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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ODBDLYLS13 - Faith & Love

The ODBDLYLS13 Challenge this week is to use a lovely inspiration photos with hues of blue, grey and a pop of red.  I  have this lovely new set Never Give Up from Our Daily Bread Designs that has this beautiful cross which had me pulling out some old photos of my uncle's first communion. 


The picture is of my grandfather, grandmother, my mom (in the adorable coat and hat) and her older brother and younger brother.  She actually had two more brothers who weren't born yet. :)

I used that as my focal point and scattered the cross across the background with touches of blue glimmer mist.  The sentiments are from the ODBD God's Love set and Faith.

Products: Prima, My Moments, Recollections flourishes, Ranger Dye Ink - Stormy Weather, Ranger Archival Ink, Glimmer Mist - Jazz Blue, s and lace trims.

I decided to create a second layout based on the inspiration using some pictures from my mom's first communion.

 I used the ODBD sets used include: Never Give Up, Brocade Background, Sweet William Small, and Easter Blessings.

The flourishes are Zva and the paper is Enchanted by Bo Bunny. The background is a mix of stamping the brocade background and smearing white paint and sponging blue dye ink.

The inspiration photo:

For all the details of the challenge go here.

Happy Tuesday to you!



  1. Beautiful work Suzanne. Love all of the stamped crosses, and your choices of color from the photo are perfect! Blessings,

  2. Beautiful pages - the colour scheme is stunning!

  3. Beautiful pages Sue! Love how you used the stamps to create your own background papers. Wonderfully embellished!

  4. What beautiful work Sue....amazing pages. Luv your layouts and the stamping....fab memories GF

  5. WOW Suzanne! What STUNNING layouts! I love the background you created with the crosses and the hint of aqua is such a nice touch! The second layout is breathtaking as well! Love the little sentiment banners! Such sweet photos!

  6. Your cards are so beautiful! Fantastic background!

  7. Both are stunning pictures, beautiful job on these!

  8. What a stunning background you created for your layout, I love your choice of stamps and the colours are stunning together, beautiful xx

  9. what fabulous designs Suzz. I love how you incorporate the stamping and the photos so beautifully.

  10. Beautifully done, Sue. Fab take on the inspirational photo. Best, Yvonne

  11. These are so beautiful Sue. Absolutely stunning and love the colours. I agree that cross is a beautiful design. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos too.

    Lesley Xx

  12. Absolutely stunning ... what fabulous colours and amazing stamping once again ... these are real treasures of your family

  13. Love the cross - it lays as a foundation for your project and life!!

  14. Both are goregous, love the stamped background in the first, very cool. The second has such great softness to it!

  15. Amazing is the first word that comes to mind.. I love these pages. They are gorgeous..

    Hugs, Linda


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