Monday, May 04, 2009

ODBD's layout challenge

Our Daily Bread designs has a special treat and a Sketch Challenge for you! Play along and you may win one of the new releases! I tweaked the sketch a little bit, to make it work with the idea bouncing around in my head. I really wanted to combine the new "In God We Trust" set with "On Eagles' Wings", and work with some of the beautiful metallic cardstock that ODBD carries. I had some pieces of Copper cardstock, and also Bronze Ore, both made by Prism.

I stamped the eagle image onto copper cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I've never thought of doing that before, but it covered and blended really well, and a little shimmer shows through the image - pretty cool! I used a fine permanent marker to color in the eye. The verse looks pink, but it's actually Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink. Metallics are so hard to photograph... The card base is kraft paper, stamped over with a script stamp (copper again) and sponged around the edges. I love that batik was actually a folder, but I "repurposed" it because I thought it would look cool on a card. I'll have to pick up some more of those. Fun to have card supplies unique to our country!So, would you like to play along with the sketch challenge too? Here is how to play:

1. Using the sketch above, create a project that reflects your personal style.
2. Use stamps from any company and as few or as many embellishments as you would like. You may use any colors and papers as well.
3. Leave a link in the comment section of the sketch challenge post over at the ODBD blog. If you upload to SCS, please use both of these keywords: ODBD ODBDSC03 so we can find your cards there!
4. This challenge will officially end at NOON CST on Friday, May 15th.

Three winners will be chosen Friday night, May 15th and each will receive ONE of the new releases! To be eligible to win one of the new sets, you must use ODBD stamps in your sketch.

One more winner will be chosen from those using non-ODBD stamps, and this winner will receive a beautiful bottle of Shimmerz, one of the Bread Basket's favorite products! We hope you will play along with us!
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  1. WOW!!!! I love how you colored that eagle!!! This is gorgeous!

  2. This is such a cool card! I love the rich colors and the recycled folder is perfect!
    Blessings! Angella

  3. I am absolutely stunned by your eagle! Your coloring is amazing!
    What a beautiful card with an awesome verse!!