Saturday, February 7, 2009

OCCC A Note of Thanks, IC166 and JBE038 Smile

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Did your week go by as fast as mine??? I can't hardly believe we have February already?!?

Well - that also means the OCC ladies have a new hostess. This month all the Challenges are created by Laurie Schmidlin. Come and stop by at the OCC blog - see *who* our Guest is and we added a *new* OCC Member as well!?!?

For this weekend Laurie came up with an *Inspiration Challenge*. She is challenging us to use our *favorite Embellishment* (Ribbon, Hardware, Charms, Flowers, etc.) and to create our whole card around it!!!

I have chosen my absolute favorite embellishment *PEARLS*!!! Yep - I love them on my cards and especially when I can coordinate them with a *Hat Pin*!!! I think it adds so much elegance to a card when you use them.

For my card today I used one of my favorite Stamp Set's from *Innovative Stamp Creations* that I have neglected badly.....it is called *Artsy Victorian*.

The card measures 5" x 5". I used Whisper White, River Rock and Basic Black CS. The image was inked in Basic Black Craft Ink and embossed it with Clear EP. I layered the image on the different CS's and raised it up with Stampin Dimensionals. I added Black Satin Ribbon and attached the Hat Pin on the side. To finish it all up I added the big Halfback Pearl in the center. The sentiment is from the SU Set *Thank You Kindly* and it was inked in Basic Black.

Here is a quick link to the other OCC ladies - Amy, Cindy, Dawn, Jennifer, Julee, Laurie, Lori, Lynda, Jackie and Kim.

Hope we have inspired you to play along???

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Next is my card for the IC166 and JBE038 - casing Michelle Woerner.


It actually started with a fun Challenge on her blog - the Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!!! We had to *case* Michelle.....and since I'm a big fan - I thought I'd play along.

I chose this card. Did you notice Michelle has *Pearls* on her card - hint - LOL - I thought I'd continue the OCC Challenge as well!!! I also liked the flower and the sentiment together.......I changed my layout as well as the colors.

Here is where the IC166 comes in..... I was inspired by this flower pillow - the colors are so fun and bright!!!

I used Kraft, Raspberry Fizz (PTI) and Whisper White. If you follow my blog you already know how much I love the Raspberry Fizz from Papertrey Ink. The Stamp Set is from the new Release *Flowers of Happiness* from *There She Goes*. The sentiment is from the same Set.

First I inked the the vine and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with the Prisma Marker *Green Tea* (PM-197). Next I inked the flowers in Raspberry Ink and colored it with the matching Copic Marker *Red Violet* (RV19) . The colors were softened with the Colorless Blender. I dressed the flowers up with some Silver Pearls (Michael's). Next I added the yummy Raspberry Satin Ribbon. The image panel was raised and I added two rows of piercing on the left hand side.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~TFL~

30 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

These are beautiful, Silke!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Silke! I play the OCC challenge every week but haven't taken the time to visit your blog ... well today I am and your blog is awesome! Your card for today's challenge is gorgeous!! LOVE the pearls and your color scheme ... can't go wrong with black & white! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Although I love both cards, I must say that your OCC card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I love the black and white, and the pearls and pin definitely push it over the top!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous cards Silke! I LOVE the elegance on both and the detail and colors are beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

LeAnne said...

What a beautiful image--so striking, just your style! Love it!
LeAnne

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Silke! I love the OCC card sooooooooooooo elegant...wow girl!

Your CASE of Michelle is so pretty too. Love the popped up flowers!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards Silke, those pearls are so pretty.

MakiJo said...

Both cards are super gorgeous!! I especially love the OCC challenge card. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent, Silke.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the black and white card, Silke! WIT-WHEWWW!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both are very pretty and I love pearls too.

lakind said...

These are both beautiful, Silke! I adore the "smile" sentiment...so precious!

Denise said...

WOW!! Another couple of classical beauties~~ I just LOVE your style!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, Silke, these are scrumptious! I love the elegant hat pin! Beatuiful work!

Amy Sheffer said...

Two beautiful card, Silke. The OCC one is truly breathtaking. I don't know how you do what you do, girl!! You're a real inspiration!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

GASP! These are GAW-GEOUS!!!! I just love the card you made casing me, and so honored!! Your lovely style is an inspiration to ME girl!! Hugs,

Ida P. Krause said...

This is such a lovely card.

Antje said...

Great Silke... you make super cards, love the quote of the second on - just gorgeous!!

Carolina said...

Beautiful card Silke! Love the perfect details and elegant look of the first one (specially the pearls, but you probably already knew I would) and the second card is soft and sweet!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are both STUNNING Silke!! I love the OCC one, but the images in Jess's new set are so pretty!!

Lynda Benden said...

OK, can I just say that your OCC card is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!! Wow Silke, it ROCKS!!! Did I get my point across??? LOL!!! Glad I didn't delete it!!!!! LOL!!!

Your CASE of the AMAZING Michelle is fantastic too! Great cards Silke!

JAR said...

They are both so fantastic!!

Cheryl said...

Your first card is stunning and your second card is very pretty!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, both these cards are fabulous Silke! The first is so elegant, and I totally love the way you placed the flowers on dimensionals in the second one!

Kerry J. said...

Wow - gorgeous cards Silke!! I love them both but the OCC one is jaw dropping!!
I wanted to show you the first things I've made with my goodies I won from you - thanks again!
http://cardsbykerry.blogspot.com/2009/02/mft-feb-guest-designer-entry.html

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Girl, get out!!!!! You just blow me away with your creativity. This is the most stunning of stunning cards. :D:D:D
I love everything about this one. So very elegant.
Did I give you my address yet, LOL!!!
Hugs,
Sabrina

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous!
You're right the hat pin does add elegance!
Both cards are gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh my, SILKE!! That OCC card is STUNNING! WOW!
Love the 2nd one too-great colors and design!!
((HUGS))

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Silke, your talent never ceases to amaze me!! You rock GF!!

Linda Beeson said...

It is just plain hard to believe how gorgeous that first card turned out - amazing! Love the second one too.

Dee Jackson said...

WOW!!!!! The OCC card is drop dead gorgeous!!