Saturday, April 4, 2009

OCC Challenge - Use your favourite....


This month our new Challenge Hostess (Silke Ledlow) over at Our Creative Corner challenged us to use our favourite Easter Set! A perfect challenge for the upcoming holiday :D I chose to use a very old, retired and hard to find set called Elegant Eggs. I know that it is hard to find because it took me almost a year to get my inky little fingers on this set! I absolutely adore Faberge Eggs and this set reminded me so much of them so of course, I *needed* it! - I'm pretty sure that they are the only Faberge Eggs that I will ever get to own *grin*



Earlier this year, while at CHA I had the opportunity to take a watercolouring with Tombow Markers class taught by Jerri Jimenez (Jerri Kay). She is the sweetest lady with a taste for everything elegant and her watercolouring usually stops people in their tracks! She makes an excellent enabler too - Jerri sold me on buying the entire set of Tombow's! My markers just arrived the other day from Clear Dollar Stamps and I finally had a chance to sit down and play with them...I think I'm in love!




I decided not to do any paper tole on this card and to just the the watercolouing stand out on it's own...that and the image was much too detailed for me to even think about layering! Really! It was starting to give me a headache! lol

Enough about me babbling and onto what the rest of the OCC Designers have to show you! A little birdie told me that there is a giveaway this week so you will want to link your creation back to the OCC blog :) If you upload to SCS, please use OCCC as your keywords so that we can see what you made!




Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampin' Up - Elegant Eggs
Paper: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey DP, Watercolour
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder, Tombow Markers, Watercolour Paint Brush, Dimensionals, Sponges, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch

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16 comments:

Silke said...

WOW - Kim - I agree with you Jerri is super sweet and I'm glad I had a chance to meet her too ;)!!!

Your card and coloring is absolutely gorgeous!!!! The Faberge Egg is amazing - you are one lucky girl to have this Set ;)!!!

Loretta said...

Kim, what a stunning Faberge egg reproduction!! I'm speechless!

Cindy Haffner said...

Kim that egg is gorgeous, superb work.

StampOwl said...

Beautiful card Kim

Jennifer Meyer said...

Your card is gorgeous Kim! LOVE the elegant egg & design! Your watercoloring is just amazing too!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW! I abonded my tombows in place of Copics... but then again I never came close to the results you do! WOW! Stunning!

leenda said...

BEAUTIFULLY done!

Sue McMahon usa168923 said...

Another Stunning card!!

Robin said...

Very beautiful! That egg is stunning and your watercoloring is fabulous! Did you just use regular old Tombows or is there something new out there? I have a ton of Tombows, but haven't used them in forever. I might have to try this!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Outstanding...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

torico said...

Gorgeous card!Your colouring is absolutely beautiful!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

oh wow, GORGEOUS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Kim, great image and coloring.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Kim, and lovely colors!! How do Tombow markers compare to COPIC's are the similar??

Cardmaking Galore said...

Kim, your card is stunning. I like how you play with soft and dark colours - it creates a really nice contrast

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh girl, you're rockin' those Tombow's! This is out-of-this-world fabulous!