Sunday, February 1, 2015

Fields of Wildflowers…ODBD February Release

I love to see wildflowers in the fields and ditches, although in my neck of the woods we won’t see that for quite a while! One reason I’m excited about this release, I can see wildflowers any time even while it’s snowing outside (like today!)!

Welcome to the February release from Our Daily Bread designs! I just know you’re going to love this month as much as I do, so grab a cup of whatever suits your fancy, sit back and enjoy what the Breadsticks have for you today!

Prize Information: - 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 February 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the
ODBD Blog on February 3rd, so be sure to check back there
to see if you won!

All the information can also be found on the ODBD blog.

Let me show you what I used for my samples today

 

 

 

 

 

 


I just love silhouettes and one of the first things that came to mind was air brushing  and a bird perched amongst the flowers!

I stamped and masked He Watches Me (masking the Sparrow and Thistle flower only), then stamped Wildflower Silhouette Background. Using a Copic, I colored in the other thistle flowers to blend into the background.

Using a homemade sun and cloud template, I air brushed the background with Copics (masking the sun before doing the clouds).  Then, removing the masks, I colored the Sparrow and flower.

I chose cardstock colors close to the sky for the Happy Birthday die, cutting two for a shadow effect.

I can see this die being used a LOT!!

My next sample features Miss You, heat embossed on Rustic Beauty, cut with Vintage Labels and an embossing powder I’ve had for years, the perfect color that matches the paper collection and no clue who makes it! I also embossed the cute little greeting from the same set.

 

The background is again, Wildflower Silhouette Background, embossed in clear on a piece cut with Flourished Star Pattern.

In case you missed seeing my sneak peek yesterday on Splitcoast, I made this in literally minutes! A lovely, quick gift!

Now, be prepared to have your socks blown off as you visit the rest of the Breadsticks!
What a creative team!!

Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Julie * Grace  
Chris * Lisa * Angie * Silke * Wanda  
Sabrina * Audrey

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

41 comments :

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza, girl!!! Awesome release cards!! As always, your scenes are clever and perfectly colored....the first card with the sparrow and sunset is amazing! LOVE the colors, embossing, and burlap on the 2nd....very cool look! LOVE the candle as well....will head over to SCS today to leave some love! Fabulous job!! HUGS!!

Lois said...

I saw your sneak peek on SCS yesterday, and that's why I'm here. The sky on your first card today is marvelous!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Your creations are really beautiful but I just love the candle! What a great inspiration!

Melissa T. said...

Love your airbrushing! It adds such nice detail behind the sparrow and wild flowers. :)

Patty said...

Wow...all fabulous projects!! I love how you used the stamp on the candle..it looks awesome & I would never have thought of that!!

Becky said...

Okay, I can see right now that Wildflower Silhouette is a must have. What a beauty and love your designs using it. Over the top gorgeous creations!

Sheila said...

Your cards are very bold with color and really keep the eyes glued to the images! I appreciate the candle project as a means of showing that stamps can be used to create more than cards. Thanks for that project!!

Jan said...

Beautiful projects. You are a true artist!!! Love, love, love your work and and what you have created with the beautiful stamps and dies!

Pattie J. said...

Awesome. I love the sunset and brilliant colors. the bird and the field colors caught me eye, with a WOW! look at that.

Judy Hall said...

Wow! I love the use of the bird and thistle and have to learn to make sunsets that beautiful.

Roseanna C said...

Love the depth of the first card, so pretty. thanks for the inspiration.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What fabulous projects, Dawn! Love the different colors and & dies you used and your candle is wonderful.

Miesje said...

Oh my, these are so very, very pretty and such a wonderful show of diversity in a stamp.

Cathymac said...

So much beauty on one post, Dawn! Love the airbrushed sky on the first and and the beautiful colors on the second, but the candle is just gorgeous…what a perfect gift this would make…so creative! Hugs!

Irish Cherokee said...

Creative inspiration galore. Beautiful cards and a candle. Must try that candle sometime. Looks fun. - Jim

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love your gorgeous creations! Sure is nice to see someone wild flowers when it's snowing outside! Have a Blessed day!

Becky Kortman said...

Beautiful inspiration! I need to learn how to make a sunset like that! The candle is great fun for a gift to go with the beautiful birthday card.
I love the colors of the second card.

Grace said...

Wow Dawn! All your projects are beautiful!!! LOVE the sparrow and gorgeous sky colors of the first and the burlap and colors of the second. The candle is just genious!!! Soooo pretty!

Audrey Ann said...

THUD!!!! Dawn, I am so in love with your first card I can barely look away! Love you air-brushed coloring and the beautiful Sparrow - my goodness this card is stunning. Your second is gorgeous as well - I love the stamped image on the beautiful Rustic Beauty papers - wonderful idea! I'm also IN LOVE with your candle gift - I made one of those years ago and can promise you it didn't come close to yours. I need to give it another try :)!!
Hugs and blessings,
Audrey

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Dawn!! Each and every time I see that first card, I am speechless!! I just love your airbrushing and the combination of the sparrow and thistle with this new stamp. So clever and beautifully executed. Your rustic papers and the flowers as well as the added burlap is beautiful too!! The candle you made, makes the perfect gift!!

hugs,
Chris

stamper101 said...

lovely cards - liked your color schemes

April said...

Beautiful cards and I love the candle! Great job!

Sarah said...

Wow Dawn, you are so talented. Wonderful job, Sarah W

Gina Ables said...

Oh my! I thought the first card was a beauty, then I saw the second card. The embossed image under another truly gives the second card that WOW factor!

Bernadette said...

I agree, Dawn, that EVERYONE is super creative in their cards this month! I love them all! Thanks for showing us the gift you made with the candle, too! A lovely idea!

Heather said...

Two lovely cards, and that candle is awesome!!! I haven't tried that technique yet, but I love how you have done it.

Sue D said...

Wonderful colors and card designs and love the candle.

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards! I especially like the background of the first card! So pretty!

Linda Carson said...

Holy cow Dawn! You absolutely ROCKED this release! You're one creative artist woman!

Ann said...

Beautiful projects, love how you added the clouds on the first card. Lovin the new releases.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Love the candle.

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vickienipp said...

the cards are beautiful the candle will be on my list for our next widows craft class at our church, love the dies thank your for sharing your creativity

Jean Bullock said...

Prepare to have my socks blown off. Too late, you already blew them off with your fabulous cards. Your techniques and creativity are wonderful!

Leanne said...

WOW! Fabulous projects.

Mehrll said...

Love how the sentiment stands out on the first card and the use of burlap on the second. Beautiful candle.

Greta said...

Wowzer--you outdid yourself with these fabulous projects! Love them all!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

All 3 projects are absolutely beautiful.

Silke Ledlow said...

Dawn...you did magic with the new release...the candle blew me away! Hugs ~S~

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow Dawn!!! Your cards are so gorgeous and that candle is fantastic!!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

GASP, Dawn, your eye for nature shines in all of your amazing sampled this month! I just love how you have combined the sets in the first one......just like you would see in a field of wildflowers! Striking CAS gorgeousness on the second one and that altered candle....genius! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, Dawn! The airbrushing is just stunning!