaPaula, and Robin (that's me).
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC253 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until September 13, 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.

Faith, Hope and Keep on swimming.
Some people out there in computer world may not have ever heard about Jesus and what He did for us.  Jesus the Christ, the Son of God left all of paradise with His Father God to live with us humans on earth and He walk this earth for about 33 years, teaching about the one true God and healing all and delivering all that He came upon.  Some times just saying a word and other times my laying His hand on them...Infact there were many ways and you can read about His amazing journey with man in the New Testament of the Bible but right now I will tell you about how He also took your sins upon Himself at the cross (which He did willingly, that is why He came to earth).  He was crucified and His blood ran for us.  God is completely holy and can not look upon sin but He wanted a relationship with us, that is why He created us, so He sent His only Son to bridge the gap. "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord". Romans 6:23
But that is NOT the end of the story, Christ Jesus rose again from the dead, yes, so that we might know that He is the ONE.  God raised Him from the dead with more than 500 eye witnesses to the fact.  This is the one thing that NO other religion or "god" in this world can say.  Jesus said, "I am the Way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but through Me" John 14:6
In Romans 10: 9 it says "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
With are justified (made right with God) through the blood of Christ...He took our place.  When we come to Christ, we are born again, that is, our spirit (our heart) is created new by the power of God.  When we turn from our sin and make Jesus our Lord, He makes us new and forgives ALL our past sin.  If you think you are too bad to be forgiven, you are NOT.  Jesus forgave those who killed Him, who spit on Him, who mocked Him.  You and I, as people, may have the blackest of hearts but He turns it white again just by coming to Him.  
If you have never heard this or if you have but have never taken time to think about it, seek Him out, find out everything you can by reading His word.  Start by reading the gospel of John.  If you have no access to a Bible, use the "email me"on this blog to contact me and I will try to get you one.


Julie Gearinger said...

Robin, this is "fintastic"- lol!! Could not resist, my friend! Love the colors that you chose along with the die cut background and sentiment! So excited to be able to design with you this month- hugs and God Bless!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is gorgeous, Robin!! I just love your coloring of the ocean in the bright cheery and vibrant colors!! The die cut background and your addition of the Faith die cut is a beautiful touch!! Yes, there are so many who do not know about Salvation and what He has done for us. Thanks for sharing the gospel message.

Diana Nguyen said...

What a great idea to enlarge your stamp by masking and stamping again - I thought it looked bigger! You did a great seamless job! As always, I'm in love with your colors and coloring!

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous card, Robin, and I love how you've masked and made this a beautiful and larger image. Your coloring is always fabulous, and what a beautiful background! Hugs, sweet friend!

laughingstamper said...

Super card, Robin!!! Nice work on widening this scene too!! This image with the vibrant color reminds me of Nemo and always brings a smile to my face!! You did just swimingly with the coloring too!!!!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card, and a beautiful post. My heart swells when I encounter someone unafraid of speaking of her faith. I am 20 miles due north of Philadelphia and our area is agog with preparations for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. I am older and physically unable to go into the city for it but I will watch on TV. I pray Philly treats him well. The news every night has been full of terrible things. I truly fear for the state of the world and in some ways, I wish we could go back to the more gentle times of my childhood, the 50s. On to happier things. Your card is lovely and you did a beautiful job of masking. The Color Burst background is gorgeous. While I read about Bisto and Brushos last month, I just read about Color Burst yesterday on a blog post. Some one had used it to over an entire sheet of watercolor paper, shading from lighter colors at the top, to the deeper colors of Fall towards the bottom. It was on the Quietfire Designs blog. Colors used were yellow ochre, burnt orange, merlot, terre verte and sepia. Once the color was applied, the cardmaker added salt while the paper was still wet. Once it was dry, leaves were cut from the various parts od the paper and then they were applied to the card. It was gorgeous. I really need to win a lottery for my growing wish list. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. I tried to leave a comment on Chris' blog post too but every time I opened the page, my iPad shut down. I will try to tomorrow from my laptop. I just so not want her to think I ignored her blog.