Saturday, March 13, 2010

Let The Celebration Begin! ODBD 2nd Anniversary!

Cotton Chickadee blk

 

Since we are celebrating the Anniversary of Our Daily Bread designs, we will be focusing on gifts for Anniversaries. Cotton is the traditional gift for the second anniversary. Today’s challenge will be to use Cotton in some way…. stamp on cotton, use cotton ribbon, make a cotton flower… get creative.

As with all the challenges this week… this challenge was announced on Mar. 7th here on the ODBD blog so you could get a head start, and we hope you have the chance to play along with us, you have until 8:00 pm EST tonight to link your creation to Mr Linky on the ODBD blog! The only stipulation is that it must be new work, no back links please! The winner will be chosen by random and will receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate for stamps from the ODBD Store! The winner will be announced on the ODBD Blog post tomorrow when the next challenge is issued!

Now, here's my project... The keyword is ODBD2AC1

Cotton Delight This is one of those $1 wooden frames, and you'll never guess what I used for my Cotton! Give up? It's my old clothespin bag! I just couldn't throw it away...one of those "it might come in handy for something"! And it did! I cut out the center with my square Spellbinders and stamped the verse from Easter Blessings on that piece. Then I stamped, masked and colored (Copics) the daffodils from Happy Easter. On another piece of the cotton, I stamped and colored (Copics) the Chickadee from You Will Find Refuge. I glued the cotton to a piece of cardstock for support and cut it out. The flowers are 4 sizes of the large scalloped rectangles Spellbinders, put together, gathered and "shaped" into a flower. In the name plate is just the word from Happy Easter stamped on cotton, glued to cardstock.

Cotton Daffodils blk

Please be sure to visit all the blogs linked below, and leave a comment for each designer, because there is hidden candy on some of the blogs! You will not know where it is, but if your name is chosen and you have left a comment for the designers… you will win it!!! You won’t know how many have candy each day… so be sure to visit them all and leave some love!

Winners of the individual blog candy will be announced by the blog owners who had the candy on the next day on their blogs. There will also be a big announcement on March 19th on the ODBD Blog recapping ALL the winners… the challenges, the blog candy, and the blog hop winners! So be sure to check back there then!!!

See what the Breadsticks did with Cotton!

Chris Olsen Christine Okken Patter Cross 
Fran Gumprecht Sabrina Jackson 
Natalie Dever  America Kuhn  Debi Southard

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

43 comments :

Tanja S. said...

it must have been a gorgeous clothespin bag! lovely "card".

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Dawn!! Love your coloring of the daffodils on the cloth!! Your layout and how you framed the verse is so beautiful! What an awesome take on the cotton challenge girl!!

Have a great weekend!

hugs,
Chris

Debi said...

Dawn this turned out fabulously! So loving that you recycled your clothespin bag!

StampinCathy said...

This is awesome and so inspiring. Great sentiment and just love the details and your coloring on this frame.

Grace said...

Oh Dawn... this is amazing, as are YOU!!! I love that you used your old clothespin bag!!! Such a cool homespun look and I just love it!!!! Fabulous flower too!!!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful!

America said...

Hello Miss "Im on a Mojo-Madness endless ride".... heheh. I just LOVE your work woman! Great takes on the cotton business. You ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Love your work you inspring me love the flowers

Rona said...

Gorgeous!!! Gorgeous!!! Gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn!

Um, What's a clothe's pin? MUWAHAHAHAHHAHA! This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! It should be framed!
Those Daffodils are incredible! I love how you
worked the chick-a-dee into this piece. You had to find that cotton, didn't you! LOL Too funny! You---not the art! LOLOLOLOL

Happy Anniversary, My Friend

He IS Able,
Traci S.

leenda said...

This is awesome! You should give it someone who truly appreciates a fine piece of artwork....my address is 3205...!

Wanda Cullen said...

What an incredible piece of art, Dawn! Love your creativity and re-use of your clothespin bag! Such a special frame at hardly any cost!

Cheryl said...

Dawn: This is gorgeous! I love the texture. It just adds to much and of course your coloring is over the top.....PERFECT!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ummm WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sooo glad I can say I "knew you when" ;)

imastampin said...

Oh Dawn, you are so creative! This is a wonderful creation! Bravo my friend.

marcelle schauer said...

What a fantastic job you have done with the "least" of these materials. Yoiu have made me rethink what I throw out. All I can say is WOW

Dani said...

Wow. This is so beautiful!! It's beyond words!!!

Natalie said...

LOOOVE this so much! the way you used the different sets, that amazing little flower...just love it all!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful project Dawn. I love how you stamped this on canvas! FABULOUS!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

All right now, Dawn, I am totally sure now that you are the QUEEN of creativity!!! Who would have thought that a clothes pin bag could loog so fabulous???? I am blown away...another masterpiece!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Randi said...

You are amazing, Dawn! I always love you techniques.

Jennifer said...

Wow! this is amazing! Never would guess it's a clothespin bag. You've done a wonderful remake! Love the robin!

Jennifer L

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness WOW woman! You've taken cotton to a whole new level. I just LOVE this project Dawn. The softness and texture of the cotton when you colored it is just stunning.

Lori said...

Oh, my gosh, Dawn, you ROCK! What a way to recycle, girl. You have made the most beautiful piece of art, wish my mind could see ideas like you do.

Sherry said...

WOW!!!! I could never make my clothespin bag look like that!! That is just awesome.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow Dawn...just beautiful! I love how this came out...the colors look just amazing with the textured cloth...very pretty!

Heather said...

Awesome! I love how great this looks stamping on fabric, and your clothespin bag no less. : )

Lynn said...

Oh my goodess! This is just FANTASTIC! I can't believe that was a clothespin bag, and even more amazing is what you did with it! Beautiful stamping and coloring. How creative you are! Wow!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful fabric stamping, coloring, and design! Beautifully done, Dawn!

Anonymous said...

This is so beyond words beautiful! Love the chickadee and the daffodils. Such a soft, peaceful scene you created. Kathy

southernscraps said...

Clever and amazing creation!

jill said...

Is this a Creation!! or is this a CREATION!! and it is all from the humble clothespin bag, or from where I'm from "peg bag"
Amazing work

The Paper Princess said...

Wow what a unique interpretation of the challenge - I love it!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

Oh what an awesome way to recycle!! Love how vibrant the Copics color on the fabric- I'll have to try that! Lovely frame!

Diane said...

Dawn, This is so beautiful! What an inspiration you are to me. Thanks you so much!

Heidi said...

WOW this is a beautiful gift, love the cotton use.

Anonymous said...

just beautiful Earline

AK Donna M said...

What a lovely project & a 'green' one too. Great idea to recycle. Daffodils are a favorite of mine!

Scrappywonder said...

thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful project!!! & you have managed to combine some of favorites: chickadees & daffodils!! very impressive ;) R

Betty Benton said...

I am stunned -- I cannot believe what you have done with an old clothespin bag!! I love your delightful idea!

- dlm. said...

*Thud* Your project is beyond stunning!

Earline said...

love this card and the bird with it.

Cassie_lu said...

this is amazing. it looks like something that could be bought at a store