Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs Hop

Are you ready for a Blog Hop?

Come join us in a special blog hop with The Flower Soft & Our Daily Bread Designs Design Teams!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs.

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs will each be selecting a winner for a $20 prize package!

The blog hop ends on August 30th. The prize winners will be announced on The Flower Soft blog and Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on August 31st.

If you came here from Lisa Sommerville's blog you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.


For my project, I used the He Watches Me stamp set from ODB - I loved the sentiments included as well as the gorgeous bird on a thistle. I colored my bird with watercolor pencils, and cut several layers to layer. For the base image, I stamped it directly on paper from Authentique (Journey and Uncommon lines) and colored the stems with Copics, but used Violet and Lavender Flower Soft to create my flowers.

Don't you love all of the dimension and texture? My husband teaches high school choir, so this will find its way into his classroom.


Now hop on over to the very sweet and talented Grace Nywening's Blog - I'm sure she will have something gorgeous to share with you!


Challenges:

Our Daily Bread - sketch ODBDSLC73

70 comments:

christi said...

at first glance i thought this was stamped on cross stich material. it has such great dimention. the way you used the flower soft on the flowers gives them that wispy look like they just bloomed. wonderful layering too. i just love this card.

Stamp like you mean it said...

Gorgeous mix of paper and design. Your layers are dreamy! The Flower Soft gives your blooms a wonderful "reality". Beautiful work!

Elizabeth said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL! Love the elegance of the card! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Karen W said...

Oh my this is fabulous, the flower soft is perfect for this but the bird is fantastic!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Ooooh!!! I love this!!! So beautiful and creative! I am seeing this sparrow in a brand new light! The colors and addition of Flower Soft are perfect! Blessings, Angie

chrissy o said...

SUPER CARD
HUGS CHRISSY O
XX

Dawn said...

What beautiful colors! I love how you colored the Sparrow and the thistles are just gorgeous!! Fab card!

Cheryl S. said...

Tremendous job with these wonderful stamps. I love how you used the flower soft to add dimension to the thistles.

Grace said...

Oh WOW of WOW!!! This one makes me smile all over!!! GORGEOUS coloring of the bird and the depth you achieved with the flower soft on the thistles is so realistic! Just incredible! Love your ribbon too.... fabby card!!! So glad to be hopping along with you today!!!

Lori said...

Your bird is just lovely...I adore all the brillant colors.

Basslady said...

i love the colouring of the bird!
so shining and sparkling!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ann R. said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I can't stop staring at it. I love the sentiment so much. Thanks for sharing. :)

Evette K. said...

Wonderful laying and use of very effective embellies. Love the flower...amazing. Just a fantastic card using our wonderful Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread stamps/sentiments. Ty for sharing. God bless. ekc

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Gini! I love this set! The thistle looks almost real with the Lavender FS! Your coloring is so soft and yet vibrant!

An'Jenic Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love your card. The bird is pretty. I really like the color you used. Love the sintmena. Love the flower soft colors you used.

Janett said...

beautiful

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Gorgeous card! The colors in the bird are just great! Love it!

mjblahnik56 said...

such a beautiful card. I am a new follower. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

KimberlyRae said...

One word---> O U T S T A N D I N G!
Blessings,
KimberlyRae
kreationsbykimberlyrae.com

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors and your coloring technique it wonderful.

stampencamper said...

A beautiful 'thistle' how smart are you. Absolutely love it.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Thistle looks fabulous with the FS and WOW on the coloring on the bird!!! Beautiful card.

crazyoldsyd said...

Love the PURPLE flowers, they look real. Great texture in this! Almost as God's real creations!

More please.....

syd
sydegan@hotmail.com

Barb O. said...

So, so beautiful! Love your card! The bird (I looove birds) is precious and the colors simply beautiful! Great job!
Barb O.

Cheek said...

The use of flowersoft here is absolutely beautiful!!!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Elaine Sauer said...

Very nice

Elena C said...

I love the bird and the flower...those flowers are AWESOME!!! I love this flowersoft...very cool

Sandee said...

OMGoodness! This is one of my favorite ODBD images and you have really created a beautiful piece of artwork with it!!!! Gorgeous!

Shabby Pati said...

Love the little bird and the flower soft enhances the card so much. Just wonderful.

corry'kaart said...

wat een mooi en geqeldig kleurrijk werkstuk gewoon schitterend!
groetjes van corry

Vicki and Don said...

This is beautiful! TFS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just love your coloring of the bird, the flower soft blooms and your take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with the Shining the Light challenge this week!!
blessings,
Chris

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, wonderful coloring of this bird and love how you used the flower soft on this.

EllenaElizabeth said...

What a very pretty card. Love the blue patterned background paper. Thanks for posting.

Angela T said...

Beautiful card.

Betty Wright said...

Gini, this is absolutely stunning! Beautiful detailing with the stem and the flower soft! Wonderful card1

Auntie Em said...

I love your beautiful card with the bird and thistle. The flowersoft on the blossom is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Gini, this is amazing. Love all the elemenets of your card. The soft blues, lavendars and grey are so pretty together. TYFS

April said...

Very pretty card and colors! The flower soft gives the flowers an extra pop. great job!

Deneen said...

Lovely card, what a great idea for the Flower Soft.

Linda Beeson said...

What a beautiful card and what a perfect use of the Flower Soft on that thistle!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and the flower soft is perfect for these flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mickie said...

Very, very pretty, love the colors and just love everything about it.

Kemma said...

Just love this blog hop, such wonderful ideas!!

Thanks so much
Kemma

Sharon Peele said...

this is gorgeous!! I love your coloring of the bird and the flowers with the flower soft is perfect!! Wonderful work!!

RitaR said...

My what wonderful coloring on the bird ... just love it! The thistle bloom is awesome done with the two shades of Flower Soft! Lovely work!

Darlene said...

Very nice,great colors on the bird and the thistle really pops.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Stunning! Love the colors!

Clare said...

Gini, this is beautiful! I love it!

Jeannine said...

I love your use of flower soft on this card. The bird is amazing--love your colors.

Lynn B. said...

I love the Scottish thistle as a flower and as an image but you took this stamp to a whole new level. LOVE it!

Bev Gerard said...

Wow! You've presented this bird so beautifully!! Truly a work that He will be happy to see!

~Bev Gerard

Irene said...

Beautifully colored bird. Your use of Flower Soft is stunning!!!

Dorothy S said...

Your bird and blossoms are stunning. What a lovely card - thank you so much.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific coloring of the bird and the flower soft is a great touch to your flowers!

Peggie said...

What a gorgeous bird!! love the flowers with the flower soft too!

paperpourri said...

The flowersoft on the stamped thistles add so much dimension! Beautiful!

Sherry said...

WOW, this is so pretty!! love the purple flowersoft on the thistles

Jacki said...

What a lovely card! I love the papers, color scheme, and the detail :) very well done

Saints Rule! said...

Love the coloring on the sparrow and that FS thistle... Wowzers! Beautifully done!

Lesli Fields said...

Sooo pretty! Love the rich colors.

Barbara said...

The colors on the bird are gorgeous! And the flower soft is perfect.

Cindy Lou said...

This is a fantastic card! Love the layers, your color choices, and your flower with the flower soft -- it looks so real, you just want to touch it. TFS!!

Karen Linarez said...

Very pretty card, your flowers are so realistic, and that background paper is lovely.

Caitiumom said...

great colors. very real looking plant.

Clare said...

I love the blue hues you used on this card! Wonderful work!

Traci S. said...

What a fabulous card! I love the way you formed the sparrow. The colors in this card are stunning, and the way you layered the sparrow, really adds a lot to it! I love the way the Violet and Lavender Flower Soft brought the thistle to life! Amazing card!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

dianne said...

Beautiful card, love the colors chosen for bird. TFS