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???
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~