Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bee Balm

     Welcome to the second week of challenges celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs!  The gemstone for a 6th anniversary is amethyst.  Your challenge is to use amethyst, purple or lavender on your card. 
Linda Carson, ODBD

     I was anxious for this challenge because I love creating with purple!  I used the beautiful Bee Balm flower.  The dies used are Beautiful Borders and Elegant Oval.
     A pearl pen was used for the flower tips and the shadow was airbrushed.  Papers are Memory Box.
      For more inspiration on this challenge please visit these amazingly creative ladies from the challenge team,


         To see all of the artwork in one place or join in on the challenge click here.  You have until Sunday, March 16th to enter.
     For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
     There is currently a Spring Sale at ODBD.  You can find all of the details on the blog.
      Hope you'll join in on our color challenge!!  Have a great day!

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes



  1. as always GF this is gorgeous love how you added the pearls to the tips of the flowers and your coloring is perfect.

  2. Oh, Linda, what a beautiful card!! Your bee balm is beautifully colored with the sponging around the die border to add softness...love that along with your DP and lovely ribbon with the pearl! Exquisite, sweet friend!! Hugs!

  3. This is stunning Linda. Gorgeous coloring.

  4. Linda, your card is so soft and beautiful!! I just love your combo of designer paper with your gorgeous coloring of the bee balm. Absolutely gorgeous my friend!!!

  5. The pearls at the tips are genius! Gorgeous coloring and splendid card!

  6. Elegant and dignified! Suitable to send to a queen! Lovely!

  7. Simply gorgeous!! Wonderful dp you chose to go along with this gorgeously color bee balm!!

  8. Beautiful papers and love the purple Bee Balm! Very pretty card!!

  9. Such a beautiful card! Love that top border.

  10. I used to have a couple large patches of red Bee Balm in the garden. It was so pretty, but gone now. This looks beautiful in purple with your perfect paper and ribbon. The black mat really sets it off. Love the look you got with the pearl pen, too.

  11. Such a gorgeous card Linda! I love your choice of colours and the Bee Balm is coloured beautifully! Love the bits you added with the pearl pen!

  12. Beautiful, excellent coloring and love the touch of the pearl pen on the flowers!


Thanks for such encouraging comments!