Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Bloghop


2015 is a little different for OWH.  Operation Write Home is nearing the finish line of their mission.  All cards must be received by August 1, 2015.  Spread the news.  If you have cards you've been meaning to send in - now is the time.  Any cards received after that date will be returned at the expense of the sender.  So get your cards together and make your final donation.  Help Operation Write Home finish strong.

Here is my card for the bloghop.  I used OWH sketch ???.  You can find the sketch I used along with many other sketches on the sketch page of the OWH website.


And my card:


The stamp is by North Woods and I used colored pencils to color the tulips.

And I did one more using sketch 152:


And my card:

I used the same stamp, I just colored the flowers with Tombow markers.  The sentiment is done with white embossing powder.

Click on the picture to join in on the blog hop fun.  Let's help Operation Write Home Finish Strong.

April

Colossians 3:17  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

31 comments:

  1. What lovely tulips! I think my favorite is the one colored with Tombow markers :)

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    1. Mine too. The colored pencils just aren't as vibrant. :-)
      April

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  2. Pretty cards and both are pretty in their own styles.

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  3. I love the image and it looks great with both sketches. I love the patriotic tulips.

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  4. Lovely and vey clever that this stamp could be used in any color theme. Nice work!

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  5. Both cards are beautiful but different because of the coloring. Your creativity with the Flowers and color choice is fantastic. These are to date my favorite of your work, great job April.
    God Bless!
    Dee B

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  6. The tulips look so pretty in the patriotic colors! I really like the vibrant cheerfulness of the second card with its brighter colors.

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  7. Great cards. I like the vibrancy of the bottom card.

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  8. Beautiful cards and beautiful coloring!

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  9. Gorgeous cards and fabulous coloring on both!
    Tammy x

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  10. Lovely cards.

    What a lovely idea to send cards so the troops can write home.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

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  11. Oh Wow, what gorgeous cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  12. Lovely cards...really great use of the stamp!

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  13. Awww such beautiful tulips! I love that you used the same image for two totally different sketches :) :) :)

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  14. Beautiful cards and I love your coloring on the image. Thanks so much for your support of OWH! Have a great day!

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  15. Great coloring. Love the paper on the first one, as it looks like actual denim.

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  16. Such a gorgeous image- and thanks for showing us versions with colored pencils and markers. I used only colored pencils for years- until I became obsessed with copics; your coloring has inspired me to pull out my pencils again! Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

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  17. Lovin' the patriotic tulips and that you made two wonderful cards with the same image using different coloring mediums, sketches and papers.

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  18. I love both of your beautiful cards. It's fun to compare the colored pencil effects with the markers, each lovely. Thanks for sharing your creations with us!!

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  19. Those tulips are beautiful on both cards! I love the variation with coloring mediums, and I'm sure our heroes will enjoy sending these cards back home to their loved ones!

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  20. I love the stitched sentiment on the 1st card but I must say the 2nd is my favorite. Love the layers and those beautiful colors. Great job!

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  21. What pretty cards! Love those red, white, and blue tulips. :)

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  22. I love the coloring for both! One is more muted but continues the theme and feel of the card. Nicely done!

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  23. Love both of the sketches that you used for your cards! Love the red, white and blue tulips in that jar! Just gorgeous!

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  24. Beautifully done! Nothing like a mason jar vase. Perfect!

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  25. Tulips - well done! like the pieced background!

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  26. oh my how beautiful..I want to do these...will be CASEing them soon I'm sure...Great job on the sketches shown,,,the vase of flowers is the perfect focal point.

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  27. Beautiful! Tulips are my favorite and it never occurred to me to color red, white, and blue. Fabulous.

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  28. Beautiful patriotic tulips!

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