Thursday, October 25, 2012

For the Love of Animals Hop!


Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For The Love of Animals.   Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little loveYou have until Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Animals!
If you got here from Tosh's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, simply pop on over to the ODBD blog to be sure you don't miss any stops or chances to win! 



Now...here is my card...



WE THREE KINGSI used We Three Kings.  I stamped with SU! Not Quite Navy ink on SU! cardstock, and matted with River Rock and Not Quite Navy for the base.  I  colored the images with Prisma Pencils (camels and kings) and  then lightly used my pastel chalks to create the background.  I added some gems from a bling snowflake that I cut apart for the star.  I think this is the most CAS card I've done in a long time! LOL!  It's totally flat and mailable!  At Christmas, that's what I'm looking for! LOL!

I am entering this in  the Twist of Faith #8 challenge - Animals



I'm so thankful for the birth of the Christ child!  That single event changed the world forever, and gave all who would simply place their faith in Him a hope and a future! 

From here you will hop to the talented and sweet Lori!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Blessings,




 

56 comments:

Dawn said...

stunning, Grace!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Grace. :)

TLady said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE Grace!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the use of chalks/pastels! AND this image is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Great coloring.

Loretta O. said...

Nice glow of light from the star and into the sky! Love the blues, too!

Laura Love said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors! Beautiful job!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.


Hugs Riet.xx

Marsha said...

Love your card. Beautiful coloring. Really like the added gems on the star. I didn't know you could CAS -teehee. Truly beautiful, Grace.

Crazydi said...

Hi Grace,
You always do such beautiful card but this is really stunning! I love the colours you've used for the kings - all the blues rather than lots of different colours (as they're usually done) seems to have really thrown the emphasis on the fact that they're looking at the star - and this really shines with the chalking and the gems! Wow - it all stands out perfectly on the matting. Excellent card!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is gorgeous Grace!! I love the Wisemen all dressed in blue! And your sand is pure perfection!! WOW!

TrinaM said...

Gorgeous card. Love the gems on the star.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful coloring Grace! What a special design!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is so perfect. TFS

Jo4Him said...

Super card; love the coloring and details. Thanks for sharing

Anne-Marie said...

You chose my favourite Christmas hymn...how lovely! Your card is so beautifully coloured and I really like the addition of the jute string...seems so very right for this composition! Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith....good luck!

Frea said...

Hi Grace, this is so beautiful! Love that stamp and love your coloring! Hugs Frea

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Love the litte bow.

marion said...

FAbulous and so sweet ! Hugs, Marion

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace...You sure rocked this one!! Its AWESOME...spot on colouring, and love your star!!
Hugs

stampergrl said...

Great card with one of my very favorite images! Love the small bird in the corner too! TFS!!~

Susan Martin said...

I love this stamp.. and I love your coloring. Its just gorgeous! Love that star too!

Lee Ann said...

Stunning Christmas card! Love your background.

puffnstuff39 said...

This card is beautiful. The blue against the tan is stunning! Great job Grace! Hugs, Jeanne

Kathy Jones said...

Awesome card Grace! Love the scene you've created and the touches of bling!!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a great idea to use the rhinestones on the star! Wonderful Christmas card!

Christine said...

Such a pretty and God-honoring card to send for Christmas! Did you use blending medium for your pencil work?

Grace said...

Christine... yes I did use Goo Gone to blend my pencils. I was out of odor free mineral spirits and Goo Gone works just fine. :)

Mary B. said...

Stunning card! I really like the colors and the star.
Awsome

Patty said...

Stunning card!! Represents the real meaning of Christmas!

Kim H said...

wonderful card, love the coloring and the details of the twine and gems really pull the card together. thank you for sharing.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Grace your absolutely stunning card got me thinking. Those wisemen had to have faith and extreme willingness of heart to obey. Blessings, Carole

Patti J said...

Oh, Grace - this is so beautiful! I love stopping by here - no matter how bad my day has been, your blog is such a soothing place to visit! Thanks for your beautiful card, and also your words, my friend! Hugs...

Becky said...

Yet another stunner Grace! I love the simplicity of it...the image and the sentiment says it all!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Grace!! I just love your coloring, the more simplistic design, and the added bling. Gorgeous Christmas card!!
hugs,
Chris

Gina Ables said...

Grace, this is beautiful. Your cards are breathtaking! You are one talented lady.

Caitiumom said...

The camels are great on the desert. The star is brilliant . :)

Anonymous said...

I love your color combo here...great card. Jan D., Florida

Mary said...

Beautiful card...Love your shinning light...

Lenoria said...

This card is fantastic! I love the card itself and your coloring is beautiful. (Do you give lessons on how to color skies and big areas? I am in need of help because I can never seem to get my big skies to look good.) I hope you have a wonderful day and are having as gorgeous weather as we are on this side of the mountain - around 78 this afternoon. I am going to enjoy it while I can!

Vicky said...

Grace, This is a wonderful christmas card. Love your coloring & the idea of using bling for the star.

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful Grace! I like how you added the sparkles and how you colored this awesome image! Hugs ~S~

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific coloring, great shading on the sand to give it depth and like how the star seems to shine!

wendy2512 said...

OOOHH...blue my fav. colors...so pretty here. great coloring and love how you added the sparkles to the star. wonderful Christmas card...TFS..:0)

Sue D said...

Lovely--I like the chalked background and the bling on the star.

Lagene said...

Wonderful "guiding light" card!

Caryn S said...

This is lovely! The chalks make give it such a soft finish and I love the jewels.

Lucy said...

I love this card! The colors are beautiful! I love the chalked background-it's so soft and subtle. I am a little afraid of chalks, but I think I will try them after seeing this!

Jenée said...

Grace, your card is quite stunning. The pencils and pastels work together is a lovely way. Thank you for joining us this week in the challenge at Twist of Faith. God bless you.

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is just stunning! Beautiful coloring and CAS styled card! Wonderful Christmas card!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace, this could be a picture it is colored so perfectlym and the gems are the perfect touch....beautiful card.

Karen said...

I like how you stamped with navy and used mostly blue for this card. Stunning.
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

disneylisa said...

Very pretty. Love the colors together.

Pauline said...

Hi Grace! Wow. What a stunning card... and my favourite Christmas Day hymn! I get shivers just thinking about singing it! Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation.... thank you for sharing this delight with us at Twist of Faith Cards!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline

Kelley said...

Awesome colors! Such a beauty!!

Saints Rule! said...

Congratulations Grace! A wonderful and beautiful creation!

Sherry said...

very pretty!! love the image!!