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Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Good morning everyone!
Today's challenge is an inspiration challenge!!

ODBD stamps used: Life is a Gift (New release)

This is the inspiration photo for this challenge.
Well, I went for the bouquet and pretty colors of this inspiration photo for this challenge.
The new Queen Anne's Lace wild flower bouquet was perfect.  I used some white Liquid Applique on the Queen Anne's Lace and some Liquid Pearls-Coral on the little red blossoms to give this card extra texture and dimension.
The frame is a coral color and I used white pigment ink to sponge on the die before removing it to give the outside stitches a bit more definition. I dyed the ribbon to match.

To see more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC227 or to join the challenge click HERE.
You have until February 22, 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 toward the purchase of stamps 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.

When I see wild flowers anywhere, I always thank God for the beauty He has created for us to enjoy! They all have different colors, shapes and smells.  It amazes me when I think of the thousands of flowers, the thousands of scents and variety of color and shape of each flower.  Same with the trees, they are all so different and smell different...what an awesome God we serve!  And to think that He loves me, He knows me by name.  One of my favorite Psalms is 139, especially 139:13-16
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.

Thanks for coming by to visit today!


Cathymac said...

Gorgeous as always, Robin! Love the texture on the wildflowers and that beautiful bow! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Robin!! I just love your Queen Anne's Lace and wildflowers with the added embellishing and texture. So gorgeous framed in red. Stunning take on the inspiration my friend!!

Beverly Sager said...

Wow, stunning has already been said, but it is certainly the appropriate word! And the little wildflower additions really give extra oomph to the focal point. Beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, how gorgeous! Your Queen Anne's Lace leaps from the card and is so beautiful! Love the colors you've used and how carefully you've colored and added texture and dimension. And I always love a great bow! Hugs, sweet friend!

Unknown said...

Beautiful project Robin!!! Your colors are fab and that bow with the Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut is so pretty!!! The liquid pearls add that special touch!

Graciellie Design said...

My goodness Robin, you sure made your card stand out beautifully with the way you embellished the stamped wildflowers! Your take on the inspiration photo is outstanding and so elegant!!! Great card friend. Hugs, Gracie.

Alshandra said...

Wow Robin - these colours are breathtaking. I love your take on the inspiration challenge. Gorgeous card - love everything from your colours to the layout and your bow! Beautiful!