Sunday, August 26, 2012

Let the Children Come

Apparently, I'm addicted to doing challenges this month. ;)

I found another challenge I decided to do.  This time, it's over at Our Daily Bread Designs, which looks like it has some nice Christian themed stamps and dies, and a few others that are more generic.

This week's challenge was a sketch challenge.  That's where the challenger provides a layout sketch for your project, and you try to do something to match the sketch.

Here's what I came up with after some brainstorming with mom.

This was done on a cardstock called stardust -- it's white with little colored flecks in it to give it a little character.  I printed the bible verse directly on the cardstock.  I used the Paintbox Poppets project CD from Crafter's Companion (link in my sidebar) for the girl and to print a coordinating paper for the ribbon.  I cut and embossed the girl and her coordinating frame with a spellbinders die.

On the bookmark/ribbon section, I stamped the flourish with Perfect Medium, then tapped blending chalk in blue and pink for the detail.  Then I dusted it with Perfect Pearls in a pink interference color.  The shine doesn't really show up well in the picture, but you can almost see it -- that's not a smudge on the lower leaf, that's reflection off the Perfect Pearls.

At the base of the ribbon is a cute angel stamp that I stamped in versamark watermark ink and tapped with the blue chalk, then I attached two pieces of lacy ribbon and a pink pieced flower for the 'bow'.  In the middle of the flower, I glued some flowersoft for a bit of center dimension.  Finally, I added a few highlights to the girl with sakura glaze pens.  Not much, just enough for a little pop here and there.


  1. This is so beautiful!!! You are so good with the cd's... I am so proud of you!!!

  2. What a beautiful card Tammi!! I just love all the blue and white with that verse and darling image!! Perfect take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  3. what a lovely card... thanks so much for playing along with the shining the light challenge!