Saturday, March 12, 2011

ODBDSLC 52 Pearls or leather...that's the question?

Good morning my stamping friends. It is Saturday and that means it is time for another Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!!  Today we are going to have a very special challenge planned for you ;D

                          Use Leather or pearls on your creation:
Since this is the week of ODBD's Third Anniversary, we are having a special 3rd Anniversary challenge of using Pearls or Leather (this can be real leather or suede or faux leather or suede- it can be the technique for these as well) or pearls (pearls, pearl paper, pearl glimmer mist, etc).

Leather is the traditional anniversary gift sent for a three year anniversary and pearls is the gem.)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a special prize, a $25 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, March 17. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by March 17 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC52. When creating your posts on blogs please include a direct link to the challenge.

See, since I could not make up my mind what I should do, I made TWO cards :D:D

My first one uses LOTS of pearls

Mother Teresa......

Recipe: PTI Vintage Cream, DCWV Mariposa card stock pad, Story of Us "I am Yours" embossed DP

Stamps: ODBD Mother Teresa 

Ink: VersaMark, Ranger golden detail embossing powder

Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant, ODBD Labels 1, handmade flower, Pearl Glimmer Mist, handmade pearl stick pin, Recollections half pearls 

And now right on to my second card, which is totally different. When I read leather (faux or real) my wheels were turning and I thought of the faux suede technique you achieve by using a brayer, liquid applique and a heat gun. After I did that I distressed "Big Times" :D:D and used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Vintage Photo and StazOn Timber Brown to really distress my faux leather but I was not happy with it, so I used my trusty old Tim Holtz Distressing Tool to make my main panel look like it was AGES old,LOL!!  Since I had distressed my main panel so much, I had to do something with my fish, so I crumbled my cs all up rubbed my sponges with some THDI (Tim Holtz Distressing Ink) in Vintage Photo and Tea Dye, added some hemp twine and some wood beads and this is what came out


and a picture of the inside

Recipe: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate

Stamps: ODBD Nail Fish , ODBD He will Rise 

Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Memento Rich Cocoa, StazOn Timber Brown

Accessories: hemp twine, wood beads, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, brown liquid applique, heat gun

So, what do you think  about these two oh so different creations?   I really hope that these two cards get your creative juices flowing so you can participate and get just a bit closer of being able to win that $ 25 gift certificate this week. If this is not enough inspiration head on over and see what my Design Sisters

Lori  (Guest-Designer)

and Silke
have come up with.

Remember you can find out all about this challenge and what else is going on over at ODBD at the ODBD Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it is always such a joy to see who comes to see me!! You truly make my day!!

Have a blessed and super creative day!!



Crystal said...

Good Morning Sabrina, Happy Saturday sweetie!!! WOW WOW I LOVE the texture and pearls on your first creation, soooo stunning and BEAUTIFUL!!!! And your distressing on the second one is FABULOUS!!! AWESOME design!! BEAUTIFUL post today, Have a GREAT weekend!

Vanessa said...

Sabrina, just stoppin in from SSIC. I've seen your work before .... YOU ARE SO TALENTED!!! :) Your work is absolutely beautiful and totally inspiring!!! :) Thanks so much for sharing that with 'all of us'!
Blessings to you!! ~Vanessa F

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi girl!! I so missed coming here first thing this morning. I went to shop for Early Bird Specials at Kohls since my DD does not fit into anything at all. The sales were definitely worth going for though!!

Your cards rock my friend!! I just love the pearls, the flower and the monochromatic feel of the first and your second card with the faux leather is so cool!! You are so talented girl!! Thanks for always doing so much to make ODBD a success too.

Big hugs! TTYS!!

Lori said...

Amazing! I love them both, the pearls are placed so beautifully and the leather is so manly! You are spot on girlfriend!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness. Both of your cards are beautiful but your faux leather card blew me away. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful cards.


Silke Ledlow said...

Sabrina, you are the bomb....two absolutely fabulous creations! Love the faux leather look...soooooo cool! Of course I love everything you create :0 !!! Hugs ~S~

Wuensche dir eine schoenes Wochenende!!! Hoffe deiner kleine Mausi geht's heute besser???

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Two very different cards there Sabrina might try and get into doing this one this week have plenty of move for pearls to sprinkle.. I love the embossing folder on the first one and it looks great, second ne is thoguht provoking variaotn and very good use of leather
Thank you so much for looking in on my blog too you really cheered my day!..l might make another Christmas one..I dont have leather so must be pearls..
love Shaz in Oz.

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful! You always make the most delicious cards! Good thing this eye candy is calorie free! Hugs!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I am HOPING to play with some pearls....if I can get my 'obligation' cards done early enough tomorrow....however.....YOU are the queen of da pearls, da bling, da blooms,.....fabulous how you 'scattered' the pearls on the first card and the distressing on the second card.....fabulous work as always

Grace said...

Hi Sabrina! Wow oh wow gf!!! These are both amazing! You can do such a beautiful job with the feminine style and then totally ROCK the more masculine look of the faux leather... I love them both!!! Fabulous all around and thanks for being so faithful to ODBD!!! You are so appreciated!!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

velta said...

He Sabrina ~ It is obvious you have been given a talent from above...your cards are just goregeous!!TFS!

Conniecrafter said...

So cool, love your pearl accenting on the first and a great quote, your Second card is just Awesome, fantastic job on the faux leather and like the distressing beads, just terrific all around!

Mary K said...

Oh Sabrina, what a beautiful card. Yes, it does look like you tore a page out, I think I will have to buy that stamp so I am not tempted to tear any pages, lol! This is my first time visiting your blog through the ODBD hop. I KNOW I will be back. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift with us.