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!