Tuesday, February 04, 2014


Our Daily Bread Designs, Violet, Ornate Borders Sentiments, ODBD Custom Ornate Heart dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Borders and Flower dies, CherylQuilts, Shining the Light Challenge, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is a Recipe Challenge using the letters L-O-V-E.

My L-O-V-E Recipe:  
L - Layers, O - Ornate Borders Sentiments and Ornate Heart dies, V - Violets, E - Embossing

Wanting to use the brand new Ornate Hearts dies, I decided to layer the Violet on top of some designer paper with the new heart dies over an embossed background. Then I added the corners from the Ornate Borders and Flowers dies, some ribbon, and a sentiment from Ornate Borders Sentiments. It still needed a little something more, so I added pearls on each corner die and on the sentiment tag. I added extra flowers on top to give it dimension, along with using my Empressor tool for the leaves.

While so many people are thinking of Valentine's Day, I'm reminded that the True Source of all love is God. One of my favorite verses is:

The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; 
great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

It brings me great comfort and joy to know that when I fail Him, His compassions are new every morning and His mercies do not fail. They don't depend on me. Praise God He is always faithful.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until February 9 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought. And may we all remember that God is faithful and His mercies are new each and every morning!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Violet and Ornate Borders Sentiments (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White and Lavender Moon (PTI), Gossamer (Memory Box)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, ODBD Custom Ornate Hearts dies, ODBD Custom Ornate Borders and Flowers dies, Back to Basic Tags (Spellbinders), Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities reversible embossing folder (Spellbinders), Pearls (Kaiser), seam binding (dyed with Copic marker), Empressor tool (EK Success), Diamond Glaze adhesive, red tape, dental floss 
Card Size:  5 1/4" square


Alshandra said...

Such a beautiful card Cheryl. Love your violets and how you put the DP in the heart. Gorgeous!! Elizabeth

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh my dear friend, I want to be you when I grow up! I just love your gorgeous card!! Such elegance!! I adore the violet you placed in the heart. The clean white embossed background with the decorative corners. I love it all!!


You aced the L-o-v-e recipe!! I pray you have a pain free day!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Cheryl, I LOVE your violets in your heart!!! Love the colors my sweet friend!! I love purple!! Your card is just gorgeous!!!
Love you my friend!!! and I agree with Chris, in Jesus name, have a pain free day!

Greta said...

Oh Cheryl--this card is just stunning! Love the colors & design & that gorgeous ornate heart die! You're inspiring, my friend!

DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, you constantly outdo yourself, how do you do that? The dp heart center with the beautifully colored violets are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!! Blessings!!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous card and a beautiful post! Thank you! :o)

Karen Dunbrook said...

this card is just stunning talent shines through on this card!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Cheryl, my sweet friend, what a breathtaking card! Love the idea of adding the violets in the creative! Oh, and don't let me forget that amazing coloring job....perfection! TFS and inspiring! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Katie Sims said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl! Your coloring on your violets is so striking and I love the dotted embossed background and dp heart...the sweetest details! So glad I saw this today! :)

Grace said...

Oh GASP Cheryl... this card is just amazing!!! I LOVE the addition of the violets to the heart and your coloring is always so beautiful!!! Love the pretty corner dies and the little tag tied on to the beautiful ribbon!!! Just beautiful my friend!!! Loved reading your thoughts on another of my favorite verses!!! You're such a blessing to us all at ODBD!!!!

Diana Nguyen said...

I really do love everything about this card... from the embossing to the coloring, but especially the coloring. So beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

Did you hear me whistle?? I adore this beauty! Rich in color, coloring, design and love! Picture perfect!

Robyn said...

Inspired by the L O V E challenge! Cheryl, your card is beautifully, and creatively done!!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...Great coloring!

Robyn said...

Thinking of you this morning! Love your fine artwork!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhh, any shade of violet gets me every time! I'm utterly besotted with this card! So beautifully detailed and arranged with the pretty flowers and paper!