Saturday, April 4, 2009

April OCC Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Guess what - I'm hosting this months OCC Challenges!!! I hope you'll play along.....??? I'm challenging you to create a card/project with *YOUR* favorite Easter Stamp Set!!! I have a few Set's to choose from, but when it comes down to it I would choose my favorite over and over again.....plus with the Easter holidays right around the corner I thought we all can use some help getting some more cards into the mail!!! For some reason I'm always behind - LOL!!!

I also would like to take the opportunity to introduce my Guest - Jeanette Fincher!!! Jeanette is the owner of a fairly new Stamp Company called 2RedBananas!!! If you are looking for some more fun Challenges - check out the 2RedBananas Blog!!! Jeanette was so generous and donated a Stamp Set for this weeks Challenge!!! Check out the OCC Blog for all the details and the fab Samples!!!


Here is my take on the Challenge......

My favorite Easter Set is an older SU Set called *Glorious Gift*. I always love this powerful Bible Verse and it just says it all!!!

I also love the softer sublet colors with my Easter cards....For this card I used - Bashful Blue, So Saffron, White, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.

I inked the the flower image first with So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Next I stamped the Bible Verse with Basic Black on top. I distressed and added some Candle Light Shimmerz to the edges. After I was done with the main image I decided to ad a hint of Shimmerz to the flowers too :) - you can see it better on the smaller photo!!!

The card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". The first layer is Bashful Blue. Next I added the Designer Paper is from the SAB *Delicate Dots* Collection. I created the border with the Martha Stewart Punch. The main image was layered onto Pretty in Pink CS and I pierced right around the edges. To dress it all up I used the White Satin Ribbon, a large So Saffron matching button plus my favorite Silver Pearls (he,he,he)!!!

Now I can't wait to see your fabulous creations.....I'll be checking you all out :)!!! Remember there is no time limit to this Challenge, but if you want to win the 2RedBananas Set you have to get crackin'!!!

Have a great weekend!!! ~TFL~

27 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I like soft subtles on easter cards too. This is beautiful with the flowers behind the sentiment, and the MS Doily punch is a beautiful accent.

Yvonne said...

Thats just so soft and gorgeous!!!
Yummy colours, really refreshing.
Hugs, Yvonne.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Lovin' that button with the ribbon, and the overstamping of the scripture. This is beautiful Silke!!!

Sandy Kay said...

This is my favorite set too - so glad I have it! It was in a mini catalog and never came out in the big catalog! Love what you did with it!

Loretta said...

Silke, I love the power and Good News of this verse too. A lovely, spring celebration card you have here!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colors, and the flowers are perfect to accentuate the message! Beautiful, Silke!

StampOwl said...

This was a fun challenge Silke ... your card is gorgeous

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Silke!!!!! Thanks for the Easter Challenge, hugs Cindy

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Simply gorgeous!! I love the colors and that button!!
--Hugs Becca

Kerney Whitman said...

I had not heard of Shimmerz. I googled it and see it is a paint. Could you explain how it would be different from Stickles? (besides the using a watercolor brush!) Love when I see a new product!! The card is positively gorgeous!
~(scs)mom2grace

Ann said...

I LOVE the soft color palette on this--perfect for Easter!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love your ink color choices -- so soft. You card is just divine as usual! I liked this challenge -- so many choices out there, look forward to seeing what everybody uses!

Judy Rozema said...

What a beautiful design! I love the flowers behind the sentiment -- just says SPRING and RENEWAL to me!! Gorgeous!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Your card is beautiful Silke! LOVE the fresh flowers behind the sentiment and the colors are SO pretty!

Thanks for the fun challenge this week!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Connie said...

So pretty, Silke! This has got to be my all time favorite Easter set too...I will NEVER let it go! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp! Girl, this is gorgeous! Looks like a great challenge!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Silke, this is a GORGEOUS card!!!!! I love the that it is not an egg or bunny card. Makes you remember the real reason of this special day. I have been busy with some more flowers for ya ;P. Hugs, Sabrina

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Silke! Love the Soft Subtle combo!!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

The soft subtles work beautifully with this card and I love the Shimmerz you gave the flowers. Fabulous!

Stamp and Smile said...

I'm going to check out that OCC challenge next! Love your card with the fresh springy colors... TFS!! Think Sping Silke!! :)

Robin said...

This is a truly beautiful card, Silke!! I love the subtle shimmer from the Shimmerz and the verse is wonderful! Fun challenge!

Jerri Kay said...

A very beautiful Easter card Silke, I love your soft, beautiful pastels.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovely card Silke!!! Love the colors!

Chris said...

I love the soft colors of your flowers behind that great verse. Just beautiful!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Love the softness of this beauty! I have this set and never used it! Silly me!

Jessie/knightrone said...

THis is gorgeous, and your daughter is such a cutie pie!!

Christina said...

Silke, thank-you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog... This card is gorgeous! I love the sentiment, and soft pastel colors.