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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ODBDSLC223 Inspiration Challenge

Good morning!
Today we start a new challenge with inspiration taken from the inspiration photo below my sample.
Whatever stirs you from this photo, make a card to show it.

ODBD stamps used: Just a Note
ODBD dies used: Fancy Foliage
ODBD paper used: Blushing Rose Collection

I also used some Prima roses, ribbon, tulle, Spellbinders border dies and Silver Leaf pen.  I got the silver from the silver candlesticks, the roses from the flower arrangements and candles and the curtains.  Of course the piano and scripture comes from the piano and music on the piano.
To make my piano keys, I just cut the border again in black, used my scissors to cut up and then snipped away the "keys" every third one.  It is still all in one piece but the part that holds the keys together is glued under the top white border piece.  Much simpler than it looks!!! The white keys are just an illusion since there was no cutting or even line drawing.

PS. 138:1-2, 139:13-16
I will praise You with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to You.  I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.  My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.  And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
I have always loved Psalms 139 and it seem especially appropriate now being that Sunday was Sanctity of Life Sunday.  What better praise to sing to the Lord than that of giving life and sustaining life with every breath we breathe. We can sing to God for everything we have or will ever have; it all comes from His hand.
Even Mary, when she was pregnant with a child without being married (yes, WE know she had not been with a man and it was the Holy Spirit of God, but the people of that day DID NOT KNOW that!).  But from her mouth comes this song, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed, for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.  And His mercy is on those who fear Him...."  It goes on but you see my point.
So today, as you go about your day, think about what God has done for you and sing praises to Him.

Please visit my other Design Team sisters for more inspiration

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC223 or to join the challenge click HERE.
You have until February 1, 2015 at 8 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 "stamp 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 Flickr as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.
Thanks for visiting!


Alshandra said...

Such an awesome card Robin! So talented to create the piano! Gorgeous flower and bow and I love how you added the verse in the middle. Gorgeous!

Becky said...

This is just stunning Robin. I love how you created this piano, how awesome and the ribbon and flowers are stunning.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, this is gorgeous! I love your creativity and how you've made a "grand" piano with the keys! Totally love that! And what beautiful use of DP, dies, and that gorgeous floral array! What a stunning card, sweet friend! Hugs!

wannabcre8tive said...

Robin, your card is absolutely stunning. I love the piano you created. Very creative.

Beverly Sager said...

Robin, this card made me gasp - it is so beautiful. Being a Christian musician, I absolutely love the piano detail. If you would be so kind, please tell me how you did that? Is it a die? Embossing folder? Or did you just glue thousands of tiny black pieces on? Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!! ONCE AGAIN Robin, you have BLOWN ME AWAY with your CREATIVITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL BLOG POST TOO!!! WOW!!!!!! ;) ((((HUGS!!!))))

Anonymous said...

This is incredible!!! Oh my gosh -- I just about fell out of my chair. Absolutely stunning!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an absolutely stunning and creative card, Robin!! I just love the piano you created with the dies, the added ribbon, the designer paper and the floral spray. Gorgeous my friend.

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow, just w.o.w. This card is amazing - so soft and I can't imagine the time put into it with all it's gorgeous details. LOVE!

Graciellie Design said...

What a clever beautiful card you've made Robin! I love the structure of your card and the stunning colors and patterns you used. VERY inspiring! Hugs, Gracie.

wendy2512 said...

Beautiful. Card at first and thenI read the write up...both so gorgeous and inspiring...I havent played piano for a while now but love all the piano stuff and music...stunning my friend...TFS..:0)

Silke Ledlow said...

So creative and clever Robin! I love this idea...simply gorgeous card and take on the inspiration photo! Hugs ~S~