Saturday, March 7, 2009

OCC Doodle Challenge

Okay, I'm about over the moon right now. Kim Teasdale, on behalf of my friend Jennifer Meyer, invited me to be on the Our Creative Corner (OCC) design team. Was I interested? Um, YES!!!

The challenge posted by Kim for this week is to doodle. I can draw. Not so confident with doodling. I can't paint a wall, but I can paint a portrait. No, I can't explain this, and I'm not going to try. A challenge is called a challenge for a reason. I'm challenged.

On to the card... I stamped this little cutie patootie on Kraft paper (I know, big surprise there *snort*) and coloured it with prismacolors. I live somewhere totally landlocked, but I dream of a beach in Fiji - private of course! NO ONE needs to see me in a swimsuit! So this scene is a place I've only dreamed of. {insert contented sigh}

I used nestabilities to cut out the frame for this scene. The main image is mounted under the white scallop, and square green layers. The seashells on the flourishes are stamped in black, highlighted with white gel pen and outlined in light grey to give them a real dimensional look. The nestabilities and dp are all available from i {heart} papers and links are available in the recipe list below.

For more doodle details, stop by the OCC blog and play along with us! There's a whole bunch of amazing cards by the other OCC members, so check out their blogs too; Cindy Haffner, Jennifer Meyer, Kim Teasdale, Silke Ledlow, Lori Boyd, Robin Willis, Frances Byrne, Jenny Gropp, and Vicki Garrett.

Have a rockin' weekend!

stamps; seaside (crafty secrets)
paper; elephant, london, hazel, salt dotted swiss (bazzill), sage shadow (SU!), kraft (paper accents), marrakech 6x6 pad (basic grey - IHP)
ink; pitch black, antique linen, tea dye (distress inks by ranger)
accessories; classic squares complete set nestabilities, labels two nestabilities (spellbinders - IHP), pewter eyelet (We R memory Keepers), adhesive pearls (hero arts), fancy corner punch (ek success), grey taffeta ribbon (SU!), white gel pen (sakura), latte bella baubles (stampingbella), hemp twine

17 comments:

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Holy Moly!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I used this girl for my OCC Challenge card last week - your take on her is amazing!!!! I love the OCC, and I am happy for you that you are part of the team. Your work is wonderful. I will be back!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Loretta, welcome aboard. So fun.

Stampin_melissa said...

What a truly gorgeous card! I am trying to figure out how you made the layer that is below the square (that is below the sentiment). Is that the corner punch you mention in your recipe? TFS!

StampOwl said...

wonderful card Loretta ... glad you also joined the OCC.

Robin said...

This card is gorgeous! I adore that image. It is an honor to be working alongside you at OCC!!
Robin

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the use of the kraft paper! Awesome card! Maybe I can visit you in FIJI... cause I need a private beach to get in to a bathing suit too!!! Look forward to the OCC with you!

southernscraps said...

Your card is beautiful and now I have another "must have" stamp on my list. You did an excellent job with this challenge!

Elena said...

Congratulations on this Big News! I can imagine how excited you are to be a part of the most talented ladies! Very happy for you!
Your cards are always a piece of art! I love your coloring, your style, your ART!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Welcome to the OCC Loretta!! I am SO looking forward to creating with you each week!

Your card is SO pretty and I just LOVE all those doodles!

Jennifer :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is gorgeous Loretta!! Love your krafty scene!! And your corner punch framing the sentiment is fantastic!! WOW!

Deb said...

Whoaaaa Loretta! WTG Girlie! So excited for you! And what an entrance you're makin'! Gorgeous card! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Loretta, this is absolutely Beautiful! I love how you have coloured this and your layout. I am thrilled to be creating along side you at OCC!!

Vicki

Velta said...

Oh My ! This is so gorgeous! You have such a way with coloring girl!!! Congrats on your OCC :)

Stamping Becky said...

Congrats AGAIN, Loretta! Three design teams!! The card is absolutely beautiful. I bet you look fabulous in a swimsuit even though you keep telling yourself otherwise.

Silke said...

Absolutely gorgeous - Loretta!!!
Welcome to the OCC - glad you jumped onboard!!! Hugs ~S~

Simone said...

What a fabulous card! I love it!!!
That´s great that your are a new Design Team member! Wish you good luck and lots of creative ideas!
Greetings from Germany
Simone

Aunty Sue said...

love this quote. Stunning card

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