Saturday, September 1, 2012

Our Daily Bread designs' September New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello, everyone!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs September New Release Blog Hop!  If you have hopped here from super-sweet-and-oh-so-talented Dawn Lusk's blog, you are in the right place!  If you just stopped by for a visit, please head over to the ODBD Blog and check out the details of the hop, plus the full hop list in case there are any broken links along the way.  Three winners will receive a free ODBD stamp set of choice and one blessed hopper will receive a Bread Basket Bundle (the entire new release!)  The hop will run until Sunday, September 2nd at 8pm EDT and the winners will be announced on Monday, September 3rd.

Our Daily Bread designs "Lilac"

Our Daily Bread designs "Lilac" Designer Angie Crockett

My card sample for today features the "Lilac" set.  The background was stamped with the Lilac image, using Versamark ink.  For the focal point, the Lilac image was stamped onto Kraft cardstock, using Stazon Jet Black ink, then the panel was cut out using a Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities die.  An extra image was stamped then cut out with paper snips and my craft knife so that it could be popped up with foam tape.  The Lilac blossoms, leaves, and stems were "painted" with bleach, using a fine paintbrush,  in order to create a lighter color.  Once the cardstock was dry, the blossoms only were "dotted" with a Signo White Gel Pen.  To finish, the oval was matted with a Spellbinders Lacey Oval die, then some paper piercing was added.   May Arts Crocheted Lace and Satin Ribbon (bow was tied with a Bow Easy), and some Zva Pearls were the final embellishments.  I may attach a sentiment tag at a later time, or I may leave it as is....who knows?!

Our Daily Bread designs "Lilac" Designer Angie Crockett

Just thought I'd throw in a photo of my lilacs......these are why I chose white for my card today!
Angie Crockett's Lilac Bush


Thanks for hanging out with me today!  Your next stop is with the amazingly talented and blessed (and humble) Debi Southard!  You will love what she has whipped up for you!!!

Have a wonderful hop and a very blessed weekend!!!

Our Daily Bread designs Designer and Blog Writer Angie Crockett

132 comments:

Kris Turner said...

What a wonderful card and really neat way to highlight the image. Love the vintage feel to this card. Great job!

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

I always love your work. Wait a great idea to stamp lilacs not using the color lilac. This is a beautiful piece of artwork. Blessing to you today.

Deb Fagnant said...

Love the white & Kraft together! ! So elegant looking. Lilacs remind me of spring after a LONG winter here in Vermont!

Caryn S said...

I have seen white lilacs! Great use of the gel pen, it looks fantastic on the kraft!

Grace said...

Angie my friend... this one just amazes me and I can't wait to try bleaching on these lilacs! The Kraft and white is such a wow combo and you sure have spotlighted the stamp to the max!!! Just can't take my eyes off this one!!!
hugs,
Grace

Anonymous said...

so elegant! KathyL in ohio

Pat M. said...

I love the bleached lilac and the way it pops because of the white pen.
The pearls make it ever so elegant.

Karen McAlpine said...

Very lovely! Really like the addition of the stamping in the background.

Sherry Kushibab said...

I am impressed with both the card AND the picture of you lilacs...would love something that lovely in my yard. Stamping on Kraft CS and using bleach always amazes me, this turned out absolutely lovely. So many lovely layers and details, simple but absolutely elegant. Hugs.

Sarah said...

Wow, Angie, your technique for the lilacs is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing how you made them. Hugs

Dawn said...

love the bleaching, Ang!!! beautiful!! and love your white lilacs too!!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful elegance, Angie! Wonderful tech. Hugs!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Melanie@ said...

When I first saw the lilac image in the new release I wasn't too sure about it but now that I have seen what you have done with it I am so totally in-like with the image now.
Your card is beautiful!

Peggy Phillips said...

This is a beautiful card, I'm always looking for new ideas for my cards.

Dottie said...

I'm so glad you put the picture in of your lilacs as they are my favorite flower. This card is just plain beautiful with the paper piercing setting the whole thing off. Lovely job.

Jenée said...

Your card is lovely. The lilac image is wonderful, and your own lilacs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing both of your beauties!

Penny L. said...

I love purple lilacs but have never seen white ones---thanks for showing the picture of your inspiration along with your gorgeous card! You're reminding me of how classy piercing can be when added to a card...thanks!

Sonia said...

So beautiful! Love the simple elegance of this card.

Christine Harrop said...

How lovely! I love lilacs but mine are purple - my favourite colour!

Tami B. said...

Beautiful card. I wish I could grown lilacs, but you can't "down here" where I am.

Betsye Rose said...

I just love that you grow lilacs and the stamp is so realistic!

meemee48 said...

Love the lilacs. Most men wouldn't want a flowery card but because of the way you created this one, I think they would be honored to get it.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Wow, Angela! Love the use of neutral colors with the lilac stamp! I always forget that there ARE white lilacs! I have always wanted to try the bleach technique, and you have inspired me!

Loretta O. said...

Lilacs are so beautiful and fragrant. Wish I had better luck growing them the way you do!!! Amazing bleach coloring idea!

Debbie said...

Awesome card. Love the lilac stamp
Debbie

Ann said...

I grew up in N.Y. And lilacs should have been the state flower so I am lovin' your card.
Methane
Ann

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is a gorgeous card!! Lilacs are some of my very favorite flowers and the white lilacs against the kraft cs are beautiful!

Sandy said...

love lilacs ,never saw a white one a nice treat

Becky said...

What a beauty you have created! I love the lilacs as well and you have managed to make them even more beautiful...love the color choices too!

Haf2scrap said...

What a beautiful card! Painting Kraft cs with bleach...what a clever idea!

love2quilt95 said...

Love the bleaching technique, would love to try it

Wendy Kidd said...

Simple and pretty! I love kraft cardstock.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful love love the Lilac stamp and the details are super Awesome. love the layering the added bling adds that special touch. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

tammy said...

Angie!!
What a beautiful and creative way to use the lilac stamp set from ODBD:) I LOVE the dimension, too:) Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to learn from you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

MsCraftlife said...

wow what a difference when using different colors...they all are so beautiful...from each person..

god bless

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love your bleaching technique. The white and craft is a great color combo. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love your use of the craft and white colors together. The lilacs are just awsome. France's Blackwell

HelenGiesbrecht said...

YOUR work is so gorgeous and I am being blessed by it keep it up

Dixieglitzie said...

I also enjoy creative "bleaching". I have never seen white lilacs before...soooooooo lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us:)

Rona said...

Gorgeous lilacs!!! I love the white and kraft together!!!

Susan Martin said...

Beautiful Card!!! I love the Kraft and the White!! Its just gorgeous!!

Betty said...

So pretty! Love your lilacs...both of them!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Angie girl, you did it again!! You have come up with another one of those absolutely breathtaking creations!! I know you always say your cards are easy, but wow, I love this bleached out lilac image....reminds me of home. We had one in our garden growing up! Thanks fr sharing this beauty my friend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Beulah (Scrapngigi) said...

So nice I always forget to use alot of white I think it is gorgoeus

LMKENNEDY said...

You always associate purple with lilacs, but the white is stunning. Great card!

Bette S said...

I love your colors. Great stamp!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lilac details. TAC

bluebellic said...

Love your pearl encrusted lilac. Very elegant and feminine.

Candy Meyers said...

I've never seen white lilacs, so your picture proved they exist. Your card was equally as beautiful as the real thing. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Candy Meyers
singcandy@aol.com

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Angella this is stunning!!! I love how this turned out so will need to try this technique again soon, it has been years! Mwaah!!!

E. Marie said...

Stunning card. I love the look of the white and black with the craft. So creative with the floral stamp.

Pattie J. said...

a wonderful card, with another wonderful, Lilac, I miss them here in Texas, they don't grow here. ...thanks for sharing

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful card and thank you for the instructions on how you made your card.

Gail K said...

Loved the way you used the Lilac. It gives it such depth

Cynthia said...

Lovely creation with the new Lilac set. The bleaching technique is very effective on Kraft! I also have a white lilac tree and enjoy it so much.

Anonymous said...

What a classy feel to your card. I like the tone on tone coloring.....a soft velvety feel. Truly gorgeous. Marilyn2

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.
Interesting use of bleach.
Could almost catch the aroma.
(Of the Lilacks not the bleach) ;^)
mary l.

Ratty Hugs said...

What an elegant card. So much beauty using bleach. Just stunning :)
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Michelle Noble said...

Very pretty card. Love your inspiration!

jan farnworth said...

so pretty

Saints Rule! said...

Absolutely beautiful Ang! I so have to try the bleach techinique! You always come up with the coolest stuff to try!!!! The kraft and white lilacs are so soothing... just a beautiful picture of your heart! Blessings...

Lori

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely.
Did I say it is Lovely?
Well, it is.
mary l.

Sue D said...

Very pretty on kraft with white!

Carol H. said...

So pretty. I love learning new techniques from you all!

Sharon B. said...

Havent used this technique in ages!

Jan Castle said...

Oh so attractive....a wonderful take on the real thing! Looks like a 'dried' version...love it!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

StampnInkLady said...

I love your card Angie! Your choice of Craft & white colors really creates a special elegance! I also enjoyed seeing your lilacs! They are beautiful! TFS! Hugs Lori

Doreen G said...

You inspire us all with your art. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

I just love how you did these flowers in white! This is gorgeous.

Irish Eyes said...

I don't think I have ever seen a white lilac. Yours are beautiful. I love your interpretation of them on your card. Very elegant!

Sandra said...

I love the Lilac set card. The lace and details are beautiful.

Hettie said...

Great card! Love the bleaching technique. Thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Angie!! This is jaw dropping gorgeous!! I adore the use of kraft and the bleach!!! LOVE IT!!! You are always such an inspiration to me not only in crafting but for who you are!! Mwaaah!!!
hugs,
Chris

Marie D. said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!! I am loving your very own Lilacs, I bet your yard smells heavenly...(pun intended!) :-}

Judi said...

Wow - you did an awesome job of bleaching and highlighting the lilacs. Fab u lous.

Becca Feeken said...

Angie, your card is magnificent! The bleach makes for a amazing effect on such a delicate and soothing card! It's pure sunshine!

Heather B. said...

OMG, OMG, OMG! My eyes have had to literally refocus and zoom in at the detail you've achieved on your lilac stamp design- the texture and the dimensional effect is mind boggling and amazing! I'm still dumbfounded at the real life quality you've achieved.

Maxam Made said...

Beautiful card and the bleach tech. is awesome!! Eye candy for sure!!
Ginny M

Jean said...

Pretty card. It has been a long time since I used bleach on a card. I love all the details .

nzillingworth said...

What a card. Love the lilac think would have to sprayit with something lilac to finish it off .
Smashing job

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Such a lovely card...love the detail of the Lilacs you did..I will have to try the bleach trick...they turned out lovely..thanks for the inspiration

Lana said...

What a charming project I love the simplisity of it yet very elegant

christi said...

gorgeous card. lovely veiw outside of youir house too. tfs!

Diana Nguyen said...

I love the neutral tones of the card. And I have never heard of painting with bleach. What a neat idea...only the time I would remember to try doing this is when I am wearing some dark color probably. :)

Mau xx said...

What a beautigul Elegant card and what a wonderful way to create the effect, never thought of using bleach before :)
A stunning card and love your beautiful Lilac picture.
Hugs Mau xx

joy said...

Love the detailing, the bow, pearls and lace are perfect together.

JoanneO said...

I grow the same Lilacs in my yard along with another white variety and many different shades of purple. I really like the card you made. I will be trying your bleach method. Thanks for your unique card.

Phyllis S said...

Oh what a beautiful card Angie! I love white lilacs too!

mary b. said...

Such a beautiful card Angie! You can make any card look great. I never would have thought about matching those colors. They look great.

Jennifer S said...

I love the white lilacs on the kraft!

pennysfromheaven said...

I love the dotted white blossoms. Beautiful!

Coralee Schindel said...

Wow! I love this card and the idea you did using bleach and a white gel pen. Glad you shared the tutorial, as I was going to ask you. :)
Thanks for blessing us with your card Angie!

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

That is a nice choice of color.

Audrey Freedman said...

Love the Lilac- and the real one too

Creative Crafter said...

Love the lace and paper piercing Blessings

Fay Marie said...

Beautiful subtle card made with interesting techniques!

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

SOOOOOOOO pretty love the taupe and White. Love it. Thanks

Kelley said...

Awesome!! My new favorite from you! So pretty!!

Divinity said...

wowsers! love the different ribbons you used to accent! :) beautiful card :)

Darkskye said...

Wow. You put a lot of work into that card. Lovely!

maryr917 said...

Beautiful white lilacs Angie both the card and from your garden-just lovin these new sets

StampingJudy said...

Very nice card!

Rhea Thompson said...

Angella,
You are a gal after my own heart...ovals, lace and pearls, what could be better! You must have spent quite some time getting the lilacs just the right shade of white. White lilacs are beautiful aren't they?

TrinaM said...

Such an elegant card and a fantastic way to use the Lilac stamp.

Linda said...

Like how you used the lilacs on the card.

Carol Taggart said...

Your neutral palette is very sophisticated and elegant, and quite unexpected with flowers. i really like it!

Sherry said...

beautiful!!!very pretty stamp!!

Pam D said...

Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, so pretty, TFS!

Juanita B. said...

Your card is just beautiful and I love the bleaching.

Valerie said...

I don't think I can come up with an adjective that hasn't already been used. This card is so elegant, the flowers, life-like. Absolutely beautiful! I definitely would like to have this set!

Robin said...

Love your choice of colors and lace. And that bleaching technique really made the image pop. Funny how that technique shows up every so often, and how versatile it is.

Mary K said...

I LOVE Lilacs! Don't have a white one but now that I see how nice yours is...I just might have to get one. You are so talented, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. It is very inspiring.

Kim H said...

A gorgeous card. I love the versa mark on the kraft and the white combo. Beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sarah Anderson said...

Love that you used neutrals for this card, it really makes the lilac design stand out

Kinky Bella said...

I love how you used the versamark ink in the background. Great creation.

Much love, Kinkybella

Carol Tro said...

I would of nver thought to do the lilacs white. I have the purple. They are so pretty!!

Lynn said...

You have done a beautiful job of honoring the beauty of the white lilac. Very elegant.
TFS

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Angie! I love the color combo and bleached lilacs. The crochet lace is beautiful and so is all of your piercing. It's all just lovely!

Sabrina said...

We had white lilac as well as purple in the garden when I was little - I'm getting a real trip down memory lane today. I love the understated elegance of the neturals - and the great piercing!

Jennipher said...

Absolutely gorgeous Angie. Just love how that Lilac turned out. Stunning.

JD said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is so beautiful, I'm almost at a loss for words to describe it! I just love how you did it in the kraft ans white...so different, just lovely!

Pati said...

Wow, very pretty! Very cool with the bleach on Kraft, the addition of the white gel pen almost look like micro beads in the closeup picture. I had not seen white lilacs before, so interesting that this is real life inspiration, not just your creative beauty! :)

PS, did you design the 'Be Joyful' set? If you didn't, I'm thinking you at least inspired the addition of the Mwaah! stamp :)

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous card; love the two-tone design. Very creative. Thanks for sharing

Caitiumom said...

I love lilacs. I can't wait for winter to end so I can savor their sweet fragrance. You made them so life like.

Anonymous said...

I love lilacs. I have about 15 bushes of white & purple. Your choice of color in the card is quite lovely,so subtle

thanks

Dianne Langston said...

Lovely card.

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! Although purple lilacs are my favorite, I love that you chose to go white with yours. And the colors on your card is just perfect. Great job!

Sherri Allsbury said...

I can almost smell the fragrance of the lilacs ..so lovely!

Lucy said...

I love lilacs! Thanks for a clean and simple way to use the stamp!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a gorgeous card, angie!! love the "bleach painting"... the lilacs are just stunning!

Kim said...

What a lovely, lovely card! I love the way you kept the colors to a minimum and bleached the lilac flowers. The lace adds so much to the look. Just beautiful!