Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ODBDSLC212 - Sketch

The Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs this week is a Sketch.  Join us here for all of the details.

I need a second masculine card this month, lots of summer birthdays, and this sketch really fit the bill. I heat embossed this wonderful ODBD sand dollar and water colored it in purple, the color of our living sand dollars here in the Northwest.  I created a watery panel for behind the sand dollar by spritzing water color paper with ink.  The horizontal panel was dry embossed and a twine knot was added for a nautical feel. Pennant dies from the ODBD Pennant Dies set were distressed and sponged for a border.

ODBD Stamps Used: Ocean Treasures
ODBD Dies Used: Pennant Dies

Other Supplies: Re-inkers, water pen, spritzer, twine, foam tape

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


  1. Oh, love that watery panel for the background! The use of twine is genius too!

  2. Oh, DJ, I agree with Diana about that wonderful panel you've made! It's beautiful! And the texture, layers and beautiful sand dollar are lovely together, all pulled together with your wonderful twine!! Love it!! Hugs, sweet friend!

  3. What a fun summer masculine card, DJ!! I just love your take on the sketch with your sand dollar, embossing and added pennants!! It is so textured with the twine!!

  4. Ooh DJ, beautiful colors for your card! Love the purple sand dollar and it looks so great with the gold card! Beautiful my friend!

  5. DJ your card is fabulous! Gorgeous sand dollar and I LOVE that watery panel you made! Twine and distressing add an awesome touch to the card!

  6. Beautiful color combo DJ! Would love to see that color of a sand dollar up close! It's stunning! Love the watercoloring too! Awesome!