Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Anchor for the Soul


Hello! Here's my second card as October's Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs - I'm having so much fun working with the beautiful sets, and this is one, Anchor, I simply LOVE coloring.   This week The Shining Light challenge is a sketch challenge, and being a fan of circles, I enjoyed it a lot! 


 I wanted to go for soft teal and coral, like you might see in an ocean sunset.  
All edges have been sponged with distress inks, including the image circle, for a soft, vintage feel.  I also colored over parts of the image with copic E41 as it softens the brightness to give a more distressed hue to the colors.
Life throws us unexpected and difficult circumstances, the world changes daily and our feelings go up and down - this verse encourages me trust unswervingly in God's promises because He and His promises never change - He is utterly trustworthy! 
Supplies include:
My Minds Eye dp
October Afternoon dp
Twine
October Afternoon Button
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Copics
MFT Simply Scallops Die-namics
Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Memento Tuxedo Black



12 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Bridget, your blog is my favorite stop each day! I saw this sketch on ODBD this morning and thought, "Hmmmm...." and then I saw your card. GORGEOUS!!!! The colors, the distressing, the layout, the choice of papers. Just beautiful! God has blessed you with such talent. Thank you by glorifying Him with your words and actions!

Tricia

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Bridget!! I just love the coloring, your colors and your soft design with the hemp, button and papers!! Beautiful!!!!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Oh Bridget what a gorgeous card! LOVE the dp and your coloring of the image... and the way you used the sketch is awesome!!! Thanks so much for blessing us with your designs this month! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!
hugs,
Grace

Saints Rule! said...

Absolutely breathtaking Bridget! I love the soft muted tones and the image you chose... reminds me of a beautiful watercolor painting! LOVE IT! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

irishgreensue said...

Bridget!! So glad to see you are a guest designer here on ODBD!!! What a gorgeous card - the first set I thought of when I saw this sketch!! Love the soft "sunset-like colors" and the simple beauty of your card - like a water colored wonder!! Hugs!

Daen'Ys said...

Goodness, what a wonderful card! The colors, the image, the layout, all is in harmony...
What a beautiful work!

Rosi

Susie said...

Beautiful and soft with words of encouragement. That's what I love about your cards. Beautifully designed, thoughtful in message, encouraging to all. Thank you, Bridget.

Cards By Jan said...

Awesome Bridget!! breath-taking is a better word, I love all your elements, DSP, and colouring is awesome...
Hugs

Kathy said...

Beautiful colors and coloring Bridget! Love that verse, so encouraging! Blessings! Kathy

JD said...

What a lovely card...with great coloring. I have this set and I yet to ink it up... You have inspired me...Blessings, Jill

Jan Marie said...

Beautiful!! Love the clean, crisp feel and the nautical colors.. . .I can almost smell the salty air and hear the gulls and the waves! What a beauty!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Bridget this is perfection!!! Love the colors!