Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design Challenge 115 - Torn or Distressed

This week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.....
....is Torn or Distressed (115).

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday July 15th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, July 15th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC115. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take for this challenge:

This challenge made me stretch myself as torn and distressed are not my typical look or style.  While shopping recently I came across this sweet cross and purchased it for a whole penny, yes - you read that correctly, a whole penny.......it was too good of a deal to pass up!  I sponged some distress ink over it and then dabbed it with some brown Color Box ink.  With my Spellbinder Fluer De Lis Die I cut a frame.  Then I stamped one of my favorite sentiments from the set  "Pray" from the "Full of Grace" collection, onto the same design paper I used for the base.  I roughed up the edges of the base as well as the piece holding the sentiment and rubbed some ink around those edges.  A rhinestone in the center of my cross and the corners of my die completed the look.  On the back of the envelope, for this card, I stamped the Grunge Cross from the "Never Give Up" set.  Thanks for stopping by. 

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.


  1. Wow Sherry!! Your card is so pretty!! I love the colors and the dp is perfect with that cross!!So vintage!!

  2. Beautiful card Sherry. I'm like you, torn and distressed are a bit out of my comfort zone. Lately I have been doing some distressing, but I'm not sure I could handle the tearing part! I'm glad it says "torn OR distressed" rather than "torn AND distressed"!

    That cross was a wonderful find, and it looks beautiful on your card. Your whole card came out so pretty!

  3. a penny? no way... how cool!! love the distressing and the quote is so nicely framed!!

  4. So beautiful Sherry! I'm with you, distressing isn't my usual style either! You did a beautiful job with it though! I just LOVE bargains! Very pretty cross! Blessings! Kathy

  5. Sherry, girl, this is absolutely gorgeous! What are you talking about, you had to stretch yourself? Your card looks like you do it all the time...LOVE it! Oh, and that cross, wow, that sure was a find for a penny! I gota go shoping with you :D:D Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  6. Wow Sherry...Beautiful card!! I love your cross......goes so well with the dsp, and your distressing is wonderful!! Not sure if I said this....but a huge welcome to the team!!

  7. well... it looks to me like distressing comes pretty easy to you, sherry!! your card is absolutely gorgeous and i love the cross you added... the perfect finishing touch!

  8. Fabulous Sherry! I think distressing is a natural for you! Awesome job! I love the soft feel with the focal image and stamp... so soothing!!!! Love everything about this gem!

  9. Oh Sherry..... this is sooooo beautiful! I love the cross you used, and the framing is wonderful.... it draws the eye in to this great sentiment! I love this!!! So glad to have you with us this month! You rock ODBD!!!!

  10. Gorgeous!! So southwestern, and so stunning. Love that cross and the way you've nestled onto your card!! Beautiful work!! Blessings and hugs!!

  11. I know I already commented, but I wanted to make sure you go check Becca's Blog!!! Congratulations!

  12. Just fabulous! Visiting from Outlawz.


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