Saturday, May 23, 2009

OCC may challenge - sentiment focus

For this week’s challenge, it’s all about sentiments. Use your favorite sentiment as a focal point on your card/project.

There is no time limit on our challenges - feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave us a comment linking to your project so we can check it out at Our Creative Corner. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC.

I love using sentiments as the focal point of a card. Words are power (I'm an English teacher) and I enjoy showcasing the beautiful fonts and the overall image that sentiments create.

I just got my Wisteria paper by Basic Grey. I know I'm a little late on the BG boat, but better late than never! I wasn't sure I'd like this paper because the purple is so purple. It's SO purple, I had trouble seeing the rest of the paper. Just to prove it to myself, there is no purple on this card. I think this paper is so earthy and elegant. Absolutely love it!

This is the bottom layer of the card. I was so happy with it, it was hard to cover up! The flourish I used is an old Fancy Pants stamp. It's a set I love but can't remember the name of right now. I hate it when my thoughts fall out my left ear! Anyhoo, I stamped it on the Wisteria paper with Distress Embossing Ink and I used peeled paint Distress Embossing Powder. I do love this embossing powder line. It's very easy to see when this particular colour is cooked - it turns silvery. Once it is cooled, it returns to the original blue/grey colour. Then, as with all distress emboss powders, rub off the excess. *Uber* cool!!!

I used several nesties on this card. I admit I am terribly nestie dependant. Don't save me or do an intervention though - I am perfectly content where I am. This ribbon turned a higher red in the picture than it is IRL. To my real live eyes, this ribbon is a dead ringer for the colour of the background paper. A little sponging around the sentiment and VOILA!

stamps; Simple Thoughts - Memories (Cloud 9), unknown (fancy pants)
paper; brown (bazzill), antique white (paper accents), wisteria 6x6 pad (basic grey - IHP)
ink; walnut stain, antique linen, embossing distress ink (ranger)
accessories; labels two, labels four, symbology nestabilities (spellbinders - IHP), 3/8" satin reversible antique gold/champagne ribbon (may arts - IHP), heart charm (blue moon beads), scallop border punch, slot punch, pretties kit (SU!), tiny adhesive pearls (hero arts - IHP), peeled paint distress embossing powder (ranger)

16 comments:

StampOwl said...

Gorgeous Loretta

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Loretta.

Gloria Dojlido said...

Wow, this is absolutely exquisite!

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is so rich...absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Silke said...

Oh WOW - Loretta - your card is gorgeous!!! Love how you designed the pearls with the charm!!! Just gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect too!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Jenny Gropp said...

I agree on the Nestie addiction. Could not live with out them!!! I love your use of the two nesties together, and your card is fab. Wisteria is a neat collection -- I'm not much on purple either -- but really the collection is very "earthy" just as you said!

Summerthyme Studio said...

LOretta, this is just so elegant, rich and beautiful!!! Looks so vintagy and just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Simone said...

Such a wonderful card! Absolutely great!
Simone

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!!

Cathleen said...

Wow! This is just beautiful, fantastic paper!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Loretta, I just LOVE your work! Your card today is stunning, I can tell how much you LOVE your Nesties... I LOVE the warm colors and gorgeous detail, you rocked this weeks challenge!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the accent under your sentiment and the pretty stamped corners, Lovely work!

Kerri said...

This is gorgeous, Loretta! I just got my Wisteria paper this weekend, so your not the only late one : ) I used the purple to make a card today lol.

ChristineCreations said...

So elegant and classy with such gorgeous details Loretta!

Joanne Travis said...

SO beautiful and elegant!!

LORi said...

So elegant and amazingly beautiful!!!

Sensational job Loretta!!!

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