Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Our Daily Bread designs February Release Hop!

February already!!! WoW!
And time for another
ODBD release blog hop!

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If you got here from Julie’s awesome blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog  and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there, where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:

The Hop will run 8am EST Feb. 1 until 8pm EST Feb 2.
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Feb 3.
Four hoppers will win a free set of choice, and One blessed hopper will win this month’s Bread Basket Bundle!!!

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

  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.

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If you’ve followed me any length of time, you’ll know I love to do scenes! I did this side-step card with The Mighty Sea and The Sea, another in the Blessings Collection.

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It’s colored with Copics and air-brushed. The waves are white acrylic paint with Copic shadows.

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Sidestep steps

Sidestep verse

I used Mudd Puddles sand and shells for a very realistic look!

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The Breadsticks have done a fabulous job showcasing this release! Be prepared to be amazed once again this month!!!

Now, it’s time to hop on to the
ever-so-talented Angie

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

182 comments :

Angella D. Crockett said...

Dawn, this is too gorgeous! love the step card idea and your scene is incredible! Beautiful work!! Hugs! Angie

Marlena M. said...

Dawn, this is nothing short of AMAZING! ;)

Becky said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous! I especially love the sand & shells touch...being a beach lover that caught my eye immediately, lol! Beautiful coloring and design!!!

Jie Craft said...

wooww....it's so gorgeous!! It's feel like we're at the beach.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how absolutely gorgeous!! I just love the step design, your coloring, and your details with the sand and shells. So creative and stunning my friend.
Hugs,
Chris

Colleen said...

WOW! Such a gorgeous card and love the way you laid it out by going with the side step technique.
Really breath taking
ColleenB.

Sandee said...

I love this so much Dawn! The added sand and shells are the perfect amazing touch!!!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning. Love the layers of colors blended beautifully on your image!

Grace said...

Oh Dawn... this is one of my all time faves of yours! GORGEOUS way to show the sets... love the texture with the Mudd puddles and shells! Beautiful design and coloring! Fantastic!!!!

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty. You're gonna have everyone wishing to be at the beach today.

Clare said...

Wow! What a wonderful job you did on this card! Love the 3-D you made with the sand and shells!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Love the card, the extra work of putting in the sand and shells top this off. Beautiful card.

Hugs and God Bless,
Gretchen

Carol E said...

What a beautiful card, I just love the sentiment, thank you so much for sharing it.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful and amazing! I love your colors and vision...I really must have this set!

merrymstamper said...

WoW! totally breathtaking. The waves are so realistic they grab your attention. GReat work Dawn!

Becky said...

WOW!! This is Gorgeous. Beautiful design and colors and love the sand and shells.

Scraprageous said...

Wow - Phenomenal card! I have never seen one like this before!! It is absolutely beautiful.

Debbie Dunham said...

Beautiful card!Love the colors and the sentiment!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your side-step card... thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Another amazing card! These stamps will suit cards for men!! What a find!! Love the stepper idea and the colours-wow.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, gorgeous card. Love your coloring and the way you used the sand & shells. TFS

Karen said...

Beautiful card! The sand and shells add to the realistic scenery. Thank you for sharing your artistic talents with everyone.

Susi Kelly said...

This side-step card is a beautiful way to showcase those 2 lovely image stamps!

Sandy M said...

Love the added touch of the sand and sea shells. Beautiful sentiment too.

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, Dawn, your seascape is GORGEOUS and the choice of creating a side step card was perfect for this set! Love it!

Rachel Brooks said...

Love your 3D presentation. Very realistic. I can almost feel the sea spray!

Rosemary said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Dawn! Fab coloring and tech!

Dawn B. said...

Just saw this on FB and had to comment. What an amazing creation. I did not know you could use acrylic paint on a card. Great job..The water looks so realistic.

Jessica said...

Another beautiful example of this lovely stamp! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Jonia said...

My goodness from start to finish this is a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing and I may have to case you!

Primitive Seasons said...

Oh my this is so realistic. It feels like the water and waves should spash you! You outdid yourself on this one.

Mary

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

I bow before you oh queen of coloring!! No, really, Dawn, this is absolutely breathtaking and the Mudd Puddles and shells....so awesome! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Miriam Prantner said...

Just beautiful! I love how you have the waves splashing above the fold on that second layer, and that you used real sand/shells on the front. It's so dimensional, and of course amazing coloring.

Janice said...

Beautiful! I love how you added the sand and shells, what creativity! Beautiful card.

Barbara AKA gardenlady said...

Beautiful card! It looks like a painting! Love the sand and shells extra added to the card.

Rosella said...

What a beautiful card! It's like being really there! Love your colors!

Judy said...

This card and also the Sneak Peek ones you created with The Mighty Sea are awesome! Love the side-step design, the waves and shells - everything about it!

Sabrina said...

I can almost hear the sound of those waves - using the stairstep has added wonderful dimension to your scene. Love the sand too :D - the beach I grew up on was all stones!

Patricia Huber said...

Gorgeous card. Loved your coloring. The sand and shells are such a realistic touch.

Donna D said...

Love this stamp set...your step card is fabulous!

Irene said...

Love the delicate and stormy colours, and the sand and shells just WOW the whole creation.

Kelly Sas said...

Your side step card showcases the the Mighty Sea and The Sea stamps so beautifully. I am loving the Blessings Collection.

Cheryl Winget said...

Step cards are one of my favorite folds - and yours is spectacular!

stampencamper said...

a scenic step card, is such a wonderful display element for this set. Your artist work is to be admired, and should be displayed for all to see, wow

Judi said...

This is extraordinary. Your colouring job is perfect, as are the sand and shells. Love it.

Lois Kennedy said...

This card is amazing! With the weather here today at 70 and this card, I can almost feel the beach! Your use of colors and texture is wonderful!

Julie said...

Your step card is stunning. The colors are beautiful!

Sandra said...

Beautiful step card!

Sandra said...

Beautiful step card!

Sandra said...

Beautiful step card!

Sherry Gardner said...

I love this...this is truly realistic looking and soooo reassuring and peaceful...I would love to make this (I don't know if I can come close) and have it sitting on my desk each day (are you taking orders...hahahaha)..

Becky E. said...

Such a beautiful scene! Love your creativity and use of the new products. Great job!

JoAnn M said...

Great card Dawn..your talent really shines thru...your added sand and shells make it perfect!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a lovely card. It makes me wish that I was at the sea shore.

Sherry Kushibab said...

WOW - could almost feel the spray of salt water on my face, and sand in my toes when I saw your card. Love the verse you chose with it, colored to the 'tens' and a perfect step card. If this were sitting on my shelf I would feel like I was taking a mini vacation every time I viewed it :)

Noreen M said...

WOW! This is a great card!. The side step card really shows off the stamp.

laoverton said...

I love the step card. I also like the way you stamped the words onto the scene.

Lynne said...

Dawn - Your card is totally awesome. It is so realistic! Love the use of the mud puddles. Thanks for sharing.

LYNETTE LOWERY said...

GREAT JOB WITH THE STEP CARD IF IS PICTURE PERFECT.

Marlene Iacuzzi said...

Love your seascapes. Also love your blog heading, with the birdcage.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I love the "beach" effect. Absolutely creative.

April said...

Such a beautiful step card! The colors are gorgeous. The sand is so realistic! great job!

Basslady said...

a marvellous creation! love the sand on it!

hugs and kisses from germny,
silvi xoxo

Charlotte said...

AWESOME! Truly exquisite! Love the design of your card - and, the sentiment - but, the artwork really speaks TALENT! Thank you for sharing.

nzillingworth said...

Your card certainly moved me. Keep up the good work

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Dawn! I love the stair step layout and the beach sand and shells are the perfect touch. Love the soft color the airbrushing gives.

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with the card. I wish I had some sand and seashells I could add.

Holly Paulson

Gail said...

Gorgeous step card!

Linda R. said...

Absolutely beautiful. I tried to put real sand on a card once and it just did NOT look like this. YOu do great work!

kathi17 said...

Your card is so beautiful, I live the depth you created, and the sand and shells add so much to the scene.

Betty Benton said...

Spectacular! I can hear the roar of the waves!

Dottie said...

This card took my breath away...the work it took, the planning, the colors, the layering...all of it! Just awesome!

Marsha said...

So absolutely wonderful. The coloring, the fold - WOW !

VStarRider said...

wow, stunning card!

Sherry said...

OOOO Dawn, this si so gorgeous!!! I had to order the set even before I did the hop, lol.

Tine said...

Love all the texture, Dawn. Fabulous imagery too.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Oh I love step cards and this is a beautiful one for sure. Thank you

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Dawn!! This is just breath-taking!! I love your side step card, beautifully and masterfully coloured!! You truly are good at scenes, and your love shines through, hugs

tweetybugshouse said...

what an eye catching card nicely done.

britgirl58 said...

Absolutely Fantastic!

Nana 4 said...

Amazing.....need to purchase more copics :)

Kay said...

I live in FL so especially loved the addition of the sea shells!Kay

Anonymous said...

love the side step idea. I ocean and the front seashore, puts you right there. The sentiment gives you peace.thanks for sharing.

Jillisgram said...

I love it. So beautiful and textural! Val from IL.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! I love the look of the stair-step card. I love how you made the water look 3-D.

Debbie McKelvey

Patter Cross said...

Oh, so very stunning Dawn--every detail. LOVE the sand and shells too! Just the perfect touch to this amazing card! Have a blessed day!

mary said...

A lovely home decor piece! So realistic using the sand and shells. The side step gives it great dimension ?

79Luv2scrap said...

you can tell you are inspired by God thru your cards. you have been blessed. Wonderful card

Marian Watson said...

Love this card. The addition of sand and shells is a wonderful touch.

Marie-Louise said...

What a wonderful card. Just beautiful.

Unknown said...

I love this card! The way it is folded to stand up, the coloring and the real sea shells and sand. So beautiful! Thanks!!
Jamie

happyDiane said...

Outstanding! Such a clever way to use the stamps! Plus your coloring is just beautiful!

Robyn said...

Such rich colors and the step card is so well done, perfect in appearance.

Annette Sowden said...

Dawn

This is great . I wanted to touch it. Its freezing here today and I was suddenly transported away. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! I love it!GayleWI

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome card, Dawn! Love how the stair step card adds so much dimension to the card. Love the coloring, the texture of the sand and shells and the great placement of the verse!

JoAnn said...

Very clever technique for a beautiful card.

Connie M. said...

WOW!! Dawn this is just amazing! I love every single detail you have added! Hugs!!

Mary K said...

Dawn, Oh my goodness...my chin is still on the floor, lol. What a STUNNING card. Seriously STUNNING!!!
I would never have thought of doing a step card this way. This is my first visit at your blog and I WILL be coming back. I KNOW I have a LOT to learn from you. Thanks to ODBD for the blog hop that led me to you.

Antonia said...

Wonderful the sea feels so real :)

connie said...

This is beautiful! love the wave and adding the shells.

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous--this set works well with the side step card.

Rhonda Z said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. The Seascape is awesome.

Karen Wedding said...

I love your card. I always like the stairstep cards. That sand and seashells on the front is great too.

Caryn S said...

Stunning card! I love the gradations of color and the sand is awesome!

Jan Marie said...

Incredible. . from the coloring to stair stepping to the shells and sand!! Marvelous work of art. . .what a way to showcase this lovely new stamp set!! Hugs and blessings!!!

R Faye said...

Very nice. I love the shells and sand - great idea.

Meg said...

Very nice project. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!!! I can hear the sea shore!

Jenny W said...

Your card has such movement to it! Beautiful!

Lee Ann said...

This is beautiful. I love this side-step design. I am not familiar with this fold, but I think I would love to try it. It is beautiful with this set.

Mathilda M said...

Dawn ... your card is gorgeous ... the scene is incredible ... the side step technique perfect ... tfs and being such an inspiration.

Queen Mary said...

Dawn, it's beautiful! The sand is perfect! How'd you make it?

Janett said...

Your card is just beautiful. Love the addition of the sand and shells

Irene said...

Fabulous card....this stamp really worked well with the step card. Your color is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Maureen R said...

This card is delicious! All the deatil and perfect coloring are amazing. Your work is drop dead gorgeous! Thanks you so much for the inspiration.

Darlene J said...

This card is so beautiful, love the sand and the waves are so beautiful, can almost hear the sound when I look at this card.

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS...I love it all! Hugs ~S~

Melody said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE how you colored the image!!

Cheryl said...

Stunning! Love the texture you added with the sand and shells!

Teresa said...

You have made this scene feel so real. Love the sand and shells.

Kay said...

What a wonderful card.

marilynwillauer said...

This is beautiful, your work is over the top!!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn~

The coloring on this card is exceptional, Dawn. I love how you used the paint with the copics to make those waves really spectacular. This side-step card looks so realistic with the Mudd Puddles sand and shells.

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christi said...

great work. the mud puddles stuff makes me think of the beach. gorgeous work.

Serena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring and the sand and the shells!

Peggy said...

Awesome card. The steps work so well and the sand and shells are so perfect!
Thanks for sharing.

Nan G said...

Oh Dawn, this is breathtakingly beautiful! I feel like l'm at the seashore.

Jo4Him said...

Your card was beautiful; love the step technique and the sand/shells really added to the card. Thanks for sharing.

Becca Feeken said...

Oh my word Dawn!! Your artistry on this card makes me utterly speechless! I love the colors - I feel like I could just walk straight in and swim!! Oh and the details - amazing!!

Rea said...

Beautiful, love the addition of the sand and shells.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

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Sarah said...

Dawn, this is a "wow" card, the details are fantastic.

Linda T said...

Very pretty! I love the saying

Caitiumom said...

never would have thought about adding a sea shore on a card, nice job

PJ said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! This is gorgeous!The colors are just beautiful ~

Donna said...

So pretty.

Jeanne Canning said...

This is so pretty. I love the idea of the step card!

Donna said...

Terrific card Dawn, love the use of the Mudd Puddles, I have that and always forget to use it!! And it is perfect with this stamp set!! Wonderful step card, looks great!!
THanks for sharing
hugs
Donna

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your ability to make a scene come to life is beyond belief. Wow. I am truly bless to be looking at your amazing work of art. Your ability to bring to life such an astounding image is commendable but to create colour with shading and highlighting to this calibar deserves a standing ovation. Stunning.

Pattyb said...

I just in awe of your talents at
making this card. The colors and blending are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings,
Pat

Debbie Erickson said...

The choice of the side-step card for your creations is so appropriate. It gives your beautiful work an added special dimension!

Debbie Erickson said...

The choice of the side-step card for your creations is so appropriate. It gives your beautiful work an added special dimension!

Bobbi Miller said...

This is my first time to your blog and I love what I see! This card is beautiful; what a super stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your talents!

Barbara Williams said...

I love the combination of the verse and the scene! Very inspirational.

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous. The side step card with the scene image is amazing. Love the Mudd Puddles sand and shells.

Pati said...

WOW! I echo the coments above esp. the one word exclaimations! Your card is Gorgeous, Beautiful, Incredible, Amazing and very real looking, like a picture, yet better. Love your colors and details!

Linda said...

Great card. You did an awesome job. I love the sand and shells,very realistic. Thank you for sharing.

Miss. G said...

I love the blues (colors), the sentiment and the rocks and sand just tops it off. Beautiful

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Love the 3D of your card. I think I will try your technique. Thanks for sharing.

LeeAnn said...

You are an artist! Your coloring was wonderful and the card design was wonderful. The they all worked to make a beautiful card!

Pat said...

Dawn, Your coloring and blending are wonderful. And the use of the Mud Puddles is just the perfect touch! I love it! TYFS and inspiring! Blessings! Patty W.

faithfulecreations.com said...

This card is so realistic I can hear the roar of the waves break against the shore and I'm hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. Great job, thanks so much for sharing.

Julia said...

love the sand and shells...fabulous card.

Bonnie said...

Wow, I love this gorgeous card! The sand and shells make it look so realistic it makes me miss living on the coast.

Jean C said...

What a beautiful card. The shells and sand are such a great addition to the beautiful card.

christa-peter said...

Wonderful way to showcase this gorgeous stamp, beautiful card.

Tanja said...

The real sand and shells add a nice touch!

Karen W said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the waves and how you colored those, this new bundle is the best!!

Jan B. said...

Gorgeous. Great idea and wonderful coloring.

Anonymous said...

I can almost smell the seashore! Love this card.

Mamacita Glad said...

Wow now that's a taking it another step for the side step. I've always wanted to do this card and now I have been inspired. Thanks for sharing. Adios, glad

Shelia said...

I really like this side step card! beautiful coloring and the sand and shells just top it off awesomely!

Kay said...

I love sidestep cards and yours is tops. Awesome job!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing!

Brenda T

Clare said...

I love this card, with all it's detailing and 3-D dimension! Excellent work! The colors are amazing!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a awesome card love all the 3-d dimension. Thanks for sharing with us.

Pat said...

Hi, I am a fan from Becca. Love your cards too..Glad I got to visit your blog. Thanks :)

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Dawn, missed seeing you at CHA. Maybe at one of the stamp shows we will meet up again. Your card is a work of art...the sand and shells give it so much texture and truely add to the design. Love it!!

Lois said...

The step card was perfect for this image -- and the Mudd Puddles was brilliant at the front! Awesome card, Dawn!!!

luvmycrafts said...

i loved this card. Even though I live in Colorado surrounded by mtns. I still miss going to beach,around sunset listening to the seagulls, and the waves hitting the beach. The smells, but the thing i miss the most was those beautiful ocean sunsets. I loved the card with the saying abt God. I feel God in my surroundings. thank-you for sharing your talent. Blessings, victoria

Vicky said...

All I can say is Wow.What a terrific card. I wowuld like to learn how to make a side step card.
Vicky

Patti said...

Very Nice!

Karen said...

This is great! The sand makes such a wonderful addition to the new stamp!

febe said...

Awesome work on a step card. I love the calming scene and the inspiring scripture. Beautiful!

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Gwen said...

I LOVE this ocean scene and you have done a wonderful job in creating your stunning card !!!

McStamper said...

Your card is beautiful. Also, I love your blog.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What an absolutely gorgeous and stunning card Dawn! My friend Karen just shared your site with me.. wow, I'm impressed!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is amazingly beautiful...just SO lovely. We would LOVE to have you link up and play along in our scripture challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I really hope you will check it out and play along. Have a great week.
Blessings to you!
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday
wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

gourmettoys said...

All I can say is WOW!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Dawn........AWESOME JOB!!
I love all your elements...right down to the tiny grains of sand!!