Thursday, August 19, 2010

The ODBD Sparrow

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.
Today is such an exciting day for me because I am hostessing the "stamping in time challenge" at Our Daily Bread Designs blog.

My paper doll friend, Betty Wright, asked me if I would be interested. And, after I picked myself up off the floor because I was so astonished, I said YES.

I had the freedom to put together the challenge so after some thought I decided on a "birds of the seasons" challenge.
You are to create a card using a bird with a spring, summer, winter, or fall theme.
You can go with any occasion that is associated with the season (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Patriotic, etc) you choose.
Or, you can create a card for birthdays, weddings, or events you need that occurs during the season you choose.

Each card must have at least one bird. While ODBD stamps are required, an ODBD bird image is not required even though ODBD has a lot of bird images.
If you have an ODBD bird image then by all means use it. We would love to see what you create with the this seasonal challenge!

My card uses the sparrow from the set "He Watches Me". I created my card with a summer bird theme in mind.

I didn't add a sentiment yet because I have 2 occasions to send this and I am not sure which of my friends will get it.

My designer paper  is from the Stampin-Up "greenhouse gala" collection. I think it has such a summer look to it.

I colored this great ODBD sparrow image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I added a chocolate rosette and a layer of lace and then some white scallop trim to complete my card.

I hope you will join me in my first ever hostess gig. It would be an honor to have you all participate. And, there is a chance to win a gift certificate to the ODBD store. Even more of a reason to play along!!

God Bless!!


  1. Mary - this card is beautiful - with the brown and greens it could even cross over to a masculine card too - not too frilly - JUST RIGHT! Thanks so much for hosting the challenge this week!

  2. Mary, this is absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully detailed! Thanks so much for hosting the Stamping In Time challenge with us this rotation! Beautifully done!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the SNT challenge, Mary!!! Your sample is so gorgeous! Your sparrow is colored beautifully and I love the designer paper and ribbon flower! Blessings, Angie

  4. Wow! Mary, this is just beautiful! Love this image, that fabulous ribbon and your wonderful coloring! Beautifully done!

    Thanks so much for hosting and for the fun challenge! Two Christmas cards made and about 60 to go!

  5. Gorgeous card. You picked a wonderful theme

  6. Beautiful card! I love the rosette and lace with the DP. It matches perfectly. The image is so lovely! Fun, fun challenge!

  7. Wonderful! Love the colours and that flower is awesome!

  8. Congrats on your opportunity. It is a gorgeous card. Beautiful DSP and wonderful artwork on the bird.

  9. Mary - congrats on hostessing. Love your theme - birds of any kind - LOVE THEM. I can't play, I don't have any of the stamps - but your card is stunning!!

  10. Your paper looks wonderful with your image - so nicely colored and that flower is the perfect touch! I made a card for your challenge and linked it to the challenge blog!

  11. Wow!!! Mary somehow I totally missed this! I know you enjoyed hostessing this! Beautiful card!!!!



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