Saturday, May 16, 2009

OCC meets *There She Goes* & SCS Inspiration Challenge mixed up with 2RedBananas

Hello everyone and a happy Saturday to you!!!

It's been a crazy week for me and I'm glad it's finally weekend :) I haven't had much stampin' time the last couple of days...so I went ahead and multi tasked - LOL!!!

I combined three Challenges into one card. The first one is the OCC Challenge which is a *Color Challenge* - using Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue plus a Neutral Color. Which leads me to the second Challenge - the IC180 - the Inspiration Photo includes pretty much the same colors plus some more....but I ran with the above colors.

The third Challenge is from There She Goes and it's also an *Inspiration Challenge*. Click right HERE for more info - not a member yet - sign up to play along!!! I chose these super yummy flower cupcakes as my main focal point.

Here is some info about my card ........

I used the There She Goes - Flowers of Happiness Set.

I inked the leaves and flowers with Memento Black and colored them with these Copic & Prisma Markers - RV19, B34 and PM-197.

The flowers were cut out and raised with Stampin Dimensionals. I dressed them up with my fav Silver Pearls.

The sentiment is from a different TSG Set - Cupcake Mix & Match. I also raised them up.

To dress this card up I added a row of piercing to the top and bottom as well as some scoring. The 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain is from Stampin' Up.

Please visit the OCC Blog for all the Samples on the Color Challenge!!! For the Inspiration Challenge please visit the new There She Goes Forum!!! Check out Jessica's take on the challenge :) and see what else is going!!!!

I had one more idea....keep going.....

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I continued with the There She Goes - Inspiration Challenge and chose this yummy cupcake next.

I decided to use this cute Stamp Set - Flourish in Thought. It was designed by Jami Bova for 2RedBananas!!! Make sure to swing by the 2RedBananas Blog to see some Sneak Peeks from other Set's that will be released on May 18th!!!

As you can tell I kept it very simple. My card measures 5" x 5".

I first punched the border with the MS Wavy Dot Punch and then scored the Tempting Turquoise CS in 1/8" intervals.

Next I stamped the image with Memento Black and colored it with Copic & Prisma Colors - E00, R08, PM125 and PM134. .

I accessorized the card with some Angel Wings Shimmerz, Prisma flowers, a matching Rhinestone Brad, Silver Brads and some 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon.

We hope you will come out and play with us??? Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!!!

22 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are always so awesome Silke, love them. Hugs cindy xxoo

StampOwl said...

beautiful as always Silke

Denise said...

Your cards are so beautiful! They're simple for the eye, but oh so very elegant! I love your style!

Loretta said...

Silke, every time I see those silver brads, I think of you. These cards are both wonderful!

Robin said...

Gorgeous card!! I absolutely adore how you can always take a white base and make such an elegant card. If I use a white base, my card looks amateur. lol!!

Jenny Gropp said...

I can echo Robin's comment! I just don't know how to leave anything white. Your cards are always so elegant and polished. Just love your style. I came back from Vegas broke, so don't go using stamps I *have* to buy for at least a month. You enabler!

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful! I've been trying some white this year! For so long I've made everything "aged"! lol Thanks for the inspiration!
Pam Going Postal

Dawn Easton said...

Silke you amaze me girl! Both cards are beautiful! So clean and crisp!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Silke,

Wow! Love the colours and the white cardstock!! The floral card is my fav...really caught my eye and made me say "wow"!!!

Smiles,
Lesley:)

Wendy said...

These cards are both so beautiful. I love your cards - they're always so crisp and clean.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Happy Saturday Silke! I just love these 2 cards. Very happy and whimsical and that fairy -just as cute as could be! Hugs,

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Both are so beautiful, Silke! I've been trying to get into SCS to upload my IC card, but they are down, so I'm blogging for now! Really need to be cleaning my stamping room, though. ha! Happy Saturday!

Jenyfur said...

I *love* your blog - amazing cards. You're an inspiration.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful cards Silke, LOVE the floral image and elegant layout on the first card. LOVE the beautiful image and crisp layout on the second.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennife r:)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both are wonderful and fabulous coloring.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the popped up flowers on the first one and how the vines are pointing down. Love your coloring on the fairy and her sparkly wings. She's such a cutie!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Both cards are superb...such wonderful images and you've displayed them beautifully...as always!!! I just LOVE those silver dew drops...HAVE to find me some of those!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful! You are the Queen of Elelgance!

Stamp and Smile said...

Both cards are FANTASTIC!! I LOVE the OCC color challenge for this week.. must play! :) Such sweet embellies and DIVINE eye candy... TFS! Hugs.. Michelle :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Both are gorgeous!! I love these silver brads...and I love the way you scored that turquoise panel!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Girl, both cards are absolutely stunning!!! The first one, is so very crisp and clean and the fairy, well,only a genius like you can come up with a beuty like this.
Hugs, Sabrina

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Silke! I love your clean and elegant style so much.