Saturday, July 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD July Release!

 Hello friends!  Welcome to the July ODBD release!  Our theme this month is going tropical!   If you have not had a chance to see the full release yet, you can do so HERE.

As always, we have prizes! 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until July 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my first card above I used the new Bon Voyage stamp set for my image and sentiment, and I used the Hibiscus Dies, Tropical Leaves Dies, and the Ferns Dies, as well as past releases, Lattice Background Die and Mini Tags.  I used papers from the Boho Bold Paper Pack for the blue background behind the lattice, and the big tropical leaves.  To create my hibiscus flowers, I played with a couple different techniques.  The large pink flower was colored using Derwent Inktense pencils, which are colored pencils which when you wet with water, the result is permanent ink.  I did this on watercolor paper, colored in the die's embossed veins, then used water to draw that out, leaving the veins darker and the surrounding area various shades lighter.  For the pink and yellow flower I sponged Memento Lux ink in to the center of the flower, following the embossed area of the flower die, then sponged the edges very lightly in pink ink, lightly drawing it inward on the petal, and then I took clear water on a brush and drew it more in toward the center, allowing the pink to penetrate into the embossed veins on it's own.  For the solid yellow flower  I just watercolored with my  cake  watercolors, using a tiny brush to add the veins.  I did a lot of hand embossing and curling of petals on my piercer to shape the blossoms, and for a couple of them, I snipped the blossoms a bit deeper toward the center so I could overlap petals or roll them a bit differently than the die allowed.  The yellow and pink one is not snipped at all and represents the die exactly as it is, and I scrunched up the petals before gluing.  I added the die cut stamens to which I had added flower soft and Mudd Puddles Maui to the centers.  I added some tropical leaves and ferns and stamped the sentiment, then die cut that with a Mini Tag.  It is tucked in with little pink satin ribbon.

For my next card, I used the new Bon Voyage stamp set, the Ferns dies, and the Fragnipani  Dies.  I also used the past released ODBD Custom Ovals dies, Pierced Ovals,  and the ODBD Baha Bold Paper Pack.   The scene is water colored on watercolor paper which I masked with an ODBD Oval die cut.  Once that was dry I added the front palm tree image and the distant palm trees using VersaMark ink.  I cut several ferns from the new Ferns die set, and a Fragnipani flower,  which I water colored and curled on my piercer.  I stamped the sentiment from the Bon Voyage set and die cut with the ODBD Custom pierced ovals, and matted with an ODBD Custom Oval die cut of paper from the Boho Bold pack.  I added one crystal to the center of my flower.  I also stamped an extra palm tree and hand cut the middle greenery so I could pop it up over my sentiment. 



I hope you enjoyed my samples today!  To recap, here are the NEW ODBD sets and links that I used today:


https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/bon-voyage.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/ferns-dies.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/frangipani-dies.html

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/hibiscus-dies.html


Now, here are the links to the other designer's blogs.  Just leave each a little love for your chance to win!

Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Dawn * Angie * Grace * Lori * Chris * Diana

I have a lot going on at my house right now but am doing pretty well!  I continue to covet your prayers, and now please keep my husband in your prayers as well as he is having some concerning symptoms and having a lot of tests done this week.  Thanks so  very much!!!

Blessings,


22 comments:

Carmela Hubler said...

I love both these cards! Love the tropical scene surrounded by the flowers and the card with the flowers is so pretty!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful cards! Your flowers look so real on the first card! Love the depth of your second card, just like a view from the beach on some islands. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene said...

Hi Grace ... shame on me for not being by your blog to visit for so long but sure glad I did today! Your cards are just AMAZING! Beautiful tropical colors and designs ... love them both! Thanks for wonderful inspiration!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Grace!! I so love the scene you created with the added flowers!! Such a creative and beautiful design!! The first with all the flowers and lattice background is gorgeous!! I so love your choice of colors and all the use of dimension! Gorgeous work my friend!! Hope you are enjoying your company! TTYS!
hugs,
Chris

Helen Budz said...

These cards are stunning! The layouts (especially that circled island scene) are so well planned. I'm in awe of your creations. Thanks for sharing them on this blog hop.

Cathymac said...

Both cards are stunning, Grace! The flowers on the first are just gorgeous with the lattice background and your second takes me away to a tropical paradise! Your sponged scene is beautiful and I love the extra dimension of the palm leaves! Wonderful inspiration as always, my sweet friend! Hugs!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Grace...I feel like I'm on a tropical island! Your cards bring these images and dies to life, my friend! Great job!

Dorothy S said...

WOW! both projects are lovely, but I especially like the sunset/beach scene - what a terrific layout! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Babet said...

Both cards are gorgeous . I love the colors and way you made the second card. They are perfect.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Beautiful cards Grace! Your first card has such beautiful flowers on it! I love the rich and vibrant cards! Your second card also has beautiful color choices! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Shelia said...

OH my, these are both amazing! I especially like the second one with the tropical scene - beautiful framing, colors & design.

Michele Baird said...

Nice background , really sets it off

Heidi Stamps said...

The way you did the flowers makes them look very real! Great job, thanks for sharing!

Denise Ward said...

What beautiful cards you have made!! I was loving the first one then saw the second one and was even more excited over it!! The new ODBD products look fantastic in each design and really make me want each one!! Thanks for sharing them with us on the hop!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty backgrounds for these flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your beautiful, tropical cards! The flowers are lovely, and your scene card is gorgeous!

Maxine D said...

Another pair of stunning cards Grace - I do love your colouring of the flowers, especially on the top card.
Blessings
Maxine

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe how realistic your flowers look! Great job!

Pamela Haskin said...

Fabulous work, as always! I especially like all the dimension you achieved in your flower petals. So real looking.

Dawn said...

Beautiful samples, Grace, gorgeous flowers!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Grace, both of your cards are really great. I love the tropical flowers. The scene on the second is really pretty and inviting.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Grace! These are gorgeous, and I love the flowers! All the work you did on them was well worth it! I did a close-up to see the details, and they look amazing! Beautiful colors and layouts! Stunning! Hugs and love! xoxo