Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hosting SNT on ODBD!


I was so excited to have THE Betty Wright ask me to host ODBD Stamping in Time Challenge! I came up with a theme that includes a twist: "It's a Distress Call!" You use any distressing techniques such as tearing, sponging, sanding, crumpling, etc., but the twist is to actually mail your card to encourage someone who has some real life distress going on and could use a little encouragement. I love this lily of the valley image from the Easter Blessings set! It takes me back to my childhood when my mother had tons of these tiny, but so very fragrant, flowers in her flower bed. I colored it with Copics (YG00, YG03, YG06, V0000, C00), cut it out and attached it to the distressed panel. I crumpled the CS, added Blue Bayou ink to the wrinkles, distressed the edges and sponged them with the same ink. I look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

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What did I use?
STAMPS: Easter Blessings (ODBD)
PAPER: Marjolaine pad (BasicGrey), Neenah Solar White
INK: Blue Bayou, Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Webster's Pages trim, Labels Sixteen Nesties, EK Success border punch, Distressing tool, Sponge

9 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Wanda, this is such a beautiful card....loooks much like Spring....LOVE it!! Thanks for such an amazing challenge this week it was so fun to have you host. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

You are so sweet, Wanda! Your card is wonderful and the colors are very striking! I must find that lace stuff! I love the cut work detailing with the flower. The challenge you chose is wonderful and it gives back to help others! Beautiful card and challenge! Thanks so much for hosting!

Marisa said...

Love the challenge and the twist! Lilies of the Valley are my mom's favorite flower so cards with them always catch my eye :) You've done a lovely job on this one.

Francie G. said...

Maybe this bright beauty will hurry spring along! Love the distressing, the beautiful image you used, just all the details! Thanks for hosting and for the wonderful challenge! Hugs!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wanda girl, thanks for being the "Hostess with the Mostest"! :) What a fun (and challenging) challenge!! Your sample is so cool and so gorgeous at the same time! Love the bright colors!! Blessings, Angie

Vickie Z said...

Whoa... I would be thrilled too!! Card is wonderful... love those flowers and all the distressing/crunching of paper!! Colors are gorgeous!!

Peggy said...

Look at that green trim!! Fabulous card!

Sarah said...

Wanda, your card is stunning! Thanks for a great challenge with a twist!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice work Wanda, great job with the distressing, this is very artistic!