Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shine Your Light: Secret Admirer

Hello again! What an honor and day of excitement to go over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and see one of my creations and my name highlighted as receiving the Shining the Light Award. Thank you to ODBD for such a wonderful blessing and choosing me for Shining the Light Award!

Todays Challenge from ODBD: Since it is February and we are acknowledging national hero’s (President’s day) or people who are special to us (Valentine’s Day) in the U.S. , the challenge team is challenging you to acknowledge and case a crafter you admire or a creation you admire changing just two elements to make it our own.

Well, I chose the VERY talented Chris Olsen and THIS project to case but I accidentally made a few more than 2 changes -

Here is what I changed...
1. I did not make a milk crate but used a Box with a Handle from Creative Cuts and More
2. I changed the color scheme
3. I changed the shape of the Nestibilities and did not use an embossing folder on it
4. I used the Martha Stewart branch punches and added some gems

I hope I am not disqualified from the challenge for adding TWO more! :) If I am...let me know and I can make another project!

I chose Chris as my inspiration based on MORE than just her Paper crafting talent - I chose Chris Olsen as my inspiration because she has allowed her light to shine in many different venues. She always has an encouraging word and has gone out of her way to be extra kind to me. I do not know Chris, outside of blogging and the love she has for the LORD, that she has shared through blogging...I feel she has shared the love of Christ through her actions and kind words too. Thank you, Chris!

In 1Thessalonians 5:2-3 it says, We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ

While I was stamping today, I accidentally grabbed my brown Memento ink pad instead of black and didn't really like it - but decided to go with it anyways and not waste my card stock. As I was coloring this sweet bird, I wanted to add a little more dimension to the eyes and the beak, so I grabbed my black marker and outlines the edges.

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Set: Our Daily Bread Designs - He is my Refuge
Cardstock: Wassail Dp, Acetate - Box with a Handle from Creative Cuts and More, green Co'ordinations
Accessories: Copics, Gems, Nestibilities, Big Shot, Dimensionals, MS Branch punches, Air brushing, Black pen, Poly Twill ribbon from SU

Well, I am very tired from a late night last evening and am ready to call it quits for the day! I hope you have a blessed week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Chrissy D


Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats to you Chris- gorgeous project and what a nice inspirational scripture you picked! TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats Chris!!!! I am so honored by your case and your kind words!!! Thank you!! It means the world to me...
Your creation is stunning!! I just love everything about it. What gorgeous coloring, design and details. You have incredible talent!!
hugs and blessings,

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's beautiful Chris! and congrats on your award!

Fern said...

Congratulation Chris!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Your coloring is amazing!!
I want to thank you for everything you've done for me and for all of the opportunities you've given me. When you get a little time, please stop by my blog, I have something for you!!
Have a wonderful day!

Susan (rainy) said...

Congrats, Chris. Your creation is beautiful. Your coloring is gorgeous. I love the accented eye and beak with the black. It really makes it pop against the brown.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGoodness, Chris.....what a gorgeous creation and you chose no other that our absolutely amazing team coordinator Chris Olsen!!! Way to go and thank you for playing along with us in the Shining he Light Challenge this week. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina (ODBDCT)

Christine said...

You've done such a beautiful job with this Chris! WOW! I love the warmth you gave the bird in your coloring. Gorgeous design!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous! Love that bird image, the coloring... the punches you used. TFS!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats, did a fabulous job on this beautiful design...WOW!!! Your coloring is amazing and just look at all the awesome details!!!!!

Karen W said...

He's adorable and what a cute idea

dougnat said...

so gorgeous! I love the bird stamped in brown! gives a totally different look!

Grace said...

Chrissy this is soooo beautiful! I love the box you created and I love the brown ink! It really lets that black marker stand out! A great tribute to Chris too! Blessings!

Melisa Waldorf said...

So adorable! I LOVE this image too! Great project girl!

silvia said...

Congrats on your award!! Adorable box!! LOVE the way you colored the bird and used die-cut leaves. Also LOVRE the pearls :)