Saturday, May 9, 2009

OCC Sketch Challenge

Our hostess for May, Robin, continues her challenge line up with this sketch;

And this is my take on this sketch. I was at a woman's trade show and coloured this Ketto (I love her to bits!!!) while traffic was a little slow. She sat on my desk for all of a day and I knew I wanted to use her for this sketch. Normally, I choose an image and the designer paper simultaneously. One needs to support the other, and sometimes this is an arduous job. I learned this from my many years of quilting and teaching quilting. It's often a no fail technique. However, for this image, I had no paper with me so I made a best guess for colours from memory from this paper - Que sera sera from K&Co.

I have to be honest; this is a card that kept growing embellishments and touches. I counted 13 self-adhesive rhinestones on this card!!! Normally that would be gaudy blingification, but it works here. The last thing I decided on a spur of the moment was the glow behind this little fairy. She's so sweet, I think the air around her would vibrate if she were real.

I think this card is over the moon whimsical and I think this will end up on a wall for one of my girls. My 8yo old would be the logical choice, but what young lady wouldn't love this happy little scene?!!!

I used cinnamon stickles on the ball ends of her hair. There are diamond stickles on her wings applied in a very thin layer and, once dry, coated with crystal effects for a little dimension. It makes her wings looks like opal IRL - totally amazing! Her tiara just HAD to have jewels!!! What REAL tiara doesn't have jewels!

Yup! Totally adorable!!!

Make sure you head on over to the other OCC blogs to see what everyone else did with this sketch challenge!

stamps; Maisy Ketto (stamping bella), blooming expressions (whipper snapper), nightingale (see d's)
paper; coconut swirl (bazzill), que sera sera (K&Co)
ink; espresso, sunset orange, raspberry adirondack (ranger), whisper white craft ink (SU!)
accessories; oval, scallop oval, tag trio nestabilities (spellbinders - IHP), light pink rhinestones (amuse and heidi swapp), dark pink rhinestones (K&Co), green rhinestones (unknown), cinnamon, diamond stickles (ranger - IHP), lime glitter ribbon (creative impressions - IHP), bridal embossing tinsel (ranger), white embroidery floss (anchor), flower charms (blue moon beads), border punch (fiskars), prismacolours (staford), sunny shimmerz (shimmering products - IHP)


Marja Sch said...

What awonderful card. Love the DP and the image is so cute and wonderful coloured. Hugs Marja

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow she is darling, super color, and design. Hugs Cindy

Robin said...

This is absolutely adorable. First, you did an amazing job of matching colors when the paper wasn't in front of you! And second...all of your blingage, totally works for this whimsical beauty!

Silke said...

Oh my goodness - Loretta - your card is awesome!!! Love the new Bella line - soooo cute!!! Love all the bling you added too :)!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! WOWWWWWW!! Whimsical and Beautiful!!!!!!

You are AMAZING!


Joycelyn Turner said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS in every way!!! LOVE your image and all the sparkle...AMAZING creation!!

StampOwl said...

super cute Loretta

LORi said...

Ahhh Loretta. She is positively adorable!!! I LOVE this image and you did an awesome job bringing her to life!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Not only is your coloring amazing, but all the tiny details are amazing! WOW!!

toners said...

Oh, my! This stamp is adorable - and so is what you made it into!! Super job!

And - happy Mother's Day! xx

Stamping Becky said...

Cute, adorable and absolutely beautiful! Everything worked on this card - not too much bling at all. Those little flowers on the edge of the sentiment tag is just the perfect extra touch. Great coloring, as usual.
btw, Happy Mother's Day!!
Rebecca :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

uh gorgeous!! WOW Loretta this is so precious! LOVE the fun design and beautiful detail & colors.

Have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Loretta, this is wonderful!!! Love the dp and the coloring!!! Adorable card!!!!

I left you a special blog award at my blog.

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