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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ODBDSLC266-Sketch Challenge

Good morning!
Time for a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
This week we have a cool sketch.

ODBD stamps used: Poinsettia Wreath
ODBD dies used: Double Stitch Circles, Peaceful Poinsettias, Mini Tags
I started with stamping the wreath and coloring with Copic Markers then die cutting with the Double Stitch Circles and die cut another set of circles for the framing then sponged on some distress ink.  I then stamped the sentiment on a Mini Tag and tied a red ribbon in the hole of the tag. I die cut the small poinsettia twice for each flower, sponged some gold on the petals and formed them with a foam pad and stylish type tool. I squeezed some glue into the middle and added some gold Prills.  I added the poinsettia on top of the poinsettias that are part of the wreath image.
For the background I added ink to my embossing folder (poinsettia folder) and then ran it through my Big Shot.
I added ribbon, decorative paper and acrylic red baubles for the rest of the sketch elements.

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Robin Clendenning (that's me)

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC266 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until December 20, 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.

When I see a Christmas wreath it reminds me of the crown of thorns.  Christmas is all about Jesus and Jesus was born to save us from our sins which means, He was born to die.  We don't like to think about the baby Jesus coming for that purpose but God loves us so much He can't bare to lose us to death forever without Him.  He "purchased" us back with the sacrifice of His only son Jesus.
That crown of thorns was placed upon His head as a cruel  joke by the Roman soldiers but Jesus accepted it willingly.  He could have called down a legion of angels to protect Him but He suffered the crown of thorns, beatings and even the cross for all of us because He loves us so much.

Thanks for visiting today!


Diana Nguyen said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love wreaths - I had just taught about the symbols of Christmas and the wreath being a circle - no end or beginning - eternal like God. I love your crown of thorns too - I'll have to add it as another analogy. Also love the inked embossed background! Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

Unknown said...

Love your juxtaposition with the circle and rectangle shapes. The wreath is perfect for this, Robin! Such a pretty card!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning, Robin!! I love your coloring of the wreath, the shading around the edges and the addition of the poinsettia. Gorgeous use of ribbon and embossing too!! Your blog write up with the analogy to the crowns is excellent!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, this is gorgeous, and your coloring of the wreath is beautiful. I love the added of my favorites. Beautiful card for the sketch! Yes, I agree that the wreath reminds me of the crown of thorns our Savior wore after living a perfect life so He could give His life for ours. Praise God! Hugs, sweet friend!