Thursday, October 1, 2009

ODBD Starts October With a New Release Blog Hop!

If you got here from Sandee’s blog, you are in the right place! If not go to the ODBD BLOG and start from there.

Make a comment on every blog because there is CANDY hidden along the way!!! And you know what?... even the Designers don't know yet who has the candy!!!  You'll be happy to know that there are THREE prizes to be given away... and they are for Store Credits to the Our Daily Bread Designs Store! 

This hop will be open for comments until 6PM EST Friday Oct 2 and the winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Sat. Oct 3.

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These are the 3 new sets

With%20Deepest%20Sympathy

 

 

 

 

Praying%20for%20You

 

 

 

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I have two projects I want to share with you today
using the new sets.

No More Sorrow

Where do I start to tell you how I put this one together! Actually I started with cutting the ovals with my Nesties…then the torn paper (which I set aside for a bit) and the verse stamped on white.

Now what?!  As soon as I saw these sets, I knew I had to work in some Mudd Puddles sand!

I inked up the clump of cattails from With Deepest Sympathy (the image with the dock, trees, boat…yeah, just the little clump of cattails!), and stamped them 3 times. Even though the “water ripples” stamped with them, it worked out ok!

Then I colored them in with my Copics and sponged the sky with distress inks. I also used my cloud template to add a few clouds.

I figured out where my “torn water” would go, applied Coral Mudd Puddles sand, and let it dry before attaching the “water”.

While the sand was drying, I stamped the cattails and dragonfly from With Heartfelt Sympathy, in Versamark and Espresso and clear ep. They’re colored with Copics.

Assemble and add the dab of sand under the cattails… Actually a very simple, (yet it looks like you spent hours!) card to do!

stamps: with deepest sympathy, with heartfelt sympathy, praying for you paper: gp white, prism ink: adirondack espresso, versamark, mustard seed, scattered straw, broken china, faded jeans other: mudd puddles sand, spellbinders, clear ep, embossing folder, copics, foam dimensionals

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Now, I haven’t done one of these for a while and thought these cattails would look really cool…sooo……

Rejoice Light Cover I gave it a try… this is Sculpy clay. I ran it through the pasta machine (used only for clay!), molded it over a light switch cover, stamped and baked in the toaster oven (baked it still on the light switch cover…at 250 it can withstand the baking! and it pops right off once it’s cool enough to handle!).
Rejoice and be glad is from the top of the verse from With Deepest Sympathy. It was a little tricky to get just that little bit stamped without leaving an impression from the rest of the verse in the clay!
That’s when I figured I needed some “texture” to help hide what did impress! (see, the magic of stamping again… you can almost always fix it!) I used a dry, regular ol’ household sponge and just went around the edges before baking.

light cover closeup

It’s colored in with Copics then I gave it a coat of Krylon Crystal Clear just to give it a protective coat.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and maybe learned something to boot!

Don’t forget to visit all the blogs and leave a comment so you have a chance at winning!

From here you should hop to…
Connie Angella & Deb

 

As always, thanks for stopping!

Dawn

76 comments :

Minerva said...

Just found your blog today and LOVE it!!! My mom and daughter always send each other Dragonflies. That is their little way of marking everything that is mailed, they stamp dragonflies all over the package or envelope. Your light switch cover is just darling. The perfect craft for Isabelle to make as a gift for grandma. Thanks for the idea.

scrappingnana said...

Stunning and lovely. Love all the layering and coloring. Beautiful job. TFS

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

The colors are so beautiful and vibrant. Great job.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

What stunning creations you have on here. I just love the card with the oval window and the dragonflies too. Beautiful!
TFS
Hugs,
Charlotte
XX

SMK said...

these are fabulous!!! i'm loving With Heartfelt Sympathy set :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Dawn, your card is out of this world *gorgeous*! What a beautiful job you did! Everything about it is wonderful! The switch plate is fabulous, too! You just amaze me! Sue (suen)

Katy said...

love that torn paper on your card and your light switch is so fun. Love the versatility of these sympathy sets!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Dawn your scene is fantastic! Your depth to the scene is perfect and I so love the swiss dots framing.... Just stunning girlie!

sherilynn39 said...

Oh my! Your card is so wonderful! I like the texture and the colors look so good together! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

This is so pretty. I wouldn't have thought to use the torn paper for the water, but it turned out beautiful. I will have to try that.

Donna Moore said...

Dawn, you certainly did a marvelous job on your card; it is just plain beautiful!! You also showed the versatility of these stamps, I never would have thought about a light switch but it turned out adorable. Thanks for inspiring me yet again!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Your card is magnificent!! Thanks for sharing all the details. And I am amazed at your creative light switch cover! These ODBD stamps are awesome!!!

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful card, Dawn and thanks for the info on how you put it together. The light switch cover is just great. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Love the stamps.

Grace said...

Dawn I think this is the most amazing thing ever!!! I LOVE your light switch cover!!! The clay is such a great look and the dimension you created is fantastic! I would never in a million years thought to do this and it's gorgeous!!!! Your card too blows me away!!! Thanks for these fantastic additions to the release day line up!!!

Juliana said...

That card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I love the scene you created and the way you framed it, too!!

Cool light switch plate!!! Brilliant!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love the coloring on your card Dawn!! Gorgeous!! The light switch is such a creative idea!!

Stunning work as always!!

Crafters Window said...

Absolutely love your designs! So glad this blog hop brought me to so many new designers like yourself! Love the light switch idea!

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful Betty. I am not sure which I like better. The card is so calm and serene. The plate is incredible. What a great idea. Super job.

Dawn B. said...

oops I meant Dawn... That is what happens when you go from blog to blog. Had a blonde moment.heheh..Great job DAWN

Chelsea - Wait for the Lord Cards leader said...

Amazingly beautiful card and what a creative way to use those stamps on a light switch cover! Love it!
TFS!
~Chelsea

Marge said...

Wow, that light switch cover is AMAZING!!! ;-)

Crystal said...

What a wonderful idea ... love the light switch cover . This is the most gorgeous thing with those deep blues .

Nena said...

Oh, you love those cattails as much
as I do!! I'm impressed by all the
work that you put into the card
and the creations are lovely!!

Linda Bandow said...

Dawn...I really love this. Shows your versatility as well as the set! TFS. Back soon!

Debi said...

Dawn I adore this card and the light switch plate is wonderful too.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, your card is one of those that I'd love to touch and actually feel the texture! Gorgeous!!

leenda said...

WOW Dawn! Your card is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Cleanin'Lady said...

I absolutely love the ovals!! Your coloring is amazing--you make it look so natural. The dragonfly is a nice touch!

chercroppin said...

That card is GORGEOUS!! Love the layering/3-D look, truly amazing...and how cool is that switch plate?? Awesome!

Pamela said...

Awesome card!!!! That switch plate is cool too! :)

Francie G. said...

Fabulous scene you created, Dawn! Love the switch cover also! Beautifully done!

Dani said...

Oh My! What wonderful projects! Thank you so much for explaining everything, I love it!! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh my! What stunning artwork! Your card is like peeking into a real scene into the world :) Lovely! TFS!

Judy Rozema said...

LOVE LOVE that torn paper and your layers -- and that clay switchplate is so cool!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh Dawn!! I love the dimension and depth to your card. This is drop dead gorgeous!!
--Hugs Becca

beadz said...

I love how you did your water- brilliant! What a lovely card! Gini

Darlene said...

Wow I don't know where to start to tell you all the things I love about your card. So much detail - just stunning. I love the scene you've created and the cattails outside of the oval shape just finishes it all off so perfectly. The light switch cover is really cuter. Thank you for sharing with us.

Nikki said...

Your card is beautiful and your light switch is just brillant great idea for this lovely set

Silke Ledlow said...

OH WOW - Dawn - your card is super gorgeous!!! Love the how you created the inside scene!!! Your light plate is awesome too....what a cool idea!!! Hugs ~S~

Connie M. said...

I know I have said this before, but both projects are just AMAZING, Dawn!! I can not get over your light switch!!

Annette said...

Absolutely stunning, beautiful colouring and colours used on your first card and your second creation, wow never seen this done before, what a great idea, take careX:)

Only by His Grace said...

Really beautiful work.
what a novel idea to decorate a light switch.
Hugs Marion

dianne said...

A beautiful card. I love these three sets. I really liked the way that you have shown how to use them in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing. Dianne Davis

Sue D said...

You are very creative--your projects are wonderful! I love the coloring and layout on the card and your light switch cover is so clever.

Kathie Bailey said...

Dawn, this is just beautiful. I love, love the torn "water".

Betty Wright said...

Dawn, the card is absolutely stunning!!! WOW!!! Wonderful work!!!

The switch plate is just a fantastic look and idea!!! Really reasonants with Christian themes of LIGHT...keep shining, let your light shine, and hide it under a bushel no..to name a few!!! Fabulous idea and work!!!

bonnie said...

how clever you are- thanks in the lesson on using stamps on sculpey. another thing to add to my want to try list!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Totally beautiful card creation and the switch plate is awesome! :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Dawn - what beautiful colouring on your card - these images look fabulous and have usch depth - LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, I am loving making my way around the ODBD Blogs!! God bless you!

Gloria W said...

I think this is the best card. All your layers really make it stand out.I will half to try this myself. Thank you for sharing (and all the tips too)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the window effect of the card. All three of these sets are on my must have list. Leave it to ODB to come up with such amazing sets.
Teresa B (Nashville, TN)
tbcrops@yahoo.com

Cheri Howard said...

How beautiful! I love the switchplate covers - I gotta get on that project, too!

Sandee said...

Dawn! I just love your card and light switch cover! What a great idea! And your card is perfection! Love the oval frame!

Mary said...

beautiful card and love the light switch cover!!!

~Mary

Magnolia and Ivy said...

Terrific card and great light switch cover.

Cherie said...

Your cards are just so stunning! Gorgeous papers and colors! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you framed the sympathy card.
carol b

Shawna said...

LOVE your card! That switch plate is pretty awesome, too!

Kim said...

WOW, absolutely stunning scene you created and I LOVE how you framed it out. GORGEOUS!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just amazing Dawn! That card is absolutely one of my favorites, and your light switch is so creative! You shine here girl!

My Paper Adventures said...

You are sooooooo creative, Dawn!!! Love your card...that should be framed and displayed proudly! Your lightswitch cover is awesome!!

Kristine said...

WOW...this is just STUNNING!! LOVE your card so much, with those cattails and the sand! The ripped cs for water and the beautiful sponged sky!! Love it all. And how creative to stamp onto a lightswitch plate! :)

Thanks so much for entering this beauty at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!! :)

Kelley said...

Holy cow...that card is super awesome! The cover is fantastic!!!

Kelley said...

Holy cow...that card is super awesome! The cover is fantastic!!!

~*Leona*~ said...

Dawn your diorama card is awesome! I really love it - and your blog - I will be back!!

Donna said...

Love your work. Pretty cards.

Kim P said...

Dawn, I love what you created here! Cutting out the oval...the torn paper for the water...wow!

seamom said...

Wonderful, wonderful card! I love it!! The verse is one I cherish.

JKB said...

These stamp sets really lend themselves to being very creative. Thanks for the ideas--truly great.

Sarah said...

The card is great - I really love it! The switch plate is nice and something I have never tried before, so something new for me to do. Sarah GJ

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!!! I just have two words.....YOU ROCK!!!!

Randi said...

Dawn, this is a wonderful card that shows off your talent beautifully.

JoAnn said...

I loved the switch plate you made that is so cute. I love the card also, well I'm alone on my hop.

Nancy said...

Oh Dawn,
The switch plate is very cute.
BUT, the card is spectacular!!!

- dlm. said...

Wow! The card that you created is gorgeous. I am amazed at the light switch plate/cover. Just amazing!

marsha said...

I love your creations! Your card using the cloud template and oval inset is gorgeous - I had to go and find the tutorial for that. Also love your light switch cover!

Hugs,
Marsha