Tuesday, May 27, 2014


      Hello again!  I hope you enjoyed your long weekend as we paid tribute to those who died for our freedoms.  Today Shining the Light with Our Daily Bread Designs we have a couple of inspirational photos for this week's challenge.
Linda Carson, ODBD

     Here are the inspirational photos.

     I focused entirely on the lilacs that you see on the tables in the second picture.  I have this lovely ODBD Lilac image and beautiful lilac papers from the Blooming Garden Collection so that became my inspiration.  The Vintage Flourish Pattern die was used on the lilacs.  I finished it with an airbrush and a double bow.
   You'll want to see how the other ladies on the design team found their inspiration. 
     To see the rules and enter the challenge click here.  You have until Sunday, June 1st to enter.
    Hope you'll create with us this week!  Have a delightful day! 

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. Oh, Linda, your card is exquisite, and I love the layout with the ODBD papers and your beautifully colored lilac!! Just love them but can't grow them here in South Florida! Yes, it was a long "holiday" weekend, but it is always a special time to remember the many, many brave people who gave their lives for our freedoms! So many families still suffer the loss of their loved ones, and to them we owe a debt of gratitude! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us! Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Oh, very lovely lilac!! Your paper is perfect for this gorgeous image!!
    You did a wonderful job coloring your lilacs...just beautiful!!

  3. Love your lilac card! I especially like what you did with your background. That idea is going in my inspiration folder! Hope you have a blessed day.

  4. I just love the way you did the background that is too cool, pretty coloring of your flowers!

  5. GF that is one beautiful jaw dropper ....wow pure eye candy my friend love those lilacs and can almost smell them.

  6. Gorgeous!! LOVE the wonderful paper with your perfectly colored lilacs!! Blessings!!

  7. Simply gorgeous! And on top of that one of my favorite flowers. Ben always planted a lilac bush for me everywhere we lived - also Jonquils. Their smell always made me think of home.

  8. What a gorgeous card, Linda. I can almost smell the lilacs. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us, and may God bless your week with His goodness and love.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Gorgeous card Linda! Love how you've coloured the Lilacs - they look so real! Beautiful layout and love your double bow :-)

  10. One word -- WOW! Well, maybe just a few others... Your coloring is so beautiful and I love the lilac paper and all the purple in general. Lovely framing of the image with the way you've pieced the papers together. This is so gorgeous I do believe I'm catching the scent of lilacs!

  11. This is just elegant - you may have gone with the lilacs but the entire card is just as classy and elegant as the room. And I just love that thin matting you have in the center. Gorgeous card!

  12. Linda, your card is gorgeous!! The coloring is awesome!!

  13. This is gorgeous Linda! Love the colors. Super job on this.

  14. This is one great creation...Love the coloring of the image and the over-all look of the card. We are so blessed you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week and hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with an encouragement from Psalm 119:50 which says, "My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  15. Gorgeous card Linda!! I adore your gorgeous coloring of the lilac, your use of the lilac paper, and your beautiful design!! Stunning take on the inspiration my friend!!

  16. Lilacs are a favorite--something I shared with my mom. Your card is just beautiful, Linda! I can see I picked the wrong shade of lilac ink for my card--need my computer screen at my table--LOL!


Thanks for such encouraging comments!