Saturday, April 11, 2009

OCC Sketch Challenge - A Yellow Rose


Where have I been? I just noticed that I haven't posted on my blog since last Saturday's OCC challenge! Crazy! I must have been busy working on my Dirty Dozen projects *wink* Our Challenge hostess Silke cooked up this sketch challenge for you all to try this week.


I must admit that I did struggle with this one...although it might actually have to do more with the fact that I completely forgot to make my OCC card until late yesterday afternoon! Oh, well! It's been one of those kind of weeks! lol



Once I figured out what stamp I was going to use on this card, I pulled out my new Tombow's to play with...they might just be my new favourite colouring medium! I am always so amazed at what you can achieve using them with very little effort (and I do mean little). For those of you who are not familiar with a Tombow marker they are a water based dual ended felt tipped marker that you can use for watercolouring or colouring directly on your stamp. These are not to be confused with Copic Markers or Prisma Markers, both of which are alcohol based and permanent (do not colour on your stamps with these as the will stain your stamps and will not transfer the ink).



This card seems a little "flat" to me. I didn't paper tole it because I wanted a simple but elegant card with the watercolouring to stand on it's own...and I cut my finger and it hurt to fiddle around with small pieces. This is what happens when I rush something...I get even more clumsier that I already am! The gold patterned paper was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and and I have sponged all of the edges of card stock.

Don't forget to pop by Our Creative Corner and link your creation there for a chance to win some goodies :) Feel free to pop by the OCC Designers blogs for more details on their cards!

Jennifer Meyer
Jocelyne Turner
Cindy Haffner
Silke Ledlow
Lori Boyd
Vicki Garrett
Jenny Gropp
Frances Bryne
Robin Willis
Loretta Lock

Thanks for popping by today and Happy Easter everyone! I hope that the Easter Bunny litters your yards with oodles of Mini Eggs...mmmm, Mini Eggs, my fav! :D

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Beautiful and God's Beauty
Paper: PTI White, Watercolour, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey DP, 7 Gypsies DP, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Gold Embossing Powder, Waterbrush, Tombow Markers, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

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27 comments:

Loretta said...

I love tombows too! I just admitted that out loud...

What a stunning card, Kim! Love how golden your card is without being overwhelming brassy!

Silke said...

Kim - this is absolutely gorgeous!!! You achieved the elegant look for sure and your coloring is divine!!!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!! ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

So, so beautiful, Kim!!! There are so many things I love about this I don't know where to begin...the stitching, the sponging, the sparkle...ALL of it!!! WOW!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Kim, love those colors. Happy Easter!!

StampOwl said...

beautiful card Kim

Jennifer Meyer said...

Amazing card Kim, I would LOVE to take one of your coloring classes!! LOVE the affect of the NEW markers you used, I will have to check those out!!

One of these days, I hope to swap a card with you...

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter, Jennifer :)

Robin said...

Gorgeous! I think this looks very elegant and not at all flat.
Happy Easter!

Jenny Gropp said...

Ok--- I'm gonna pull out my Tombows and give it a try! Your coloring is OUTSTANDING as usual! Wonderfully Lovely and Elegant Card!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is gorgeous!! Love your choice of color & image!! Inspirational as always!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Kim, wonderful flower and coloring.

True :) said...

Very pretty card Kim! Not flat at all. We don't always have to have images popped off the page to be pretty. LOVE the coloring! You always do an awesome job.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter!

Kim said...

Gorgeous, Kim! Perfect attention to detail!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your card art is gorgeous! Beautifully created.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a beauty, Kim! Your Tombow coloring looks awesome!

Wendy said...

Love it,as always, Kim. Happy Easter to you and your family

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, such lovely coloring and the paper is just perfect with your image!

itsabrt said...

This cards is amazing, so beautiful! BR-T

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Your flower is GORGEOUS Kim! Love your take on the sketch! Hope you and family have a great Easter!

newenglandstamper said...

This is really beautiful - TFS!

Sue McMahon usa168923 said...

Love the colors you used, Kim!!

Millie said...

Very pretty and inspirational!

Simone said...

What an amazing card, Kim! I love the image, the paper and all the details! Great!
Simone

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Wow!! So elegant looking!!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Hugs,
Melissa

papercraftsbyrach said...

a beautiful card Kim. hugs rachxx

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim!

Pam said...

This is one of my favorite stamp sets by Stampin Up. You showed it off beautifully. What an awsome job putting this card together. I wish I could call your artwork something other than "coloring" your image. Sounds to simple for the amazing results you get in your finished card.
Ok..are you tired of me yet!LOL!
I am starting to run out of words to discribe your work!
Another great card Kim.
~Pam
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