"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

ODBDSLC188 - Pink, Red and White

The challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs is a pink, red and white colour challenge. I created a birthday card using the Canning Jars, Canning Jar Fillers, Bookmarks-Scripture and All Occasion Sentiments stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut out two of the canning jars using one of the ODBD custom canning jar dies.

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, Canning Jars, Canning Jar Fillers, Scripture Bookmarks, Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters:
and our guest Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 2 February EST (or 9 am Monday, 3 January AWST) to join us. For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them! If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
We would love to see your creations!!

Some more photos of my card:
I masked and stamped the canning jars and added in the fillers. Then drew in my "shelf" with a black Copic multiliner. I love the canning jars they are so versatile and can be used for so many different designs and projects!
This canning jar has part of one of the stamps from the Our Daily Bread Designs Bookmarks-Scripture inside. I just stamped the first part of the verse and then added the scripture reference at the bottom.
The flowers were made using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, sponged with DI Spun Sugar. I then misted them with water and used a stylus and a foam pad to "crease" the petals a little. Rolled up the flowers and once they were glued and dried I added my homemade glimmer mist, some glossy accents and Stickles to the petals.
(For my glimmer mist I used a combination of Perfect Peals "Perfect Pearl", Distress Ink Spun Sugar (the rei-inker) and water. I found this site which tells you how to make it.)
I am entering this card in Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #116 - Anything Goes.

Materials used:
Copics:
   Canning Jars - C0, C2, C4, C6
   Jellybeans - R52, R55
   Strawberries - R14, YR07, C2, YG63
   Candy Hearts - R00, RV11, BV20
   Candy Canes - R32, R35, R37, R39, C1
   Shelf - E30, E01, E81, W1
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink Spun sugar (ink pad and re-inker)
Cardstock: American Crafts "Christmas", X-Press It blending card, Kaisercraft "Precious Moments" and Bazzill "Petal Soft"
Dies: ODBD custom Canning Jar Dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms and Foilage Two
Other: texture plate "hearts", 3 mm sprinkles "chilli", glossy accents, stickles star dust, Green Tara 2.5 cm paper leaves, pink and white bakers twine, white paint pen, black 0.3 mm Copic multiliner, foam tape and double sided tape.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

ODBDSLC187 - Inspiration Challenge

Really enjoyed creating this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge 187 - Inspiration Challenge.

This is my card:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Alshandra's Corner, Canning Jars, Poppy single, Fleur de Lis Borders, Scripture Collection 11, Elizabeth Whisson, ODBD Custom bookmark dies


It has a removeable bookmark:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Alshandra's Corner, Canning Jars, Poppy single, Fleur de Lis Borders, Scripture Collection 11, Elizabeth Whisson, ODBD Custom bookmark dies


And this was the inspiration:

I was inspired by the flowers in the jar (hence my poppy in the canning jar) and then the colours from the image on the left - loved the creams with bits of blue :-)

I had to do a bit of masking to get the poppy in the jar. I stamped the poppy bud (ODBD Poppy single) hanging down the front of the jar, masked it and then inked and stamped the jar (ODBD Canning Jars) except for the very top part (so it left it "open"). I then masked the "rim" of the jar and stamped the rest of the poppy over the top. I filled in a few "missing bits" with a Copic multiliner (such as the rim of the jar and I extended the poppy's stem). I added the words of the verse to the background of the poppy using a 20% warm grey pencil. The bookmark was then cut out using one of the ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies.

The verse is from ODBD Scripture Collection 11 and it is surrounded by one of the ODBD Fleur de Lis Borders. It is cut out with the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles; however, the die was a little long so I diecut the whole lot first and then made it a little shorter by recutting each end again, separately, with the die.

I made a little pocket for the bookmark to sit in and coloured a cream ribbon and bow with a Copic marker to match the rest of the card.


For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters:

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 26 January EST (or 7 am Monday, 27 January AWST) to join us. For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them! If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
We would love to see your creations!!

Another photo of my card:
Our Daily Bread Designs, Alshandra's Corner, Canning Jars, Poppy single, Fleur de Lis Borders, Scripture Collection 11, Elizabeth Whisson, ODBD Custom bookmark dies

I love this verse as it is so true (as is all of God's Word!) It's a reminder that even though we may think (or it seems that) God does not care about us or love us, he does! We can have faith in Him that He will always provide for us what is best; and we do not have to worry about our lives, "as to what we will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on" (Matthew 6:25) - God will always be there for us, loving us.

I am entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge #115 - Anything goes.

Materials used:
Copics: 
   Flower petals - Y11, RV95, RV10, RV23, RV34, RV17 and BV000
   Flower centre - YR02, YR07, RV99 and RV95
   Leaves - RV95, Y11, YG63, G94, G99 and BG99
   Water - B000 and colourless blender
   Jar - B0000, B000 and B00
   Ground - W3, W5, E43, E31, E55, YG63 and colourless blender
   Background - RV000, B0000, W1, YG61, RV10 and colourless blender
   Ribbon coloured with E40
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs "Poppy", "Canning Jars", "Fleur de Lis Borders" and "Scripture Collection 11"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink Antique Linen
Cardstock / DP: Bazzill Textured "Twig" and "Powder Blue", Bazzill Kraft, X-Press It blending card, Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings" and "Vintage Timeless"
Dies: ODBD Custom Bookmark Dies and Spellbinders Nestabilities Curved Rectangles
Other: Green Tara 18 mm cream lace, Boutique decorative ribbon, cream satin ribbon, X-Press It clear gel glue, foam mounting tape and double sided tape.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

CAS #1

CAS is not my usual style but sometimes its nice to make a quicker card! Both the below card and this one are from Annabelle stamps and coloured with Copics.

This is Lil Monster Valentine (although I used him for a birthday card):
Elizabeth Whisson, Annabelle Stamps, Lil Monster, happy birthday, CAS, copic


I am entering this card in:
1. Annabelle stamps challenge AC175 - a sketch
2. Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Anything Goes;
3. As you like it - favourite CAS design - as I said at the top of my post, I'm not big on CAS cards but this design has appealed to me and I made a few cards using this design over the weekend (didn't post them all!);
4. Through the craft room door challenge - Anything Goes;
5. Papertake Weekly Challenge - New Year New Stash - Both of the Annabelle Stamp sets that I've used on this card are new to me - got them for Christmas :-) ;
6. Creative Craft Challenges 2 - New - these two stamps sets that I've used on my card are new to me - got them for Christmas; and
7. Incy Wincy Designs - Add Texture - I used the Copic colourless blender to give Lil Monster's "hair/fur" texture and have added liquid pearls to the sunflower and glossy accents to the bow on the present.

Some more photos:
I used the Copic colourless blender to create the texture on Lil Monster's "hair/fur". I would normally apply it using a cloth or some type of material but this time I just used the brush nib and pressed down in little rows of "rectangles".
Added liquid pearls "pumpkin" and "buttercup" for texture on my sunflower. I also added glossy accents to the bow on the present but it didn't photograph very well.
Copics:
   Hat and shirt - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
   Hair/Fur - W1, W3, W5 and BV25 for shadow
   Sunflower - Y11, Y17, YR04, E31, E55, YG21, YG23, YG25
   Present - Y11, Y17, YR04, B91, B95 and BV25 for shadow
   Eyes, Tooth and toenails - E40
   Ground - W1, W3, W5, W7
Stamps: Annabelle Stamps "Lil Monster Valentine" and "Helen's Party" (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink Iced Spruce
Cardstock / DP: Creativ textured (grey), X-Press It blending card and DP from Annabelle stamps mini paper stack
Dies: None
Other: Liquid pearls "pumpkin" and "buttercup", Inkssentials glossy accents, clear embossing powder (on "happy birthday") and double sided tape.

CAS #2

My second CAS card's main image is from the Annabelle stamps Helen's Party stamp set (see my other one here):
Elizabeth Whisson, Annabelle Stamps, happy birthday, CAS, copics, copic


I am entering this card in:
1. Annabelle stamps challenge AC175 - a sketch
2. Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Anything Goes;
3. As you like it - favourite CAS design - as I said in this post, I'm not big on CAS cards but this design has appealed to me and I made a few cards using this design over the weekend (didn't post them all!);
4. Through the craft room door challenge - Anything Goes;
5. Papertake Weekly Challenge - New Year New Stash - the Annabelle Stamp set that I've used on this card is new to me, as is the DP (which is also from Annabelle Stamps); and
6. Creative Craft Challenges 2 - New - the stamp set and DP that I've used on my card are new to me - got them for Christmas.

Close up of "Helen":
Sorry - lighting was a bit "off" on this one but couldn't "fix" it properly (more learning of paint shop pro required!) - this is as best as it turned out - a little too much contrast but you get the idea.
Copics:
   Pants and bows in hair - B32, B34, B37 and BV23 for shadow
   Shoes and Top - R81, R83, R85 and BV23 for shadow
   Hair - Y21, YR21, Y38, E97, E99
   Skin - E00, E11 and R20 for blush
   Eyes - E40
   Ground - W3, W5, E31, YG61, BV23
   Background - W1, W3 and colourless blender
Stamps: Annabelle Stamps "Helen's Party"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Cardstock / DP: Creativ Textured (blue), X-Press It blending card and DP from Annabelle stamps mini paper stack
Dies: None
Other: clear embossing powder (on happy birthday), double sided tape and foam tape.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

ODBDSLC186 - Sketch

The challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs is ODBDSLC186 - Sketch Challenge. This is the sketch:

For my creation I used some stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs' January release - Canning JarsCanning Jar Fillers, Joy in a Jar and ODBD Custom Canning Jar Dies.


For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters:
and our guest Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 19 January EST (or 7 am Monday, 20 January AWST) to join us. For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them! If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
We would love to see your creations!!

Some more photos of my card:
This is the canning jar on the front of my card
This cute little canning jar is on the inside of my card - you can see how much smaller it is as the strawberries are the same size in both jars.

Materials Used:
Copics: 
   Strawberries - R14, YR07 and C2 (+ prismacolor pencils white, crimson red and crimson lake)
   Canning Jars - B0000, B000, B00, B32, B34 and B37 (and prismacolor pencil indigo blue)
   Strawberry leaves - YG63 (and prismacolor pencil white and molotow white paint pen)
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs "Canning Jars", "Canning Jar Fillers" and "Joy in a Jar" (for the "original" sentiment)
Ink: Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: ODBD Custom Canning Jar Dies and Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
Cardstock/DP: Bazzill textured cardstock, Hot off the Press Inc. Home Grown paper set and Crate Paper Pretty Party.
Other: craft buttons, blue and white twine, foam mounting tape and double sided tape.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Baby Fairy Birthday

Enjoyed making this card and candle (scroll down) for a friend's 25th birthday.

Mo Manning Baby Fairy Sip, Elizabeth Whisson, copic

The stamp is Mo Manning - Baby Fairy Sip. I used a plain Copic B0000 background but then added in some butterflies with my Copics using a Prima Marketing butterfly stencil - thanks to Marie Gamber from her background class at Color Me Creative for this technique.

Some more pictures:
Mo Manning Baby Fairy Sip, Elizabeth Whisson
The fairy wings, butterflies, flower and fairy hair has clear glitter pen added. Glossy accents are on the flower and the dots on the fairy's clothes.

Mo Manning Baby Fairy Sip, Elizabeth Whisson
Mo Manning Baby Fairy Sip, Elizabeth Whisson
The flowers are from Kaisercraft and Green Tara - all originally white. I coloured them with Copic R00 various ink, R02 and R05 markers then added colourless blender various ink. They then got sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze and Stickles stardust added to the tips.

Mo Manning Baby Fairy Sip, Elizabeth Whisson
Just had to put in another picture...this one has slightly different lighting to the first photo I took and I just couldn't decide between the two...so I've added both :-)
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes;
2. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes;
3. Creative Craft Challenges 2 #26 Anything Goes;
4. The Shabby Tea Room - Week #200 So Romantic - inspired by this photo and must include roses; and
 5. Creative Creations Challenge - Anything Goes.


And this is the candle. I did the technique that I explained a few posts ago here. I used stamps from Flourishes Bloomin' Aussie Florals and the bible verse is from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 11.



I am entering the candle in Craft My Life - All Crafts Challenge December/January - Anything Goes challenge (not a card).

Card materials
Copics:
   Skin - YR0000, YR00, E11, BV000 and R20
   Flower and stem - R0000, R00, R02, YG21 and YG23
   Wings - V0000, R0000, YR0000, B0000, YG0000
   Hair - YR30, YR31, YR21, E97 with clear glitter pen for highlights
   Ground - W3, E31, E43, E44, E42, E55, W5 and colourless blender
   Background - B0000
   Stenciled butterflies - R0000, R00, R01, R20
   paper blooms - R00 various ink, R02 and R05 markers, colourless blender various ink
Stamps: Mo Manning Baby Fairy Sip (digital stamp)
Ink: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer ink and Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Cardstock/DP: Bazzill textured Admiral, BasicGrey Soleil, Meg's Garden The Romantic Garden and X-Press It blending card
Dies: Sizzix circle framelit
Other: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze, AtYou Spica #00 clear glitter pen, Stickles Stardust, Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals, Inkssentials glossy accents, Green Tara 18 mm cream lace, Green Tara 3 cm mini roses and mini rose buds (white), Kaisercraft paper blooms coconut, Prima Marketing butterfly stencil, Green Tara 2.5 cm green paper leaves, Creativ gold metallic leaves, X-Press It double sided tape and X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape.

Candle materials
Copics:
   Wattle - Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38, G21, G24, G28 and BG78
   Sturt's Desert Rose - R02, R05, R08, YR07, RV99, G24, G46 and G28
Stamps: Flourishes Bloomin' Aussie Florals and Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 11
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock/DP: white tissue paper
Dies: None
Other: Copic 0.1 mm black multiliner and Kaiserscrapbook lemon pearls.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

ODBDSLC185 2-0-1-4 Recipe

I am so excited to be sharing my first card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenges as a team member!

The challenge this week is ODBDSLC 2-0-1-4 recipe challenge (use each number in 2-0-1-4 for a recipe (for example: 2 stamps, no designer paper, one image and 4 pearls).

For my creation I used Our Daily Bread Designs "The Mighty Sea" stamp set and one of the Our Daily Bread Designs custom Bookmark Dies.

2 - stamps, 0 - designer paper, 1 - ribbon, 4 - buttons

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters:
and our guest Robin Clendenning

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 12 January EST (or 7 am Monday, 13 January AWST) to join us. For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them! If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
We would love to see your creations!!

And here are two more photos of my card:

Materials Used:
Copics: 
     Sun - Y11, Y15, Y17, Y02, YR04, R08, YR02 and colourless blender
     Sunset - Y11, RV17, RV14, YR04, YR02, YR00, Y02
     Sea - B32, B34, B37, B39, Y11, Y02, YR00, YR02
     Rocks - W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, Y11, YR00
     Sand - E42, E33, W1, W3
     Plants - G43, G82, G85, G99
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs "The Mighty Sea"
Ink: Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire, Ripe Persimmon and Black Soot
Dies: Our Daily Bread Designs custom Bookmark dies
Other: craft buttons, clear embossing powder, glossy accents, cream ribbon, foam mounting tape and double sided tape.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

End of Summer #2

As I said in my last post I really like this digital stamp from Mo Manning. I had coloured the other one quite a few months ago but only made it into a card last night. This one I coloured and made into a card on the weekend :-)

Elizabeth Whisson, Mo Manning, End of Summer, copics, copic, copic markers, copic sketch

I am entering this card in the ABC Challenge - C is for colourful.

Some more pictures of my card:
A little hard to see front-on but the image is raised up two steps, the dark green border one step and the bee in the sky is sitting straight on the card front.
 

Copics: BG000, BG11, BG23, BG34, BG49, BV23, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, B41, E50, E31, E25, E29, E0000, B0000, E11, E43, E00, E13, BV000, R30, R32, R35, YR15, Y11, 110, N1, YG00, YG03, G24, YG0000, G40, G82, G46, G85, BG75, BG78, N5, N6, N8 and B00.
Stamps: Mo Manning Digital Stamp End of Summer
Ink: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer ink, Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Cardstock: Bazzill 12" x 12" textured cardstock, X-Press It blending card, Kaisercraft Fine and Sunny, American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes, Please (on the inside - not pictured)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics A and B, Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass and Die-namics Picket Fence
Other: Inkssentials glossy accents, Annabelle Stamps 30 mm and 23 mm white paper petals (coloured with Copics), Annabelle Stamps 3 mm sprinkles #31 pumpkin, AtYou Spica #00 clear glitter pen, X-Press It double sided tape, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape and X-Press It clear gel glue.

Update 16 January 2014
Excited to be one of the Top 5 in the ABC Challenge C is for colorful! Click here to see all the winners.
This card was also picked as one of the weekly favourites over at Splitcoast Stampers - see post #17.

End of Summer

This stamp is one of my favourite digital stamps. I have had this image coloured for a while but didn't make the card until last night.

Elizabeth Whisson, Mo Manning, End of Summer, copics, copic, copic markers, copic sketch

I am entering this card in:
1. Word Art Wednesday #113 Anything Goes; and
2. Stamping Sensations - January Challenge - Ribbons, Buttons and Bows (can use one or all 3 of these) - I have used buttons and a bow.

Some more pictures of my card:


This cute little bee got cut off the top of the stamp when I trimmed it to size. So I punched him out and added him back in :-)
 Copics: E00, E13, BV000, RV00, RV32, RV34, BG70, BG72, BG75, G21, G24, G20, YG0000, YR12, YR24, Y15, YG03, YG00, E44, E47, YR18, E18, E43, E0000, B000, B0000 and colourless blender.
Stamps: Mo Manning digital stamp End of Summer and the sentiment is from Whimsy Wee Stamps
Ink: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough
Cardstock: Bazzill 12" x 12" textured cardstock, X-Press It blending card, DCWV Sweet Tangerine
Dies:Cherry Lynn Designs Tags 1
Other: Inkssentials glossy accents, AtYou Spica #00 clear glitter pen, Beutron craft buttons, CP-1 Carl craft punch small vinca, Merci pink and white twine, X-Press It double sided tape and X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape.

Noah's Ark

When I first saw this image I immediately thought of a baby card. I was originally going to make it a gender neutral card but it has turned out to be for a baby boy (unless you want to give a blue card to a girl - which is perfectly fine I guess)!
I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at a shaker card :-)

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBD, ODBDDT, baby, Noah's Ark, handmade card, shaker card


I am entering this card in:
1. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #252 - Shake it up! (make a shaker style card);
2. Word Art Wednesday #113 - Anything Goes;
3. Twist of Faith card challenges #70 - New beginnings - Anything Goes (I took this as a baby beginning it's life and potentially their lifetime walk with God); and
4. Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtraordinary (made a shaker card which I think is xtraordinary!)

Some more pictures of my card:
There was one sequin that got "stuck" to the top of the boat...I still can't get it down!


Showing the sequins and glitter in the shaker. I also added Distress Stickles to the Ark

Photo taken after "shaken"
Copics: E30, E13, E17, BG93, BG99, Y13, Y38, E43, R81, R83, R85, W1, W3, W5, YR30, Y21, R30, B60, YR12, YR14, BV00, BV02, B00, B12, B14, B16, B18 and colourless blender.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs "Noah's Ark" and "All Occasion Sentiments"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Cardstock: X-Press It blending card, Creativ Textured card, Merci modele patterned paper
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities On the Edge and Spellbinders Nestabilities Resplendant Rectangles
Other: Flower, gem and sequins all from my stash, acetate, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Boutique decorative ribbon, Distress Stickles Tarnished Brass, Stickles Midnight Blue, X-Press It double sided tape, X-Press It clear gel glue and X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape.
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