Saturday, February 27, 2010

OCC Featuring Sugar Creek Hollow

Our sponsor this week is a brand new digital stamp company Sugar Creek Hollow. So new, in fact, that their Grand Opening is March 1st. They are a Christian company that is giving all of their proceeds to a food pantry. They are offering $10 in free digital images to the lucky winner of this week's random selection. But really everybody wins because as part of their Grand Opening there is a fabulous Friday Freebie (from yesterday), a blog hop, a drawing for $50 in free digital stamps and the opportunity to receive a free digital stamp for every $10 you spend on the Grand Opening day of March 1st. So be sure to drop by their site on Monday and check out all the goodies!

This week our February host, Linda Coughlin, has challenged the OCC to a sketch challenge. We can’t wait to see your take on the sketch, feel free to use your favorite stamps and supplies!!



There is no time limit on our challenges - 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. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

And here is my project (flawed - I forgot the middle band) for this sketch;


I coloured the frame with prismacolours and to me it looks like a tatoo, but my family thinks it looks great, so I decided to keep it. OH GOSH!!! I love Ribbons paper by Cosmo Cricket from their Be Good line for vintage images. It has my idea of the perfect sepia undertone for images, and the colour is mottled, which is always nice for vintage AND it colours up like kraft paper which is like 100 home runs in a row kind of happy!

I used my sakura glue pen and some glitter on the flourish below the sentiment to jazz it up a bit, and I really like the effect. The designer paper is from a K&Co pad called Blue Awning - it's an oldie, but a goodie! I think it's the only pad I own that I've almost used up. Usually, I have my favourite papers that I use up and I'm left with the majority of the pad that I'm ambivalent (totally uninspired!!!) about that gets donated to my DD's junior high for their scrapbook option.

Please do pop over to the OCC blog and check out what the rest of the design team did with this sketch and note that the Sugar Creek Hollow Grand Opening Blog Hop is on Monday! We got skunked last night for the second time this week, so I didn't get much sleep. On the up side, he missed the corner of the house where my studio is this time, and so I don't have to panic about getting wedding dresses out of my stinky storage, and I can work in there today!

Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful weekend!

stamps; forever, flourish frame (sugar creek hollow)
paper; blue awning (K&Co), hershey, coconut swirl (bazzill)
ink; tea dye, vintage photo distress ink (ranger)
accessories; dew drops (the robin's nest), rectangle and scallop rectangle nesties (spellbinders), ribbon (offray), angel dust, amore peewee glitter pack (art institute glitter)

19 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card - you've colored that image marvelously!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Amazing work with that image, Loretta. I wasn't sure what to do with it, but you have given me some great inspiration for using this stamp. Beautiful colors - l love browns and blues together. So great to be with you on two design teams now!

Hugs,
Linda

Wendy J. said...

Beautiful, Loretta! Love your color choice. The frame is great! I wouldn't have noticed the forgotten band if you hadn't mentioned it! Lovely!

Joycelyn Turner said...

I DO NOT see any kind of flaw in this fabulous creation, Loretta...band or no band!!!! This is STUNNING!!!

Primitive Paper said...

Simply stunning Loretta. I have not even gotten this image loaded into the store yet and someone saw your card this morning and emailed me about getting the stamp. Thanks so much!

Joseline said...

Beautifully executed Loretta!! I love how you colored the flowers!!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's beautiful! Your colouring is stunning!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card and beautiful coloring.

Cassie said...

it's just lovely! i love the flourish and how you colored it!
i too forgot the band but i don't think it detracts from the beauty of your card!

Lori Rider said...

This is beautiful, Loretta - I love that image and your gorgeous papers!

Cheri Howard said...

Your card is just gorgeous, Loretta! From the colors to the embellishments to the way you used the images...beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Loretta - this is a gorgeous take on the challenge!!! Love everything about it!!! Hugs ~S~

Jennifer Meyer said...

Stunning card Loretta, what rich tones and I LOVE the sparkle!

Sorry to hear about the skunk - not fun!

Hope you get some sleep! Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~ Hugs :)

Mari said...

*Love* the coloring you did! Beautiful card! :)

grandmalee said...

OMG! This is absolutely stunning! I don't usually go to the DT blogs, but I HAD to see how you did the "tattoo" image! It is truly drop dead gorgeous!!!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful card Loretta!
I agree with your Family!!

The flourish is just gorgeous,and I love the colors.

Glad your studio didn't get the brunt of the skunk!

Thank you for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, neat image and just love the ribbon on the squares!

GlitterEmm said...

Beautiful card Loretta! I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

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Dana Grothaus said...

Gorgeous card! I love what you did with the digital images. This was a fun sketch. Great job!

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