Saturday, July 18, 2009

OCC Triple Play

This week our July hostess, Jenny Gropp, has challenged the OCC to a TRIPLE PLAY Challenge... Less is not always more! You must pick at least three types of embellishments to use on your card or project. These are your choices: Brads, Eyelets, Bling, Ribbon, Buttons, Thread/Floss, Beads, Charms, Rub Ons, Liquid Applique, Crystal Lacquer. 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 on the OCC blog, linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC.

I'm going to say I made an eclectic card for today's OCC challenge. I love the inspiration of this light fixture on the Tracy Porter website for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS! A very cool website, I must say!

I've been very focused on working hard for the last while. I won't bore you with details, but my days are chok-a-block full from dawn til dusk. It will be that way until the end of next week. I've been squeezing all these challenges in late at night or when I get a tad twitchy from working so hard. This week's OCC project was no different in that I squeezed it in just just under the wire. What is different though, makes all the difference in the world;

I made a decision to use things I love that I haven't used before and to do things I love to do that I haven't done in awhile. The lists;

For OCC;

I used a charm - cute key, eh?!
Ribbon layered 3 deep!
Pearls - that's bling, right?
an eyelet - that ribbon had to get through somehow!

For me;

Sincerely Yours paper pack - happy place
MS triple butterfly punch - Okay, I drove all over creation to find this, and then it has been sitting on my desk unused for the last 6 weeks!!!!
Key Charm - I just adore antique keys, especially fake ones I can use as charms
A charm - who am I kidding - I love charms!!!
brown - yup! Love it to bits!
Top note die - I love this thing, so why on earth don't I use it more?!!
Vintage Lace stamp - I bought this as an impulse buy, neglected it for a FEW months - *my bad*
sponging - {HEART}
distress emboss powder - dang! I love this stuff, especially when it's so subtle!

I could go on all day, but the bottom line is, I love this card! I rarely use burgundy or purple and only once together before today, but I love it when other people do this, so I decided to give it a whirl!

*insert {contented sigh}*

The other OCC girls have done some *uber* FAB projects, so check it out, eh?! Links are on the side bar. It's kind of like if you've been to my house I invite you to please help yourself to the fridge. My sidebar is the same thing!

Have a marvelous weekend!!!

stamps; vintage lace (sassafras lass), floral flourishes (inkadinkado), simple thoughts - memories (cloud 9)
paper; brown (bazzill), linen, merlot (paper accents), sincerely yours (flair designs)
ink; aged mahogany, vintage photo, tattered rose distress inks (ranger), brilliance perlescent chocolate, versamark (tsukineko)
accessories; watnut stain distress emboss powder (ranger), top note dies, chocolate chip satin ribbon (SU!), ivory scalloped edge ribbon (may arts), brown satin ribbon (offray), adhesive pearls (kaiser), key charm (blue moon beads), jumbo eyelet (we r memory keepers), oval and scallop oval nesties (spellbinders), triple butterfly punch (martha stewart)


StampOwl said...

wonderful card Loretta

Shemaine Smith said...

this is beautiful!

Silke said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S CARD!!! Love your 3 choices of embellishments!!! Glad you are staying out of trouble - LOL!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

What a beauty Loretta, love it.

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful card Loretta, absolutely gorgeous! Love the elements you chose as well as the gorgeous design!

Jenny Gropp said...

Loretta -- I love this one! The colors, your embellishments -- 3 layers of ribbon! the pearls.... it all comes together for a fab creation!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Loretta!!!

Elena said...

Wonderful card, Loretta! Love all of the embellishments on it!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Stunning card Loretta, what beautiful design and I LOVE all of the gorgeous detail and pretty dp!

Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh!! I was just browsing thru looking for a challenge to work on....and....WOW!! Your card is fantastic. I love it and hope you don't mind, but I am off to do my best scraplift of it!! If I even come close, I promise to post it and send all the credit for the inspiration to you!!! Again, wow, thanks for the motivation!! Leslie

Minxy said...

Oh what a rich and sumptious card :O)just delightful :O)

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, what a gorgeous card. So unique and pretty!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Lorretta, the Colours are amazing in this card!!!! Very Very Very elegant

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