Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Friends are Flowers

Our Daily Bread Designs, Zinnia, Brocade Background, ODBD Custom Zinnia and Leaves Dies, ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies, CherylQuilts, Shining the Light Challenge, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is week two of our celebration of the sixth anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs. Since the gemstone for the sixth anniversary is amethyst, this week's challenge is to use amethyst, lavender, or purple as your main color. 

I wanted to use the new Zinnia set and found a host of beautiful colors similar to the shade I used. It was a delight to color and to use the great matching Zinnia and Leaves dies. I used the Brocade Background for my base and then used one of the Beautiful Borders dies for the sides of the white piece but used a smaller part of it for a different look. After paper piecing both layers, I dyed some seam binding, added the lovely sentiment, and sprinkled a few pearls to finish it.

This sentiment is so precious, since friends add such sweetness to our lives. There is also a wonderful Scripture verse in this beautiful set that I love:

A friend loves at all times.
Proverbs 17:17

The full verse is, "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." While a friend loves at all times, she is born to comfort and support a sister (obviously, most of my viewers are women, hence my use of sister; but the same applies to brothers). So I ask myself this week, whom can I support and offer comfort through Christ?

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until March 16 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 wonderful 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. I trust you will think of at least one or two friends who need comfort and support this week, and I suspect we all may think of more than a couple of friends who need our love and prayers.

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Zinnia and Brocade Background (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Marvelous Magenta (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Eggplant Envy (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Zinnia and Leaves dies and Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), seam binding dyed with Copic V15, pearls (Jolee), paper-piercing, Diamond Glaze adhesive, 3M dimensional tape, Stampin' dimensionals (SU), brayer
Card Size:  A-2


Tricia T said...

This is lovely, Cheryl! And thank you for being a sister that comforts and encourages through your words. You've been a blessing to me!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is absolutely regal and stunning Cheryl!! I just love the rich bright coloration, your stamped background, your flower colored to perfection and the pop of white!! So elegant!! Love it dear sweet friend!

Karen Letchworth said...

Cheryl: This is another STUNNING card, and I am SO blessed to have you share it with us. I PRAISE GOD for bring you by our challenge blog, and I PRAISE GOD that you share your talents with us, it means so much. I appreciate every card you create and share, and I really hope that you're having a blessed week. You sure blessed mine. God is SO GOOD!
Word Art Wednesday

DJ Rants said...

Oh, Cheryl, this is a dream!! What a wonderful shade of purple you chose!! The homemade background with the lovely Brocade and wonderful died ribbon are so beautiful !!(you know how I love seam binding ribbon!!) and your flower is vibrant and fabulous!! Blessings to you!!

Linda Carson said...

I adore this exquisite beauty! The richness of color is divine and details are picture perfect! Can you tell I really love it?!

Grace said...

This is just gorgeous Cheryl!!! I can't take my eyes off it! The shades of purple you used are so regal, and you even got them to photograph beautifully... something that's not easy with purple!!! Love the Brocade bg ... it's so rich! LOVE it!!! Hope you are doing well my friend!

Robin Clendenning said...

Cheryl, my sweet friend!! I love your purple!! Your Zinnia is absolutely gorgeous!! I also love that bg paper, wow, it is so pretty and your ribbon too!!! Have I ever told you that there is a scripture that reminds me of you? It is 1 Peter 3:4. You are very precious!

DebR said...

This is gorgeous! The colors are vibrant and beautiful.

Greta said...

Oh wow, Cheryl! This is just stunning! Love the flower & that beautiful background & the wonderful sentiment!

Alshandra said...

Such a beautiful card Cheryl! Love your background and your Zinnia is gorgeous! The scattered pearls are a wonderful touch!

Stephanie said...

Lovely and colorful card, Cheryl! I really like the pearls scattered around the flower and the wisdom and encouragement that you shared from God's Word was a blessing to read. Enjoy your day! Hugs

Tricia T said...

Cheryl! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment today. I had actually made that card with the ODBD challenge in mind and then forgot to link it! All fixed now! : )


Becky said...

wow, this is stunning!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Gorgeous! I truly believe that sentiment

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! Great job with the color challenge!

Graciellie Design said...

Dear Cheryl, you used this color in such an elegant way. And I'm guessing you pierced both layers one by one, by hand? Goodness! So delicate and perfect! Blessings friend!


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, I LOVE the magenta! I got that color out recently and didn't put it away until three cards had been made with it. Your dyed ribbon is a perfect match. Beautiful big bold flower, lovely coloring. It's such a delight to come visit and see so much pretty!