Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wintery OCC Challenge

Hi everyone. It's time for another OCC Challenge, and today the challenge is to make a card/project using a snowman or snowflakes.

Be sure to hop over to the OCC blog to check out the samples from the OCC crew, and to see the fun card made by our special guest (and my good friend) Janice Melton. Thanks for being our guest today, Janice!

I made two cards for today. The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms, part of the Friendly Kritters Collection. The images were stamped in Versafine Black Onyx and watercolored with inkpads/reinkers. The icicles and snow were done with AIG Dries Clear Adhesive and Starfire Glitter from Taylored Expressions.

The snowflakes on the blue card were punched from white CS with a Martha Stewart punch, sponged with Baja Breeze Ink, and then I added the same Starfire glitter. They were glued down with SU Dimensionals. All ribbon on the blue card is from Papertrey's Silver Collection.

The hemp twine on the red/green card is tied around celery May Arts ribbon that I got at Stamper's Dream and striped organdy ribbon from Pink Hedgehog. The sparkle in the organdy ribbon matches the starfire glitter perfectly! Love that!

The Warm Hearts sentiment was stamped on the inside of both cards. Here's a picture of the inside of the red/green card. The blue card is pretty similar, just white CS matted against black.

Stamps: CHF Frosty Friends, CHF Warm Hearts
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Basic Black, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Glorious Green, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Basic Brown, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Starfire Glitter from Taylored Expressions, SU Dimensionals, AIG Dries Clear Adhesive, PTI Silver Sheer Metallic 3/4" Ribbon, PTI 1/8" Silver Tinsel Ribbon, Snowflake Embossing Folder
Technique: Watercoloring, Dry Embossing

Stamps: CHF Frosty Friends, CHF Warm Hearts
Paper: Ruby Red, PTI Select White, Fancy Pants Happy Holidays DP
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Glorious Green, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Basic Brown, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Celery 3/8" May Arts Ribbon from Stamper's Dream, Striped Organdy Ribbon from PinkHedgehog Paper Crafts, Hemp Twine, Starfire Glitter from Taylored Expressions, AIG Dries Clear Adhesive
Technique: Watercoloring

Have a great weekend!


LeAnne said...

Both are beautiful, Denise! Hmmm, I think I have a few snowmen around here somewhere!

Janice M said...

Great cards Denise!! That stamp is adorable. Thanks so much my friend for the honor of being your guest designer for the week!

Lynda Benden said...

Gorgeous cards Denise! That image is so pretty and your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for the awesome challenges this month!!!

Carol said...

These two cards are just divine! I love snowflakes on anything, so these two are a bit hit with me! Beautifully done Denise, way to meet the challenge!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are wonderful Denise! What a sweet image!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Both cards are beautiful Denise!! Love the ribbon treatment on both!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love what you've done with that sweet CHF image!! Thanks for all the fun OCC challenges this month!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so darling, Denise! Love the image, and the color combos are fabulousl.

Terri said...

Taking a break from my decorating and had to pop in to see what you created...too stinkin' cute, girl! I DEFINITELY have to play in this week's challenge, you know how much I love snowmen! Can't wait to play!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Did say cute?

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Denise, LOVE the fun image, gorgeous layout and detail!!

Have a wonderful weekend, hugs... Jennifer :)

Ryann said...

Beautiful cards Denise! I can't decide which one I like more - they are both excellent!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So so darling, love it.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are both awesome! I love the hemp tie on that second one!!
hugs, Jami

Denise said...

Both of these are just beautiful Denise, and this image is so daring!! Great challenge this week, hope I get a chance to play along! :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Love 'em BOTH, girl! Your coloring is lovely, and love all the special details that always make your cards extra AWESOME! {{hugs}}

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute!! I love it!!

silkeledlow said...

OMG - I was so busy that I have not even had a chance to play along!!!! Love this image and you have made it once again look awesome!!!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are soooo cute!! I love the different colors and that wonderful image!!