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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ODBDSLC255- Inspiration Challenge

Good morning!
It's time for our inspiration challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
I used the Deep Water stamp set today for my card, inspiration is the bottom right photo in the above sampler.

Yes, I thought of the Yellow Submarine but decided NOT to make it yellow!
This is sort of what I remember from the underwater ride at Disneyland from when I was a kid.  I used acetate behind the round windows and probably should not have since that AND my aluminum was hard to photograph. 

ODBD stamps used: Deep Water
ODBD dies used: Hello
I also used aluminum tape, silver nailhead stickers, wood grain embossing folder, Acetate, Aluminum foil, metal working tool (roller type) and acrylic paint.  I stamped the image twice and cut out 3 different spots for my windows.
I covered cardstock with aluminum foil and cut out my holes slightly larger than what you see.  I then made circle frames for the windows (also cardstock covered in foil).  The inside of the frame is smaller than the hole that it goes around covering the edges. The foil is glued down with gluestick so that every square inch of stock is covered, that way nothing peels up.  I also covered my top and bottom edge with aluminum tape.  I then applied the nailhead stickers, used my roller metal tools for a bit of texture, and then painted over the entire panel with black acrylic paint and some teal (for patina).  I rubbed off most of it only leaving behind what is in crevices etc. I added acetate to the windows and then added the  images I had colored with Copic Markers. My background panel is made with a woodgrain embossing folder.  

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:
ChrisRobin (that's me), DianaPaula and Julie

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC255 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until September 27, 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.

Did you know that when God forgives your sin He throws it into the deepest sea? (Micah 7:19)  They are as far from us as the East is from the West (Psalm 103:12)
Think about how far that is, not on a circle like our earth but in a straight line as in eternal time...they never meet.
God loves you so much!  So, if you have asked God to forgive your sins and you have turned away from sin and given your heart to Jesus because He is your Lord, then your sins are forgiven so stop beating yourself up over past wrongs.  If God has forgiven you, what are you doing not forgiving yourself?  I am speaking to myself as well as any others who read this post...I am still finding myself not forgiving myself for my past... until I think about God and His great mercy and His great sacrafice to make us holy in His eyes through Jesus His only Son.  How do I think I have the right to hold onto guilt.  Isaiah 43:25 " I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins."
He chooses to remember them NO MORE!  Thank You Lord!  Thank You for Your forgiveness!  He has brought me up out of a deep dark pit of sin into His wonderful light and to freedom in Him! I will forever bless the Lord, oh my soul! 
Thank you for visiting today!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So very creative my friend!! I just love your portholes and your use of metal on this creation!! A great masculine design!! Great coloring and take on the inspiration my friend!!
Have a blessed day!

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow - talk about mixed media! You used a lot of cool stuff on this one! LOVE the look you created - just like I'm inside and under the sea!

Nancy said...

I love this card. So unique and fun. Lots of work but so worth it.

wannabcre8tive said...

Robin, I love your card. The aluminum tape technique is awesome. Thanks, for sharing it and the scripture with us.

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh my- this is fantastic (or should I say "fin-tastic")!!! Love the aluminum foil tape technique with your portholes showing the ocean deep- so creative and fun!! You are amazing, my friend- prayers and hugs to you!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Robin, this is absolutely amazing, and it really looks like the side of an old submarine/ship that is under the ocean looking out at the beautiful coral and fish! What a stunning card, and wow, did you ever do a lot of work covering all the paper with the aluminum. Amazing, and I can see you and Susie doing something like this together...what fun! Totally a wonderful inspiration card, my friend! And what a perfect verse reminding us that God forgives our sin, and they are as far away as the east is from the west...praise God! Hugs!

laughingstamper said...

Robin, I love how you distressed the paper so that it looks like a worn aquarium tank! It's a wonderful detail. The colors are wonderful and I love the 3 portholes too!!! Very creative!!!