Saturday, June 27, 2009

OCC 2nd June Sketch

For this week's challenge, our June host, Jennifer Meyer, has put together this sketch:



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I love the sketch this week. I think I am quite partial to sketch challenges more than any other challenge. Here's my take on it;




IRL those lime green chipboard flourishes aren't lime green! They blend much better with the card but my camera just couldn't 'see' the blend dagnabbit! What's up with that? It is likely the camera operator. Everyone knows I'm technologically challenged and if it weren't for my most patient DD, I could hardly turn on the computer! She has read an email sent to me about how to turn my watermark into a brush stroke in our photo editor program, and done it! {insert contented sigh}

I love the softness of this card. I started by choosing paper from my 6x6 Wisteria pad. I don't think I've used any purple from that pad yet! When I first saw the Wisteria paper, all I could see was purple but there are so many other beautiful papers that I haven't felt the need to cut into the purple. I like purple, don't get me wrong. The purple in Wisteria is quite bold for me though. I have seen some stunning cards using this purple, just not from me. Maybe next week...

I finally used my Just Rite stamps in a way that doesn't make my eye twitch! YAY!! Becca Feeken is just about at the pinacle of using these stamps birlliantly and I love what she does with them. Debbie Olson is pretty darn smokin' with these stamps too. Me - not so much. Today though, the stars apparently aligned for some elegant stuff. I used Tiny Words, Borders and Centers for the top two layers of my main image. under that is an elegant border from Designer Centers and Borders. This little image stack makes me think of Blue Delft china plates stacked in an antique sideboard. Lovely!

I used circle nesties to cut out the stamped images and Blossom nesties to cut out the lower layers. The center panel was made using the Labels 4 nesites - I just love the elegant panel look of this set! The left edge of the card was super, *uber* easy and so over the moon pretty with the ric rac scalloped pierceabilities template. Kate has her nesties on for a really good price! Go check it out at i {heart} papers.

Well, grab a cuppa joe and enjoy the inspiration offered up by the rest of the OCC Design Team!

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jenny Gropp
Jennifer Meyer
Jocelyn Turner
Silke Ledlow
Vicki Garrett

stamps; tiny words, borders and centers, designer centers and borders (Just Rite - IHP)
paper; Wisteria (basic grey - IHP), buttercream, sprout (bazzill), very vanilla (SU!)
ink; bordering blue (SU!), antique linen (distress ink by ranger)
accessories; chipboard flourish (bazzill), lily pad dew drops (the robin's nest), circle, label 4, blossom nesties and ric rac border pierceabilities (spellbinders - IHP), willow acrylic paint (adirondack by ranger), white silk ribbon (may arts - IHP), adhesvie pearls (Kaiser), pretties kit (SU!)

20 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is gorgeous way to rock the sketch!!!!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is so elegant and pretty, love the flourish, the piercing.........wow!!!! PRETTY!

Vicki

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Awesomely gorgeous card! Love all the details!

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Joycelyn Turner said...

This is so, so beautiful!! Love every accent and detail!! Fabulous!!

Jenny Gropp said...

BEAUTIFUL, soft pretty - yummmy yummy ribbon, Ornare piercing, the flourishes --- so much detail and it all works together wonderfully!! Great Great card Loretta!!!

i {heart} papers said...

This is totally gorgeous!!!

Stamping Becky said...

Aboslutely beautiful! Love all the minute and pretty details... pierced pattern, elegant dew drops, that gorgeous ribbon... the green flourish (not limey at all!).

Great job, Loretta!!!

Silke said...

WOW - Loretta - this card is super gorgeous!!! Love all the piercing and your take on the Sketch!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

What an amazing piece of art Loretta! I just LOVE the gorgeous dp and stunning detail!

Have a awesome weekend! Hugs, Jennifer :)

PS Please give those puppies a BIG hug from me :)

Abby said...

Hi there, I just discovered your fabulous blog while blog hopping. Your cards are beautiful! I'm celebrating being on my very first design team with some yummy blog candy. I would love for you to stop by and join in the fun:)

Abby:)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my just Beautiful, love the softness and colors, such pretty accents to it too!

Simone said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute stamp you have used and these brilliant papers! Really fantastic!
Simone

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! I love the soft colors! And the way how you tied the ribbon is gorgeous!

Kerri said...

This is so gorgeous, Loretta! I need to get some of those Piercabilities. What a beautiful accent!

Carla said...

This. Card. Is. STUNNING!!! OMGosh - I just love it! The flourish, ribbon, bow - that piercing - holy!

PS --- I've been "avoiding" my purple wisteria too - ha - it was so funny to read that.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Amazing!!!

:-)

velta said...

Joanne ~ I think you 'are' So Much!! this card is just gorgeous and I love the colors !

Velta said...

LOL...sry I meant to say Loretta...I just came from Joanne's blog...

Deb said...

Wow Loretta! Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the flourishes!

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