Saturday, April 25, 2009

OCC - My Favourite Card Colours


It's that time again! The OCC Challenge is up and it's to use your favourite colours on a card! What a fun challenge! It should make for some very fun colour combo's dontcha think? I chose to use Riding Hood Red and some soft buttery yellow designer papers. These colours are very rich and right up my alley as I am an earth tone girl at heart :)



I decided that it was time to do something wild and crazy for a change. Something that is almost unthinkable for me. Something that it usually monumental in my card making... I bypassed my sewing machine while creating this card. *Shocking* I know! My card actually is a 4 1/4" square, so you can imagine how tiny those little squares are. I wanted to get my card finished up earlier this evening so I managed to stroll right past my sewing machine that was glaring at me from across the room! I also managed to restrain myself from threading some of the buttons! ...might be the lack of linen thread in my possession but I can't say for sure ;)

This card has been paper toled and sponged and I also added some piercing for extra texture and interest. To see the rest of the Design Teams creations you can either pop by Our Creative Corner or click on the individual DT links below :)


Before I end this post I would like to take a minute to thank all of the OCC ladies for making my stay on the team so enjoyable :) This is my last sample as an OCC Designer as I have decided to give up my position on the team to concentrate on spending more time with my family. Spring is here and so are the many requests to go to the park, ride bikes and go camping. My little ones are determined to make me spend less time holed up in my craft room and more time enjoying the great outdoors. Please....help...me! lol


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hero Arts Cupcakes
Paper: Gina K, Riding Hood Red, Watercolour, K&Co DP, Scenic Route DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Emobossing Folders, Clear Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Buttons, Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Mat Pack Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Sponges, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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17 comments:

Loretta said...

What a yummy card, Kim!

Enjoy the time with your family!!! You will be missed.

Robin said...

Fantastic card Kim!! You will be missed at OCC...but I totally understand why you need to take a break. Our kids are only young once and we need to enjoy them!!

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous colour combo Kim! Such a rich look! Love it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very yummy I love it, have a wonderful week-end.

Jenny Gropp said...

What an adorable card! I love the smaller size -- too cute. So sorry to see you go from the OCC, but the little ones come before cards and crafting!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Kim this is GREAT!!! Love the Button Cherry! I am going to miss seeing your OCC creations each week, but will be still following to see what you are up to!!!! Enjoy the extra time with your family, our children grow up in the blink of an eye and there's too many great moments to miss!

Hugs,

Vicki

True :) said...

Sweet little card Kim! Love your favorite colors too!

LORi said...

Super pretty KIM!!!

Chrissy's Creations said...

What a great card, I love the colors and the button on the cherry.

Silke said...

Absolutely yummy-licious card - Kim!!! Your colors are fab!!!

Take care - hugs ~S~

wendyp said...

Awesome card!!! I just love the color combo you chose.

Joycelyn Turner said...

Such a wonderful finale to your time with OCC!! I'll keep visiting your blog to see what you come up with next!! Enjoy your family time!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Kim :) We really enjoyed seeing your work up close and personal!! We will certainly miss you on the OCC but we know where to find you! Enjoy your NEW adventures and we will see you in blogland!

Hugs & Smiles,
Jennifer :)

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful yummy card! I love your color combo

Jane said...

Very nice, the smaller size card is kinda cool. I know what you mean about the sewing machine I actually hemmed up a pair of pants yesterday - so I actually feed it clothe instead of paper!!! Yum, Yum, a new change of diet. I think I have that same stamp set!!

Wildärtan said...

Hi Kim!
In Sweden we love your cards, we actually have made a cardjack at one of them... check this out:
http://kortifokus.blogspot.com/2009/04/bloggutmaning-v18-cj.html

Laurie tx stamper said...

How sweet! love the button as the cherry!