Saturday, January 9, 2010

ODBD January Challenge Blog Hop!

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Hope you can play along in this, our first challenge of 2010!

Don't forget, you can always find the current challenge by clicking on "Latest Challenge" on the sidebar on the ODBD blog.

All entries for the challenge should be entered in Mr. Linky on the blog. You have until January 23rd at 8PM to link to Mr. Linky.
Here's the keyword for online galleries ODBDC110.

You do not have to use Our Daily Bread designs stamps to enter but if you have them we really would love to see them. The prize? two lucky people will get a $15 gift certificate toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread designs store.


Now, for the challenge....

Use Brown and Punches
Dies on Your Creation

Wednesday's tutorial on Splitcoast was this fabulous faux leather wallet. I didn't want to make a wallet at the time, so came up with these!

I just love this picture my daughter-in-law took of Gabriel, Leah & Toby. (teehee, Toby is wearing the sweater I knitted for him)

Jan9Challenge LeatherFrame This is an el cheapo magnetic frame from the $1 store. I cut my piece of Prism Suede Brown Medium the size of the frame, "faux leathered"it, adhered it in place, flipped it over and using my craft knife carefully cut out the center. (super fast frame dress up!)

The verse is from the new Noah's Ark.

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stamps: noah's ark
paper: prism suede brown medium
ink:  versamark, ranger distress brushed corduroy, walnut stain
accessories: cuttlebug/mosaic embossing folder, spellbinders classic oval/scalloped oval, martha stewart twill, basicgrey buttons, glue dots, foam mounting tape, magnetic frame

The leather look reminded me of an old book...

Jan9Challenge CompositionBook closeupI decided to make a cover for a small composition book.

Jan9Challenge CompositionBook full I stamped the image from Confirmation and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. Then I stamped/embossed one of the verses from Baptism & Confirmation.

My sewing machine is on the blink, I stitched around by hand using a double strand of button hole thread.

Jan9Challenge CompositionBook closeup brad To make sure the brad had enough clearance for the the leather strip, before spreading the "anchor" on the backside, I slid the leather under the brad to hold it up and allow that space. The ends of the leather are sandwiched securely between the "leather" cover and book cover with heavy duty red line tape.

Jan9Challenge CompositionBook The possibilities are endless!

stamps: confirmation, baptism & confirmation
paper: prism suede brown medium
ink:  versamark, ranger distress brushed corduroy, walnut stain
accessories: cuttlebug/mosaic embossing folder, spellbinders classic oval/scalloped oval, prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, baby oil, clear ep, making memories brad, leather strip, composition book

Can't wait to see what YOU create!

You still have time!
To celebrate our new Member company status, we're giving away a BIG prize!!! If you visit the 
ODBD Welcome Forum and leave a comment by January 10, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store! So you have until tomorrow to participate!!

Go visit the rest of the awesome ODBD Design Team for more inspiration:
America Kuhn
Angella Crockett
Angie Zublionis
Becca Feeken
Christine Okken
Connie McCotter
Dawn Lusk that's me!
Debi Southard
Deborah Saaranen
Grace Nywening
Julie Warner
Kathy Jones
Lorelie Kim
Sabrina Jackson
Sandee Shanabrough

thanks for stopping!



Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, wow!!! Both of these are incredible!!!! You ROCKED this technique, GF!!!! I just love your creativity! God Bless!

Kathy Jones said...

Dawn - this looks INCREDIBLE girl!!!! What a fantastic job you've done with the faux leather!!!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh Dawn these projects are just awesome!! Such wonderful looking faux leather! And that pic is just darling! Hugs! :)

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo amazing, Dawn! You have totally mastered the faux leather! Both gifts will be appreceated, I am sure!!

Grace said...

Dawn you so totally blow me away sometimes... this is one of them! You did a great job with this technique and what you did with the ODBD stamps... well... just amazing! I love both projects! You rock Dawn!

Debi said...

Dawn these are stunning! Still haven't gotten up the courage to try this.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - you are smokin' GF!!! These creations are FABULOUS!!! I love how you made the frame and the cover!!! You rock Dawn!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer girl!! These are awesome!! It definitely looks like real leather!!! You sure rocked the faux leather techinique!! Stunning frame and gorgeous picture!! The composition book cover is also stunning. You sure rocked this challenge GF!!


Sabrina Jackson said...

OMGoodness, Dawn....when do you come up with breathtaking projects like that? That frame is GORGEOUS to say the least and that little notebook cover...I am speechless!!! You have outdone yourself once again. WOW, you are creative!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Deborah Saaranen said...

This is so very cool Dawn! I LOVE the texture and faux finishes here! Fabulous projects!

ChristineCreations said...

Dawn, these are just STUNNING projects. Your faux leather just makes each look so completely rich. That frame with your GK's in is beautiful, and they are too! And that wallet WOW, really some of your best work. Ok, well there's lots to love of your work, but I really like these!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are just wonderful creations, Dawn! I love the faux leather look on your frame and wallet and those are two super cute grandkids! Cute knitted sweater, too. (I'm also a knitter.)

Joanne (jojot) said... words other than AWESOME

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Awwww Yeah! This is SO cool! You're brilliant! Just the dose of inspiration I needed today. That leather looks AWEsome!

- dlm. said...

Fabulous frame and composition book cover, Dawn! The faux leather looks so realistic.