Saturday, January 1, 2011

Can You Believe It?! January 2011…Happy New Year! ODBD January Release Blog Hop and Prizes!

purple faith blk

Welcome to the first release of 2011! Wow!! Seems like just yesterday we were introducing the new stamps for 2010!

If you came here from Lorelie’s then you’re in the right place, but no worries if you just landed here! Just go back to the ODBD blog and you’ll find the complete hop list.

Here is what you have to do to be eligible to win one of these great prizes:

Visit and leave a comment on each blog on the hop, then return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment:

  • Telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you could not comment on
  • Answer the question that is posted on the ODBD Blog (You only need to answer on the ODBD blog)
  • Be sure to check the ODBD Blog on Jan 3rd to see if you won!

Your prize? Kelley is generously giving FIVE prizes of choice of one set!

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Now, here’s my project

purple faith

A year or so ago I picked up several of these plaques on a clearance rack. It’s so easy to slap my 5x5 new creation over the old one! This is Butterfly Corner and Full of Grace Faith.

I started by stamping on Basic Grey’s Marjolaine with Ranger’s Pumice Stone.

purple faith stamped

Then I started painting with acrylic paint over the butterfly and daisies.

purple faith paint1

purple faith paint2

purple faith paint3

The purple paint is Accent Crown Jewels Metallics.

Then, using the Butterfly stamp that matches this corner stamp (and stamp positioner), I stamped in Black Soot and immediately embossed with clear embossing powder. This really makes and image POP! Then I masked the butterfly and did the process again with the corner stamp and Pumice Stone.

purple faith clsup  bf

The purple oval is also painted with the same Crown Jewels.

purple faith clsup 1

purple faith clsup 2

I partially cut around the antenna and wing so the Spellbinders ovals could slide under.

purple faith full

Now hop on over
to the
oh-so-talented Chris
!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

301 comments :

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Mari K. said...

That is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, love how you colored this.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Dawn, this is totally amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing each step...the end result is sooooo worth the extra steps....absolutely gorgeous!!!! Happy New Year and God Bless!!!

Grace said...

Oh Dawn.... stunning is all I can say! That paint really pops and I love the whole project!!! WOW!!! I wish you a very happy new year my friend!!!!
hugs,
Grace

Theresa said...

What a beautiful work of art....great job! Love this. TFS

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh! That is totally incredible! Love the tutorial and the work that you put into it is amazing. Yup - blew me away!

Sandra said...

WOW! Beautiful!
Thank you.
Sandra ltb

Saints Rule! said...

Stunning! I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor! Outstanding!

Patty said...

The effect you achieved with paint is outstanding. Your card is lovely!

Candi Wood said...

Wow Wow Wow I love this not one thing I don't love !

Cindy Lou said...

Wow, wow WOW! This is such a beautiful work of art! Thanks for all the detail instructions, makes me excited to get down to my room and start painting myself! Thanks for sharing.

Tina D said...

Wow weeee..... the butterfly simply POPS right off the page. Terrific technique.
TFS

Pam P said...

Beautiful, I am in awe of your painting! Love the colors.

Tami B. said...

Beautiful plaque. This is the first time I've ever seen anyone stamp & paint their design. TFS

Sandydee said...

This is just beautiful. Thank you also for sharing how it was done.

Janet said...

Just lovely--thanks for the tutorial as well. I'm in love with this idea. Thanks.

di said...

thank you for sharing.

Olga said...

Now this card is powerful! So rich and yet elegant! Your coloring is so perfect!!!! Happy New Year!

Lillian Child said...

So very beautiful, Dawn. You have such artistic talents!

Angela T said...

Absolutely stunning. Happy New Year!

Beth Mallow said...

I just love this card. Thank you for sharing.

Sonia said...

Beautiful! And so creative! keep it coming!

Michelle said...

The beautiful purple Butterfly relly stands out. This card just radiates SPRING all over it. Happy New Year

Karen W said...

Gorgeous, I was wondering how to use that stamp and this is perfect. Thanks!!!

jcts99 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Happy New Year.

christi said...

wow, thank you for showing the steps. it made me appreciate it soo much more. b4 i thought oh, that's nice then as i saw the steps i was like WOW. very nice work.

Kimba's Kreations said...

WOW!!!! TOTALLY AMAZING!!!

Becky Yo said...

Stunning! I love how you used the acrylic paint and overstamping.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This project is stunning- wow, your butterfly looks like it is going to take flight any second! Happy New Year Dawn!

Sandee said...

How gorgeous is this!!!! I love it! Your technique is intriguing and I will come back and look more closely! Happy New Year

Lila said...

Wow! Your artwork is stunning. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Carole Miller said...

Oh WOW, that is beautiful and just seems to pop right off the card. I'm going to have to try your technique.

Carole Miller

Janice said...

Ahh!-a breath of spring!
Janice

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness!! your plaque is just GORGEOUS!! love it!

Jackie said...

Love your painting techniques

Donna said...

Great design. Love the idea of adding paint. Like the flowers for the butterfly to land...

Lis G said...

This isn't a card, it's a work of art, beautiful.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your butterfly looks like he might jump right off the page! Just gorgeous!

Kay M said...

Gorgeous! That purple really makes the butterfly stand out together with the purple bg on your sentiment. Great job

antlol said...

Absolutely stunning! Happy New Year.

Wanda Cullen said...

Thud! This is an amazing project, Dawn!! LOVE it!

Veronica said...

I love your color combination. A very pretty card!

Anonymous said...

Wow it turned out beautiful!!!!
Jen

Indian River Stamper said...

Dawn, exquisitely done. Love the technique you chose!!! Thanks for sharing.

Jo Creating Smiles & Memories said...

Absolutely amazing......what a talent you have. Thank you for sharing....
JoAnn

Ted said...

Dawn, this purple and green are just a stunning combination! :) Love this hanging. Happy New Year!

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome idea, love the colors

Vivace said...

WOW! I have to try this technique! Acrylic paint. Beautiful, beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Reflections from Granny said...

Incredible! I just love this idea for stamping, thank you.

Lori m
tiredlady47@yahoo.com

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

So beautiful.

Juliet said...

Great job on this.

Jerry said...

Thank you for sharing how you combined stamping and painting.

Sandy said...

What a work of art. Stunning!

Anonymous said...

The card is beautiful. Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
Judie F.

Kathryn said...

That is definitely a gorgeous piece of artwork! Bravo!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for taking me through the process step by step. The results are stunning.
Sallyann

Chris said...

This card is gorgeous.



Your Sister in Christ

Christine

Anonymous said...

Wow I love it - So fresh and Spring. I love the way you cut the butterfly wing so it would sit over the oval .I love the new Butterfly theme! --Barbara Jay

Jean said...

I love your card. The butterfly looks like he just lit on the card. So beautiful.

pat said...

Love the colors and the butterfly is awesome.

Gloria said...

This is truly a work of art.

almquist7 said...

Beautiful card. I love this corner stamp.

Kim C. said...

Stunning, your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the painting technique and you make it sound so easy. The butterfly seems to jump off the the card. Nice color choice.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty...love the detail on the butterfly!

Charlette Finley said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card. I love the color combo it is so striking. Thanks for showing the how's I will be trying this technique. TFS Happy New Year!

cdjcape521 said...

Gorgeous colors, TFS!

Connie M. said...

Dawn! This is just sooo beautiful! Thanks so much for your step by step instructions! I LOVE the white on the green stunning!! Hugs!

Luanne said...

This is more than stamping, it truly is art. Your painting is wonderful, so much more than a stamp. You've made these wonderful ODBD stamps into something really special, thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Tender Tutor said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for posting your technique as well.

Shelley Williams said...

This is a work of art. I would never have thought to paint and stamp and emboss on one project. Your work is inspiring to me.

Davi said...

OH my your plaque is beautiful!! Love the colors you chose and wonderful embellies with the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions on making this card, it is so beautiful.
Judy Tuck

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Phyllis M. said...

Oh gosh this is so wonderful and the painting is just so pretty on it too. Thanks so much for sharing it and Happy New Year.

seamom said...

WOW! Fabulous card!!! AND I learned some new techniques that really make your plaque look wonderful. VERY well done...

PatS said...

Your butterfly plaque is awesome. The detail and your painting talents are beautiful. Thanks for the inspirations to try something new besides card stock.

Babs Y. said...

Love it! Thank you for the detail directions. I can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

Wow; your plaque is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing the "how to".

Charlotte said...

WOW. Love the beautiful plaque you made, and appreciate you sharing how you created it.

Sparkles! said...

The butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for the instructions as well!

Connie said...

WHOA! cool techniques! thanks

Irene said...

Just beautiful!!! The many techniques that you used are so clever. Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity!!!

Milliejs said...

The way you painted your images is absoutely mind boggling....beautiful card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is just great. Love that butterfly. And this whole hop!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wow! Amazing piece, Connie! I love the plaque and your technique is just fabulous. What a gorgeous decorative piece of art this is. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

how cool is that, never thought of doing it. bethann

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

I meant, DAWN. So sorry I had too many windows open and forgot which one I was on. Oh well, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the details! I never would have guessed that you used acrylic paint!

Carole said...

Since I starting stamping, I haven't thought of painting my cards - you inspire me to bring out the paints again! Thanks.

Kelly Michels said...

WOW !!! So beautiful !!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my...that is gorgeous. Love the technique! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous card. Love the use of colors. :D

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to try it! Have a BLESSED HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dee said...

Very beautiful

pattyb said...

Awesome....would not have thought of painting on the card! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Happy New Year!

Cook22 said...

You've certainly foreshadowed the light in this beautiful card, Dawn, and with metallic paint I can be sure the butterfly is even more beautiful in real life. Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I love the use of the colored cardstock and the paint.
Chris R.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card...your work is GREAT!!!

Trisha said...

You have no idea how grateful I am to find another person who will cut out butterfly antenna! I'm bookmarking this to prove to my husband I'm not completely insane! This is lovely. I knew if I looked hard enough God would lead me to someone else who used acrylic paints and cut things out in tiny detail.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Dawn!! Gorgeous coloring!! I just love your colors and the yellow background. Great demo too!! Awesome painting. You are amazing. Happy New Year!
hugs,
Chris

PEggy said...

wow you did such a beautiful job on this card. I just love it. Thank you for sharing it with us

Margaret said...

Wow...what an awesome project! The colors are wondeful...thank you for sharing the steps and details!

Marjorie said...

What a beautiful card! Love the color concept! Great job!

Kathy said...

Stunning card - great work!

TN Granny said...

Dawn, your plack is amazing and your painting wow you are so talented. This is my favorite release yet butterflies are so special to me.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Amy J said...

Wow, neat idea!

Wendy said...

Oh Dawn, this is sooo pretty! Your painting is beautiful!!! I hope 2011 brings lots of blessings!! Happy New Year!!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a fabulous project. Thanks for providing the great details. I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

What a great project - love the colors and your easy to follow process. TFS.

Peggy said...

Lovely project. Great colors. God bless.
Peggy Allen

Clare said...

Dawn, you've used my favoritous flying creature and my favorite color, purple, which really goes well with the pumice stone! Beautiful job! Great idea!

Anita Kehn said...

Love this plaque. Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!

Diana Donaldson said...

A very lovely card! The step by step coloring is wonderful. Happy New Year!

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Dawn! Amazing tech. Thanks for sharing! Love the colors! Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

You have created an awesome card. I love the details. I work of art...

Marie said...

Thank you! I love how the green and purple work together. This is a combination I would have never thought to try.

MaryLou said...

Very nice card. Happy New Year.

marla said...

What an amazing card and love how it turned out using the paint!!

BarbaraB said...

Lovely plaque. Thanks for showing us the technique you used for the daisies.

Gale Howard said...

Beautiful card and color combo. Amazing I love how light the card is and it ties in with the verse.

Corliss McBride said...

What a beautiful card. It is so peaceful. I love the technique that you used. I must try it. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed 2011.

CarrollAnn (MrsBoz) said...

I love how you show step-by-step info on how you colored that beautiful image! Happy New Year!!!

Vic said...

That is lovely. Love the painting.

BurningRubber said...

Awsome tutorial! I love the colors!

Laura said...

WOW!! Stunningly beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and for the great instructions on how you made it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Great "coloring" technique. Thanks for the tutorial.
Jean McGee

Anonymous said...

I love the techniques you used with this card. It is perfect and the "feel" of the card is beautiful and meaningful! The butterfly and flowers are awesome!
Cindy C

Ratty Hugs said...

Happy New Year! What a wonderful card. The little details of cutting around the wing & antenna is lovely.
~C8>

Donna said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial on how you used the butterfly corner stamp.

Ruthie said...

WOW! I love this card! some of my fav colors! Blessings!

Renee said...

I appreciate the way you cut the corner of the butterfly image to accent the verse. I have never seen this technique before and it really impacted the lighting on the card. Thank you!

Sue D said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

L. Brown said...

I really like the layout and color of this card. Hope you have a grand 2011!

Pati said...

Wow Dawn!! What a beautiful plaque! I love the colors and the technique you used with the paint, the overstamping, the embossing,...Just beautiful.

Carlotta said...

Love, love, love it and thanks for sharing your talent!

Gail M said...

Wow! I love your technique of using acrylic paint to color the stamp. I have a lot of paint from my years of decorative painting. I will definitely have to try it.
Lovely card. Happy New Year.

Tessa said...

WOW! This is incredible! You are a wonderful painter! Don't you just love Pumice Stone? It's my new favorite non color. I love the purple too it's my favorite color!

claudia said...

Simply beautiful

Anonymous said...

Love the way all of you ladies have used the butterfly in different ways.
Yvonne

Robyn said...

beautiful corner stamping and sentiment
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous work of art using all the different mediums. LOVE IT! thank you.

michelle f.
thefrashers@sti.net

BeckyTE said...

Beautiful, Dawn! Thanks for the photo tutorial. Love your card.

Charlene said...

Great technique - it really popped the butterfly and the flowers too. I always love texture and I also love learning new techniques. Thanks!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Dawn~ your painting of this image is remarkable! I love how this came together! Stunning.

Linda Carson said...

Lovely plaque! What a priceless keepsake to encourage you daily! Great job!

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

This is so beautiful! And I love the "reuse" of another object. Thank you for showing us your beautiful technique.

Roberta said...

The colors are so fresh & springlike. It looks like the butterfly is just about ready to land on the daisies.

Kelley said...

Awesome! Love the directions! Make me want to try it someday.... Hugs! Hope you feel better!

Barb P. said...

What a stunning creation!
Barb P.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully created.

mary l

Tricia said...

I love your card. The colors are so bright.

Tricia6653@valornet.com

GunnyMom said...

I like your colors and techinque. Just love the set and the ..blog hop... great. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors. What a great technique.
Kate

Deborah said...

Just stunning - bright and alive is the feeling it give me. Love this stamp set - it is a must have fo me. Thank you for including the technique you used for this card.

Ferne G. said...

Love the color combo!
A great card.

SavedbyGrace said...

Wow! You're an artist!! Beautiful. Iris, Saved by Grace

bernietom47 said...

This is BRILLIANT! The colors are so vibrant, LOVE it. Thanks for the tutorial, I will be trying this technique on my very next card. Happy New Year!
Blessings Bernie

jean wilson said...

Dawn that is so awesome! Love the bow with the center of the other ribbon. Love the color combos too!

meemee48 said...

Once again, a beautiful example!

dini said...

Ack, creative you! This is so cool, Dawn... Thanks for showing off the new stamps so beautifully. Happy New Year, my friend! Hugs...

Dina

Jenelle said...

Just gorgeous! Love the butterfly.

Mary Jo said...

Very pretty and seems so spring like on this very cold New Years day.

Lori said...

Spectacular!!!! This is such a beautiful work of art. Very spring like on a dreary day, (here in MI, where I am).

Lisa Polar said...

Gorgeous! I appreciate the details and step-by-step photos for the techniques that you used. Also like the bow's knot covered with another ribbon for a 2-ribbon bow.

n1accord said...

I love the green and purple - you are quite the artist and this is a gorgeous card

Cindy Johnson

Nancy R Grimes said...

Another coloring idea. Great!!! I never think to use my acrylic paints. Pretty card. The purple really is dramatic.

sharon said...

When I first looked at the card I thought the butterfly was on dimensions. Great job painting!
Sharon L
sharondotlemon@sbcglobsldotnet

Debbie Nelson said...

Love how you made a plaque...will start looking for these to alter...gorgeous!

Monica said...

Wow! More stunning work! The colors are beautiful together and that butterfly really pops!!
Thank you for blessing me with your creativity!

Pat Jandacek said...

What a beautiful project and wonderful way to display it! Thanks for the info on how to go about getting the same effect (or trying, at least). Lovely.

Anonymous said...

What a great project.

Elaina Larsen

Heather said...

Wow, awesome job! And great idea to make something other than a card. Your whole project is amazing.

Scrappy Jackie said...

This truely is beautiful. I love the colors and the extra details Thank you so much for sharing!.yl

Audrey Is said...

Love your card. The green and purple are so pretty together.

Marilie said...

So beautiful.

Kelly Sas said...

Oh my Dawn there are no words for me to express my awe in the creativity of your plaque! God certainly has blessed you with great painting talent and creativity. Thank you for sharing how you make your amazing creations!

Donna said...

Lots of work but beautiful and worth it! Great job!

Jessica said...

Beautiful card. I love your technique on this. And I love the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a plaque. It looks
great.Thanks God Bless

ssm1000 said...

Loved the way you combined stamping and painting. Somehow I've been stuck using markers to color and have never considered using acrylic paint. I really like the effect you achieved.

Mickie said...

This is such an ingenious idea! Love the way you painted and then embossed and you are right the butterfly just pops!

Teresa said...

This is a gorgeous project. Love your painting and the colors are so perfect for this set.

Anonymous said...

Dawn:

This card is so beautiful. I love the technique you used.

M. Fulcher

Anonymous said...

Very nice card....Vivian

Chrissie said...

What a different take on this set very beautiful.

Susan said...

This is just beautiful and what a great technique. Thanks for the tutorial.

Susan

bebie cole said...

What amazing talent - the butterflies are beautiful but you constructed the card so that the message was the attention getter,

Anonymous said...

A breathtaking work of art! What talent you have. -Mary Kaye

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my GOODNESS! This is simply breathtaking! Paint & then stamp. You are TOO great. :o) I was so sorry to miss wishing you a Merry Christmas (I thought of you & hope it was a wonderful Christmas!) But I'm so glad to be here to wish you a bright New Year. Can't wait to see the droolworthiness that you make this year (and backtrack to what I missed this past year!) oxo Mel

Cathie (Ontario, Canada) said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! All the layers of detailed work must have taken you quite some time. Congratulations on this work of art!

marda said...

So true about Faith!
marda

tampatha said...

such detail in this card, it's almost like a painting. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Lovely - thanks for sharing

connie said...

this is beautiful! love the colors.

Becca Feeken said...

Oh my word, what a work of art Dawn!! This just bowls me over girlie!! You are truly a master of all mediums!

chaun said...

Love that purple paint. The purple and green look so fresh together!

Deebi27 said...

Your art piece looks like an oil painting...fabulous! The mixed mediums give a wonderful affect. Great piece!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Those colors really pop! Awesome card.

Cheryl Smith said...

Loved the color choices...and thanks for the tutorial.

dmbennett said...

Such a great project.

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