Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day with ODBD!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs May Release Blog Hop! The hop will run from May 1 through Monday, May 3 at 8PM Eastern Time. The winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Tues. May 4.


Today we are having a May Day Hop - in the Northern Hemisphere it is May Day and for many they remember making May Baskets, filling them with Spring flowers and leaving it on their neighbours doorstep as a surprise gift!  In honour of this tradition through the hop today, you have to find flowers at each designer's blog to fill our May Day Basket.  If you have come here from Becca's Blog you are in the right place - if not, go back at the ODBD Blog to start your journey!  :)


There will be three winners for this hop. Each winner will receive a $15.00 store credit toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread designs store!

Here is what you need to do to qualify to win:

1. Hop from blog to blog, leaving a comment and collecting the flower that designer is giving away.

2. Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer. If you were unable to leave a comment for any one, just state their name in this comment and you will still be entered into the drawing. This is meant to be fun, not stressful.

3. Send me an email at gnywening@yahoo.com giving me the names of the designers and the flowers you collected.

If for any reason you get lost along the way, just return to the ODBD Blog for the list of names.

Now, onto my card....

I used this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge for the layout and this will also qualify for the Mad for Markers Challenge to make a Monochromatic Project.  I started with a base of black and layered with some Tangerine Tango and Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DSP.  Across the bottom third I've attached some So Saffron grosgrain ribbon.  This beautiful image is from the brand new As You Graduate set by Our Daily Bread designs and has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics (Y21, YR23, YR16, C3, C1) to create a vivid sunset and I've also added a little atyou Gold Spica to the butterflies.  I stamped the butterflies twice, coloured them and popped a couple up for dimension.
I cut out the image and then framed it with the Mega Curved Rectangle die cut in black and popped the whole panel up on foam tape.  The sentiment is also from As You Graduate and I've added a little Copic E50 around the rim and softened it with a blender so that the sentiment panel was not so stark against the rest of the card.  To finish I added some Kaisercraft Black Pearls to the top and bottom corners and I've added a bow made with my Bow Easy to the ribbon!

Stamps - As You Graduate (ODBD)
Paper - Black Bazzill, Tangerine Tango, X-press It Blending Card, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Petite Oval Large Nestabilities, Copics, Kaisercraft Black Pearls, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today and before you leave have some beautiful Gladiolas to put in your basket!!

Now head on over to see what fabulous eye candy GRACE has for you and enjoy the hop!!!  :)

108 comments:

Dawn said...

Gorgeous sky Kathy! Fabulous card!!

Debi said...

Kathy this card is so pretty. Love the popped up butterflies and your sunset sky!

Grace said...

Kathy this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! The rich warm colors and the popped up butterflies... soooo pretty!!! Your coloring of that sky is amazing!

Sandy said...

Love how your did the butterflies. Very pretty!

Elsina said...

Beautiful card, love the butterflies popping up!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow-- over the top glorious Kathy! I really love this whole design...fabulous!

Doris said...

Love your butterflies AND the rest of your card, too!

jhet said...

Lovely, lovely card! And your colouring is gorgeous!!

Mickie said...

Oh that is so pretty. I've gotta have that bow easy!

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

Pattyb said...

This card is just exquisite, Kathy. Perfect for the grad!

Blessings, Pat

Edna said...

Nice job building this scene up Kathy, I like all the black and of course the butterflies!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Kath!!! Your scene is amazing!!!! Awesome colors and details!! God bless ya!!

Angelwood said...

Beautiful card, Kathy! Love your papers and wonderful image! hugs, Angela

Becky said...

Beautiful scene and great layout.

Judy said...

Beautiful card. You do lovely work.

Anonymous said...

I would love to walk that path, not only to see the beauty there but the beauty on the other side of the fence.
JoyceM

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Gorgeous card with beautiful colors!! Love your butterfly!!!

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo beautiful, Kathy!! Your sky is amazing, and love the popped up butterflies!!

Judy said...

Very beautiful card! Love the colors and the popped up butterflies! Thanks!

Deanna C said...

I love butterflies and you have outdone yourself with them. I love how you stamped one and then stamped another and embellished the first by placing it over the first. The bridge is my favorite stamp so far, but this comes in a very close second. God Bless you

Anonymous said...

I love how you colored the stamped scene. I love when the sky is that color. Very Beautiful card.

Thank you for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous grad card Kathy! Fantastic coloring and so very different... Wonderful job.

Lori said...

Beautiful! Great how you matched the butterflies to the sunrise, (and your Gladiolas-tehe).

denise said...

Great butterfly, fantastic path, inspiring...
Denise Trottier

Randi said...

Kathy, the only thing missing in this card is a park bench where I can sit and enjoy that luscious sunset as it is breathtaking. Your butterflies are darling, too. Thanks for the inspiration. And have a wonderful weekend.

Shaunna said...

I love your sky! Your card is just beautiful and the butterflies are wonderful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Kathy! I love the wonderful warm colors and touch of sparkle on the butterflies. Gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful graduation card! I love those colors together!

Jennifer L

Luv 2 Create said...

Kathy,
You all have out done yourselves. This has been one of the most enjoyable blog hops that I have ever participated in. These new stamp sets are gorgeous.... and so is your card. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the gladiolas.
Marcie

msfreida said...

SOOO STUNNING! Love what you did with the butterflies! PERFECT graduation card!

Karen W said...

This scene is just stunning, your sky is fabulous!

gingerbaby said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. The butterflies really add to it. But that sunset is spectacular!.
Hugs,
Brooke

Deborah said...

Lovely card. I love this image. It is now on my wish list. I also loke the paper you used. Thanks

Pat said...

Love your use of butterflies.

Cook22 said...

Love those butterflies along the pathway to the future. I'd never have dreamt of trying to go monochromatic with a scene stamp like this, but it sure looks fabulous - and those gladioli are the perfect match too :D

Lori said...

Your use of color and depth on this card is phenomenal! Thanks so much for the inspiration and God bless! Lori

Laureen L said...

Love the coloring of your sky and your butterflies.

Miriam said...

What a gorgeous card! The colors are great and I really love the sunset. The glitter on the butterflies add a nice touch. Bless you for sharing.

Luv2stamp said...

Striking card,the popped up butterflies add a beautiful touch!!

Anonymous said...

What a unique card! The color combinations are very captivating and I love the scenery! Thank you for sharing your gift . . . Hugs, Magi

Pat Jandacek said...

This my favorite design of the new releases and you did a beautiful job creating this card. TFS

Olivia said...

Beautiful card!

Sherry said...

beautiful card, love what you did with the butterflies

Catherine said...

hat a lovely muted palette.

Becca Feeken said...

Kathy, this is simply brilliant!! I love the vibrant colors - this make a fabulous card for the graduate!!

Sandee said...

WOW!!! Kathy girl this is gorgeous!!! Love your sky and the pretty butterflies!

christi said...

what i like most besides the color choices is the added dimension having the butterflies flying gives it.

Mickey 'n Sis said...

Kathy: Very nice card - it also is great that you incorporated all those design challenges in one card. Congratulations.

Marilyn M.

Anonymous said...

Love the deep colors on this card - and the butterflies are so pretty
Thanks for saharing
Charlene

Lorelie Kim said...

Wonderful combination of blues and oranges!! Love the popped out butterflies! Your skyline is magnificient!!

ChristineCreations said...

What a gorgeous sunset Kathy! Beautiful card!

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty. Love the bright orange.

craftyemb said...

You did a lovely card. I like how you popped up the butterflies.

Phyllis M. said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

I love how you colored the sunset on this card. Beautiful stamp and beautifully done!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is a beautiful card - so warm! TFS!

Luanne said...

I just LOVE your 3-D butterflies! This is a beautiful card!

Earline said...

love the rich color you use on your card

Gloria Westerman said...

Just Beautiful.....I love this...

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Kathy, the orange and yellow is this card are just beautiful! Your did a great job with this set!

marcelle schauer said...

Your pick of colors is so eye catching for this time of year, love it! By the way your"flowers" are my favorites.

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful colors and scene and sky detailing, Kathy! Lovely grad card!

ny2tx_patti said...

I love the way you colored the image on this great graduation card!

Stephanie said...

I really like the way you popped the butterflies. They look so cool. This is such a striking card. I love it.

Dani said...

Such a lovely card! Beautiful!

Carmen said...

Love this card! Beautiful colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Kathy! What a stunning sunset! The colors are magnificant! My Mom had Gladiolas in her flower garden :) What a fun thing to do!

Sheina said...

Oh my gosh! Your card reminds me so much of my summer evenings at the lake and the walking path down to the water. Beautiful! Thanks for the memories too.

Karen Linarez said...

That sunset is very nice. The ribbon & bow are a great touch. Good job on your card.

Amy Sheffer said...

BEEEEEeautiful! That sky is a total WOW!

Clarissa said...

Love your colouring Kathy. Awesome work!

Betty Benton said...

Loving the popped up butterfly on your beautiful card! Thanks for the gladiolas!

makanani said...

love those colors you picked and the butterflies!

Mary Ann T said...

Beautiful card, love the sky background, thanks for the gladiolas.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Kathy!! I just love your gorgeous coloring and your rich colors. Your sky and popped butterflies are stunning!! Gorgeous and elegant GF!
hugs,
Chris

Tanja said...

Lovely card, the sideways bow is a great idea too.

2scrappyteachers said...

The scene is great and the butterflies look so natural....great work Kathy....thanks!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--I like how you popped up the butterflies.

Anonymous said...

Love the popped up butterflies!

csheldon1 said...

loved everything

PamS said...

A wonderful card...gorgeous sky.

Anonymous said...

Kathy: Your sunset coloring is spectacular...must be the inspiration you get at home...like it alot. debm

Heidi said...

breath.... breath, it is beautiful.

Irene said...

Wow! What a beautiful sunset. Love your card...thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Wow! Must have this image. When I see all of you using in such different ways I'm awestruck.Gorgeous!

annieb said...

Beautiful card. Lovely sunset..great with paper choice. TFS

Susan said...

Beautiful sunset and love the butterfly. Colors are great. Beautiful card.

dclouser said...

Beautiful card! Love this set.

Marilyn said...

The card you've created is striking. I see the care you have placed into its every detail.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

I love your color choice! Love the popped-up butterflies too! TFS!

chaun said...

Love that Bow Easy!

Donna said...

This is such a cheerful-looking graduation card! I love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Donna G

kngwd89 said...

Love the sunset and 3-D butterflies! LeAnn

Teepee said...

How clever to do a sunset with this scene. Love your card.

Gloria said...

Hi, having so much fun with this, seeing all the beautiful cards. I expecially love the different versions of the butterflies. Going to have to get this one!

Kelley said...

Such a beauty! Love the colors!

Emma said...

What a gorgeous sunset! I love it and those butterflies are just adorable, love how you have layered them. Thnaks so much for joinging us over at M4M's

Annette Bowes said...

What a beautiful scene you have created Kathy, wonderful colouring and lovely butterflies, thanks for joining us in our shades of one Challenge at Mad for Markers, take careX:)

Beth Ann said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- this image could be used for so many occasions.

Donna said...

I am lovin the new sets. Great card

Cissy said...

Your coloring is absolutely wonderful!

~Cissy

Diane D. said...

Very Beautiful! Love the butterflies.

Diane D.

southernscraps said...

Awesome job!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very pretty! Love the dimension on the butterfly.

Sammi said...

This is really gorgeous Kathy!!! LOVE it!! and thanks for joining in at our M4M Shades of one colour challenge :D
Sammi
xxx

America said...

GORGEOUS SKIES!!!!!! bautiful card. I love this. YOuve just inspired me to go ink up those odbd grad stamps already!!! LOL!!

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