Saturday, February 28, 2009

OCC - A Rosey Sketch


We have a fun sketch challenge for you over at Our Creative Corner! This month's hostess Laurie Schmidlin selected this beautiful sketch for us to play around with, and as usual, I tampered with mine! It accidentally got flipped upside down...well, maybe not so accidentally *grin*



I combined 2 Stampin' Up! sets to created the images for this card. The sentiment is from the Morning Soft set and I decided to try another non-colouring card with A Rose is a Rose. I bought both of these sets last year and I haven't had many opportunities to use them *pout* I wanted to paper tole the roses so I chose to use 140lb cold press watercolour paper because it is nice and heavy and it doesn't bend easily.



I'm really quite taken with how this card turned out! I was a little skeered at first because I don't generally use a lot of images that don't require colouring, but these had just enough detail in them for the card :) I'm loving the Bella Rose DP too...wish I had ordered more of it!

We would like to invite you all to play along with Laurie's sketch and there is a wonderful prize to be drawn! OCC's very own Jennifer Meyer just opened up a brand new stamp company called Stamps and Smiles and she is sponsoring our prize this week with one of her own stamp sets!! Be sure to check out the blog for details and pop by the links below to get all the deets on the design team's samples :)


Card Recipe:

Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, Morning Soft
Paper: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Watercolour, Bella Rose DP, K&Co DP
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestablilities, Buttons, Pearls, Sponges, Dimensionals, Sizzix Sizzlet, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Clear Embossing Powder

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12 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Kim this is outstanding, love all your details.

Brandi Parshley said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the flourishes are just perfect!

KanataNewf said...

Everything about this card is just so lovely. The rose, the flourish, the sentiment!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh Kim, this is just fabulous, such a beautiful design, I love this sketch challenge!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous and rich colours! Love this card Kim!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! So beautiful! You made those roses look absolutely stunning. Have a great weekend!

Simone said...

Wow, Kim, this is so wonderful! The sentiment by Mother Theresa is great, the details at your card are so fabulous!
Simone

leenda said...

BRILLIANT!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Kim! I love the colors you chose and the placement of the roses is perfect for the upside down sketch!!! LOL!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is breathtaking!

sukes7 said...

beautiful rich colours and fabulous designs and the inspirational words make the card perfect.

Cardmaking Galore said...

No wonder you got all those hits Kim, all your cards are just stunning! Really really glad I found your blog.