Monday, September 14, 2015

ODBD Mid-month Release


First off, I want to offer my sincerest apologies for the lighting in my photographs. Every single light bulb in my studio burned out in less than a week and I was really stuck because it was a bit of a gloomy fall week in my part of the world so I couldn't use natural light. I'll be back up and running in short order! My daughter just started working in a lighting store and will be able to advise me for the best bulbs to purchase for my very specific needs.

Our Daily Bread Designs has a mid-month launch for September, and it is lovely!!


For my first card, I've used stamps from Beauty. The lilies in this set are quite beautiful, and the sentiments are second to none.


I've used Boho background without embossing it to create a white lattice base for the sentiment. The grey cardstock under the white lattice was spritzed with White Picket Fence distress spray stain which provides a very subtle random patterning.


The lilies were stamped using grey flannel memento ink. I marked a band on the white base cardstock  in pencil where the grey and white lattice would be placed so I could precisely stamp and colour the lilies. The lilies were coloured using a very limited monochromatic palette of copic markers (N0, 2, 4, 6). After, I painted over the shading lines on the petals using a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. I'm pleased I was able to pick up some of the remarkable shine in the poor lighting I had available to me at the time! It is such a pretty effect.

stamps; beauty (odbd)
paper; white, grey cardstock (bazzill)
ink; grey flannel memento, onyx black versafine (tsukineko)
accessories; boho background (odbd), white ribbon (offray), N0, 2, 4, 6 copic markers (copic), clear wink of stella (zig), lg classic rectangles dies, tool n one, grand calibur (spellbinders)


I just love the asters that bloom in my yard every fall by early October. I am watching the buds form now and eagerly anticipate this last, glorious hurrah before my gardens become dormant for our long northern winter. With this vision in mind, I have used Pretty Posy dies to create the floral cluster on my card. Each petal and leaf was sponged on the edges using frayed burlap and/or black soot distress ink.


The wrought iron look of Leafy Edge Borders when cut and embossed from black cardstock is quite spectacular, and perfect for a garden scene card, I think.


I used a random selection of copper and brown brads for my flower centers to add a touch of whimsy. It's just fun to add that visual incongruity occasionally, don't you agree? The Vintage Ephemera Collection of papers is just the perfect background for all this luscious understated vintage elegance.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop today!

paper; vintage ephemera (odbd), root beer, raven, dusty plum, fern (bazzill)
ink; black soot, frayed burlap distress ink (ranger)
accessories; leafy edge die, pretty posies (odbd), black ribbon (offray), tool n one, stylus tips, grand calibur (spellbinders), quick dry adhesive, adhesive tape runner (scotch), miscellaneous brown/copper brads

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until September 15, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Sandee * Julie * Grace * Chris * Loretta * Angie * Cathy * Robin T.

Sabrina * America * Robin C. * Paula * Silke * Amy * Lori * Dawn * Diana

23 comments:

Bunny said...

The grey and white card is very nice.It almost looks sepia in color. The bows are beautiful. I like that it shows off the sentiment very well. Also, I learned a different way to use my Boho die. Thank you. The 2nd card with the new Pretty Posies is wonderful. I like that you made the card a big rectangle and how well the posies were placed. Nice sponging technique on the petals and leafs. Beautiful.

Sarosa said...

I love the black and white card ... the beauty of your images and layout get to take center stage. Really beautiful.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards and great details.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them! I LOVE the gray and white with the touch of shimmer on the 1st.....stunning design! Love the designer paper and beautiful layered flowers on the 2nd! HUGS!!

laughingstamper said...

Very, very pretty cards!!! I just love how the pretty posies dies can be used to make several different types of flowers too! I think this die makes beautiful cabbage roses and zinnias too!

Susan Lankford said...

Amazing and unique creations!

Lois said...

Two lovely cards! The monochromatic look of your first card is very nice.

Berina RGA said...

Very pretty!! Love the monochromatic color tone!! Love it!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Silke Ledlow said...

Loretta...both cards are beauties! Love how you stamped the image on your first card...I know it's even more beautiful in person with all the sparkles! The long card design on your second card is perfect with those new dies!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, Loretta!! I just love the black and white and vintage flair of the first!! Your coloring is gorgeous!! The second is so textured and beautiful as well!!
hugs,
Chris

Brandi R said...

Wow! Love the shades of gray in the first card! Both cards are simply beautiful ♥

Grace said...

Oh how I love your first card Loretta! Love the gray flannel tones and the boho bg and the creative way you split the image! So creative, elegant and beautiful!!! I might need to case that some day! Your second card is so full of texture and so very pretty!!!
hugs,
Grace

Robin said...

Loretta, the monochromatic look of your first card is beautiful! Well done! Love the design and layers. Your second card caught my eye with the wrought iron look using the border die. Really like the shading and layers of your flowers. I am having fun being a guest designer for ODBD!

Sue D said...

Lovely floral cards.

Pages with Paula said...

Nice cards! I love the simple elegance of the first card and the second is so rustic. Both beautiful in their differing styles. Love them.

Linda Carson said...

Love your take on the lily in coloring and design! It's striking! The 2nd card is rich in textures! Beautifully done!

Patty said...

Both cards are superb! I especially love how you used the lilies above and below on your first one.. Love that design!

April said...

I love the layout of the first card! Great idea. The flowers are awesome on the second card!

Dawn said...

oh my... LOVE the grey/white combo and design of the first, stunning!!! both are gorgeous samples!! and your lighting looked fine!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Loretta! Both cards are so very gorgeous! Especially the black/gray and white one! So cool!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Loretta! I especially like the monochromatic lilies...such an elegant look!

America said...

FAB Creativity! Brilliant details on both that are so effective. Lovely cards Teamie.

Kelley said...

Your grey card is so pretty. I love the longer design of the flower card. The flowers are gorgeous and all the details are awesome!

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