Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Every Remembrance of You

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC212, Tulip Corner, Rose Bouquet, Chalkboard Vine Background, Pennant Swag Die, Antique Labels & Border Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.

I chose tulips as my focal image and fussy cut three from the Tulip Corner stamp set. Chalkboard Vine Background is my "designer paper," and I added an embossed, matted layer with ribbon, under which is a sponged Pennant Swag die (sans the bows) with pearls. Then I used one of the Antique Borders & Label dies instead of the rectangle, sponged it, fussy cut a pink mat, and popped it with dimensional tape. The tulips were arranged and glued in place, and the "Thoughts of you" sentiment from Rose Bouquet "holds" the tulip bouquet together. 

As I was making this card, I was thinking of the many people for whom I pray. It gives me great joy to do so, and I feel a special connection to them. And I know I have precious friends who remember me in prayer as well. What a blessing, and it reminds me of this passage:

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all
making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Being confident of this very thing,
That he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Philippians 1:3-6

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 31 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. 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 designs!

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

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:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Blushing Bride (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Blushing Bride (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pennant Swag die (ODBD), Antique Labels & Border dies (ODBD), Script embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Oval punch (SU), seam binding dyed with R32, Perfect Layers tool, pearls (Recollections), Diamond Glaze adhesive, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Fussy cutting and sponging
Card Size:  A-2


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Cheryl, this is gorgeous!! I just love all the pink, the stamped background, your use of the pennant swag, and your stunning coloring and design with the tulip. STUNNING my friend!! You are right...I am praying for you sweet friend!! What an honor and privilege to lift each other up in prayer!!!
I have been thinking of you and hoping you have time to breath after completing all the dd cards and that your pain is minimal to none.

Diana Nguyen said...

Oh, I love your curvy label instead of rectangle! Such a pretty soft pink card - it really is just precious! And you are such an amazing prayer warrior - what a blessing you are to many.

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous Cheryl!! I love your beautiful feminine colors and those banners under are so sweet!! Love the coloring on your tulips my dear friend!!!
(we just got home from taking Jake down for his surgery...everything went well!)
Love your card!!

Grace said...

Oh Cheryl your card is just stunning!!! LOVE the colors... so soft and pretty! Love the chalkboard bg and your tulips are just colored so beautifully! Loved reading your thoughts today, and so thankful that I know you pray for me, as I do for you my friend!!! What a blessing!


DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, what gorgeous tulips you've colored!! Love your use of pink, you do it so well and your sweet little pennant border fits perfectly, well done!!

Alshandra said...

Cheryl your card is so lovely! Gorgeous soft colours and I love how you used pennant swag dies! Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Good morning, lovely Cheryl! Your beautiful card has left me in awe - the detail on the bottom with the small pearls is quite lovely!

I thank my God for you, dear friend! You are a blessing :) Enjoy your day!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how lovely with the die cut backing up but not confining the gorgeous tulips. Love how you curved the banner and gave it the soft shading. Pretty colors and coloring. Just gorgeous all over. You would think the background stamp is a fabulous designer paper. Loving those background stamps! It's such a treat to see your beautiful cards, Cheryl!

Kelley said...

Absolutely beautiful!! And it is pink! Can' t get better than this!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Cheryl another wonderful creation and great thoughts to remind us of the great gifts God blesses us with day by day. Shaz in Oz x

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Spectacular in every way! I love how you've displayed those gorgeous tulips.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl! Beautiful colors and beautiful design.
Great post too, on prayer

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork Cheryl! Love the soft elegance of this monochromatic beauty! From the background, beautiful coloring and pennant swag it just all comes together perfectly! Hugs my friend!

stampingbowd said...

Cheryl, this is stunning!!! Gorgeous dimension on your flowers! I love banners and the one you added is so sweet dotted with pearls!!! Beautiful card!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl! Somehow I missed this stunning creation--one of my favorite cards, dear friend!

Niki Estes said...

Chreyl, this is just gorgeous!