Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Challenge: Cotton

This morning I am really happy to share with you the exciting start to the Our Daily Bread Designs anniversary celebration.  This morning begins the first of several one day only challenges.  Since we are celebrating the anniversary of ODBD the challenges this week focus on gifts for Anniversaries.  Cotton is the traditional gift for the second anniversary so todays challenge is to use Cotton in some way, stamp on cotton, use cotton ribbon, make a cotton flower, just be creative.  For all the details of the challenge please pop over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog, join us and play along.  Make sure you visit each of the participating members blog because every day between now and the 17th some of the members of the design team and challenge team have blog candy.

For my challenge card I decided to pull out a bit of cotton muslin fabric, left over from my quilting days. I tea dyed it because it was just a little to white for me.  The image was stamped directly on the muslin.  I then masked the image and stamped over it with a script background stamp.  After removing the mask I carefully colored the image with markers using a wet paint brush to move the color around a bit and to allow it to bleed and blend together.  I frayed the edges of the muslin then sewed around the edges several times with my sewing machine.  I did a bit of distressing on the background layers then finished my card off with a bit of cotton twill ribbon, a tag and some linen thread.
Now make sure you hop over to the ODBD's blog to play along and visit the challenge teams blogs for a chance to win some blog candy.

What I used:
ODBD The Lord has Risen
SU french script, weathered
SU chocolate chip card stock
DCWV Old World designer paper
SU chocolate chip, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress, Versafine black ink pads
muslin fabric, twill tape, linen thread
Tim Holtz idea-ology fragments
tonic distressing tool
sewing machine

40 comments:

Tanja S said...

Love the stamped fabric and the colour scheme!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Deb!! Love how you stamped on the fabric!! Gorgeous colors and design!! Awesome take on the Cotton challenge.
hugs,
Chris

Francie G. said...

Wowza! Debi, this is gorgeous! Fabulous use of the fabric! Beautifully colored!

Patter Cross said...

Debi, LOVE what you did with the muslin and your coloring on it is perfect. Just a gorgeous creation!! Have a blessed day!

Dawn said...

Debi...I love how you stamped on the muslin! beautiful card girl!!!

Grace said...

Debi this is truly amazing! I just love the cotton muslin as the stamped image panel!!! What a great look and such rich coloring! Love the twill and the whole feel of this special card!!!

America said...

wowzers! So 'ya take a little vaca and you come back with a MOJO vengeance woman! I love this cotton beauty! WOW!! Maybe I should take a much needed vaca!

StampinCathy said...

This is just one amazing and inspiring card. I just love the color combo and all the details you added.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debi~

This card is wonderful and should go into a frame. I love the colors you used, as well as your techniques. I love how you worked that wonderful sentiment on to the art.

My Grandmother used to have some tiny pink African Violets. Oh, I wonder if that stamp will ever not remind me of her.

Happy Anniversary!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rona said...

beautiful!! I love it♥

leenda said...

Beautifully done! Very creative & very inspiring to try something different!

imastampin said...

Deb, this is really lovely. I love the stamping on the muslin.

Dani said...

Oh, this is so lovely!! So beautiful and inspiring!

marcelle schauer said...

Oh I must go get some of my tags oout I have totally forgten them, great use of it. Love the cotton, this is so pretty.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGoodness, Debi, this is so GORGEOUS!!!I love the colors and the coloring on muslin.....stunning!! Onl a genius can come up with something this fabulous!! Beautiful!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chrissy D said...

BEautiful - love the earthy feel of the cotton you added! TFS!

Randi said...

WOW, Why am I not surprised that you took this challenge to another level.
Love it!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! You have done a remarkable job with that muslim! Wish I could sew! The colors are so deep and rich. Beautiful.

Hugs,
Jennifer L

ChristineCreations said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Debi! The muslin is the perfect canvas...and I love the frayed edges and the beautiful rich color!

Shelley said...

Love the stamped muslin!

VStarRider said...

I love the way the stamping turned out on the muslin! Beautiful! thanks so much for sharing this technique.
Cindi

Lori said...

The stamped image on the muslin is beautiful! I like the way you used the sentiment on the tag.

Heather said...

Wow, beautiful! I am amazed how well stamping and coloring on fabric worked.

Deborah Saaranen said...

I ADORE the distressed feel of the image on the material...just gorgeous Debi!!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is amazing, Debi! Love the depth of color and richness you were able to achieve with the muslin stamping! Love the scripture tag! Beautifully done!

Sherry said...

Your card is gorgeous. I like how you stamped directly on the fabric. I am going to have to try that sometime.

Crystal said...

Deb, I love your stamped muslin ! What a beautifully colored image and card !

Lynn said...

Your card is just gorgeous! The stamping and coloring you did on the muslin is just amazing! You did a fabulous job blending the colors. Whoever said that you should frame this is correct!

jill said...

Just adore the colors and the use of muslin, now that was ingenious

southernscraps said...

Very pretty!

The Paper Princess said...

Lovely card! What a nice interpretation of the theme!

Ramona :-)
http;//create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Diane said...

This is really beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful card Debi! Love how you colored the flowers!

Heidi said...

I love this image, just gorgeous on the cotton.

Kathy said...

This is a stunner- beautiful card!

AK Donna M said...

Love your 'cotton' card. Very beautiful.

Sandee said...

Debi this is so beautiful!!! WOW!!!

Earline said...

love your card it is beautiful

jeannen2 said...

What a great job using the cotton! Gorgeous! Love it! TFS!

Kelley said...

Very clever and very pretty!!!