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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hello Friends!! Happy Tuesday!!  For those of you who stopped by  yesterday on the ODBD release, you have already seen so many beautiful creations by the Our Daily Bread Designs Bread Basket (ODBD team members) for the August release.  Today is a new Shining the Light challenge at ODBD and more inspiration from some of the team members.

This month's Shining the Light challenge is a sketch!!  It has been a while since we had a sketch challenge. 

Here is my creation.  I used a variety of dies rather than using an image in the circular panel.  My panel is also more oval than round...

Our Daily Bread Designs, Thanks for Everything stamp die duo, Trellis Strip Border dies, Pierced Square Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles dies, Lovely Leaves Dies, Bitty Blossoms dies, Bitty Border Dies, Mini Bow dies, designed by Chris Olsen

The background of the square is created with the new Trellis Strip Border die at ODBD. To create this background I used the new Pierced Squares die to create a recessed frame.  I then cut two of the Trellis Strips to adhere behind it. The die cut thanks and the sentiment at the bottom of the card is created using the Thanks for Everything stamp die duos.  The die is framed with the Vintage Labels dies. The flower spray is created using the Lovely Leaves dies and the Bitty Blossoms dies. The border along the bottom is created using the Bitty Border Dies and Mini Bow dies.  The rectangular panels are cut and embossed with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and Pierced Rectangles dies.

If you would like to join the challenge.  We would love to see your creations.  You have until September 4 to add your creation to the linky here for a chance to win a $15 random gift code toward ODBD stamps.  While you may use any stamps or dies for the first creation, we ask that you only use Northcoast Creations, Our Daily Bread Designs, and/or Artistic Outpost on any additional entries.  Any additional entries not using at least one of these company products will be deleted.

For more inspiration for the Shining the Light challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Diana and Robin.

Thanks so much for your visits and comments.  They are so appreciated!



Grace said...

Beautiful Chris! Love the crisp blues and white and how you used all the dies. I'll have to try playing with the sketch!


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris! This is gorgeous, and I love the soft, two-tone blues! Wow, I love this color (almost a periwinkle). And the dies are amazing! I really love the flowers with the laurel leaves, and that sweet little bow with the bitty border - well, they are lovely! Beautifully done, as always, precious friend! Big hugs! xoxo

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Chris, I love the blues! Lovely addition at the bottom with the flower and leaves. Love your bg to...such texture and detail!
Love you sweet friend!


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