Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sharing Joys and Sorrows

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC213, Quilts, Doily Dies, ODBD Soulful Stitches Collection paper pad, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light In Stitches Challenge. We'd love to see your designs using stitch themes (real or faux stitching), quilt layouts, stitched images or sentiments. Be creative.

As you might imagine, I enjoyed making a card using a quilt theme. It started with the beautiful new Doily die, and I sponged it and added my sentiment from the Quilts stamp set. Next I cut four squares from the new Soulful Stitches Collection paper pad and adhered them to the background card stock. Then the "quilting" began! I pierced around each square and then "poked" each hole with the fine marker to add some color and then drew the lines for the faux-stitching (remember how patient I try to be - hehe!). I find this really gives the faux-stitching a more realistic look. But I thought my patience needed more work, so I added the sweet little cluster of buttons and thread from the Quilts stamp set, fussy cut it, and placed it on the doily. The doily is "floating" on the card and is adhered only in the center and has dimensional tape under each oval shape to pop it. 

As I consider the friends with whom I can share my joys and sorrows, I am truly blessed by God. I can share prayer requests and know that I will be upheld in prayer, and I also know that these same friends will be happy with and for me when God brings joy into my life. Are you a friend like that? I trust you are, as it is one way to show our love for Christ.

Rejoice with those who rejoice;
mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until September 21 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:
Stamps:  Quilts (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Crisp Cantaloupe (SU), Soulful Stitches Collection paper pad (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Crisp Cantaloupe (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Doily dies (ODBD), Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write marker (SU), piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging, faux-stitching
Card Size:  4 3/4"


Leslie Miller said...

This is absolutely sweet, Cheryl! Your faux stitching looks real! Love the sewing/quilting theme. The doily is very delicate and pretty, and the button cluster is so cute and fun! Charming!

Diana Nguyen said...

So pretty! Oh, my goodness! I thought your stitching was real!

Robin Clendenning said...

Hi my sweet friend and happy birthday again!! I love your little buttons and thread and talk about fussy cutting!! Woohoo girlfriend, that is perfectly done! Love your quilt and faux stitching, it really does look real! Beautiful papers and beautiful "stenciled" doily too! What a nice sentiment to go with your quilt as well! Yes, rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn...I think that might be called...being a friend! God knows how we need each other doesn't He? Beautiful my friend!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The four patches are so different and so harmonious. The stamped image and button embellishment on the filigree doily really are beautiful. Praying you have an awesome day filled with joy. Thank you for joining our 148th challenge.

Carole and the DT team at Word Art Wednesday.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!! I just love your stitching and your patched design. The patterned paper coordinates perfectly. Your little details with the coloring on the doily, your shading around the verse and your layout are stunning my friend!! I am so blessed to have you as a friend with whom I can share my joys and sorrows. I thank God for you!! Hugs to you my friend!!

Stephanie said...

Such precious thoughts today, my dear Cheryl. We are indeed blessed to have friends in our lives with whom we can share joys and sorrows with.

You have created a beautiful card and I love that you sponged the cutout - you are so clever :)

Have a wonderful week, sweet friend! Hugs to you!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a wonderful work again, Cheryl every blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl, you continue to delight with your beautiful designs! I so love this card, it would have been so perfect for my grandmother. I love every little detail, the colors are wonderful, soothing, and the papers are so perfect! Hugs!!!!

DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, this is so wonderful!! I wish I had your sewing skill!! Gorgeous quilt with these pretty papers and the the sponged doily is so sweet, thank you so much for your weekly inspiration!!

Greta said...

Wowzer, Cheryl! I adore this beautifully crafted card! That doily is going to be my next purchase! Thanks for the tip about faux stitching--I'll be using it! Hugs, Greta

ChristineCreations said...

You really captured that quilt feeling! Love the palette too!

Becky said...

wow Cheryl, This is lovely! That doily is stunning.

Linda Carson said...

Such sweet harmony in this beauty Cheryl! Your faux stitching looks so real! Love the distress on the doily and the added buttons image! Color on my dear friend, color on!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cheryl this is so gorgeous! I love your faux stitching! It DOES look real! And I love reading your posts my friend! So uplifting and encouraging to me! Thank you!

laughingstamper said...

So pretty Cheryl! I was inspired by your card and created one for the challenge too. CASE!

Alshandra said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl. Love the doily die (I'm definitely going to have to get that one) and your quilt background is fantastic. Gorgeous colours and I can't believe that the stitching isn't real - it definitely looks real!

Brandi said...

Your card is made beautifully and I love the thoughtful words you chose. We could all use a little encouragement.