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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ODBDSLC254- Sketch Challenge

Good morning!
Time for our sketch challenge.
I've used one of my favorite verses for this card.  I know, I say that about every verse!! It's true, I love the word of God!

ODBD stamps used: Keep My Lamp Burning
There is a bit of an optical illusion going on with my card because the border is a curved border but I assure you, everything is straight except the bottom curve.  I was oringinaly going to turn this sketch around but I liked the border at the bottom better, it has a lacy look to it.
The flower was die cut, sponged with purple then formed front and back to give it more shape.  The leaf was also formed after sponging with Jade and Lime ink.  I used an embossing folder to create my background then placed a pearl on each cross section.  The doily was cut twice, once from the background to make a hole then again with the outer part of the doily, to make a frame.  On the inside I popped up the background panel and placed the purple and Boho background underneath.
I cut the Leafy Edge Border twice, once white and once purple and I used my stitched oval in 3 sizes to make the sentiment and framing. One the Leafy Edge Border I also added lace, ribbon and a row of pearls.
Please visit my design team sisters to see their beautiful samples:
JulieDianaPaulaChris and Robin.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC254 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until September 20, 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.”

God is my refuge!
Have you ever wondered why there is so much evil and bad stuff going on in the world, well, it is because God gave man (and women) free will.  Sometimes I wish He had not but I know that God wants us to come to Him of our own free will because that is what love looks like.  If we never had a choice we would be more like robots.  Yes, there would be no evil in the world, yes, there would be no disease but we would not be the humans He created to enjoy mutual love and fellowship with Him.   God allows the world to go it's own way because we chose to go our own way.   He does not like sin, diesease, disaster, that is not the world He created and wanted for us.
But the good news is that we are here for a very short time, then there is an eternity of joy, beauty, and love with Him in heaven.  He has provided the way through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Acknowledge that you are a sinner, ask God to forgive you and turn from your sin then ask Jesus to come into your heart and create in you a knew clean heart.  Believe in your heart that Jesus is the son of God, that He died for you and that God rose Him from the dead to live forever...that is God's free gift of eternal life for you. Romans 6: 23 and Romans 10:9. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me". John 14:6
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Diana Nguyen said...

Love your choice of colors and all those sweet little pearls!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is gorgeous Robin!! I just love the lavender and all the elegance and texture!! The added pearls on the embossing is a beautiful touch!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, this is one of my favorite verses too, and I love it. And what a gorgeous card with beautiful colors, and wow, I love the new dies! Beautifully done, my friend! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Wow, love all those pearls and texture you have created here, Robin!!! Love the boho background in the doily die cut too!

Julie Gearinger said...

Robin- love all of the white with the pretty flowers and pearls!! You are always so creative :-) Hugs and prayers to you, my friend!