Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ODBDSLC #174 - Create Your Own Background

Happy Tuesday everyone!! The Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge is to create your own background on your project, please join us here for all of the details.

I love it when I find images that have extra goodies that can be taken out and expanded, that's the way this beautiful ODBD church is. It has two perfect little trees that I used to expand my horizon! First off, I watercolored the bg with reinkers, waterpen and watercolor paper. I stamped the image several times to get layering for my project along with the extra trees I would need. All are heat embossed with a sparkly black that gives the card a little extra shimmer and were watercolored with reinkers and layered with foam tape accross the Spellbinder label. I added a little extra Christmas cheer with sprigs from the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage die set, a couple tiny SB holly dies and a seam binding bow with button tied with twine bow. I know it's a little early, but it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!

Our Daily Bread Supplies: Worship the Lord stamp set, Custom Fancy Foliage die

Other Supplies: Spellbinder dies, button, seam binding ribbon, embossing folder, Spellbinder holly die, heat embossing, reinkers, waterpen.

Check out the blogs of my talented designer friends for more inspiration.

Jan Marie Ennenga
Diana Nguyen
Cheryl Scrivens
Linda Carson
Chris Olsen



  1. DJ, what a beautiful scene you've created! It's gorgeous and rich in color! I love the background you've created and the great ribbon! A real beauty! Sweet hugs, my friend!

  2. What a rich and beautiful scene you have created DJ!! I love your clouds in the background, your embossed red layer, and the gorgeous colored church!! Stunning Christmas card!!


  3. Oh how pretty!!! I love how you popped up the images and the depth that gives! Your bg is beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous! Love the background and how your creative use of the image with extra trees! Brilliant idea and awesome details!

  5. Clever and beautiful! Such depth and texture! A real beauty! Your hand-crafted background wonderfully compliments the layers above! Blessings!