Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge - a Sketch!

Hi everyone! It's time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge!

The Challenges this month are going to be hosted by Jennifer Meyer and she has some awesome things lined up for all of us!

For the first challenge this month, we have a SKETCH! There's a $20 gift certificate being awarded by Tamara McKlveen from
Mothers & Daughters Creations for one lucky winner! Be sure to check out the Our Creative Corner Blog for all the details of the giveaway as well as the beautiful samples from the OCC team and Tamara.

For my card I used a bunch of NEW things that I just received. My great friend,
Silke, sent me a the Plum Pudding CS and yummy ribbon. Thanks, girlie!! I hope you like it because I made it for you. {hugs!} The main image is from one of my new Flourishes sets...oh my word, go Flourishes!! Your images are gorgeous!!

The image was stamped on watercolor paper, watercolored with inkpads (by smashing the ink in the lid), I cut most of the image with the paper cutter just up to the edges of the flowers, and then hand cut around the flowers with scissors to get the out-of-the-box technique. A tiny bit of purple stickles were added to the center of the flower.

The black mat behind the flower is up on dimensionals. The inside of the card has one of the small flourish images from the Siberian Iris set stamped in the lower corner.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Flourishes Siberian Iris, Gina K Designs Kindred Sentiments for Her
Paper: Papertrey Plum Pudding, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Papertrey Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, Scallop Rectangle Nesties, Dimensionals, Purple Stickles
Technique: Watercoloring with Inkpads

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and I hope you'll play along with us in the OCC challenge!

17 comments:

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Denise, your card is just stunning!!! You did a fabulous job and the flower is just beautiful! BTW, the colors are wonderful too!!!

silke said...

Oh Denise - your card is super gorgeous in purple!!! I love it!!!
WOW and you have made it just for me??? You are too sweet - I'm glad you love the Plum Pudding as much as I do - LOL!!! The Flourish Flower is devine too - way to go girl!!

Dawn Easton said...

Denise, your card is beautiful...love watercolouring! Gorgeous layout and design. The colours are perfect!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Card Denise, I am going to go over and check out the challenge... Hope you had a great Birthday and a great 4th!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise your card is so rich and beautiful, I love that flower, awesome job.

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Denise! Wonderful rich color, and the little bit of black really adds a perfect touch. love the out of the box technique too! I so love your work!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous!!! Your watercoloring is perfect!!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! I love that image and the color is fantastic!

Kim Gasper said...

This is gorgeous, Denise. Wow! I love how the image goes slightly off the line of the paper. I've seen this done but I haven't tried it yet. It's the perfect technique for this beautiful image. Love it!!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Denise, your sample is beautiful. The colors are stunning and your watercoloring is GORGEOUS!

Hope you are having a wonderful Birthday/holiday!

Birthday hugs,
Jennifer :)

Janice M said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! That is the perfect color for that image, great job coloring!

Susan (rainy) said...

WOW!! Oh Denise!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is wonderful.

Patsy said...

Beautiful!! I love that image. Great job!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous card, Denise!! I love the colors!! Beautiful coloring!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! Another beautiful card! I love love love it!

Wendy said...

Just too stinkin pretty! I just love this purple color! Wowza!

Alison said...

Beautiful card love the colours you have used.