Saturday, January 24, 2009

OCC Challenge Follow your heart, IC164 Welcome Home


Happy Saturday everyone!!!

It's time for another fun OCC Challenge!!! Swing by the OCC blog to find out *who* our Guest is!?! Guess what - Jennifer also has an awesome *prize* to give away!!!

Recently a very dear friend of ours got engaged!!! Today's Sketch helped me to finally create a card for the special occasion!!! I hope my friend is gonna like it???

If you are like me....and you got sucked into the *Rub-Ons must have* and now you are stuck with them....I have an idea on how to use them!!!

On my card I used the flourishes from the *Cherishes Memories* and the sentiment from the *Eastern Elegance* Rub-Ons. The DP is - believe it or not - from the past SU Halloween Collection *Ghostly Greetings*!!! The Stamp Set is one of my fav's from SU *Boho Backgrounds*. If you would like to see other cards I made with this fun Set - click here.

Once I added the DP to my card I started to score two lines on each side. Next I added the Rub-ons. I inked four medallions in Versamark and embossed them with Black EP. The two top medallions were punched out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the bottom ones with the
1 3/4" Circle Punch. Before I raised all four medallions with Stampin Dimensionals I added the large Silver Eyelets and the large clear Rhinestones. To dress it up a bit more I added a Black Satin Ribbon from *Stamper's Dream*!!!

Hope you will have a chance to play along??? If you need more inspiration swing by every ones blog - Amy Sheffer, Cindy Haffner, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Jennifer Meyer, Julee Tilman, Laurie Schmidlin, Lynda Benden, Jackie Pedro and Kim Teasdale.

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I haven't had a chance to play in the Inspiration Challenge over on SCS.....and I so love to play along!!!

Not this time....while everyone was already sleeping in my house...I got crafty - LOL!!!

This time Stef inspired us with some beautiful Calenders for the IC164.

I have chosen this Calender. I don't have a Barn image...but the *welcoming feel* I sensed from this image inspired me to use this beautiful Set called *Welcome Home* from *There She Goes*.

Did you know that Jessica designs her own Stamps??? I think she does a wonderful job and I have so much fun crafting with them!!!

This card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". The colors of the Calender inspired me as well... this is how I ended up using the following - Whisper White, Real Red and Chocolate Chip CS. I added a Copper Eyelet on tied it off with the Taffeta Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

The sentiment and the image were inked in Memento *Rich Cocoa* and then colored with Copic Markers - R29 Lipstick Red and YG91 Putty as well as Prisma Markers - PM-197 Green Tea, PM-132 Jasmine. The door frame was colored with the SU Creamy Caramel Marker.

Hope you like my take on the IC and the OCC Sketch??? Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~TFL~

32 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are both BEAUTIFUL, Silke!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

The OCC blog appears to be locked to new lookers. ???? Loved your card and wanted to check out the blog.

Dawn Easton said...

hehe...ok...you and I BOTH used rub ons for the OCC this week...great minds think alike again eh?!
I'm going to CASE your first card because I never know what to do with the Boho Stamps! LOVE what you did!
Your inspiration card is so warm! Love it!

Terri said...

Both of these cards are beautiful but that top one is stunning! I love all black and white, it is always so eyecatching and this one is no exception!

Lynda Benden said...

I LOVE your OCC card Silke!! My FAVORITE colors!!!! Your inspiration card is so pretty! The image is beautiful and so is your coloring!

Lisa Brown said...

These are both gorgeous! Love that black and white...so elegant! And, the home card is so warm! Thanks!

lakind said...

These are both knockouts, Silke! Love the formal feel of the first one (perfect for an engagement!) and the homey feel of the sencond one (I love beautiful front doors)! And you're right, that Welcome Home set is beautiful!

lakind said...

OK, I ordered that Welcome Home set and two others! You are definitely an enabler! LOL!

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi Silke!! Your OCC card is STUNNING! I love the formal feel of the black and white...

Your second card is so warm and wonderful!! Have a great weekend, girl!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word girl G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S

Nancy Riley said...

Oh boy! Your OCC card just blows me away, Silke! It's GORGEOUS!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

Your Welcome Home design is beautiful too! You certainly achieved that welcome feeling!

Nancy Riley said...

Oh boy! Your OCC card just blows me away, Silke! It's GORGEOUS!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

Your Welcome Home design is beautiful too! You certainly achieved that welcome feeling!

Glenda said...

Fabulous work on both!!!

apigonfire said...

Love your boho card! A classic - as always!
~Kendra

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Silke, your OCC card is jaw droppingly breathtaking. I love the classy black and white, the perfect placement of your rub-ons and the gorgeous bohos! Have a fabulous weekend!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Silke! Love the rub ons and the embossed borders...what a stunning card! Your home card is beautiful too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

WOWIE girlie, these are both GORGEOUS!!

Viv said...

OMG!!! That b/w card is to die for!!! It's so beautiful. I'm so envious Silke. Your cards are fabulous!
Viv xx

Basement Stamper said...

Love the follow your heart card, it's beautiful!

Heather P. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful, but that first one is stunning!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Silke, I LOVE the stunning design and embossing. It's a WOW card!!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Janette said...

both cards are beautiful but I especially love the first one. It is so elegant and just gorgeous!

Renée said...

wow, Silke, both cards are gorgeous. Love the medallions on the first one! The colours are perfect for the insp one!!

Mari said...

Those rubons were *perfect*! It looks so elegant and lush. I love it.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Silke that is gorgeous in the black and white. Just wonderful!

Mary Fish said...

Your work is always a class act! Hugs, Mary

Angela said...

Just gorgeous Silke! Love the rub-ons. I've never quite been able to get the hang of those! Beautiful!

stampingplace said...

What great cards. I love the engagement card, it is so elegant! I've followed your blog for a while and wanted to tell you I wanted to pass along a blog award for your great stuff (the details are on my blog). I look forward to seeing what other cool stuff you share.

Stamp and Smile said...

So much eye candy to look at... one busy stamper! I LOVE IT! :) Both cards are fabulous and the same with your new blog banner! Michelle :)

Christina Hill said...

The follow your heart card is just gorgeous. The design would make a great wedding invitation card.

Kristin said...

Oh my that wedding card is truly a gem! I LOVE rub-ons and always love seeing different uses for them! And I was just thinking about that Boho Backgrounds set yesterday- poor thing has been seriously neglected in my household lately! I'm off to click your link to your creations with it! Great work!!

Cheryl said...

Great cards! The black and white one is beautiful!