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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ODBDSLC251-Inspiration Challenge

Good morning!
Today starts a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
It's our inspiration challenge (see photo below my card).

I've used other colors in my card but I think I have the feeling of inspiration piece, in MY head anyway!  I have the paisley rising up into the main body of the card kind of like the tail rising up to the body of the peacock.  With the bright bluish purple spot/flowers(?) on the inspiration piece being my bow at the top right.
Today I have used an old technique called Joseph's coat.  I sponged various colors on my cardstock and then heat embossed the Boho Paisley background with VersaMark and Pearl Lavender which is basically clear with a tinge of lavender color.  I then inked the whole panel with black Versafine, rubbing it in well until everything (especially the in between places) looked very black.  After this I  took a rag and wiped the card off, leaving behind the embossed pattern with the color protected underneath.  I absolutely love the new Faith, Hope and Love dies from ODBD so I made three layers of "Love" (Christ great love for us) and added it to the bottom right.  I stamped the cross (using my Misti) several times to make sure it was VERY black and then colored it in (using Copic markers) with colors to match my background.  The two ovals are new from ODBD, one being "stitched" and the black elegant oval under both is a classic design from ODBD.  I've used a triangle layout for today's card.  I almost forgot, I stamped one of the extra flowers from the Boho Love set to pop up a layer on my cross right in the middle.  It is the same design just a tad smaller so that it more easily shows as a second layer.

To see other imspiration for this week's challenge please visit my design team sisters:
Robin (that's me)Diana, Paula 

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC251 or to join the challenge click here. You have until August 24, 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.

Unconditional love
Luke 15: 11-32 Is the parable of the Prodigal Son that Jesus told to convey the message to the hearers (and readers) of God's unconditional love.  The Father excepts his son back with warmth and love even though the son spent his inheritance on "worldly" pleasures and then after his money was spent, he was cast down into the slim of eating pigs food because he had nothing left.  When he decided to go to his father and ask to become a servant, the father was so overjoyed to see his son back home that he threw a party for him.  Jesus was telling the people that when you come to Father God in repentance, He welcomes you with open arms and all of heaven rejoices with a party! 
Do you think that God can't forgive you?  Think again!  He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross to pay the penalty for US.  We were ALL sinners against God, He loves us so much that He was willing to leave all the glories of heaven and live as a human with people hating Him and plotting to kill Him and then finally they did kill Him; but it was all part of the plan, 3 days later He rose from the grave alive.  He does not want any to perish (eternal death) but wants ALL to come to a believing faith in Jesus. Romans 10:9 "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".
Have a blessed week!


laughingstamper said...

Wow!!!! Love JC technique!!! Another beauty, Robin and a great take on the challenge!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the inspiration, Robin!! I just love your technique and your coordination of the cross with the background and your use of dies is gorgeous! Great colors and design my friend!

Diana Nguyen said...

Great take on the challenge! I love the background and how the cross stands out. Thank you for sharing the gospel every week!