Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pink Iris

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC206, Iris, All Occasion Sentiments, Beautiful Borders Dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, Beautiful Borders Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is a Color Challenge using pink, ivory, and tan. 

What beautifully soft colors for this week's challenge. I "googled" the word iris and found that God grows them in many different colors. I normally think of them as purple, but I used pink for this week's challenge. I colored my Iris and used the label die from Vintage Flourish Pattern dies, sponged it, and hand-cut a pink matted border. Then I used one of the the sentiments from All Occasion Sentiments and hand-cut my own fishtail ends and sponged it as well. I used one of the Beautiful Borders dies, sponged it with pink, added some embroidery floss, matted several layers of designer paper that I sponged, and paper-pierced the outer layer. The final touches are a ribbon and pearls. I think it has a vintage feel to it.

This sentiment reminds me of the passage from Numbers 6:24-26:

The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you
and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Oh, this is a very special hymn that I remember singing in choir! It is by Peter C. Lutkin (1858-1931), and it is sung here by the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, near where we used to live. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

To see all the projects designed for ODBDSLC205 or to join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until June 15, 2014, at 8 p.m. EDT, to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your projects!

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

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

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Iris, All Occasion Sentiments (ODBD)
Paper: Classic White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Primrose Red (SU), First Edition DP (SU), Basics Kraft (BasicGrey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pretty in Pink (SU), Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress ink (Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), Vintage Flourish Pattern dies (ODBD), Perfect Layers tool, seam binding dyed with Copic marker R83, DMC Floss 957, Chino pearls (Kaiser) 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Sponging, fussy cutting, paper-piercing
Card Size:  5 1/4" square


Alshandra said...

This is such a gorgeous card Cheryl. I love your layout and your iris is beautifully coloured :-) Thanks for sharing that verse and link to the song! Beautiful!

Karen M said...

This is a truly beautiful card! I love everything about it, especially the print background, the colours and the pretty mat frame. Wonderful!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Cheryl, my sweet friend, your card is beyond words gorgeous! Such beautiful colors and your coloring of that it! Thanks for inspiring me and uplifting me! I will have to try to find some time to play along this week! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Graciellie Design said...

Oh dear Cheryl, your card is beautiful! It looks so sweet and delicate and has a vintage touch to it that I love. I was certainly inspired by your challenge this week. I also must admit this is my favorite color combination lately :D Thanks for sharing your wonderfully written post with us. Big hug!

Unknown said...

This is pristine, delicate and beautiful. It is so delightful for me to see such creative art. It inspires me ( and others) and I thank you for sharing your talents with us today.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, I love every exquisite detail!! So lovely from the wonderfully colored iris to the sweet banner with this glorious sentiment. I'm expecially drawn to the lace border with the pink accents, well done my friend!! Blessings

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh, I love your Iris!! So beautifully colored. Love the print in the background too. Of course the wonderful border with ribbon is gorgeous!! Your card is just beautiful!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Cheryl!! I so love your coloring of your iris in the pink, the text background, and the border with the ribbon. Gorgeous work as always my friend!! I always love reading your posts and being inspired by your creations. Your love for the Lord shows in all you do!!!

Grace said...

Cheryl I just love this... the vintage feel and the text bg, the gorgeous coloring of the pink Iris, and all your wonderful details! The sponging does give it a vintage feel and I just love it! Always love reading your thoughts and of course, yes... I love this hymn! I had not heard it for quite some time! Floods of memories!!!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

such a beautiful card Cheryl and wodnerful promise of our dear LORD and Saviour, Shaz in Oz.x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow Cheryl, this is gorgeous. Love the perfect distressing on the your whole card such a warmth that is just wonderful....just like you mf.
Great work...wonderful colours.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Cheryl! This is just stunning! Love the hand cut mat and I love the floss weaved through the border!!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous card - your sponging is magnificent. It does give it a vintage feel but clean too! You make me want to try paper piercing too - your card has such a finished look to it!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely Cheryl! So many beautiful details to admire from soft sponging to using floss through the border! Yep, quite lovely!

Becky said...

This is stunning Cheryl! Gorgeous design and beautiful coloring. Have a great weekend :)

JD/ Jill said...

So Lovely!

Stephanie said...

Your cards and posts are always full of inspiration, my dear Cheryl :) I hope you are having a beautiful week so far!

Hugs and blessings to you!

Vicki Burdick said...


Jerri Jimenez said...

A very sweet card Cheryl, I love the vintage feel of this design.

Greta said...

Love your design, Cheryl! Another gorgeous & perfectly crafted card, my friend!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Cheryl. I love that verse. It always calms me when I hear it. This has a soft vintage feel to it. You did a great job on this.