Saturday, January 17, 2009

OCC Technique Challenge.....


Happy Saturday!!!

Are you all ready to play along in this weeks OCC Challenge??? Today Jennifer asked us to use the *Emboss Resist* technique!!! I haven't done this in a while, but I was excited to try it again!!!

My card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I used Kraft, Bashful Blue and Whisper White CS. As well as the Glossy CS for my image.

I started out by inking the *Upsy Daisy* image in Versamark. Then I embossed the flowers with the retired Maze EP from the Earth Powder Stack. Next I inked the *moon* with the smaller dot from the *Dots Are Hot* Set in Versamark and embossed it with White EP. My next step was to sponge the background....I used Bashful Blue, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango Ink for it. I was actually trying to create a pretty afternoon sunset.....I'm not sure if I succeeded, but I kinda like how it turned out!!! What do you think???

After I was done with the image I started embossing the Bashful Blue CS with the *Mesh* Cuddlebug folder. Below I layered the Kraft CS. Next I raised the image with Stampin Dimensionals and started piercing on the right hand side. Something was missing.... so I added the Silver Brads. At last I inked the sentiment from the H&M Set *A Time of Caring* in Basic Black.
Please swing by Amy Sheffer, Cindy Haffner, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Jennifer Meyer, Julee Tilman, Laurie Schmidlin, Lynda Benden, Jackie Pedro and Kim Teasdale's blog to see their version of the technique!!! ~TFL~

If you want to play along and don't know how to use this technique, please use this link over at SCS for instructions http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/embossing_resist

Have fun!!!

25 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very pretty, Silke! I love the cloud effect you achieved behind the flowers. Looks GREAT!

Val said...

What an awesome card! I love the sponged background. Such soft colours! I think you definitely achieved the desired effect!

Jodene said...

This card is just beautiful! And thanks for visiting my blog. I have now added the link to your card that I cased, thanks for that! I had printed it out ages ago as I loved it and couldn't remember who had made it!

Dawn Easton said...

Stunning Silke! I love your background...it turned out wonderfully!
Great choice of stamp set too ;)

Lynda Benden said...

Beautiful Silke! You did a fantastic job with the background of your flowers ~ awesome! I would have used that set but since you and Dawn did, I had to resort to a different stamp....I am sure my card wouldn't have STUNK so bad!!!! LMBO!! My card was going to stink no matter what set I used so no, it really isn't yours and Dawns fault, it's mine! !!!! LOL!!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so beautiful, Silke!!! I love the piercing around the main image!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Silke, great shading and flowers image.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This ROCKS, Silke! Love your beautiful sunset and fabulous card.

Viv said...

Absolutely beautiful Silke.
I love every single detail.
Viv xx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card and design Silke! LOVE the gorgeous embossing and shading!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Amy Sheffer said...

I love this, Silke! It has a hip, modern-art-museum feel to it! Way to go with the challenge, GF!

Cindy Haffner said...

You nailed this my dear, love your work, all you girls are so talented, so fun to design with you all on OCC.

Kimberly said...

WHOA! That is gorgeous!!!!!
I left you an award on my blog! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Just awesome!! tfs!!
-t

Jerri Kay said...

I think it's fabulous Silke! Your background has a very soft water color effect giving your image a wonderful depth of field. Stunning girl, absolutely stunning!

Julie said...

HOLY COW, Silke!! This is awesome, girl! Love this beautiful combo of colors!

Judy Davis said...

Beautiful background, just stunning. TFS

Christi said...

Wow is this gorgeous!!!!

Bev said...

Lovely card-great job on the technique. tfs

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Beautiful, Silke!!! Just beautiful!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Silke, this is gorgeous! I love the images you used and the sky is just perfect!!!

Anthonette said...

Your emboss resist came out beautifully! Very nice soothing colors.

Kathy said...

Lovely cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and the paper-piercing. TFS!

Kathy said...

That's the cheeriest use of that flower stamp I've seen - very nice and different.