Saturday, March 14, 2009

OCCC - Limited in Every Way....


It's Saturday today and that means another challenge for you at Our Creative Corner! This week's challenge was thought of none other than me and that means that you get to place all the blame right here! lol This week's challenge is a Limited Supply Challenge and the rules were to use a maximum of 3 layers of paper, 1 type of embellishment and your stamps (sentiments are optional). I'm a big 'ol meanie! Bwahahaha!




So let me just explain that when I thought of the challenge I figured that it was a great idea because everybody loves a good challenge right? Then I sat down to make up my sample and...um...well...it was harder than I thought it was going to be! lol This card actually took me longer to make than some of my other more detailed cards that have been paper tole'd and sewn on! Remind me never to post this kind of challenge again! lol

So are you wondering about my card? Let me explain my layers. The base of my card is watercolour paper that has been masked and then inked with Not Quite Navy ink to make it look like another layer of paper. The next layer is my designer paper that has been sponged like no other. I have sponged around the edges, masked, sponged and stamped the rectangle and then masked off the scalloped circle. I then cut out my inner circle with my nestabilities so that I would have a "window" that would show you my original base layer of watercolour paper. The flowers and butterfly have been stamped right onto my base layer, coloured and then sponged. I then glued my designer paper to my base. My third and final layer of paper is the popped up butterfly :)



You can see from this picture the slight colour variance from where the inks overlapped each other to create darker areas when I masked off the shapes. See this pretty bow? I learned how to make it from a very helpful tutorial that Kittie Caracciolo posted on her blog :) Thanks Kittie!
You can also tell by this photo that I added some raised lines around the perimeter of my designer paper with my score pal - such fun!

Are you ready to give this interesting challenge a try? You can stop by the OCC for all the details and you can see what the other girls made for you to feast your eyes upon here:




Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps (Beautiful Butterflies), Inkadinkado, Essence of Love
Paper: Watercolour, Inque Boutique
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestablilities, Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Score Pal, Sponges, White Embossing Powder

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27 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

Pure genious and amazing creativity to get around your own rules like that! Thank you for the inspiration this morning Kim!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - Kim!!! Great layout and the colors are so pretty!!!

Thanks for a fun challenge!!! ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Kim your card rocks, thanks for the awesome challenge. Was a hard one for me I usually have at least 6 layers, sometimes more. Happy Week-end.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

I love your work! I recently found your blog and love everything you do!

I'm passing along an award for you... please check out my blog at http://www.wizardshangout.blogspot.com for the details. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me with your creativity! :o)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Now that was a challenge Kim!!! I like it when we have to stretch ourselves a little...........keeps the brain going!!!!

Love your card, it's a beauty!

Vicki

Robin said...

Kim,
I did look at your card and thought all of those parts were different pieces of cardstock. That is amazing that they are all just masked and sponged. Seriously tricks the eye and you were able to do the multiple layers without breaking your rules. you go girl!! I am so impressed!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

HI Kim :) Your card is beatufiul! I LOVE the gorgeous colors and stunning butterfly! Thanks for the fun challenge this week over at the OCC!

Have a wonderful weekend, I know it will be exciting!! wink wink!!

Hugs to you, Jennifer :)

jan farnworth said...

i just love your card it is just gorgeous very nice is it available to buy?

StampOwl said...

oh I love it Kim you rocked this challenge

Loretta said...

Your card is stunning, Kim! This challenge nearly made my brain fall out my left ear, but, well, I persevered! Thanks for the amazing CHALLENGE!

ChristineCreations said...

Kim you really made the most of your layers! It's gorgeous, and totally creative! Thanks for inviting me along for the ride this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Card Kim!!! What a lot of creativity and work!! It will be a very hard but fun challenge for me!! Thanks! Have a great weekend!

leenda said...

Another STUNNING piece of artwork!

akkina said...

Great layout and the colors are so pretty,I love your work!

wendyp said...

Wow!!! This is amazing! Loving that bow. Thanks for linking up the tutorial. I'm going to have to give it a try!

Chris Franks said...

Wow! Amazing! At first look I thought, "that's more than three layers". But then when you explained the process and I looked more closely I could see. Very creative! I love the colors, too.

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely card...Congrat DG!

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

This is a beautiful piece of work and an ideal way to showcase any stamp. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Jenny Gropp said...

This challenge left me saying some not so nice words! It was a challenge. Being sick all week -- I had nothing creative and clever, come the end of the week. Like your very clever faux layers -- thanks for the explanation... I was looking and counting!!!! Great card!

Patti J. said...

Your cards are beautiful, as is your entire blog. I signed up to follow you (hope you don't mind). I can't wait to see what you do next!

Kristy Geddes said...

Hi Kim,
I have just come across your blog and have spent the day off and on going back through your archives.

Your cards are absolutley beautiful, the amount of detail you put in your card is amazing, and the finished product is so wonderful. Your blog is such an inspiration to me and I have now saved you to my favourites and will check back on a daily basis.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work.
Cheers,
Kristy

emilie said...

Wow you`re card is beautiful!
I love all of you`re creations,the colors you use and the stamps.
I visit you`re blog every day to see more of you`re creations.
greetings emilie

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the colors and that butterfly is beautiful!

Alyssa said...

Congrats on the Dirty Dozen! You truly deserve it! :o)

Jacilynn said...

beautiful. Gorgeous Card

Desiree de Monye said...

Ok, this card is incredible. I am so glad that you explained how you created it because I just could not figure out how it was just the one layer. You are fabulously creative!

Chrissie said...

What a lot of work... but boy was it worth it! This card is STUNNING!
Chrissie