Saturday, March 21, 2009

OCC - Sketch Challenge


It's a beautiful day for another challenge at Our Creative Corner :) I am today's host and it's a sketch challenge...I figured that you all needed a break after last week's Limited Supply Challenge *wink* You're going want to play along this week for sure because there is a giveaway!! Lori McCroskey, owner of Clear Dollar Stamps has generously donated this week's prize of $25 worth of the stamps of your own choosing :)




And since there is a big Clear Dollar Stamps prize being given away, I decided to use my CDS Thankful for You set. I paper tole'd the flowers and coloured the centers with my glitter pen so that they have the slightest of gold shimmer to it. The vase has been coated in a layer of crystal effects to give it a little bit of gloss and pizazz. *grin*



I wanted to show you my interesting ribbon treatment. I am always trying to think of different fun things to try on my cards and today's ribbon treatment was something of a happy mistake. The swirls are actually some of the long Spellbinder's Doodle Parts Dies that have been die cut, embossed and then sponged with close to cocoa ink. I was trying to arranged them on my card and it just started to look a little too busy, so I started giving them a haircut :) I arranged so that they looked like they were actually one die cut and then hid the cut off parts behind the layer of ribbon. I really wanted this card to be feminine, so I added the gemstone brad to the center of my metal filigree flower.



So now that you have seen my card and know that there is a lucrative giveaway, please check out what the OCC girls have put together for you :) For all the info on how to enter the contest please visit Our Creative Corner!


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Thankful for You
Paper: PTI White, Close to Cocoa, Watercolour, My Mind's Eye DP, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestablilities and Doodle Part Dies, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Aqua Painter, Re-Inkers, Dimensionals, Sponges, Ribbon, Filigree Brads, Gemstone Brads, Crystal Effects

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24 comments:

Silke said...

Kim - I really had fun using this Sketch - thanks for hosting!!!

Your card is beautiful - love how you tied the ribbon!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Kim, this is absolutely Stunning!!!

Loretta said...

I love that pumpkin and pink together! Absolutely beautiful - very East Indian in the feel.

Okay now, I've been trying for 4 months to get ribbon and brads together like that. How do you do it?!!!! Really, I'm asking how. I cannot figure it out!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Kim!! The layers and your coloring are just amazing. I LOVE the doodles and the ribbon treatment too!! Your sketch was awesome and SO much fun with it!

Have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

Robin said...

This is a beautiful card Kim!! I had a great time using this sketch! Thank you!! Have a great day!
Robin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful and rich Kim.

leenda said...

MARVELOUS artwork!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Glad you held that candy a while ago and got to know your creations - each of them is stunning. Ther is something for you on my blog, hope you play along!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your work is stunning - glad I found your blog. There is something for you on my blog. Would love if you played along

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Kim! Love the colours!

Cindy Haffner said...

Kim this is stunning.

Beth Norman said...

So adorable. By the way, thanks for adding the subscription option to your blog. It made my day!

Kristen said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the ribbon treatment, and your layout rocks. Love it!

Jenny Gropp said...

This was a great sketch, thanks!
Your card is beyond yummy, such rich colors, and the perfect jewel in the bow's center, love it!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card as always! I'll be posting my card using this sketch tomorrow! TFS!!

newenglandstamper said...

This is a gorgeous card. I really love the ribbon treatment at the bottom. TFS.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, what amazing details! The colors are just wonderful, love that dimensional flower and the ribbon accent.

emilie said...

Wow kim,what a lovely card!!!!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card! I just had to say 'hi' I live in Port Alberni!

dpkennedy said...

Wow Kim, your blog is beautiful! I've been browsing and your are very talented! This card is just gorgeous!

Ceridwen said...

Wow, your cards are amazing!

AlienAnessa said...

Jeepers Kim, you so rock your creations, I sit in awe of you everytime I come in here!!

jonaks said...

what a lovely card!

Danielle said...

Your cards are beautiful and your stitching...omg...it's perfect! How you do it I don't know!?