Saturday, June 14, 2008

Our Creative Corner - Challenge #1

We're having our first challenge today over on the Our Creative Corner blog.

It's a sketch challenge, hosted by Cindy Haffner!!

Come on over and play along in the challenge. Just be sure to leave a comment on the OCC challenge post with a link to your card on your blog or SCS gallery. If you upload to Splitcoast, use keyword OCCC so all the submissions are grouped in one place. :)

*ETA* ...please bear with us while we're working out some bugs. When uploading to SCS, please use keyword OCCC (with THREE c's). We found out today that there are already a bunch of uploads using keyword OCC that aren't part of the Our Creative Corner blog. Sorry for the inconvenience. {smile}

For my card, I used my new Great Impressions Lighthouse stamp that I bought last weekend while shopping with LeAnne, Jen and Wendy (hi girls!).

I stamped the lighthouse in Black Colorbox ink and then heat embossed it in clear EP. I watercolored the image using inkpads, masked the lighthouse, and then sponged Bashful Blue all around the sky. I also added highlights with my Sakura sparkle pen to the lighthouse and water. There's a close-up picture of the sparkle below.

The inside of the card includes a white panel with So Saffron sponged around all four sides. Then I stamped the rope and knot stamps from Crafty Secrets Seaside in Chocolate Chip to make a border around the entire panel.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Great Impressions Lighthouse, Gina K Kindred Sentiments for Her, Craft Secrets Seaside
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White
Ink: Colorbox Black, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Real Red, Sakura Sparkle Pen
Accessories: Yellow Brads, Brown Satin Ribbon, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Clear Embossing Powder
Technique: Sponging, Heat Embossing

Thanks for visiting my blog today, and I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far


Mimi Hornberger said...

This is so nice. I love the fact that you put something on the inside of your cards too. TFS! OX, Mimi

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Denise, this is gorgeous! What a fantastic image you found! Wonderfully coloured, as always ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise!! Love your card today! That image is perfect and so is your coloring. I love that special touch of stamping the rope image on the inside panel. It makes a very nice touch. Love it!!

Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Your cards are always beautiful and this is no exception. The touch of the inside embellishment in your work makes it perfection! This card is lovely!

Lynda Benden said...

This is gorgeous Denise! Your coloring is fantastic and I LOVE how you did the inside too!!! Great job!

Amy Sheffer said...

I love this, Denise! Love the lighthouse, and your coloring is fantastic. The inside stamping is such a fun touch, too!

Peggy Maier said...

Really pretty card! I love everything about it - you might be enabling me to buy a lighthouse set! : )

Lori said...

Love your card bud!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Denise.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Denise, your coloring always amazes me!!! This is fantastic! I'm so glad you showed a close-up of the lighthouse...I adore that little bit of glitter!! AND you stamped the inside!!!! Wow! :-)

Lovetostamp6 said...

WOW Denise your card is just beautiful. I LOVE the close up and the gorgeous detail.

Thanks so much for your wonderful sample and being a part of the OCC!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Love your card, Denise and I can't wait to try out the sketch!

Janette said...

very pretty card! I love that new image and I also like the stamping on the inside. I am been much more diligent about doing the inside of my cards now after always seeing how nice yours are. Thanks for motivating me to do that.

Anonymous said...

When you send a card like that, it's a shame that the recipient has no idea the amount of work that went into it. (unless it's another stamper)

Shannon Erskine said...

Love your card Denise! Love your circle tab on your image! Great coloring on your lighthouse. Love the inside stamping too!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Denise! I love it, especially the sparkle! I can't wait to play!